Far and away the most well-liked digital actuality headset in the marketplace is the Oculus Quest, and it appears like its sequel is close to on the horizon. A picture seemingly displaying the Oculus Quest 2 was posted to Twitter, and it reveals some key particulars.

Bloomberg reported earlier within the yr that Oculus was growing its second-generation stand-alone headset. Oculus Quest 2 is supposed to be almost 15% lighter than its predecessor, with a better display screen refresh charge of 90Hz versus the primary variations 60Hz. Its construct supplies had been imagined to be extra in keeping with the Rift S, that includes plastic that was elastic in comparison with the material and velcro straps on the present unit.

The picture leaked on Twitter is seemingly in keeping with the Bloomberg report, which additionally acknowledged that there have been quite a few variations of the second-generation machine being examined.

Featured is a two-tone design akin to the black and white of Sony’s PlayStation 5. The plastic straps of the Rift S are right here, with changes solely reserved for the perimeters as an alternative of getting a 3rd adjustment on the strap that lays throughout the highest of the top.

Essentially the most fascinating side of the headset is the shortage of an interpupillary distance slider, which serves as a strategy to modify the lenses on the headset to offer higher focus depending on the person’s eyes. Bloomberg reported that among the prototypes being examined wouldn’t function a bodily slider. Maybe this concern can be dealt with by way of the software program.

The Twitter person that posted the photograph, who has precisely leaked {hardware} beforehand, responded to questions on if this was a “professional” or “lite” model of the present {hardware} and acknowledged that he believed it to be referred to as the Oculus Quest 2.

The controllers look to be of an analogous design to those on the present Quest however it’s believed that they’ll function enhancements as properly.

Whereas the VR market has been sluggish to take off, the Quest has undoubtedly been certainly one of its largest success tales, often out of inventory and estimated to have offered greater than 500,000 models prior to now yr. Oculus even culled the Go stand-alone unit from its lineup, because the Quest was capable of supply a extra full package deal at an reasonably priced worth.

It is smart {that a} Quest 2 can be within the pipeline, although there are rumblings {that a} 2020 launch is now not an choice as a result of pandemic and that we received’t doubtless see a launch till 2021.

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