Facebook announced that it is discontinuing the Oculus Go, its most affordable and easy-to-use virtual reality glasses.
After mentioning what the Oculus Go meant for the development of the company and to bring the experience of virtual reality to all users, he announced that they will be discontinued from December of this year.
Recall that the Occulus Go was announced two years ago, in collaboration with Xiaomi, with the premise that users would not need to have a powerful computer to enjoy virtual reality. Simple, inexpensive and easy to use. And so they became an affordable alternative to the Oculus Rift.
Now Facebook considers that they have already met their goal, so it is time to leave them behind to focus on their more ambitious models, the Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest. And of course, this will involve a series of changes. There will be no new features anymore, and you won’t find any new apps and updates in the Occulus Store from December.
However, Facebook will not let users who already have the Oculus Go adrift. As announced, they will continue to provide support until 2022. So the Oculus Go will not only remain functional but will also have two years of security updates and bug fixes secured.
Along with this announcement, Facebook also mentioned some changes that give more freedom to developers who want to distribute their applications outside the Oculus Store. In this case, the changes will begin to be implemented from 2021, so Facebook will add more information in the coming months.