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Oculus Quest 3 and PSVR 2 coming in 2022, supply chain analyst says

VR lens manufacturers are gearing up for huge orders from Facebook and Sony. What you need to know Both Facebook and Sony's next-generation VR headsets will launch in 2022, based on supply chain orders for lenses. These new lenses are more advanced and will cost more to produce, which should deliver greater clarity and a wider field of view. Kuo estimates that 8-9 million Quest 2's will be shipped in 2021, while Facebook will be shipping 18-20 million VR headsets in 2022. While we'll still be busy playing the best Quest 2 games well into the next year, VR lens factories will be working to build even better hardware than we have right now. As the Oculus Quest 2 enters its second year of existence, supply chain analysts believe we will see an Oculus Quest 3 hit the shelves. That, or an Oculus Quest Pro , depending on what Facebook's headset strategy turns out to be. Meanwhile, the same Taiwanese lens manufacturer, Yujingguang, will also be working on orders for

Does Oculus Quest 2 need a PC to operate?

Best answer: No, the Oculus Quest 2 does not need a PC to operate. However, hooking it up to a PC will open an entire library of PC-only content. The standalone wonder The Oculus Quest 2 was designed to be played on its own, anywhere, and at any time. There's no need to make a Quest 2 PC connection thanks to a powerful custom mobile processing chipset inside the Quest 2. That processor can recreate virtual worlds in a way that feels real to the person wearing the headset. The four cameras on the outside of the Quest 2 headset can see the world around and map it in 3D space, keeping track of your movements in VR and translating them to the virtual world in a way that makes sense. That means you won't need to hook up additional cameras or light boxes the way other VR systems required. Likewise, the cameras track those Oculus Touch controllers via a bevy of LEDs placed in the ring of the controller, enabling fast and accurate movements that make it feel like you're movin

Oculus Air Link now supports 120Hz wireless PC VR gaming on Quest 2

It's the smoothest mobile VR has ever been...if your PC can handle it. What you need to know The May v29 Quest 2 update silently added the ability to run PC VR games at 120Hz through Oculus Air Link. This refresh rate was previously made available via wired Oculus Link or wirelessly via the 3rd-party Virtual Desktop software in April. Gamers will need to toggle the option in the Oculus desktop software to see the change on their Quest 2. Oculus Air Link has only been around for about a month now and it's already seeing its first big upgrade on the Oculus Quest 2 . UploadVR spotted a post on Reddit that showed 120Hz availability for Oculus Link on the PC side of the equation. Turns out, that May v29 Quest update silently enabled the feature without any mention or fanfare from Oculus. Oculus Air Link was already one of the best ways to play SteamVR on Quest , as well as the only way to play certain Oculus-exclusive PC VR games wirelessly — like Minecraft, for instance

Get the best out of your Oculus Quest 2 with these great headsets

While the Oculus Quest 2 has speakers built into its straps, you'll need some of the best Oculus Quest 2 headphones to make the audio as expansive and enveloping as the VR visuals. Even with some of the best Oculus accessories, you can't just use any old headphones you bought for the original Oculus Quest: the Quest 2 has just a single audio jack on its left side, compared to the two jacks of its predecessor. Technically, any headphones with a 3.5mm jack will suffice, but for the best fit, you'll need some that are specifically designed for the Quest 2. Here are the best-wired headphones that fit that description. In ear for the next gen Logitech G333 VR gaming earphones Staff Pick Logitech worked with Facebook to build these headphones specifically for the Oculus Quest 2. They have custom 3.5mm cables with different lengths that you velcro into place on the head strap, so nothing is left dangling that could distract your Quest experience. It also has dedicated audi

Want to use a HOTAS joystick with Oculus Quest 2? Here's how!

