large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Oculus Go retail box leak shows it won’t be short of launch content

The Oculus Go standalone virtual reality headset is reaching the first developers, which means plenty of new information is entering the public realm.

Images of the forthcoming $200 device, which doesn’t require PC tethering or smartphone to provide the power, have been posted to Reddit (via Upload VR) this week.

The key takeaway comes via the packaging. What looks like the retail box proclaims Oculus Go will have “1,000+ apps, games and movies” available at launch.

It shows Netflix, The New York Times, Hulu, Juarssic World, Discovery, Fox Sports VR and Facebook, among others, as you can see below.

The box also points out there’s 32GB storage, which suggests there’ll be multiple versions available at various configurations.

Image credit: Jesper Gaarsdal on Reddit

The Oculus Go will sit somewhere between the current Rift headset and the Samsung Gear VR, which is made in partnership with the VR pioneer.

Announced at Oculus Connect last October, it has its own displays and processing power and is “hands-down the easiest way to get into VR,” according to Oculus.

The fast-switch LCD display has a 2560 x 1440 resolution, which includes brand new lenses. There’s also built-in spatial audio, without the need for additional headphones.

Related: Oculus Rift vs HTC Vive

The device is scheduled to go on sale to the public in “early 2018” but Facebook is yet to reveal a release date for the headset, which could be very much in demand.

However, this isn’t the only standalone VR headset the company is working on. The higher-end prototype, codenamed Santa Cruz, will also arrive free of the need for PC support.

Santa Cruz, featuring inside out tracking, will arrive with the first developers sometime this year.

Will you be rushing to grab the Oculus Go when it goes on sale? Let us know if you have any reservations about the quality of standalone VR @TrustedReviews on Twitter.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have 9 million users a month around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.