Facebook, a social media giant is building the latest or the newest version of Quest standalone VR headset on its Oculus division. The VR device is, however, facing delay challenges due to Covid-19 challenges on product development and supply chain across the globe. Facebook is also working on potential successors to Quest. This is because there are smaller models that can be used including lighter and smaller options that can refresh an image faster than other options while offering realistic content.
According to a number of experts who are quite familiar with the content, the headsets will make their experience on the platform more exciting. Furthermore, the headsets have redesigned controllers. Even though the company had not completed its latest Quest version, it will continue to release the final product because it may have different features. Originally, Facebook planned the formal launch of the new model towards the end of 2020. This is the time when the annual Oculus Connect Conference was expected to take place but the pandemic could delay the shipment of the headsets until 2021.
Some versions used in testing are 10 to 15 smaller than the present Quest. In addition to the lighter ones, they are more comfortable to wear. The existing models, however, weigh 1.25 pounds which is quite heavy for some of the users who are wearing the VR device for an extended period. The models used in testing are however closer to a pound.
With the remodels, Facebook could sell its new models alongside its latest Quest. It can also choose to fully replace it. In 2014, Facebook acquired Oculus for $2bn as a bet for VR digital future. The social media giant also hoped that it would optimize immersive video games and 3D entertainment among other innovations that would enhance their experience. Nonetheless, the vision has not materialized but Oculus remains a healthier part of Facebook compared to other platforms.