Improved display and a faster refresh rate.
After leaking earlier this week, Facebook has officially announced the Oculus Quest 2. The VR headset can be used as a standalone device, or connect through a PC using the Oculus link cable. The new headset is also lighter and smaller with more ergonomic controllers.
As confirmed with the leaks, the Oculus Quest 2 will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 CPU along with 6GB of RAM. The display has also been upgraded, giving you an 1832-by-1920 pixel resolution on each eye, add to that the faster 90Hz refresh rate.
The Oculus Quest 2 will also come with its own line of accessories like custom earbuds plus a head strap that comes with a battery pack. It looks like Facebook wants to make VR more accessible because they’ve priced the 64GB variant of the Oculus Quest 2 at $299, lesser than what the original Quest was selling for. There’s also a 256GB model that will retail for $399. The launch of the Oculus Quest 2 also meant that Facebook is fully integrating its presence on the device, evident by the fact that your Oculus and Facebook accounts are now unified.
Some of the games confirmed to arrive on the Oculus Quest 2 include VR versions of Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell, Myst, Jurassic World Aftermath, and Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge. Facebook also confirmed that the Oculus Quest 2 will be able to play Oculus Rift titles as well.
The Oculus Quest 2 is now available for pre-order and will launch on October 13.