Oculus Go preorders open - and sell out - ahead of F8 kick-off

Posted May 02, 2018

The Oculus Go standalone head-mounted display (HMD) has launched today, available in 23 countries via Oculus.com with those in the U.S. also able to purchase the headset from Amazon, Newegg and Best Buy. Although a release date hasn't been announced, the stand-alone VR headset could be on shelves very soon and in the hands of F8 attendees even sooner. The Oculus Go headset has been officially launched today and it's now available for purchase in 23 countries across the globe. Earlier today, an image briefly appeared on a Facebook VR group page showing a sign "informing attendees that they can pick up their own Oculus Go unit at the registration desk later today". Barra has reappeared again this time in a new unboxing video for Oculus Go. In order to solve this problem, the Oculus Go was announced late past year and does not require a PC or smartphone, and instead functions as a stand-alone unit. You can also watch programming from the device via Hulu and Netflix.

If you're intrigued by Oculus Go, stay tuned throughout F8. Reddit user Heaney555 posted a picture of a locked cabinet filled with Go headsets at his local Best Buy. Sounds are delivered by speakers built in to the headset, rather than separate headphones, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor-powered LCD screen offers QHD 2,560 x 1,440 resolution.

Several users noted that the 64gb would likely cost more than the $199 32gb version. The release date appeared to be a placeholder still, as it was being listed as December 31, 2018. It has 3DoF positional tracking both in the headset and the controller.