Meta’s Quest 2 VR headsets are about to get more expensive.
As announced on the Meta Quest blog today, Meta will be raising the pricing of its entry-level headsets by $100 beginning next month. Starting in August, the Meta Quest 2 with 128 GB of storage will cost $399.99 USD, while the 256 GB version will cost $499.99. Prices for Meta Quest 2 accessories and refurbished units will also see an increase.
Meta has explained that the new premiums are owed to the increasing costs of making and shipping the Quest VR 2, which are “on the rise.” The new price points will allow the company to continue growing its investment in “groundbreaking research and new product development that pushes the VR industry to new heights.”
The good news for prospective owners is that for a limited time, new Quest 2 VR headset purchases will include an offer to download Beat Saber at no additional cost. The popular VR rhythm title developed by Beat Games normally costs $29.99.
Meta is also keeping things positive by outlining what’s ahead for VR users who have invested into its ecosystem. Numerous games are on the way, including new generations of Quest hardware.
We have an ambitious VR hardware roadmap, beginning with the launch of our high-end headset, Project Cambria, later this year. And we plan to ship new generations of Meta Quest after that. At Reality Labs Research, we have teams dedicated to advancing the state of the art in VR displays, audio, incredibly lifelike avatars, haptics, wrist-based interfaces, and more. And on the content front, we have a robust lineup of exciting titles coming to Meta Quest 2, including Ghostbusters VR, Among Us VR, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution, BONELAB, and NFL PRO ERA—VR’s first officially-licensed NFL game.
Meta announced its all-in-one Quest 2 VR headset in September 2020. The headset features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 Platform for increased processing power and higher AI capability, 6 GB of RAM, and a display that offers a resolution of 1832 x 1920 pixels per eye and refresh rates of up to 90 Hz.
The headset was originally called the Oculus Quest 2, but Meta decided to rebrand all of its Oculus products earlier this year.