An Oculus Quest 2 price hike is on the way, as Meta has announced plans to charge more for its popular VR headset.
As you might expect, the social media giant is already receiving backlash over the decision, as the increase could make virtual reality financially inaccessible for some gamers.
According to a Meta blog post, the Oculus Quest 2 The 128GB model will cost $399.99 USD starting August 1, while the 256GB version will cost $499.99 USD. The MSRP change also affects refurbished models, and the company confirms that Quest 2 accessories are also expected to cost more.
Meta says the price increase will help push the virtual reality industry forward, which could be a reference to both its metaverse ambitions and future projects like Project Cambria. To sweeten the proverbial deal, virtual reality rhythm game Beat Saber will come with Quest 2 headsets, but even the prospect of swinging around glow sticks to the tune of Fall Out Boy isn’t enough to shield the company from criticism.
Backlash over Oculus Quest 2 price hike
On Twitter, fans are calling Meta out on its Oculus Quest 2 price change.
A highlight for enthusiasts the fact that the hike prevents players from getting their foot in the VR door, while others claim that they will take a PSVR 2 headset instead.
Naturally, some critics are using the news as an excuse to bring up the company’s metaverse-themed name change, mixed with references to its recent financial problems.
Whether you think Meta’s Quest 2’s price hike is justified or not, the $100 increase will keep more gamers from getting their hands on the best VR headset. Sure, the cash grab could help the conglomerate build capabilities for upcoming devices like the Oculus Quest 3, but raising the financial bar could stifle the continued success of its current generation offering.
Source : Actualnews