Oculus Connect, the virtual reality company, launched the Oculus Quest headset for $400 this Wednesday. The device has been marketed as a standalone wireless VR system, and an “Oculus Link” update in November will make it double as a wired-PC option.
Since Quest already has an array of inside-out tracking cameras, this PC use case won’t require additional cameras or sensors. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the Oculus Connect stage to confirm that the update will work with most any USB Type-C cable, though Oculus itself will release a longer cord suitable for the full-room movement.
Shortly after unveiling this November 2019 Quest update, Zuckerberg announced a new feature coming to Oculus Quest in early 2020 – hand tracking.