Was able to try out a Production Prototype of Oculus GO at one of our developers. I wanted to put down my feelings of the community here before I pen a feature:
- the display is much crisper than CV1 - the FOV seemed slightly tighter (not much) - felt like the same performance as a GVR, just better screen - did not try controller - audio was underwhelming but this may be due to the demos
I was surprised that there will not be a SD card slot - and was not sure what the final production versions battery life will be. But I still think this will be a great boon to OVR.
I think this could put Daydream into a uncomfortable position - not sure if the OGO will be only able to access the Oculus Store - if that is the case, may be a bit of an issue if HTC release their standalone.
Final observation, I get the feeling that OVR will announce the launch of this a lot sooner than everyone thinks.
.... Imo OGO micro usb slot will get double hit in this case due to charging plug + Storage drive point plug in plug out....
I like how Carmack become the voice of reason against corporate excess - I agree this comprise solution is going to prove to be a bit of a speed-bump. Its "after launch" solution, also makes me wonder that some people inside OVR have been fighting a cause that has only now been recognised.