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So, the new Oculus Quest 2 is coming out next month, and it´s cheaper and better than the previous Quest.
Better resolution, improved Mhz, more memory, etc. and an incredible price considering it´s predecesor was 400 USD in his cheaper version of 64 GB, versus the 300 USD of the new Quest 2. The only downside (at least for me) is the required Facebook login, wich kind of sucks.
I´m actually happy with my Quest, so i don´t think i would update it soon. Maybe in the future if there is something really different I will, but not for now (unless I can sell mine and buy the new one with that money).
What do you think?
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Are you going to upgrade your Quest to Quest 2?
Ars Technica did not like it.
Occulus died in my eyes once Facebook bought them, and then its zombie double-died once Facebook login became mandatory.
Valve Index and PSVR are the only real options for headsets as far as I'm concerned.
I agree that the Valve Index are the best headset right now, but the price is way too high. But Oculus Quest WITHOUT Facebook login is still really good, and came close in quality for half the price.
I have a friend who have the Valve Index, but due taxes and shipment it cost 1800 USD in my country, so buying them is way out of my possibilities right now. Even the regular Quest costed me like 800 USD...
Ps4 vr set can work on pc, although i haven't tried it yet.
I mean if you got a ps4, then for now i'd say that's one you could use for ps4 and who knows how it performs on pc, and till then just wait for something better.
Also it's definitely nothing compared to rift, which they abandoned i read.
Isn't the PSVR only 1080p though? Maybe if Sony announces a PSVR2 like rumored it could be a big competitor.
I have cheap 1080p and 1440p VR HMDs (VR-Tek WVR1+WVR2) and the resolution difference is fairly dramatic. The 1080p set had major black lines (screen door) and pixels felt super chunky making objects look pixelated and not well defined. Been looking into getting a proper upgrade with hand controllers for a full VR experience, and a big selling point for me with the Quest 2 is the 1920p resolution, which is 1.9x my 1440p set and 3.4x a 1080p set like PSVR.
I have never used a PSVR set. Are you sure you can use them on PCVR?
Or just google psvr on pc, there is other software.
Facebook really kills it for me.
I'm probably waiting for next Index or at least time when they promise sub 8-week shipping.
Would wait in general few years.
VR and especially Facebook products are crap. Bad and spongy resolution, hardware problems, no support and tons of bad games/products.
RIFT or Quest are products of Facebook Technologies, LLC, runs under Oculus brand and belongs to Facebook, Inc. So it's all the same. Next time the Facebook mandatory thing. Fake and steal from customers and you got an expensive dust catcher in your living room ;]
Another point are privacy concerns....
To quote: "The only information we keep on our servers today consists of performance metrics that don’t contain any recognizable detail about your environment. These metrics help us improve [the inside-out tracking system]. We don’t collect and store images or 3D maps of your environment on our servers today — raw images are not stored anywhere, and 3D maps are stored locally on the headset for Quest, and on your local PC (where you have access to delete it) for Rift S. This makes it possible for Quest/ Rift S to remember the playspaces you’ve already set up in multiple rooms."
And there are several "services" active in the background which break your own privacy during the sessions.
To be honest, there is no reason to pay a company which steal data and break laws all the time. Actually it should be the other way round
For my opinion VR these days is a useless plaything which need a long time to enhance. Remember the 3D hype with monitors and glasses few years ago? Was the same. Underdeveloped technology in children's shoes, which can be sold expensively.
The same counts for other brands from other companies.
I have Oculus Rift and I am very happy with it.
I do not care if they collect any data about my room....I just hope, that they do not use cameras when headset is off to scan my room and sell that data to other companies....it would be weird to see self on some XXX websites...
As far as I can tell you can't play Steam VR games with it though? So not that useful to me.
They said that it'll be compatible with the Oculus Link app like the first Quest is, which lets you use it as a wired Oculus on a PC (SteamVR, etc) if you connect it with a Type-C USB cable.
Might as well go with the Oculus Rift instead though.
Rift S costs more and has half the resolution. Maybe if it gets an upgrade.
Quest 2 seems like a decent value proposition at the cost of your soul for Facebook.
I didn't see that, wouldn't say half the resolution, but you have a point. Seems like the Quest 2 might be better (at least in some respects).
wouldn't say half the resolution
wouldn't say half the resolution
Not to be pedantic, but the Quest 2 is almost exactly double. Rift S is 52.4% the resolution of Quest 2.
Quest 2: 3664x1920 (1832x1920 per eye) = 7.035 megapixels
Rift S : 2560x1440 (1280x1440 per eye) = 3.686 megapixels
I own 1080p and 1440p HMDs, and the resolution difference is quite major and greatly reduces the 'screen door effect', so I'm quite excited at the prospect of another big resolution bump.
I play Half Life Alyx on my quest, using Virtual Desktop to connect wirelless. I have tried the game both in Valve Index and on Quest and even when you have a better image and sound quality on the index, you will only feel that difference if you are playing on the Index and change inmediatly to the Quest.
You need a good router, but playing steam games wiressly is great. The only catch is that you can´t crush the cans with the oculus controllers.
Index are better, yes. But the price difference is too much. You will only notice the quality difference if you have already played a lot on both headsets.
I didn't realize you could connect it to PC wirelessly. I'm certainly no expert on VR at all, I don't even own one, your insight was actually quite useful. I agree the Valve Index is insanely high priced and needs additional setup. Why do you have both?
I wish I could have both. As i told in other comment, in my country the Valve Index cost like 1800 USD due taxes and shipment lol.
I friend of mine have one and I played in it for some time. It was actually the first VR headset I tried. Then I bought the Quest.
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