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Wednesday September 16, 2020

Facebook launches the Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality helmet at a cheaper price

At its conference on virtual and augmented reality devices and technologies, Facebook unveiled a new virtual reality helmet, Oculus Quest 2.

As in the previous generation, this helmet is self-contained, meaning it does not need external processing power, it can communicate with the computer via a special cable, and it is smaller in size and lighter in weight due to the redesign, which included the two control grips.

The helmet is powered by Qualcomm’s XR2 processor with 6 GB of RAM and its screen resolution is 1839 * 1920 pixels for each lens with a refresh rate of 90Hz.

Facebook reviewed a set of new games that will support the helmet, such as Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell, in addition to a virtual reality VR version of the Myst game, among others.

They will be available in two versions, 64 GB at $ 299, and 256 GB at $ 399. That is, it is $ 100 cheaper compared to the first generation, which is an encouraging factor for many people to enter the world of virtual reality and try it.

The Oculus Quest 2 helmet will begin shipping on October 13 and will be available for pre-order today.

In conjunction with the launch of Oculus Quest 2, Facebook announced its intention to stop selling the previous Oculus Rift S reality helmet next spring to focus on the new helmet, especially by providing the feature to connect to the computer.



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