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Facebook is Discontinuing its Oculus Go VR Headset

The Oculus Go VR headset launched in October 2017 but didn’t go on sale until May 2018. Two years after it went on sale, Facebook has announced it is discontinuing the VR headset.

Launched with a starting price of $199, the Oculus Go is an affordable standalone VR headset with a Snapdragon 821 processor, a 2560 x 1440 resolution, spatial audio, and a controller. The VR headset is sold in China as the Mi VR Standalone, the result of a partnership between Xiaomi and Oculus.

Facebook says the Oculus Go will continue to receive bug fixes and security updates through 2022. However, there will be no new apps published for the headset after December 18 and developers have until December 4 to submit new apps and app updates.

If you want to purchase a standalone VR headset now, the Oculus Quest is your best bet, though its starting price of $399 is double that of the Oculus Go. It has also been reported that a new Oculus Quest with a 90Hz refresh rate will launch by the end of the year. Hopefully, when that launches, the price of the current model will drop.

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