Oculus Quest 2 now delayed until 2021, according to new report

If you had been planning on pawning off your Oculus Quest VR headset to try to rating some money forward of the launch of the Oculus Quest 2, you may want to rethink: Facebook’s subsequent VR headset may very well be delayed until 2021 or later.

That’s according to trade consultants who spoke to Bloomberg who declare that Facebook initially deliberate on saying the Oculus Quest 2 at this 12 months’s Oculus Connect. That convention is normally held in late September or early October, however now, due to transport delays and logistical points, it could not happen until 2021. 

Facebook’s subsequent standalone VR headset, which has been codenamed Del Mar, purportedly provides further RAM, battery life and a sooner processor, in addition to some ergonomic enhancements like a discount in measurement and weight.

AndroidCentral and UploadVR additionally observe that the Quest 2 might function a redesigned controller which will provide enhancements to monitoring, haptics and finger sensing, which could assist the Quest shut the hole to extra premium PC-based headsets just like the Valve Index.

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The major cause for the delay, as you’d anticipate, comes down to points across the newest coronavirus pandemic – mainly, employees aren’t all working and provide strains may very well be tousled for a while to come. 

That mentioned, the delay might enable Facebook extra time to stockpile models forward of launch to forestall one other stock subject just like the one it had with the unique Quest, and the extra time might additionally give builders extra time to work with the {hardware} – each the headset and the new controllers. 

Plus, lacking the Holiday 2020 launch window might assist the Quest 2 keep away from the advertising and marketing melee that is seemingly to manifest across the launch of the Xbox Series X and PS5, arguably the 2 largest upcoming gaming {hardware} releases.

All that mentioned, we love seeing new {hardware} and are trying ahead to Oculus’ subsequent stand-alone headset. The present iteration is without doubt one of the best VR headsets of 2020 and solely stands to enhance as soon as it will get a specs increase within the subsequent technology.

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