At Oculus Connect 7 Facebook Connect today, the company announced a big follow-up to the Oculus Quest and it’s been improved in almost every way. Yes, it’s the same headset as the leaks foretold, but there’s more to be seen.
The Oculus Quest 2 is $100 cheaper, 10% lighter, a bit smaller, and now comes in a two-tone light grey and black design. It also sports a processor that’s twice as powerful, has more RAM, and a higher resolution display. Pre-orders for the device kick off today, the device launches October 13, 2020.
The headset is compatible with all of the existing Quest content and even though it’s SoC is significantly more powerful (a Snapdragon XR2), don’t expect developers to fully shift to making Quest 2 exclusives, it sounds like Oculus is mainly relying on the CPU/GPU gains to power the higher-res display and achieve the same battery life on a smaller battery.
This will soon be the only device that Oculus sells, the company has announced that its sunsetting its PC VR line just months after sharing it was ending sales of the Oculus Go.