In May 2018, we launched Oculus Go, our first all-in-one VR headset. In just five short months, Oculus Go has found a place in homes all over the world as the easiest way to jump into VR and experience over 1,000 immersive apps and games. With its blend of comfort, portability, and a starting price of $199 USD, Oculus Go is simply the best way to see what VR has to offer.
Today, we shared that 80% of Oculus Go owners didn’t already own a Rift or Gear VR, which shows this device is bringing more people into VR and the Oculus ecosystem than ever before. With exciting new partnerships and a growing library of experiences, we’re just getting started and can’t wait to share what’s next.
New Ways to Watch in VR
Oculus Go is showing people new ways to enjoy their favorite movies and TV shows. With Oculus TV and apps like Netflix, Hulu, and Pluto TV, Oculus Go has become the go-to personal theater and living room for all kinds of media lovers.
Today, we’re giving people even more to watch. We’re excited to announce that YouTube VR is coming soon to Oculus Go, bringing more than 800K VR videos on a variety of subjects to the platform, from nature documentaries to the latest 360° concerts.
Last May, we debuted Oculus Venues, an exciting new way to watch LIVE concerts and sporting events inside a massive virtual stadium. Since then, we’ve hosted more than 80 live events—including today’s OC5 keynote. Today, we unveiled an exciting roster of upcoming performances and events coming up in the fall. And for the first time, NBA games will come to Oculus Venues. Plus, everyone who attends an NBA game in Venues this season will unlock an NBA avatar jersey to show off all season long. Click here to check out the full Fall 2018 lineup!
Sharing VR with Friends
Of course, sitting courtside isn’t the only reason people love Oculus Go. Players can’t get enough of the meta mysteries in Virtual Virtual Reality or the high-octane thrill rides in Coaster Combat. And there’s plenty more adventure, suspense, and immersive action coming soon.
If you’re a fan of spy thrillers, then you’ll want to keep an eye out for Covert from developer White Elk. A fresh way to immerse yourself in the world of espionage, Covert is a social experience that modernizes couch co-op through clever puzzling. One player uses an Oculus Go headset while a friend (read: accomplice) uses a mobile phone to provide vital intel like blueprints and guard locations.
Even better, players can soon share their epic VR moments with friends outside of the headset. Oculus Go will support casting as early as next month, so the next time you make that had-to-be-there play or jump out of your skin as you Face Your Fears, your friends can actually be there and follow along on their mobile device or TV.
Time to Go
It’s been an awesome five months for Oculus Go, and we’re committed to pushing what’s possible in the all-in-one category. Stay tuned for more updates, news, and announcements in the coming weeks!
— The Oculus Team