Date
22 October 2018
An attendee uses a VR headset and controllers during a product event in San Jose on Wednesday. At the event, Facebook unveiled a new wireless VR device called Oculus Quest, Photo: Bloomberg
An attendee uses a VR headset and controllers during a product event in San Jose on Wednesday. At the event, Facebook unveiled a new wireless VR device called Oculus Quest, Photo: Bloomberg

Facebook unveils Oculus Quest VR headset

Facebook on Wednesday unveiled a new wireless virtual reality (VR) headset called Oculus Quest that will go on sale from spring next year.

The gadget, which comes with touch controllers and does not need a PC to operate, will be priced at US$399, Reuters reports, citing an announcement at a conference in California.

The company also plans to launch more than 50 games for the new headset.

Facebook has invested heavily in VR hardware in hopes the technology, which offers a 360-degree panoramic view of faraway or imaginary spaces, will move from a niche interest to a widely used platform for gaming, communication and business applications, the report noted.

The social media giant, which bought Oculus in 2014 for US$3 billion, had released the Oculus Go VR headset earlier in May, and had priced it at US$199.

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