Oculus announced Quest 2, the next-generation of all-in-one VR. Quest 2 pushes the state of VR forward with a redesigned all-in-one form factor, new Touch controllers, and the highest resolution display. The price of Quest 2 starts at $299, which is $100 less than the previous Quest. The pre-orders are open now, and Quest 2 ships on October 13, 2020. You can also pre-order on GameStop.com, Amazon, BestBuy.com.
Oculus Quest 2 powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Platform, offering higher AI capability, and 6GB of RAM. The new display features 1832 x 1920 pixels per eye, with 50% more pixels than the original Quest. Now multiplayer games and productivity apps to 360° videos look better than ever.
Quest 2 increased graphics processing power, this display is capable of supporting 90Hz, to run system applications at 90Hz. The system applications include, Home Environment, Explore, Store, Browser, and Oculus TV by opting in via Experimental Features. Oculus will open up 90Hz to all developers soon after launch.
Quest 2 comes with new Touch controllers built to offer better ergonomics—inspired by original Touch design—with the same intuitive controls that translate gestures directly into VR for unparalleled hand presence in virtual environments. Oculus also optimized controller tracking to make it more efficient, delivering battery life that’s up to four times longer than previous Quest’s Touch controllers.
Quest 2 will give you access to upcoming titles like Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, Myst, Jurassic World Aftermath, Warhammer 40,000 Battle Sister, Pistol Whip: 2089, The Climb 2, Rez Infinite, and many more. Quest 2 also compatible with Oculus Link, so you can enjoy the best of PC VR gaming, including Asgard’s Wrath, Stormland, and Lone Echo, as well as upcoming titles like Lone Echo II and Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. There are hundreds of popular Quest and Rift games available, and many more on the way.
Oculus redesigned Quest 2 headset to achieve a slimmer profile, cutting over 10% of the weight from the original Quest, so its now more portable and easier to wear. The adjustable IPD (interpupillary distance) is an important factor when considering VR headsets. Quest 2 includes a built-in IPD adjustment mechanism with three settings, letting people adjust lens position for visual comfort.
Quest 2 will also support a new line of optional accessories includes Quest 2 Carrying Case, Oculus Link Cable, Quest 2 Elite Strap, Quest 2 Elite Strap with Battery and Carrying Case, Quest 2 Fit Pack, Logitech PRO Gaming Headset, Logitech G333 VR Gaming Earphone, VR Cover Facial Interface & Foam Replacement Set. Designed to enhance fit and comfort, these customizable head straps and facial interface add-ons give people the flexibility to play how they want, where they want.
For instance, the Elite Strap with Battery accessory delivers double the playtime with increased balance and ergonomics, helping those who love longer play sessions to stay immersed in their favorite games and experiences. And the Fit Pack provides swappable facial interfaces to fit wider or narrower face shapes.