The Oculus Quest Headset is Finally Out!
The much-awaited Oculus Quest headset is finally shipping to buyers and it looks quite impressive. Apart from its superb specs and the fact that it is a standalone virtual reality headset, Oculus Quest is also one of the most accessible top-end VR headsets thanks to the consumer-focused pricing.
The virtual reality headset was announced about a month ago and is currently rated as the most powerful standalone virtual reality headset for the consumer market. Being a self-contained device, the headset will not require any tethering to a gaming PC or any additional console, external sensors or base stations. You just put it on and you are good to go. It also features an intuitive grid that enables the wearer to set up their play area in less than three minutes; quite an ease-of-use revolution in the virtual reality world. The Oculus Quest headset is also reasonably-priced and will therefore meet the need of any mainstream buyer who wants to plunge into the virtual reality scene.
The wireless connectivity is one of the best features of the headset. The user simply has to set up the headset and the two wireless Oculus Touch controllers, enabling them to have a seamless untethered 360-degree VR play as well as more realistic movements than has previously been possible in consumer headsets. The Oculus Touch controls already had an ergonomic design and now they have been given a slight upgrade with the sensor circle now facing up to give us better connection with the VR headset sensors.
The visual quality has also improved considerably in the Oculus Quest headset. With its resolution of 1,440 x 1,600, it provides one of the crispest virtual reality renderings yet. The headset has also been designed with a slider that enables users to adjust interpupillary distance (IPD); adjusting the distance between the lenses so as to give users the best visuals possible. On top of the visual quality, there are also the built-in speakers in the headset that create an almost spatial sound quality with its pseudo-surround-sound effect. The Oculus Quest hardware is quite impressive and delivers incredible performance. It is this that makes it one of the top-of-the-line virtual reality headsets.
As we previously wrote on the website, the Quest will launch with more than 50 virtual reality titles including hits such as Job Simulator, Beat Saber and Creed. The Quest will also have the Vader Immortal, a new Star Wars title that throws the player into a critical role in events taking place between the Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. The exclusive Vader Immortal title is quite something and looks quite stunning on Quest. You will particularly love the lightsaber experience which is so good it will rekindle your dreams of the Jedi Master. Using the lightsaber, you will swing, slash and deflect the blaster of bullets that will be flying your way. All of these functionalities leverage the Quest’s responsive controls to completely immerse players into the well-crafted story thereby giving them an opportunity to create their own Star Wars plotline.
Apart from its rich gaming library, the Quest also enables you to gain access to other features on the platform such as Oculus TV, the web browser, Youtube, VR, Netflix VR and much more. The tool system in the headset, which is still in beta testing, allows the user to cast to some phones and TVs.
No matter your requirements, the Oculus Quest headset will surpass your expectations for the price. It comes in two versions: there is the $499 version for 128GB and the $399 version for 64GB. The pricing is slightly on the higher side but for the A+ virtual reality experience that it provides, the headset is worth the value. The headset will also be shipping with some cool exclusives that guarantee you top-of-the-line gameplay. It is also a standalone headset which is light, portable and easy to set up making it the perfect headset for the user that needs some flexibility. Even if you are just starting out in virtual reality, the Quest will make for a great all-in-one entry-level headset to get you started.