Oculus Go

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    Hari Demirev

    Hi Aaron, 

    We're looking into the Go and hope to support it once it's released, but at this time it's a bit early as there are a lot of launch details that have yet to be determined. Definitely keep an eye out on our newsletter, as we'll be sure to share details about this once the launch comes closer. 

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    Steve Cathell

    I am eager to see IrivVR support the Oculus Go whether it is with Scope, Prospect or some variety of both.

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    Gary Caldwell

    Has there been any update on Scope supporting oculus go? We’re looking to purchase but want to check we can view our panorama library. Thanks!

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    Hari Demirev

    Hi Gary, 

    Thanks for following up! At this time, I can tell you that we most likely won't be adding support in the near term, though it's definitely something that we'll explore further long term. 

    Currently, we recommend the Samsung GearVR paired with a compatible Samsung device as the best option for viewing panoramas with Scope. 

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    Gary

    Thanks Hari, good to know.  Will probably hold off on Oculus Go for now then.  Cheers!  Gary

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    Samuel Arsenault-Brassard

    How is this coming along? From what I hear the Go has great optics and comfort and makes for a better user experience than the GearVR. It is also significantly cheaper, allowing for effective investment into mobileVR.

    I hope that the next platform update includes Go support for 360 images :)

    In the long term, I would love to see a mobileVR version of our 3D models with simplified geometry and baked lighting. It would be awesome to be able to walk into a meeting with 10 Oculus Go's and have everybody follow along in VR.

    The next generation Oculus headset, 'Santa Cruz', is wireless and rumored to be running specification between the Oculus Go and a desktop computer, so you may have to simplify the geometry and bake the lighting at that point anyhow, to run it on 'Santa Cruz'

    https://www.roadtovr.com/oculus-santa-cruz-release-date-price-specs-everything-we-know/

    I don't mind not being able to change the sun location because of the light baking, as long as I can walk inside the building with an Oculus Go or another powerful mobileVR device.

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    Jim Foster

    Another vote for Oculus Go.  I need something I can take to a jobsite out in the field and put on a welders head.  What we have now with HTC Vive is great for using in the office.

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    Jevon Brookes

    Another vote for support for the Oculus Go. It would be great if we could get Prospect as well as Scope support. It'll be much easier to carry the Go to jobsites/meetings then the Rift for VR walk throughs. 

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    Jevon Brookes

    How right you are! Now can we get IrisVR support for that thing?!? Please and thank you!

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    Kevin

    The Go serves quick hit deliveries to clients with cost-effective multi-user walkthroughs. The ease of use and value of this is what will push VR more into the mainstream, not the focus on super high end graphics or massive file sizes that architects and gamers rightfully obsess about. Those features will come, but what we need now is to get the masses working with these more ergonomic, lightweight and quick-to-use set ups in small hits that solve problems. The rest will follow. Hoping there's a future for the Go, even before the quest hits the street?

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    Samuel Arsenault-Brassard

    I feel like IrisVR will not go to the OculusGo, even if I feel they should, because they want a premium VR experience.

    I believe they will support the Oculus Quest, based on their Twitter interactions. They would not post anything on twitter about buying a headset they would not support, just like they would not post about the Oculus Go since they don't support it in VR (non-360 exploration).

    The Oculus Quest is also more of a no-brainer for architectural VR since it has full body movement and hand presence.

    Still, it will likely require they start exploring a lot of new concepts for them: optimizing geometry to lower polygon count, managing materials and draw-calls, perhaps even baking the light to gain performance.

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    Jim Foster

    That makes sense, Samuel.  I agree, Oculus Quest would be much better suited.

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