Fans of games like Microsoft Flight Simulator and Star Wars Squadrons probably know that they can play these games in VR using a PC and a VR headset like an Oculus Quest 2 , but did you know you can use one of the best Quest 2 controller alternatives — like a HOTAS joystick — to get a more immersive experience? You sure can, but there's one big thing you'll need to be aware of: like the games that support it, a HOTAS can only be used with a PC via a USB connection. Once you've got a gaming PC, a HOTAS, and one of the best PC VR games with HOTAS support , here's how to use a HOTAS with Oculus Quest 2. How to use a HOTAS with Oculus Quest 2 Now that you've got a HOTAS, a gaming PC, and an Oculus Quest 2, it's time to get them all talking. Most HOTAS sold today are plug-and-play, which means you'll likely only need to plug your HOTAS into your computer using the USB cables included. Some manufacturers might have additional software to install to customiz

Only one Oculus headset is worth buying these days, so which is it?

The best of both worlds Oculus Quest 2 From $299 at Amazon Pros Can be used standalone or with a PC Very high-resolution display Doesn't require external sensors for tracking Modular design with interchangeable pads Hand tracking support Lots of developer support Cons Only 2-3 hour battery life Requires a Facebook account The Oculus Quest 2 represents a true vision for the future of VR from Facebook. It can be used by itself thanks to the powerful Snapdragon XR2 chipset inside, sports the highest resolution display, and has the best built-in speakers on any Oculus headset. It can be optionally used as a PC VR headset and requires no external sensors for room scale tracking. A dying breed Oculus Rift S $299 at Amazon Pros Doesn't need to be charged Easier setup than other PC-only headsets Headstrap design might be more comfortable for some Cons Mediocre built-in speakers No hand tracking Must be powered by a PC No physical IPD adjustment Foam

‘The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners’ for Quest to Get ‘The Trial’ Wave Mode Next Month

Skydance Interactive today announced that it’s bringing its wave-based mode to the Quest version of its hit single-payer zombie shooter, The Walking Dead: Saints Sinners (2020). Called ‘The Trial’, the game’s one-year anniversary update is slated to launch for free on the Quest platform on January 20th, 2021. The Trial game mode lets players take on increasingly difficult waves of zombies. Points based on the your zombie-killing performance are tallied up so you can buy a variety of weapons and crafting items, preparing you for the next, more difficult wave. The Trial previously came as a part of the ‘Meatgrinder’ update on the game’s other supported platforms this summer. Launched first on PC VR headsets January 23rd of this year, and then later to PSVR this summer, Saints & Sinners garnered critical acclaim for its cohesive RPG-style story, zombie-killing action, and intensely immersive visuals. With the launch of Quest 2 in October, the game also landed on the Quest pl

Need a replacement Touch Controller for the Oculus Quest?

Best answer: Yes, you can order replacement Touch Controllers for your Oculus Quest 2 or Oculus Quest directly from Oculus. You can also purchase them separately if you've only lost or broken one Touch Controller. Controlling the left: Quest 2 Replacement Controller (Left) ($69 at Oculus) Controlling the right: Quest 2 Replacement Controller (Right) ($69 at Oculus) Controlling the left: Oculus Quest Touch Left-hand Controller ($69 at Oculus) Controlling the right: Oculus Quest Touch Right-hand Controller ($69 at Oculus) Staying in touch The Touch Controllers are some of the most important components of the Oculus Quest 2 and Oculus Quest , and are certainly the best Oculus Quest 2 accessories . They allow you to interact with Oculus Quest games , apps, and the headset's interface. Everything from Beat Saber to the Settings menu can be controlled with a Touch Controller. The Touch Controllers that ship with the original Oculus Quest are not as robust as previous v

Everything we know about Oculus' Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy's Edge is the next VR-only Star Wars game from acclaimed developer ILMxLAB. As another Oculus-exclusive title, it's quickly becoming apparent that Oculus is the platform of choice for Star Wars VR games. Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy's Edge is an Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 -exclusive game and will not be coming to the Oculus Rift on PC due to Facebook sunsetting the Rift platform. That means that the Oculus Quest 2 is the best way to play the game, which is now available on the Oculus store for $25. Oculus Studios and ILMxLAB have partnered with the same folks who crafted the Smuggler's Run attraction at Disneyworld and Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge theme park to help work on the studio's latest game. The goal is to create a virtual reality game that matches the experience you can have at the theme park, albeit with more action, interactivity, and aliens than you'll find in the physical locations. Tales From the