According to Bloomberg, Oculus’ standalone headset is expected to launch next year for $200 (although sources asked to remain anonymous).
Codenamed Pacific, the headset is expected to operate without a PC or phone, have an interface similar to the Oculus Rift or Gear VR, be lighter than a Gear VR headset and be wirelessly controlled via a remote.
According to Bloomberg’s sources, Pacific’s gaming power is expected to outperform the Gear VR, but will not include positional tracking.
The last standalone prototype, Santa Cru, was shown at Oculus Connect last year, but this headset might be a completely beast. Bloomberg said Santa Cruz aims to be just as powerful as the Rift, without a PC.
It’s also worth noting that you can now get a Rift headset and Touch controllers for $399 in the U.S. for a limited time.