Oculus' successor to its popular wireless Quest headset is on the way. Details for the next VR headset from Oculus leaked overnight, and it's boasting both more pixels and better ergonomics.
Videos about the Oculus Quest 2 popped up on the Facebook Blueprint site. The info and videos were quickly taken down, but both the details and video content have made its way onto the internet at large.
There's no release date or price just yet. There are technical specifications however, preserved via Eurogamer. The Quest 2 will supposedly have a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 processor and 6GB of RAM. It'll also pump out "nearly 2K resolution per eye," have 3D positional audio, and an optional 256GB of built-in storage to run its library, which includes all previous Quest games.
On the headset itself, there's a new strap to make putting the headset on easier, and the Quest 2 is expected to be lighter than the first Quest. Add in some better controller ergonomics, and it seems like an all-around upgrade to the original Oculus Quest.
We're likely to learn more later this week during the recently renamed Facebook Connect developer conference on Wed., Sept. 16. If the Oculus Quest 2 is anything like its predecessor, this could end up being another sweet spot in terms of getting people into VR. No cable or gaming PC requirement is big, and the Oculus Link cable is there for those with beefy rigs to power their VR further.
Still, Oculus' increasing integration with Facebook is unsettling for some. Though the company was purchased way back in 2014, Oculus recently confirmed that users of its VR devices would need a Facebook account to utilize them. The Oculus Quest 2 could be a major entry point, but that certainly seems like one big blocker to put in the doorway.