The countdown to the end of post-launch support for the original Meta Quest VR has begun. The virtual reality headset sold by Meta will no longer receive feature updates, as discovered by users of the device through an email sent by the company formerly known as Facebook. They also warned clients that the device will lose some of its current features.
However, Meta plans to continue developing security patches and updates in order to fix bugs and issues until 2024. While users will continue to have access to all of their compatible apps and games, the option to create and join matches is going away, as will the social features of Meta Horizon Home, from March 5 onwards.
Meta Quest 3 is already on the horizon
The Meta Quest Pro is not fit for every budget. With a price of $1500 dollars, users that want a cheaper option have the option of getting a Meta Quest 2 instead. Due to inflation, it still suffered a price increase of almost $100 USD, but it continues to be a reasonably accessible device for fans of the VR scene. So what about Meta Quest 3?
The upcoming VR headset will continue the design philosophy of the current generation: to be an “economic” way to access this technology. All in all, there are still no details about the device other than it will be released this year
It seems like 2023 will be a very important year for virtual reality. Sony Interactive Entertainment is launching PlayStation VR 2 this february, a device that’ll work alongside the PS5 and that promises new gameplay experiences. With the arrival of Meta Quest 3 the question of how much more time will the Meta Quest 2 be supported by the company. If we go by how they’ve treated the original Meta Quest (and previous headsets), there’s still a few years more worth of patches and upgrades.
Source | IGN