Recent meta Quest 2 updates, version 55, added many new features and improvements, as expected. Quest 2 fans eagerly awaited this update, which doesn’t disappoint. The larger Explorer tab is the update’s main feature. The Explorer tab previously suggested apps, movies, and online followers. This version adds The Meta Avatar Outfit Store, Facebook, and Instagram Reels, giving users more material and interactions.
Multi-touch support is another addition by Meta. This feature lets users pinch and zoom with two fingers. This feature is only experimental, but it suggests intriguing future upgrades. The Quest 2’s unofficial maximum capabilities unlocking is the most important part of this update. Meta overclocked the chipset, improving performance by 19%. Quest 2 players should expect smoother gaming and better graphics than Pico 4 users with the same processor.
This performance gain is great, but battery life is an issue. Meta’s Dynamic Resolution Scaling (DRS) lets developers use higher resolutions without losing frame rates, delivering a pleasant gaming experience. Quest 2 users can now lock their VR headset with a passcode. This adds to the device unlock pattern, giving users extra security options. Quest Messenger’s full integration brings it up to par with other social media apps on the market.
VR users may now text buddies on their phones. These changes apply to the Quest 2 and Quest Pro headsets. The Quest Pro has better eye tracking than other VR headsets, but its use case is different. Eye tracking is built into the Quest Pro, although it’s not the main input system like the Apple Vision Pro. It mostly helps define lens separation choices (interpupillary distance) and simulates natural eye activity with foveated rendering.
The Quest Pro 2 may be canceled due to the Quest 3’s lack of eye tracking. This information is scant, therefore, fans are eagerly anticipating official announcements. Leaked Quest 3 details show its stunning full-resolution display. Its LCD screen instead of OLED screen is surprising, given its pancake lenses and continuous IPD adjustment advancements. This approach has raised eyebrows in a market where VR aficionados expect deeper blacks and better colors from OLED screens.
Xbox Gaming Studios, unlike Meta, claims that no one wants to play VR and AR headsets. This contrasts with industry advances like the PlayStation VR2, Quest 3, and Apple Vision Pro, which have garnered attention and investment. Positively, Big Screen Beyond, an ultra-compact PC-based VR headset, is progressing. It offers comfortable, extended VR experiences with its 3D face-scanned foam layer. The first U.S. customers are receiving their units.
The critically acclaimed PC VR game “Hubris” is coming to PlayStation VR2 and Quest 2, offering an immersive space adventure with haptic feedback, adjustable triggers, and 3D audio. Pre-order Quest 2 to get a free-roaming living planet dubbed “The Great Sensei” as a home environment. “Musical Journey” is another popular title. This free VR game lets players mix music using hand tracking, learn about instruments and musical styles, and create their own songs.
The latest update to “Breachers,” a popular VR game, adds a full-party system and “Bot Takeover”. The friend’s menu lets players manage party invites, making the game more sociable. “Bot Takeover” addresses a popular game improvement. These fascinating VR improvements show that the industry continues to evolve and innovate, bringing users new and immersive experiences that push the limits of virtual reality gaming and engagement. Continue to follow VR news and updates as technology advances.