Oculus reportedly announcing a $200 self-contained headset this year
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Oculus is working with Xiaomi on a self-contained $200 headset shipping in 2018, Bloomberg Technology reports. The devices prototype will reportedly be called Pacific, loosely following Oculus California-centric naming conventions. Its supposed to look like a more compact version of the Rift, and it will be a fully standalone device, not connected to a PC or phone. Bloomberg says its lighter than Oculus and Samsungs Gear VR mobile headset, and will have more powerful graphics, courtesy of a Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile chip. However, it wont have positional tracking, which will create a major feature gap between it and higher-end headsets including Googles standalone Daydream devices, which were announced earlier this year.