Announced at Oculus Connect 2, Samsung and the Oculus Mobile team have paired to make VR a little more accessible this holiday season.
Slated for a November launch in the United States, the Consumer Gear VR will launch at $99. Intended to be compatible with Samsung smartphones from 2015, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge +, S6, and S6 edge, plans to expand in an additional 40 countries are to proceed soon after.
This being the first consumer model of the Oculus hardware to premiere on any market includes a few changes, with a lack of positional tracking (due to the nature of smartphones and portability) and hardware just over 20% lighter than the previous Gear VR kits.
A lineup of software created by a litany of talented developers such as CCP games of is being prepped for the launch window, with a sizzle reel below: