Just ahead of Facebook's F8 conference for developers today, photos and new details suggest that the company's low-priced standalone VR headset Oculus Go is close to an official launch. Now it's listed as "Currently Unavailable" and Amazon won't take any more orders, though the retailer will notify you when that changes. While much of the discussion is expected to center on privacy and data protection, Amazon's offering of a pre-order on the site suggests that the Oculus Go pre-order and launch date might also be announced at the show.
But just hours before the big reveal, the brand new Oculus Go appeared on Amazon's website.
Facebook is expected to drop a new VR headset when its F8 developers conference kicks off today. You can also watch programming from the device via Hulu and Netflix.
The Amazon post comes as the Oculus Go has already been spotted in the wild.More news: 10 journalists among dozens killed in Afghan attacks
Discovered by RoadtoVR, Reddit user theDarthonly shared a photo of sixteen Oculus Go units on display at a Fayetteville, Arkansas Best Buy, some marked 32GB and others 64GB, matching previously-known storage capacity options for the headset. The standalone VR headset has a starting price of $199 for the 32GB version and $249 for the 64GB version.
"For the first time, Oculus brings you a truly standalone VR headset-with no additional hardware, computers, or devices required".
Oculus didn't have this feature quite ready for F8, but the company says Oculus TV will be launching later this month for Oculus Go. It has 3DoF positional tracking both in the headset and the controller.