How to preorder Oculus Quest 2

Yolanda Curtis
September 18, 2020

Today's announcement about the Oculus Quest 2 promised some pretty impressive tech.

Other small quality of life improvements are also implemented, including a flexible new head strap material and revamped controller designs.

It has a redesigned all-in-one form factor, new Touch controllers with better ergonomics, and Oculus' highest-resolution screen to date - 1832 x 1920 pixels per eye. That's 50 percent more pixels than the original Quest, and it's capable of supporting 90Hz too. Facebook is also using the technology to see if it's possible to teach users to control "extra" fingers and limbs with their brains.

A custom Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 processor powers the headset, which features 6GB of RAM plus 64GB of storage on the base model (a 256GB model is also available). The Oculus has additionally provided a built-in interpupillary distance (IPD) adjustment mechanism with three settings to let users adjust lens position as per their preference. This new Oculus VR headset will be lighter, faster, and cheaper, letting people hop into a VR gaming experience starting at just $299.

The Oculus Rift is the virtual reality headset that kicked modern VR gaming, but it'll soon go the way of the Dodo. Sales of the Oculus Rift S will be ending in 2021, so this is your last best chance to get this PC-centric headset from Oculus. We're doubling down on that goal with Quest 2.

Facebook is still trying to make its $2 billion acquisition of Oculus more than six years ago pay bigger dividends.

Oculus has announced titles including Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge, Myst, Jurassic World Aftermath, Warhammer 40,000 Battle Sister, Pistol Whip: 2089, The Climb 2, and Rez Infinite that all will be compatible with the Quest 2.

After a insane time in the 90s of ideas and premises that never really panned out, Oculus, HTC's Vive, and a few other companies have been carving out a space for the personal entertainment platform for the past decade or so, finding a way to make it something regular people can enjoy from the comfort of their home, while also evolving the augmented reality space alongside it.

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