Oculus Quest is an all-in-one gaming system designed for virtual reality. With this, you can play plenty of VR games almost anywhere with just a VR headset and controllers. The Oculus Quest 2 most advanced All-in-one VR system yet. Which was released last year and it is selling very well. This indicates that there is a good chance that the company is working on Oculus Quest 3 based on rumors. But, Facebook isn’t likely going to release Oculus Quest 3 anytime soon.
Lately conversing with investors, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that “we’re continuing to work on new hardware as well. And the new hardware will fit the same platform. He also further added that the content that works on Quest 2 should be forward compatible. And we will be building one larger install base around the virtual reality headsets that we currently possess.
All this suggests that Facebook has some plans for the Oculus Quest headset’s new edition moving forward. Currently, there are some rumors around the internet about Oculus Quest 3. We have to wait for the time being and see what it will be. As of now, Oculus Quest 2 headsets are the best VR headsets you can opt for.
Here’s what we can expect from Oculus Quest 3
There is very limited information about the Oculus Quest 3, so based on rumors we can expect new Oculus Quest 3 may come with these specifications. By default, Oculus Quest 3 will feature a 120Hz display. However, the current Oculus Quest 2 comes with a 120Hz refresh rate, but it still requires some apps to upscale the content.
Considering the improvement made by the Oculus Quest 2 over its older version. We can expect the Oculus Quest 3 May remain a standalone VR headset with some custom improvements. Those improvements include battery life, processing power, and resolution. Also, the Quest 2 comes with a 50 percent sharper picture than the original device. Which sets some impressive expectations for the Oculus Quest 3.
Apart from this fans can expect that the Oculus Quest 3 may feature an upgraded chipset just like Qualcomm. It would be a custom silicon rather than an off-the-shelf chipset. Along with that, improved battery life would also be perfect. Also, a cable bundled into the box rather than an expansive optional extra. So, it can easily let the user plug the Oculus Quest 3 into a gaming PC.
Without a doubt, an inevitable feature of the Oculus Quest 3 will be its integration with the Facebook ecosystem. This means for this device you will need a Facebook account to access the platform. Which will again you have to be subject to Facebook’s data monitoring practices. But if you are morally against the Oculus Quest 2 data harvesting methods. Then You need to rethink it.
Oculus Quest 3 improvement predictions
Many of the features of Oculus Quest 2 are quite impressive. Quest 2 is very immersive, comfortable, and easy to use. And yet, there are still some improvements that users would like to see. Here’s the list of improvements that users are looking for.
Easy media sharing
Sharing screenshots and videos on Oculus devices was always a difficult task. Oculus Quest 2 attempted to solve it but it was addressed with little success. You have to still go through several hoops before you share your VR content. Which has often been captured Haphazardly. So, in Oculus Quest 3 users want to get an improved version and have easy access to these features. 1080p video, proper audio syncing, and app integration will also be nice to embed.
Effective Oculus Store
Other improvements include getting an effective in-VR oculus store. While the same store on the browser and in the app looks easy to find new releases and search for upcoming games. The in-built store of the headset itself seems to feature what apps are shown with no option to quickly navigate to new content. This oftentimes troubles users while pre-ordering games and discovering new titles to purchase when using the device. An effective Oculus store will be ensuring the headset maintains its replayability.
Improved motion sickness prevention
One of the major technological pitfalls and probably an unavoidable one is the motion sickness that has often resulted when using any VR headset. The Oculus Quest 2 can be sometimes a dizziness inducer based on your tolerance for whirring and blurring. However, there is no strategy to make any VR headset immune to user dizziness. It would be a great improvement if the Oculus Quest 3 comes with a solution.
We have seen that the Oculus Quest 2’s controllers have relied on a single AA battery each. Which delivered around 30 hours maximum. This is not quite bad but users will be more satisfied if the Oculus Quest 3 comes with a USB-C rechargeable battery pack, as well as more environmentally friendly.
Oculus Quest 3 price
Oculus Quest 2 is available in two variants that cost $299 for a 64GB model and $399 for a 256GB model. Both have seen a good market for them. This is a very significant saving over the price that we have seen the original entry-level Oculus Quest comes at. By this, we can expect that the Oculus Quest 3 is not going to be any cheaper.
Previously we have seen that Oculus adopt the same price, but better specs when upgrading the Oculus Rift to the Rift S. As Facebook’s planning for making the hardware, as go to mainstream VR platform. We won’t get more expensive than the current Quest 2 model.
Ideally, we would expect it to come in at a slightly lower price just to open up the world of virtual reality to others. However, Some reports suggest that Quest 3 may not drop below the mark of $250.
Some rumors also suggest that an Apple VR headset is also in the development stage. Which could raise heavy competition in the upcoming years to come. Many other tech companies are fighting for the top spot in VR gaming, which can only be a good thing for VR gamers. So we have to wait for what Oculus Quest 3 will bring to the table.
These are the details that you need to know about Oculus Quest 3 based on rumors and expectations. The Oculus Quest 2 is available and it’s been selling out very well. This means that there is a good chance that Facebook is planning for a third-generation Quest based on rumors. But Facebook isn’t likely to release this Quest 3 anytime soon.