Oculus is doubling the Quest 2’s storage on new base fashions at no cost

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An Oculus Quest 2 pictured on a grey background with two controllers

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Fb has simply introduced that it’s updating the bottom mannequin of the Oculus Quest 2. The brand new mannequin will include extra storage, 128GB, but will retain the identical $299 (£299) price ticket because the earlier base mannequin with 64GB.

The Oculus Quest 2 already gives a comparatively low-cost means into VR at its authentic $299 price ticket for the 64GB mannequin, particularly subsequent to the premium Valve Index at $999. The brand new system seems to only make that an altogether higher deal.

Not that I used to be notably pining for extra storage. I discovered the 64GB was a lot for my wants in my Oculus Quest 2 overview, however I am additionally not a lot of a VR sport hog. I am additionally not going to show my nostril up at double the storage for ‘free.’

Oculus additionally gives a 256GB mannequin for $399, which is able to stay at that very same worth for the foreseeable. As for leftover 64GB inventory, you may discover a few of that goes on provide however, seeing the excessive demand for VR headsets, maybe not.

Oculus has additionally confirmed to me that the new silicone face cowl will come included as commonplace within the field with the brand new 128GB mannequin. This cowl is a freebie if you happen to want it anyhow, so not an enormous difficulty if you happen to’re left with out on an older 64GB or 256GB mannequin, however you need to be secure to imagine you are sorted with the 128GB package.

In carefully associated information, Oculus additionally not too long ago outlined the v32 software program replace, which begins rolling out at this time and can provide enhancements to Oculus Transfer, the corporate’s VR health tracker, app gifting, pals integration, and a brand new VR media sync.

That final bit might be probably the most notable of the lot. Beforehand, the Oculus Quest would solely help you add your in-VR images and movies to your Fb profile. Not so nice if you happen to’re not a lot of a Fb consumer. The newest replace, although, will help you robotically sync your photographs and movies to the Oculus cell app.

There’s nonetheless the requirement to make use of your Fb login to pay money for your VR snaps, however then once more you will want a type of to entry the Oculus Quest 2 altogether, which is maybe probably the most divisive replace the corporate has made to its VR choices.

Nonetheless, if you happen to had been already looking out for an Oculus Quest 2, the brand new 128GB mannequin ought to most definitely now be your aim.

Jacob Ridley

Jacob earned his first byline writing for his personal tech weblog from his hometown in Wales in 2017. From there, he graduated to professionally breaking issues at PCGamesN, the place he would later win command of the package cabinet as {hardware} editor. These days, as senior {hardware} editor at PC Gamer, he spends his days reporting on the most recent developments within the know-how and gaming business. When he isn’t writing about GPUs and CPUs, you will discover him making an attempt to get as distant from the fashionable world as potential by wild tenting.