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Facebook rumored to release a wireless Oculus headsetLook ma, no wires! Rumors point to a $200 wireless Oculus VR headset, but there's one big catch.
Oculus is cutting the VR cord and working on a wireless headset, that's according to a report from Bloomberg which says the company plans to release a $200 headset in 2018. It wouldn't need a PC or a phone to run and it's supposedly more powerful than the Samsung Gear VR. [MUSIC] At the moment there are two main ways to experience VR through a smart phone headset like the Gear VR, or daydream. And high end platforms like the oculus rift that are tethered to the big beefy computers to run. So this new wireless headset could be a big deal. But there's one potential issue, according to the report the device might lack positional tracking. That's the ability for the device to know where you are in the room. we know Occulus can do wireless and positional tacking though because at the end of 2016 Cnet tried a prototype called Santa Cruz with this very feature. Other companies have already announced there own head sets with positional tracking. Like intels project alloy and Google's standalone vr headsets with HTC and Lenovo. The rumoured Occulus device is codenamed pacific And it's designed for gaming, video watching, and using social media. Don't forget, Oculus is owned by Facebook and they've got a big stake in the social VR world. At the company's developer conference earlier this year, CEO, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Facebook Spaces, a way to interact with your Facebook friends in VR, using an Oculus Rift. Position yourself with all the latest tech news at cnet.com.