Zuckerberg still wants to get 1B people into VR, but it'll take a while
To help get there, the Facebook CEO announces the $399 Oculus Quest headset.
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Ian Sherr (he/him/his) grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, so he's always had a connection to the tech world. At CNET, he wrote about Apple, Microsoft, VR, video games and internet troubles. Aside from writing, he tinkers with tech at home, is a longtime fencer -- the kind with swords -- and began woodworking during the pandemic.
"We have a saying at Facebook that the journey is 1 percent finished, and in this case not even quite," he said at his company's VR conference Wednesday in San Jose, California. "I'm confident we'll get there."
Zuckerberg still wants to get 1 billion people into VR, but it'll take a while. So, to get there, Zuckerberg announced the
Quest, a new $399 VR headset coming in the spring that's designed to answer many of the complaints people have about VR technology. It doesn't have wires connected to expensive PCs that typically need to power a headset. And it offers a more immersive experience than cheaper wireless headsets, like this year's
, by using more advanced sensors and controllers.
"It's not a question of when we're going to get there, it's how," he said, referring to the goal of 1 billion VR users.