Today, Facebook introduced the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset. It is a sequel to the original Oculus Quest and improves almost every aspect. It is lighter, cheaper and more powerful than the original.
But that̵7;s not all that Oculus Quest 2 has for it. For the update, the company moved to a single screen panel instead of the original double panel. It also runs at a higher resolution, with 1832 x 1920 pixels per eye and a refresh rate of 90 Hz.
Facebook did not end there. Oculus Quest 2 is more powerful thanks to an increase to 6 GB RAM and a new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 processor. It is 10% lighter than the Oculus Quest 1 and comes with redesigned controls with better haptic feedback and ergonomics.
During today’s Facebook Connect, the company also presented a new training effort. Oculus Quest 2 tracks your training efforts in multiple games and compiles data in one instrument panel. You can set goals and more. Oculus Move is also coming to the original Oculus Quest, and the feature will roll out gradually throughout the year.
Despite all the improvements, Facebook found a way to lower the price. The Oculus Quest starts at $ 299, a full $ 100 more than the original, for a 64GB model. You can increase up to 256 GB of storage for $ 399. Pre-orders open today and the VR headset will be sent on 13 October.