Cheap and easy to use, the VR Oculus Go headset is far from perfect. Her fans look to the future with hope and reflect on the successor of this device. What improvements have appeared in the wishlist?
On Reddit and a forum for Oculus Go fans, a user named Ozyzen initiated a discussion on this issue. He believes that the Oculus Go will continue to exist as a separate class of equipment, despite the technically more sophisticated stand-alone Santa Cruz headset, which will be released next year.
By the way: the upcoming novelty, unlike Oculus Go, will be able to track the head and hands spatially. However, Santa Cruz belongs to a different price range, so the Go headset as the most affordable device for newcomers to virtual reality will still retain its place in the assortment of Oculus.
So, how could the Oculus Go 2 headset look like if it had already been released in 2019?
More power, battery, and memory
Reddit users expect that the next device will have a new, faster chipset from Qualcomm. Instead Snapdragon 821 you can install Snapdragon 835, says user Ozyzen. This will increase the graphics performance by 35 percent. The chip as mentioned above, which is also used in the smartphone Samsung S8 and S8 Plus, consumes 25 percent less energy, which will affect the performance of the Oculus Go battery.
Oculus Go works on one charge only two to three hours, depending on what applications you use. For many Go fans this is not enough, so they often use a power bank. Brief battery life is one of the most frequent and significant criticisms of the device, so a more capacious battery is in the top of the wish list.
Many Go users are very outraged by the lack of a MicroSD slot. Oculus Go comes in two versions: with 32 or 64 gigabytes of internal memory. However, in both versions, all free space ends very quickly, as soon as you start downloading content to the device. For example, the Chinese version of Go supports work with removable drives since the middle of July. The team Oculus promised to support USB-drives, but the implementation of the function will take some time.
Improved optics and an adjustable distance between pupils
Also, displays with a higher resolution and less pronounced mosquito effect are desirable. New lenses with a smaller effect of light reflection were also mentioned.
The user Reddit under the name Muddybulldog mentioned that it would not hurt to make it possible to adjust the IPD (interpupillary distance). For him, with his 72-mm distance between the eyes, the level of inconvenience with using Oculus Go was unacceptable.
Member of the forum under the nickname Gregasy stressed that he primarily wants to get a more comfortable headset, and will readily buy a new device just for the sake of greater comfort.
More exotic wishes of Go fans include an HDMI input for transferring console games to the VR headset and an external battery to extend the battery life.