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In the United Kingdom, some hospices caring for end-of-life patients with terminal illnesses are experimenting with VR headsets to transport their patients back to familiar areas and give them relief from the walls of healthcare units, and in a recent interview, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer said the technology may also one day be applied to air travel, "because it's way better than the back-of-the-seat monitor or my phone".

The Go will have high resolution screen for the display, measuring at 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. The main advantage with a standalone VR headset is its cost. It will not have positional tracking, which means that high-end VR apps available on the Oculus Rift headset will not work.

Mr. Zuckerberg on Wednesday revealed how Facebook intends to address that problem, unveiling a stand-alone headset that won't require plugging in a smartphone or a cord tethering it to a personal computer like the Oculus Rift headset does. At its annual developer conference, Mark Zuckerberg hit the stage to unveil the Oculus Go.

Oculus Go, according to Barra, comes with custom lenses that allows for a wide field of view. Users will hear the benefits of integrated spatial audio through the in-built speakers. It also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack for private listening. Additionally, all of Gear VR's titles would be compatible with the new Oculus Go.

Developers will be able to target both Gear VR and Oculus Go when building games with Unity, Unreal, or the Oculus Mobile SDK.

Facebook has also chose to slash the price of Rift to $399 from $499 and plans to boost the capabilities of Facebook Spaces, a platform for connecting people in a virtual space.

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As reported at the time, a new standalone headset priced at $199 will debut in early 2018.

Project Santa Cruz, a fully 6DOF, positionally tracked headset got updated - which include fully tracked controllers that enable hand presence in the standalone form factor. There is, however, no release date for the Santa Cruz motion controllers.

Oculus has revamped the interface for Rift.

VR arguably remains a niche area of the technology world, despite the growing number of VR headsets available and the likes of Google's Cardboard goggles offering a very affordable if basic gateway into VR. However, the VR still needs a powerful PC, as the source to use this device. To top that, Facebook says it will soon let friends hangout in these virtual homes.

Oculus had released the VR Avatars feature past year. Oculus VR Avatars can be used on Google's Daydream and Steam VR platforms starting sometime next year.

The announcement makes a lot of sense for Oculus.

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