Facebook officially reveals Oculus Quest 2

Hardware starts shipping next month, comes with $299 price tag

Facebook officially reveals Oculus Quest 2

Social media giant Facebook has unveiled its latest virtual reality headset, the Oculus Quest 2.

The firm revealed the hardware yesterday, alongside new Touch controllers. The tech boasts higher-resolution screens with 50 per cent more pixels than the original Quest. Like its predecessor, the Quest 2 is a wireless VR headset and doesn't need to be tethered to a PC to use. The tech comes in at $299 and will be shipping on October 13th.

The Quest 2 rolling out also means that Facebook will stop selling the original headset in this line of VR devices.

The Quest launched in May 2019. Within its first year in the market, consumers spent more than $100 million on Quest content. 20 titles on the platform have made $1 million in revenue, while another 10 have generated more than $2 million.

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