Facebook is finally ready to reveal its next foray into VR: the Oculus Quest 2. Succeeding last year’s original Quest headset, this latest hardware improves by offering a 90Hz display, with 50% larger resolution (1832x1920), at an accessible $299 price point, with a $399 256GB model also available. However, the 90Hz feature will not be available at launch, with the headset only capable of outputting 72Hz on release day, until a post-launch patch adds support for higher refresh rates. Other differences between the Quest and Quest 2 include a lighter headset weight, customizable faceplates, 64GB of storage, and 6GB of onboard RAM, with the option to buy a $79 USB-C cable to play the Quest 2 using your PC hardware.
Also notable is the fact that this headset will require a Facebook account to use. With the introduction of this new VR headset, set to launch on October 13th, both the original Quest and Rift S headsets will be discontinued.