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Oculus GO release: May 1st - In Stores!

ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 12,963 Valuable Player
edited May 2018 in Oculus Go

Multiple sources are popping up announcing this news with "official intent" minus the official confirmation from a Facebook or Oculus representative.

 Facebook is looking to officially launch its Oculus Go standalone virtual reality (VR) headset at its f8 developer conference on May 1, Variety has learned from multiple sources familiar with the company’s plans

Source:
http://variety.com/2018/digital/news/facebook-oculus-go-f8-launch-1202728962/

Update:
Best Buy is ready for the Oculus Go launch tomorrow (x-post /r/OculusGo)




https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/8g32ml/best_buy_is_ready_for_the_oculus_go_launch/


Update:
I drove home with an Oculus GO from Best Buy today!

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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 5,818 Valuable Player
    Yup, sounds right to me. I'm expecting it to be announced during Zuckerberg's keynote and everyone in the audience getting a freebie.
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 12,963 Valuable Player
    If they do wait until May, then they officially missed their "early 2018" deadline. Even if it's the first day of May lol
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  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 5,222 Volunteer Moderator
    But technically if it's not late then it's early ?  B)
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  • parsa010101parsa010101 Posts: 1
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    Early 2018 means 2019 by Oculus standard. Don't be optimistic about the release date.
  • iJudgementiJudgement Posts: 177
    Art3mis
    Zenbane said:
    If they do wait until May, then they officially missed their "early 2018" deadline. Even if it's the first day of May lol
    As long as they launch before the second half of the year, its still early 2018 in business speak. 

    Last I checked, May is the fifth month, not sixth.
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,646 Volunteer Moderator
    edited April 2018
    Zenbane said:
    If they do wait until May, then they officially missed their "early 2018" deadline. Even if it's the first day of May lol
    As long as they launch before the second half of the year, its still early 2018 in business speak. 

    Last I checked, May is the fifth month, not sixth.

    Yup.  when we quote a job and say sometime early week that means any day before mid-week.

    Q2 in business speak is still early 2018
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  • FieldOfVisionFieldOfVision Posts: 201 Oculus Start Member
    Though a May announcement is still just rumors! Who knows. Maybe it's so good Oculus decided they want to keep it for themselves... 

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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 5,818 Valuable Player
    Oculus have sent Oculus Go headsets to reviewers apparently:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/8ennq3/oculus_has_sent_out_go_review_units_to_journalists/

    I'd say that's a nailed on certainty that it's going to release on 1st May.
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  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,256 Valuable Player
    Anyone wager if these will be available outside of the Oculus store in places like Amazon. To avoid the dreaded delays. I expect these to be quite popular when May 1st comes round.


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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 12,963 Valuable Player
    edited April 2018
    Zenbane said:
    If they do wait until May, then they officially missed their "early 2018" deadline. Even if it's the first day of May lol
    As long as they launch before the second half of the year, its still early 2018 in business speak. 

    Last I checked, May is the fifth month, not sixth.

    Yup.  when we quote a job and say sometime early week that means any day before mid-week.

    Q2 in business speak is still early 2018

    Maybe it's different in other parts of the region, but what I'm more familiar with is... if someone says "early" then you divide the Calendar by 3. And when you say "Quarterly" we divide by 4.

    Dividing the year by 3:
    1. Early = Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
    2. Mid = May, Jun, Jul, Aug
    3. Late = Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec


    Dividing the year by 4:

    1. Q1 = Jan, Feb, Mar
    2. Q2 = Apr, May, Jun
    3. Q3 = Jul, Aug, Sept
    4. Q4 = Oct, Nov, Dec


    If GO comes out in May then they hit their taget "Mid-Year," not Early. At least not if we're using official terms.

    :)


    Q2 can still be considered "early" since April is in Q2; but once you get in to May... sploitz.


    Technicalities lol

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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 12,963 Valuable Player
    Anyone wager if these will be available outside of the Oculus store in places like Amazon. To avoid the dreaded delays. I expect these to be quite popular when May 1st comes round.

    Yep, they are already on BestBuy's website:

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/clp/oculus-go/pcmcat1507754157141.c?id=pcmcat1507754157141

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  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 1,666 Valuable Player
    Zenbane said:
    Zenbane said:
    If they do wait until May, then they officially missed their "early 2018" deadline. Even if it's the first day of May lol
    As long as they launch before the second half of the year, its still early 2018 in business speak. 

    Last I checked, May is the fifth month, not sixth.

    Yup.  when we quote a job and say sometime early week that means any day before mid-week.

