Redesigned all-in-one form factor, new touch controllers, the highest-resolution display ever, state-of-the-art Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ XR2 Platform offering higher AI capability, and 6GB of RAM. And that's only the beginning...
In the past month, Facebook has recently announced the upcoming release of the latest iteration of its flagship all-in-one vitrual reality headset, the Oculus Quest. The announcement happened on Wednesday at the annual Facebook Connect 2020.
At the event which was recently rebranded from Oculus Connect was headlined by Facebook Reality Ads, other top announcements included the announcement of the retirement of the Rift S, the announcement of the Project Aria, the companies AR "smart glasses initiatives, and of course a declaration of a long list of new games for the Quest 2.
Oculus Quest has changed the game for wireless VR. It delivered fresh experiences for enthusiasts and new opportunities for developers, all while introducing immersive gaming to newcomers across the globe. Let's take a brief look at the some of the newly updated features with this latest iteration.
Built for Next-Generation Gaming
Quest 2 packs a suite of innovations to power the next generation of VR games and experiences. With the first Quest headset, we debuted a revolutionary all-in-one form factor powered by innovations like the Oculus Insight tracking system. With Quest 2, we’re taking things even further, starting with a multi-generational leap in processing power with the state-of-the-art Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ XR2 Platform offering higher AI capability, and 6GB of RAM. The new display features 1832 x 1920 pixels per eye—our highest resolution display yet. With 50% more pixels than the original Quest, everything from multiplayer games and productivity apps to 360° videos look better than ever.
The New Titles
We love Quest 2 for its improved design and added horsepower, but what games will actually be launching alongside the headset? Check out this list recently released by Upload VR
Facebook Login Required
The Quest 2 is the first headset that will controversially requires a Facebook sign-in, rather than allowing users to keep totally separate Oculus accounts. A linked account lets Oculus users find Facebook friends in VR, and the company recently expanded the beta for Horizon, a Facebook social space that runs on Oculus headsets. Features like friends lists can still be kept separate, however, and you don’t have to publicly merge your Oculus and Facebook identities.
Standard in the box is the touch controllers, a charging cable, two AA batteries a power adapter, and a glasses spacer. The Quest 2 also comes with a series of optional accessories. Some are comfort- and convenience-oriented, including custom Logitech earbuds and a plastic “Elite Strap” that provides more head support, sold with or without an additional battery pack, and the Link USB-C cable which enables a major extra feature: it lets you plug the Quest 2 into a PC and play desktop VR games.
So what do others think of it?
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