Today at the Oculus Connect event, Oculus VR (owned by Facebook) announced a new price drop for the Rift VR headset as well as another, cheaper way to get into VR.

The Rift headset is now available for $399 (including the headset, two sensors and Touch controllers, and a handful of games), and if you’re looking for a less-expensive VR option, the company also announced Oculus Go for $199.

Oculus Go is a standalone VR headset that doesn’t require a PC to run and which comes with a single palm controller that’s different than the Touch controller. More details on Oculus Go are coming in the future.

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Our Take 
I’d be curious what the quality of VR experiences for the Go are going to be like versus the regular Rift, and if that’s a $200 gulf.

the author Matthew Kato