Facebook Connect has featured the debut of the next version of the standalone Oculus Quest VR headset. If this sounds tantalizing to you, there's even better news — you can put in your Oculus Quest 2 pre-order starting today.
Oculus was the first company to bring out a successful VR headset in recent years. Since its debut, the company was eventually acquired by Facebook and added new models to its lineup, one of which is the Oculus Quest — a standalone VR headset that doesn't require a PC. Now, the Facebook Connect presentation has revealed more details about the Quest's successor: the Oculus Quest 2.
What's Coming in the Oculus Quest 2?
Simply put, the Oculus Quest 2 is lighter, faster, and cheaper than its predecessor. In fact, it's a full $100 cheaper than the cheapest version of the first Oculus Quest headset. Aside from a fancy new processor, the Oculus Quest 2 will also feature a better battery as noted in the blog post detailing this new headset.
There are some neat physical features, too. This lighter headset should be more comfortable to wear overall and you'll be able to customize your fit even better with the Fit Pack, Elite Strap, and Elite Strap with Battery accessories.
The Oculus Quest 2 will feature other iterations on the existing design including new touch controllers. As some people use it for fitness, there will also be a system-level fitness tracker built into the headset to make it easier than ever to keep track of your progress. And speaking of tracking, the headset's tracking and haptics are also getting beefed up in this new edition.
When Can You Make an Oculus Quest 2 Pre-Order?
Among today's many other announcements, Zuckerberg announced that you'll be able to get your Oculus Quest pre-order put in today. The pre-order page is live right now with two models available for customers to choose from.
You can pre-order the Oculus Quest 2 right now starting at $299 for the 64 GB model. If you'd like to dream a little bigger, you can get four times the storage with the 256GB model for just $399.
What do you think of the Oculus Quest 2? Are you excited to grab Facebook's newest VR headset or are you more interested in other models? Let us know in the comments below!