Facebook has launched Oculus Quest 2, its next era of all-in-one digital actuality headset that begins at $299.
Weighing lower than the unique Quest, it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Platform processor and 6GB reminiscence.
The headset gives newly redesigned controllers for higher ergonomics and longer battery life, the social community mentioned throughout its digital ‘Facebook Connect’ convention on Wednesday.
“Pre-orders open today and Quest 2 will ship October 13,” it introduced.
Oculus Quest 2 is a end result of years of collaboration between Qualcomm Technologies and Facebook to create probably the most superior and immersive gaming VR experiences for customers up to now.
Purpose-built for prolonged actuality (XR), the Snapdragon XR2 Platform unlocks staggering enhancements together with twice the CPU and GPU efficiency in comparison with its predecessor.
The chipset delivers greater than 11 occasions the AI processing than its predecessor, permitting extra notion algorithms to work concurrently with many different duties, leading to extra immersive experiences for the customers.
“Qualcomm Technologies’ worked closely with the team at Facebook to enhance and tailor the Snapdragon XR2 feature-set in Oculus Quest 2 and today marks an incredible milestone in VR,” mentioned Hugo Swart, VP and head of XR, Qualcomm Technologies.
With a deep catalog of premium and distinctive gaming experiences at the center of Oculus Quest 2, the product additionally supplies a wide range of partaking non-gaming experiences for all to take pleasure in, together with health apps, distinctive leisure and social locations to attach with mates.
“For Facebook, this collaboration represents our commitment to accelerating the VR industry,” mentioned Rafael Camargo, VP of Hardware for Facebook Reality Labs.
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