At Oculus Connect 3 this Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg announced Oculus is working on a mid-range VR headset that will sit squarely between mobile and PC VR experiences.. The headset shown off in the on-stage demo is still very much in the prototype stage, but Zuckerberg says Oculus is very committed to making this device a reality.
So, how does this prototype differ from the Gear VR or Oculus Rift? Unlike the Gear VR, which requires a Samsung smartphone to be used as the headset’s screen, this new prototype device doesn’t require a smartphone of any kind. Also, it’s designed to be portable, so you can take it anywhere and use it without a PC.
Although the headset is still a prototype, it’s clear that it sports a similar design to the Rift. It includes built-in earpads and a familiar strap and viewer mechanism.
The Facebook CEO didn’t mention pricing or availability details, but we’ll be sure to let you know when we hear more.