Facebook will release the Oculus Quest 2 on October 13 for 349 euros. Other details of the standalone VR glasses were released earlier this week. The VR headset runs on a Qualcomm XR2 soc that Facebook and the chip designer created together.
Facebook director Mark Zuckerberg announced the Quest 2 in one presentation on Facebook. Instead of two OLED screens, the Quest 2 has a single LCD of 1832×1920 pixels per eye with a refresh rate of 90Hz. At the release, the software refresh rate will have a maximum of 72Hz.
The soc is a Qualcomm XR2, which Facebook and Qualcomm developed together, and which should be twice as powerful as the Snapdragon 835 from the first Quest. Exact details about the soc are not yet available.
The headset is 10 percent lighter and slightly smaller than its predecessor, says Facebook. According to Facebook, the Oculus Quest 2 is more comfortable to wear thanks to its lower weight and the strap to secure the headset is now made of soft material. The exact weight and dimensions are not yet known. The controllers have also been improved according to the manufacturer. The new ones would have better ergonomics.
Like the original Quest, the Quest 2 is a standalone VR headset, which works wirelessly without a PC. All games and programs created for the first version will also work on the new model. It is also possible to connect the Quest 2 to a PC via a USB cable. Then pc games can be played in vr. For using the Oculus Quest 2 a Facebook account is required. Oculus recently announced that this applies to all new headsets from the company. The Quest 2 will be released in the Netherlands on October 13 for 349 euros.