Oculus Quest will ship with two handheld controllers, and consumers will be able to access more than 50 VR titles at launch.
“This is it,” Zuckerberg said. “This is the all-in-one VR headset that we have been waiting for.” Zuckerberg painted Quest as a key part of Facebook’s plan to get 1 billion people to use VR, a goal that he admitted was still far off.Oculus first announced its Santa Cruz headset at its developer conference two years ago, and gave developers and media a look at an updated version of the device last year. Last year’s version was still using handheld controllers with integrated touch pads, but the final version will ship with controllers that use Oculus-Rift style thumb sticks and buttons.Company executives likened Quest to the Rift multiple times, with Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra saying that the Rift had been the company’s testbed to find out what was possible in VR. Quest “brings the magic of Rift to a mainstream product that appeals to an even wider audience,” he said.