Meta is ending support for the original Quest VR headset
Meta is officially ending support for its original Quest virtual reality headset.
In an email sent to owners of the original Meta Quest, the company announced that it will no longer be shipping new features to its standalone VR headset. However, the company plans to continue adding software and security patches through 2024.
Meta says Quest 1 owners will still be able to use compatible headsets and apps. However, these users will no longer be able to create or join a group. Additionally, original Quest owners will lose access to social features available on Meta Horizon Home starting March 5th. This includes inviting others to Meta Horizon’s home or visiting someone else’s home.
The announcement isn’t surprising, as support for the original Meta Quest appears to have ended in recent months. The clearest example of this was last July when BigBox VR subsidiary Meta announced that it was Ending Quest 1 support for the critically acclaimed VR battle royale shooter. Although the developer offered Quest 1 owners a refund for Population: One, the caveat was that you had to purchase the game within the past six months of this ad.
With Quest 2 ending support, the Meta is still working on everything in the VR arm, despite reports Huge losses Where the company is focusing on is the Metaverse. With the release of Quest Pro last year, along with Confirmation that Meta Quest 3 will be released this yearIt will be interesting to see how long it takes before Quest 2 support starts to wane.
Taylor is IGN’s Associate Technology Editor. You can follow her on Twitter @employee
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