Fb introduced at as we speak’s Join AR/VR occasion that it’s releasing a brand new VR headset: particularly, an up to date model of its Oculus Quest headset referred to as the Quest 2.
The Oculus Quest 2 is, like its predecessor, a standalone headset that may be linked with a PC through the Oculus hyperlink cable. It’s smaller and lighter, with redesigned, extra ergonomic controllers. The internals are additionally getting an improve with a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2, 6GB of RAM, and 1832 x 1920 pixels per eye, and the headset will assist a 90Hz refresh charge. It additionally has a bunch of equipment, together with customized earbuds and a stronger headstrap that comes with a battery pack. It’ll price $299, a lot lower than the unique Quest, although that’s just for the 64GB mannequin. The 256GB mannequin will set you again $399.
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Fb seems, with this new headset, to be throwing each single useful resource it possesses on the notion that VR is inaccessible and prohibitively costly. The truth that this headset is $100 cheaper than the Quest 1 is certainly a plus. Since Fb intends to retire the Rift S and the unique Quest, it seems it’s going all-in with the Quest as a extra accessible, helpful VR platform. That stated, it’s additionally totally integrating it into Fb — bear in mind Oculus and Fb accounts are actually one and the identical.
As for what you possibly can play on it, Fb revealed it’s bringing new video games to the Quest from some fairly well-known franchises. Specifically, Ubisoft’s making Murderer’s Creed and Splinter Cell VR titles, and we’re getting a VR remake of Myst. We’re additionally getting a VR battle royale sport (due to course we’re) referred to as Inhabitants: One. Different titles introduced embrace Jurassic World Aftermath, The Climb 2, and Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge. The Quest 2 may even apparently be capable of play Rift titles as properly — it’d higher, since going ahead this’ll be Oculus’s solely PC VR possibility.
The Quest 2 will begin transport on October 13. You possibly can preorder one here.
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