When it launched in 2018, the Oculus Go ushered in a new era of VR: the mainstream standalone headset. Retailing at $199 (USD), it also brought with it the promise of mass adoption of Virtual Reality—a dream long held by enthusiasts and professionals alike. What the Go lacked in power, it made up for in spirit.
But the world of technology moves fast, and that’s especially true in the VR-hardware sector. This past summer, Oculus announced the end of the Go headset. And so as 2020 begins to wind down, we too must bid farewell to the headset that, for many, was a first glimpse into the future.
In accordance with Oculus Store guidelines, on December 4, 2020 AltspaceVR will no longer support the Oculus Go headset. This will impact accessibility and eventually availability.
It’s safe to say that the Oculus Go has single-handedly revolutionized VR’s adoption. This is not only because of the device’s agile single-controller set up. 😉 The affordability, comfort, and simplicity of the Go have made this headset a real game-changer. AltspaceVR is proud to have been available on the Oculus Go.
So we say goodbye to an iconic headset, and we look forward to the 6DoF future! AltspaceVR remains available for download on Oculus’ current line of hardware: Quest, Quest 2, Rift, and Rift-S. We will also continue to support the HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and our 2D mode on PC.