Facebook says that Quest 2 is about 10 percent lighter than before, and it’s also a bit smaller, which should alleviate the front-heavy irritation from the first model. There is also a new head strap that relies on flexible material instead of the rigid mechanism from before. The renewed controllers also take a few signals from Rift touch controllers. They’s a little bigger and they bring the thumb back, which I really missed from the first Quest.
The company is also making Quest 2 more customizable this time around. It plans to offer different faceplate options for wider and narrower heads. And if you missed the previous headband, it returns as a “premium” option with room for a rear battery pack. Facebook says the extra battery will double Quest 2’s driving time and act as a counterweight to balance the entire intervention on your head.
So when Oculus Quest 2 is so skilled, what’s the point of the Rift S? Well, it seems that even Facebook is aware that the intermediate headset no longer earns much of a point. The company says it will stop selling the Rift S in the spring and it will focus on Quest 2 as its flagship unit for next year. It also devotes resources to building more Quest 2 units (to help overcome the production problems of yesteryear), and it makes a bigger push into Japan.
You are able to capture Quest 2 on October 13th. The $ 299 model comes with 64 GB of storage, but there is also a $ 399 model with 256 GB for your game hookers out there.