Meta Quest: PC VR gaming remains important


of Claus Ludewig
According to Meta’s chief technology officer, PC VR games will remain important to the Facebook group in the future. Additionally, Andrew Bosworth makes a prognosis as to when AR glasses can be expected.

Oculus announced in mid-September 2020 that sales of Oculus products had been halted in Germany due to ongoing discussions with German regulatory authorities. The official purchase of the Meta Quest 2, which costs 450 euros, is since December 2022 also possible again in the Federal Republic. In an interview with French tech magazine L’Usine Digital, Meta CTO Andrew Bosworth explains that PC VR gaming will continue to play a very important role in the future.

Meta Quest 2 is the most used VR glasses on PC

According to Steam, the Meta Quest 2 is the most used VR headset on the SteamVR platform. More than 40% of connected VR glasses are products from Oculus, which now operates under the name Meta Quest. According to Bosworth, PC games are still very important to the meta department. In PC gaming, you see a use case that drives sales and drives customer satisfaction. For the future, they are working with PC manufacturers so that a wireless connection between the computer and the VR headset can be established without a dongle. However, it is not known when the first products will be available in stores. Going forward, Meta will work with Microsoft to bring Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Co. into the world of virtual reality.

This year, the Meta Quest 3 could replace the current model, which dates from the 2020 model year. According to Bosworth, this approach does not mean that a new model will always be launched after three years. A new product is launched only when it is considered promising and has development potential. The Meta Quest 2 is a VR headset that can also be used independently of the PC using a Qualcomm chipset. 1832 x 1920 pixels are displayed per eye at a maximum of 90 Hz. Two touch controllers with tracking are used for control. Optional headphones can be connected to the VR headset via a 3.5mm jack.

At just under 2,200 euros, the Meta Quest Pro the new top model. Snapdragon 662 chips are installed in Touch Pro controllers. Additionally, three cameras should improve tracking. According to Bosworth, the Quest Pro offers a strong sense of space that will improve over time through software rather than depth sensors. Bosworth expects augmented reality glasses by the end of the decade, when VR and AR technology development could overlap. As for the Metaverse and Horizon development department, the CTO explains that the division is smaller than, say, the number of developers behind Instagram.

Read also: Meta: Oculus Quest 2 and Co. available again in Germany

Meta Quest and game collection:

  • Meta’s chief technology officer, Andrew Bosworth, said PC VR games will continue to play an important role for the Facebook group. After all, gamers drive sales and increase customer satisfaction.
  • As for the Metaverse and Horizon development department, the CTO explains that the division is smaller than, say, the number of developers behind Instagram.
  • According to Steam, the Meta Quest 2 is the most used VR goggle. For the future, they are working with PC manufacturers so that a wireless connection between the computer and the VR headset can be established without a dongle.

Source: The Digital Factory

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