Oculus Quest 2 announced, Rift S is being discontinued

Joanna Estrada
October 20, 2020

Another significant uplift with the Quest 2 is the new display with 1832 x 1920 pixels per eye - 50 per cent more pixels than its predecessor.

The Oculus Quest 2 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 SoC, 6GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage. Sales of the current Oculus Rift S will end in 2021, leaving the Quest 2 as the only VR headset in Facebook's lineup. "It's a system-level fitness tracker that will help you keep tabs on how much exercise you are getting while playing your favorite VR games".

As the Quest 2 is powered by Facebook you will be required to have a Facebook account in order to set up your device. Its launch price of US$299 is $100 lower than the original Quest. The actual shipment of the product starts on October 13. Furthermore, the increased graphics processing power brings support for a 90 Hz refresh rate.

You can now preorder The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners at the Oculus Store for $39.99.

Quest 2 features new Touch controllers inspired by the original Touch design, offering better ergonomics, but the same intuitive controls. Controller tracks has been optimised for efficiency and this tweak has extended the controller battery life by 4x. Previously, the game was available on the PC for Oculus Rift as well as on the PlayStation 4 with PSVR.

And in case you are looking for a high-powered PC VR experience, the Quest 2 can do that as well with the additional Quest Link accessory, which is said to be compatible with a wide range of cables.

Quest 2 is also slimmer, lighter, and therefore more portable. Support for additional accessories for added comfort is also at hand. New Oculus Quest games and experiences will be compatible with both Oculus Quest headsets for the foreseeable future.

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