After getting a big leak, Oculus Quest 2 is officially announced. While most of the details we have on the product are from the leak, we’ll see and hear more from Facebook on Wednesday, when they hold a “Facebook Connect” showcase.
Apparently, the headset won’t serve as a new generation, more like a fresh version of the first headset. However, it’s also worth stating that the headset is better in almost every way than its predecessor.
While details are sparse, it seems that the resolution is aiming towards Native 2K per eye, while would be great. We also know that the headset will have 6 GB of Ram and the Snapdragon XR2 Chipset.
However, the coolest part is that the rumored price is 300$, which would be a great, consumer-friendly price for VR. Since it’s also pretty powerful, I think it would serve as one of the best jump in points for the VR platform period.
There is something to dislike regarding everything, however. Facebook recently announced that in the future you’ll have to use a Facebook account to use the headset. This made users understandably angry, the fix would be to make an account with a fake name and birthdate.
However, that won’t work according to Facebook.
Since you have to use a Facebook account, you’ll have to follow the Facebook Community Standards in which it says that you can’t use a fake name among other things. This means that your account may lose access to your purchased games and content.
This is what Facebook officially says regarding the subject
If you log in using your Facebook account or merge your Oculus and Facebook accounts and violate the Facebook Community Standards, Conduct in VR Policy or other terms and policies on any of our platforms your access to or use of Oculus products may be impacted. If your account is fully disabled as a result of this violation you may also lose access to your games and content. We are committed to keeping all of our platforms safer
All in all, I feel like the headset is a consumer-friendly jump-in point for old and new fans of VR. However, I don’t like Facebook that much. For now, we’ll have to look forward to their Facebook Connect showcase tomorrow!