Metaverse: Meta Quest 2 VR glasses will soon launch in Germany

The Bundeskartellamt disagreed with Meta because of its VR glasses. Now the discrepancies have been resolved and Meta Quest 2 is expected to arrive in Germany in 2022.

Apple has repeatedly teased AR glasses of its own production for several years. But it’s a long time coming.

On November 23, 2022, the Federal Cartel Office stated that in future Meta could also offer its virtual reality glasses in Germany. The Facebook group had previously struggled with this. The problem: The use of VR glasses was only possible in connection with a Facebook account. In the dispute over VR glasses, the competition authority initiated abuse proceedings against Meta (then still “Facebook”) almost two years ago. Since then, the Oculus Quest 2 glasses are no longer available in Germany.

MetaQuest 2
With 1,832 x 1,920 pixels per eye, the Meta Quest 2 promises great graphics. © Meta

Many things have changed in the meantime. Facebook has been called Meta since October 2021. The Oculus brand name has also been dropped. In addition, the group responded to the request of the Federal Cartel Office. As of August 2022, Quest glasses can also be linked to other meta accounts. It is therefore no longer mandatory to have a Facebook profile to use the Meta Quest 2 glasses. Andreas Mundt, President of the Federal Cartel Office, is satisfied: “The sale of the glasses in Germany can now begin. This also applies to the new Quest Pro.

VR glasses play a particularly important role in Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of the Metaverse. The Metaverse is intended to represent its own digital and interactive universe that can be entered with VR glasses. You must immerse yourself in this virtual environment as an avatar. You should be able to work, entertain, meet and shop there, among other things. A Meta spokesperson explained that the Meta Quest 2 VR glasses will arrive in Germany later this year. Meta also plans to bring the Meta Quest Pro to the German market as soon as possible.

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