    Q2 in business speak is still early 2018

    Maybe it's different in other parts of the region, but what I'm more familiar with is... if someone says "early" then you divide the Calendar by 3. And when you say "Quarterly" we divide by 4.

    Dividing the year by 3:
    1. Early = Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
    2. Mid = May, Jun, Jul, Aug
    3. Late = Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec


    Dividing the year by 4:

    1. Q1 = Jan, Feb, Mar
    2. Q2 = Apr, May, Jun
    3. Q3 = Jul, Aug, Sept
    4. Q4 = Oct, Nov, Dec


    If GO comes out in May then they hit their taget "Mid-Year," not Early. At least not if we're using official terms.

    :)


    Q2 can still be considered "early" since April is in Q2; but once you get in to May... sploitz.


    Technicalities lol

    Bingo. That’s the correct way. 
  • annettelynn07annettelynn07 Posts: 3
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    I got my go today! Only thing is it has to be compatible with your computer and.if.your not good at computers  your not using this thing. im disappointed already that this thing is that difficult to use!!! It took me.about 5 hours to set.up and I still could not get it.
  • annettelynn07annettelynn07 Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    I got my go today
    snowdog said:
    Oculus have sent Oculus Go headsets to reviewers apparently:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/8ennq3/oculus_has_sent_out_go_review_units_to_journalists/

    I'd say that's a nailed on certainty that it's going to release on 1st May.

  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 12,963 Valuable Player
    I got my go today! Only thing is it has to be compatible with your computer and.if.your not good at computers  your not using this thing. im disappointed already that this thing is that difficult to use!!! It took me.about 5 hours to set.up and I still could not get it.

    Umm.... GO doesn't need to connect to a computer. Are you talking about a Rift?
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  • MradrMradr Posts: 2,919 Valuable Player
    I got my go today! Only thing is it has to be compatible with your computer and.if.your not good at computers  your not using this thing. im disappointed already that this thing is that difficult to use!!! It took me.about 5 hours to set.up and I still could not get it.
    I'm sorry, what?
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    @annettelynn07 Please go here if you need help setting up your device. https://support.oculus.com/
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  • Hiro_Protag0nistHiro_Protag0nist Posts: 4,600 Valuable Player
    Zenbane said:
    If they do wait until May, then they officially missed their "early 2018" deadline. Even if it's the first day of May lol
    As long as they launch before the second half of the year, its still early 2018 in business speak. 

    Last I checked, May is the fifth month, not sixth.

    Yup.  when we quote a job and say sometime early week that means any day before mid-week.

    Q2 in business speak is still early 2018

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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 5,818 Valuable Player
    I got my go today! Only thing is it has to be compatible with your computer and.if.your not good at computers  your not using this thing. im disappointed already that this thing is that difficult to use!!! It took me.about 5 hours to set.up and I still could not get it.

    You are talking about this:



    Instead of this:



    Right? The first image is an Oculus Go which is a standalone headset, the second image is an Oculus Rift which needs a PC to run it.
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  • kevinwarhaftkevinwarhaft Posts: 22
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    so if the launch is may 1 how long will it take for oculus go to arrive in stores 
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 12,963 Valuable Player
    so if the launch is may 1 how long will it take for oculus go to arrive in stores 

    May 1, 2019.

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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 12,963 Valuable Player
    edited May 2018
    The Hype Train has its engine running.

    Best Buy is apparently "stocked and ready" ??

    https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/8g32ml/best_buy_is_ready_for_the_oculus_go_launch/

    EDIT:
    I just realized that this is my 10,000th post! lol - fml

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  • kevinwarhaftkevinwarhaft Posts: 22
    Brain Burst
    yes ive seen that 
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 12,963 Valuable Player
    yes ive seen that 


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  • IblysiIblysi Posts: 127
    Art3mis
    edited April 2018
    About 12 hours till F8 starts, so i would think this one goes on sale as well then. Maybe a bit earlier when all the stores open up in the US as well.
  • oliver1111oliver1111 Posts: 40
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     Xiaomi as our hardware partner for the global launch of Oculus Go uk us china etc
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,646 Volunteer Moderator
    edited May 2018
    Amazon locked and loaded: https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/01/oculus-go-vr-f8-pre-order/

    Although it says Dec 31st, I have seen that before and should be just their generic placeholder as not to give away the release date.
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  • BrixmisBrixmis Posts: 2,230 Valuable Player
    I really wish I had the money for this. :(




  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,256 Valuable Player
    edited May 2018
    If anyone tracks a UK offering then please post. The Amazon link is NA only.


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