Facebook paused sales of its best-selling Oculus Quest 2 for much of August as it addressed an issue with the headset’s removable foam facial interface irritating the skin of some users. Once the issue was successfully addressed – Quest 2 users can receive a silicone cover to protect their skin during use – the world’s leading VR corporate evangelist had something else to announce: an upgrade.
Oculus also took the opportunity to raise the specs of the entry-level Quest 2, boosting internal storage from 64GB to 128GB. With the 64GB Quest 2 being phased out and replaced with the 128GB model while keeping the same accessible $299 price, this effectively bolsters the whole Quest 2 line and paves the way for a Quest 2 Pro (or similar high-end upgrade) in the near future.
Arriving with a silicone covering for the aforementioned foam facial interface designed to address known issues, the new 128GB base model Quest 2 offers one of the strongest purchasing opportunities for anyone either jumping into virtual reality for the first time or aiming to increase their hardware power and advance their virtual experience.