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Meta to Stop Update Rollouts on Oculus Quest

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The Oculus Quest 2 from Meta has always been a popular pick among VR device users. The VR list of devices made public by Steam has had the VR pick as a chart topper for a long time now. If you jog back your memory, then you might remember its earlier version Oculus Quest VR. Meta is all set to end support services for the same. If you have got the erstwhile model even now, the latest updates and social features will no longer be available.

How far has oculus headsets come?

Oculus Quest first arrived around May of 2019 and it began with hardly a 3 percent share of the user market. The Survey from Steam at that time revealed this miniscule figure. The new model meanwhile, enjoys 41.35% market share among VR device users.

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This means that in 2022, the raring popularity of the latest Quest VR signifies that VR has come a long way. The Verge reports that Meta is already emailing the original owners this news around no-more-support for the Oculus Quest. Additionally, if you have any access to Horizon Home’s features you will not have any access for the same from March of 2023. Even the Invites feature won’t work.

Meta doesn’t intend to harass users and the original Oculus headset and apps still are usable and the most critical fixes for bug and the security patches will work until 2024. This seems justified given that the earlier Quest is aging in comparison to Oculus Quest 2. The original model has backing from Snapdragon 835 / Kryo 280 chip-set while Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 powers the latest model.

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Summing up

Earlier, a subsidiary of Meta, BigBox VR had announced stopping provision of support for Quest 1 for Population One back in July. Meta is currently busy on handling latest headsets, such as the newly launched Quest Pro. This headset is targeted at Metaverse-related developers and comes with a 1500 dollar price tag.  Meta is yet to take off well in the Metaverse front, yet the sales figures seem to be the least of worries for the giant.

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Satarupa Bhattacharya
Satarupa Bhattacharya
Satarupa B. Kaur has been writing professionally since a decade now. Always on the go; she loves to travel, books, playtime with her toddler--as she explores new places, amazing food and anything tech!
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