Oculus finally built the best VR gaming headset ever

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Facebook-owned Oculus VR during the keynote of its Oculus Connect conference on Wednesday announced the company's next headset.

The VR system supports inside-out tracking, and makes use of four ultra wide-angle sensors for real-time positioning in a virtual world (meaning that you can walk around instead of standing still). Last year's version was still using handheld controllers with integrated touch pads, but the final version will ship with controllers that use Oculus Rift-style thumb sticks and buttons.

Just like the Oculus Go, the Quest has a display resolution of 1600 x 1440 per eye.

The Oculus Quest will be released next Spring and retail for $399. The Quest also sports a full six degrees of freedom, so not only can you tilt your head to look at things, the headset should be able to track your head (and maybe your body?) so you can move around and enjoy the experience of untethered VR.

Oculus announced a new VR headset today to complete its first generation of VR headsets. Insight gives you a greater sense of immersion, presence, and mobility, plus the ability to go beyond room-scale.

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Zuckerberg says the Quest is the final piece of the product puzzle for Oculus. And presumably we'll see an upgraded Rift-if that's what they're calling headsets that connect to PCs-at some point after the Quest launches.

There's been a lot of buzz surrounding Project Santa Cruz, the upcoming standalone VR HMD from the crew at Oculus. There are tracking issues to be solved, the configuration takes a fair bit of room, and it's very much a first-generation type of solution.

Mark Zuckerberg has admitted his firm's $2bn bet on virtual reality has not gone according to plan. "I'm confident we'll get there".

The headset will also launch with a brand new Star Wars VR game called Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series. At the very least, it offers a simpler, faster way to jump into gaming.