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Facebook launches new standalone VR headset ‘Oculus Quest’

Facebook Inc has unveiled its new wireless virtual reality headset, ‘Oculus Quest’ at a conference on Wednesday.

According to the social media giant, plans are underway to commence shipping it in spring next year.

Oculus Quest, which comes with touch controllers and does not need a PC to operate, will be priced at $399, according to the company.

The company also plans to launch more than 50 games for the new headset.

Facebook has invested heavily in VR hardware in hopes the technology, which offers a 360-degree panoramic view of faraway or imaginary spaces, will move from a niche interest to a widely used platform for gaming, communication and business applications.


Fcaebook, which bought Oculus in 2014 for $3 billion, had released the Oculus Go VR headset earlier in May, and had priced it at $199.

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