What best probably came about? Facebook has talked about that as soon as the recent stock of Oculus Rift S headsets dries up, the firm would possibly perchance not be replenishing it with recent items, therefore announcing its discontinuation. Transferring forward, Facebook will level of curiosity on making the Oculus Quest 2 the first “mainstream” VR headset.
When Facebook launched the Lenovo-made Oculus Rift S in 2019, the VR headset was got with mixed emotions. As a successor of the normal Rift from 2016, the Rift S improved in some areas, however in just a few others, it was genuinely worse. As an illustration, the Rift S functions a complete bigger show resolution (2560x1440p vs 2160x1200p), however at the value of a lower refresh rate (80Hz vs 90Hz).
Despite its flaws, the Oculus Rift S introduced down the value for VR gaming with its $399 MSRP at open. But now that the in most cases superior Oculus Quest 2 would possibly perchance also also be got for $299 (64GB mannequin), there is no motive to not do away with this one as an replacement.
All the device by strategy of Facebook’s Q3 2020 earnings call, the firm disclosed that the Quest 2 VR headset had got 5 instances extra pre-orders than the normal Oculus Quest.
“Rift S is peaceful on hand for sale at the moment in some channels across the realm, however as we introduced closing yr, we realizing to stop promoting Rift S in 2021,” acknowledged a Facebook consultant. “In overall talking, as channels sell out of stock, they won’t be replenished challenging forward.”
As of writing, there is peaceful stock of the Oculus Rift S on the respectable store and a few retailers corresponding to Walmart and Micro Center. On the opposite hand, Microsoft, Lenovo, and Amazon extinguish not lift it anymore.
Amongst the recent carve of VR headsets there is the Oculus Quest 2 obviously, however there are other picks love the high-stay Valve Index. Sony would possibly perchance be known to be rising a successor to the PlayStation VR and the rumored Apple VR headset.