Announcing a required Facebook account for their upcoming Oculus Quest 2 got Facebook quite a bit of backlash. Now, the Quest 2 has officially been announced and this next generation of PC-free VR gaming seems very hard to pass up on, even when you don’t want to have a Facebook account. The Quest 2 is an affordable and well-timed escape to Virtual Reality.
The Oculus Quest 2 improves upon the original Quest with better performance and higher resolution screens (1832 x 1920) that cover your eyes. The unit now has an all-white aesthetic which makes it much more friendly on the eyes. The controllers got a redesign and a 3D integrated audio system makes everything seem even more life-like. The unit feels much lighter as well which is a welcome upgrade to the original.
There’s still no PC, extensive wiring or hanging up additional devices to mark the VR area in your room. You just need the glasses and two controllers, one for each hand. Just like the original Oculus Quest you can connect the Quest 2 to your gaming PC to be able to play more powerful VR games.
With all the improvements and building out the catalog of Quest games, it’s surprising to see that the price tag of the Quest 2 drops to $299, compared to its predecessor. This certainly makes VR approachable for non-VR enthusiasts. It seems Facebook is aiming for being the Nintendo Switch of VR gaming with their Quest 2
What’s in the box?
- VR Headset
- Two Touch Controllers
- Charging Cable
- Two AA Batteries
- Power Adapter
- Glasses Spacer
When and where can I buy the Oculus Quest 2?
The Quest 2 releases on 13 October 2020.
You can now pre-order it on the official Oculus website or on Amazon via the links below. If you intend to buy a lot of Quest games, make sure to get the 256 GB version, otherwise the 64GB will hold you down for the time being.