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Oculus Go VR headset discontinued, Rift and Quest HMDs to take over

The mid-grade Oculus Go headset is being retired and the higher-end PC-powered Rift and all-in-one Quest HMDs are taking over.

Published Thu, Jun 25 2020 1:32 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:43 AM CST

The mid-tier Oculus Go headset is being phased out and discontinued, and the Rift and Quest are taking over.

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Oculus recently confirmed its Go all-in-one VR headset is going the way of the dodo and soon will be extinct. The reality is the Oculus Go is obsolete, complete with middling specs and limited 3-degrees-of-freedom tracking.

"You've told us loud and clear that 6DOF feels like the future of VR. That's why we're going all-in, and we won't be shipping any more 3DOF VR products. We'll end sales of Oculus Go headsets this year as we double down on improving our offerings for Quest and Rift," the company said in the announcement post.

The Oculus Go was basically a stepping stone to the $399 Oculus Quest, which arguably makes both the Rift and the Go headsets obsolete. The Quest is an all-in-one HMD that can also transform into a PC-powered Rift via an external link cable

Oculus says Go owners will continue get support and patches through 2022, but no new feature updates will be added.

If you own an Oculus Go headset, you'll still be able to use it even after sales of Oculus Go end. We'll also continue to maintain the system software with bug fixes and security patches through 2022.

That said, we won't be shipping new features for Oculus Go moving forward, and we'll no longer accept new Oculus Go apps or app updates into the Store after December 4, 2020. We'll stop adding new Go apps into the Store after December 18, 2020.

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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