Facebook has revealed its latest VR headset with the Oculus Quest 2. The social media giant seemingly was planning to make an announcement later this week but after a couple of videos popped up on the Facebook Blueprint website, the word got out.
Some information has been taken down from the website already. However, videos that were on the site showcasing the headset promptly got reposted on YouTube. These videos outline the specs of the standalone headset, which is a successor to 2019’s Oculus Quest. It appeared as if live demos were scheduled for the headset for September 16th and 17th, which would line-up with the previously rumoured launch date for the Quest 2 of September 15th.
The videos outline the VR headsets’ specs. The Oculus Quest 2 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 processor, nearly 2K resolution per eye – 50% more pixels than the Quest 1. The headset also has 6GB of RAM, improved from 4GB, and an optional 256GB of built-in storage. The headset will feature 3D positional audio and new controller ergonomics. Interestingly, all Quest games work on Quest 2, and there’s a new soft-touch strap to make the headset easier to slip on and off. Lastly, Quest 2 will be smaller and lighter than its predecessor.
A release date and price is yet to be confirmed. Facebook could be waiting until its original date that was planned for the announcement of the Oculus Quest 2 to reveal this. A recently removed Walmart listing suggested its 256GB variant could retail for $399, giving us some idea of what the price may be for the headset.
Facebook Connect developer conference is set for Wednesday. September 16th. This event will likely be where the Oculus Quest 2 announcement is made official with a release date and price.