Facebook working on new version of Oculus Quest headset

By: Jason Aycock

Facebook’s (FB +1.9%) Oculus is building a new version of its Quest stand-alone virtual reality headset, though it and other Oculus developments are fighting headwinds due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Several potential Quest successors are under development, Bloomberg reports, including some that are smaller, lighter and have a faster refresh rate; it’s not final which new version will be released.

The new Quest was set to be launched around Oculus Connect at the end of 2020, but supply-chain problems and other issues could delay shipping into 2021.

It’s the midrange offering from Oculus. The current Quest is $399, cheaper than the high-end Rift S but better than the entry-level Oculus Go.

The company’s also building an augmented reality headset, though the virus has slowed hardware development there as well. It had been planned for a 2023 launch.

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