Meta is formally ending assist for the unique Quest VR headset.
In an e mail despatched to house owners of the unique Meta Quest, the corporate stated it won’t be transport any new options to the standalone VR headset. Nevertheless, the corporate plans to proceed including software program and safety fixes till 2024.
Meta says Quest 1 house owners can nonetheless use their headset and suitable apps. Nevertheless, these customers can not create or be part of a celebration. As well as, unique Quest house owners will lose entry to Meta Horizon House’s social options beginning March fifth. This consists of inviting others to Meta Horizon House or visiting another person’s house.
The announcement comes as no shock, as assist for the unique Meta Quest appeared to be winding down in current months. The obvious instance was final July, when Meta’s subsidiary BigBox VR introduced it was ending Quest 1 assist for the critically acclaimed VR battle royale shooter Inhabitants One. Though the developer supplied Quest 1 house owners a refund for Inhabitants: One, the caveat was that the sport needed to be bought inside the final six months of the announcement.
With Quest 2 assist ending, Meta remains to be all-in on its VR arms, regardless of stories of huge losses as the corporate focuses on Metaverse. With the discharge of Quest Professional final yr, together with the affirmation that Meta Quest 3 will probably be launched this yr, it will likely be attention-grabbing to see how lengthy it takes for Quest 2 to begin dropping assist.
Taylor is a technical editor at IGN. You possibly can comply with him on Twitter @TayNixter.