Facebook started its Facebook Connect conference and one of its first announcements is virtual reality glasses, Oculus Quest 2. The second generation of Quest confirm all the previously filtered details and are the first to will require a Facebook account to use them.
In terms of specs, the Oculus Quest 2 they are lighter and more powerful than their predecessor and they have a fabric band that is more comfortable to fit the head. Inside we find a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2, 6 GB of RAM and a storage space that can be expanded up to 256 GB for an additional cost.
The screen has a resolution of 1832 x 1920 pixels with a refresh rate of 72 Hz per eye. Compared to the original Oculus Quest, specs take a big leapexcept the upgrade fee. To remedy this issue, Facebook promised that the screen will offer 90 Hz via a post-launch software update.
Oculus Quest 2: light and powerful
The design of the new Oculus Quest 2 undergoes some changes compared to the first version. Facebook says that it is more comfortable to use thanks to the adjustment bands and its light weight. This is particularly useful for those who want to use it for long periods of time. The interpupillary distance can be adjusted and for this, distances of 58, 63 and 68 mm are included that are selected when moving the lenses.
The autonomy is between 2 and 3 hours before requiring a recharge. This will depend on the type of content since if you use it for games, you will have to connect it to the power at 2 hours, while if you watch movies, videos or other multimedia content, you can use it for up to 3 hours. The Oculus Quest 2 includes a USB-C adapter which ensures that it will charge from 0 to 100% in 2.5 hrs.
Facebook’s new virtual reality glasses include two 9 x 12 cm controllers with a tracking ring. Added to this too there is a range of accessories that are sold separately among which stand out additional masks that adjust to the size of the face. If you want to improve ergonomics and comfort, you can choose an Elite headband, or integrate an Elite with battery to ensure more autonomy time.
There will be no exclusive software, although we can play ‘Assassin’s Creed VR’
The Oculus Quest 2 works with all available games that run on its predecessor. There was no exclusive announcement regarding software for these glasses at the event, although Ubisoft revealed Assassin’s Creed VR as an exclusive game for the Oculus platform, as well as Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell VR. Other titles are Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy Edge, continuation of Vader Immortal, Population One, Jurassic World: Aftermath and The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, among some.
Oculus warns that a Facebook account will be necessary to use its virtual reality glasses
Lastly, Facebook confirmed that the Oculus Quest 2 will require a Facebook account in order to be used. This was previously disclosed as Oculus policies changed and only current hardware can be used with a legacy Oculus account.
Price and availability
Virtual reality glasses Oculus Quest 2 will be available starting October 13 At a price of $ 299 (64GB) and $ 399 (256GB). With the imminent launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S and Series X, paying $ 299 for Facebook hardware in October seems like a mistake, although there will be some who will since privacy is the least important.