Andrew Bosworth, vice president of Reality Labs on Facebook, gave a few more hints about what lies ahead for the future hardware of Oculus. The audio questions and answers with John Carmack on Twitter Spaces, transcribed by UploadVRBosworth suggested that while last year’s Quest 2 still lingered for some time, the company was working on headphones with greater capabilities.
“People are also asking about Quest 3, which doesn’t exist yet, and [for] anyone who listens to us, who is a reporter – there is no Quest 3, there is only Quest 2. “Bosworth said.”
“For those who are curious, Quest 2 will be on the market for a while – for a long time,” Bosworth continued. “And it will be, you know, I think the best bet for the most affordable way to get into VR and have a great experience.”
The discussion is especially relevant at the moment, because last week Facebook announced the first title, which is exclusive to the Quest 2 headphones – Resident Evil 4 VR will not work in the original Quest. While the Quest 2 hardware is significantly more powerful than its predecessor, the announcement could have prompted owners of both handsets to be wary of Facebook’s long-term support.
Carmack, now a technical consultant at Facebook, said he “supports Quest 2 exclusives only, but believes there is still a fairly significant market for Quest 1 users.” Bosworth agreed, saying: “I expect the incentives for developers to support Quest 1, absolutely. You unlock, you know, seven numbers of additional users who could potentially purchase your software – which is a pretty good deal when you can get it.
“The official answer is that we may allow developers who really have high-end applications to focus only on Quest 2, but our very strong recommendation is to support both, and in fact we expect this to happen based on historical norms, ”Bosworth added, hinting that Resident Evil 4 VR For now, the situation may not be so common.