Eclipsed by the Sony and PS5 event, yesterday also took place the presentation event of Facebook Connect, the annual conference in which the company presents the news and future of its Oculus augmented reality and virtual reality devices, in which the one already leaked earlier this week was presented new generation Oculus Quest 2, as well as various news and updates for its services.
Starting with the new viewer, we meet again with the successful wireless stand-alone device, redesigned to be 10% smaller and lighter than the first generation and ensure a much smoother VR experience, with the highest performance and resolution among the Oculus headsets released to date.
And it is that this new viewer has a new quick-change LCD display with a resolution of 1832 x 1920 pixels, and for which the abandonment of the OLED is surprising. However, the increased screen size coupled with the support of a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Platform processor, up to 6 GB of memory and 256 GB of internal storage, and an improvement in the autonomy of your battery, keep the Oculus Quest 2 one of the best immersive experiences available.
Some advantages that will come to light with the new addition of games and content from Ubisoft, with great titles like Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell; in addition to new integrations with social itself and tools such as Messenger, a new training panel fitness with Oculus Move, which will add various fitness monitoring functions; and What’s new for the Infinite Office environment, focused on helping all those who still work from home.
On the other hand, Facebook also took advantage of this presentation to announce the general availability of Oculus Link, which will allow us to use a compatible gaming PC to play any Oculus Rift title with the new Oculus Quest 2. A service that will open its first beta version this fall and that, in the future, will support compatibility and experience up to 90 fps.
Finally, dated in this case already for next year, it is also planned that the general Link software will be updated to a new user interface that shows the games of the Rift platform and the Quest titles in one place, thus facilitating library navigation and native Quest features.
Currently we can already reserve the Oculus Quest 2 from its official website, available under a starting price of just 349 euros, not only lower than its first generation, but the most affordable price in the current VR gaming market. Thus, from Facebook they have ensured that the wait will be really short, with shipments that will begin to be delivered from October 13.