Oculus announces the Quest 2 with higher resolution displays and 90Hz support
Jan 25 2021
The headset features the same core audio technology featured in the original PRO, but comes with a custom-length cable for simple and effective connectivity to your Oculus Quest 2. As noted earlier, the Quest 2 is also meant to replace the Oculus Rift for PC VR gaming, this works via a "levelled-up PC VR gaming experience" using Oculus Link. And Oculus will continue to support VR headsets that connect to PC games, along with those games.
The Oculus Quest 2 has its own built-in rear-firing speakers, but these suffer from a bit of sound bleed, meaning people around you will hear what you're playing.
The device is built on Qualcomm's brand new Snapdragon XR2 platform paired with 6GB of RAM.
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. Furthermore, the display is capable of 90Hz refresh.
With the Quest 2, Oculus Link has been improved to support higher fidelity and frame rates, meaning Oculus Link users will be able to get the full 90Hz experience.
Eventually, this may change as the original Oculus Quest is phased out.
Facebook explains in a news post that it will no longer make PC-only hardware going forward. An upgrade to a 256GB model will cost $399 / £399, while there's also a Quest 2 Elite Strap available for $49 / £49, and the strap with battery pack and carrying case for $119 / £119, both of which can enhance its comfort and portability.
Crytek has created a couple of virtual reality (VR) titles over the years, the most popular of which is rock climbing experience The Climb.
Based on the award-winning PRO Headset, the Logitech PRO Gaming Headset is a certified Oculus ReadyTM over-ear audio solution for Oculus Quest 2.