Project Santa Cruz: Everything you need to know about the Oculus standalone headset


Update: Facebook’s big developer conference came and went in early May without the Project Santa Cruz releasing into the wild, however the week didn’t end without a tease for the tetherless VR headset. 

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer revealed that the headset is currently in the hands of third-party developers, and that the company will have “exciting updates” to share later this year. 

“Later this year” likely refers to the Oculus Connect conference, which typically takes place in October. 

Is it then that the Project Santa Cruz release date will be revealed? It’s looking like that could very well be the case. 

In the meantime, don’t miss our hands on Project Santa Cruz review!

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Oculus isn’t taking its foot off the gas when it comes to virtual reality (VR) innovations. The Facebook-owned company recently launched the standalone Oculus Go headset, and it appears to be gearing up for its next big product, Project Santa Cruz, to release later this year.

Project Santa Cruz looks to bring the experience of PC-quality virtual reality to an untethered headset. 

That’s a pretty big deal for VR. While mobile virtual reality experiences like Google Daydream View and the Samsung Gear VR bring VR to the masses with smartphones, the best-quality virtual reality remains tethered to a computer of some kind. Project Santa Cruz looks to change that.