Oculus Quest 2 just got leaked by Facebook

Ruben Fields
September 15, 2020

The Quest 2 will use dual 2K display, one per eye.

We awarded the original Oculus Quest a 9.5/10 review, calling it "the true future of virtual reality" - here's hoping that future's even brighter in the next iteration.

VIDEOS of a top-secret virtual reality headset developed by Facebook have leaked online. It was, of course, hastily removed, but not before the folks over at ResetEra got their hands on it.

As reported by Eurogamer, a couple of videos popped up on a hub on Facebook Blueprint, an online training website from the social media company that owns Oculus, that showed off the new system and some of the improvements over its predecessor. You can check out both of these videos below.

The Oculus Quest 2 is smaller and lighter than the original Oculus Quest, though the "Inside the Upgrade" video does not specify by how much.

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The Quest 2 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR-2, and it'll come with 6GB of RAM (although it didn't mention which type), and 256 GB storage (at least in one model, although it sounds like there'll be more affordable alternatives). It has almost 2K resolution per eye - over 50 percent more pixels than the Quest 1, Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Processor, 6GB RAM, 3D positional Audio, up to 256GB Store, and has new controller ergonomics.

Like the first Quest, Quest 2 will be able to plug into a VR-ready PC via the special link cable to play PC VR games, though that kinda defeats the goal of wire-free VR. So, for some games, you will be able to completely ditch the controllers.

When were we expecting this announcement?

With the Facebook Connect designer conference arranged to begin on September 16th, it's most likely that an official statement isn't too far.

Facebook also boasts that the Oculus Touch remotes (which are already a feat of engineering) are upgraded, in addition to 3D audio for the standalone headset (which does not require headphones, like the original Quest). Be sure to tune into that stream if you're interested in hearing more about Facebook's VR strategy.

The Oculus Quest is a rad piece of tech.

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