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Facebook will launch a $200 Oculus VR headset in 2018

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Rosario Salina | Julio 15, 2017, 00:24

The product is supposed to be a hybrid between the affordable cheap headsets that transform smartphones into VR players and the high-end ones meant for gaming and work while being plugged to desktop computers.

An Oculus spokesman told Bloomberg that it doesn't have a new product to announce right now, but "can confirm we're making several significant technology investments in the standalone VR category".

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey left Facebook this year following a high-profile battle over IP involving ZeniMax over the breach of an NDA by Luckey. Then a few days ago Facebook temporarily dropped the price another $200, during its 'Summer of Rift' sale, to $399. As you can tell from the image below of the new package, included in the box is the Oculus Rift headset, two sensors, Touch controllers and relevant cables. Samsung controls 21.5% of the global virtual reality market, according to statistics from research firm IDC, followed by the PlayStation VR and HTC Vive.

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Facebook said last year that it's working on a standalone, untethered version of the Oculus Rift, dubbed the "Santa Cruz" prototype. However, Oculus will reportedly release a second-gen version of the 'Pacific' headset that will offer positional tracking functionality. "Whether you're touring exotic locations across the globe in 360, collaborating on a virtual marker masterpiece, or riffing on a viral video, the people who matter most to you can now follow along in real time on Facebook." added Booth. The Pacific will rely on a wireless controller and will ideally be marketed for viewing multimedia, social networking, and playing games.

The summer sale follows with this spring offering a price drop permanently, when the Rift and Touch as each became cheaper by $100.

Bloomberg says as much, citing sources that asked not to be named. The app store will also be accessible through the VR user interface, as well.