Meta plans to cease supporting the unique Quest digital actuality headset after 2024, the corporate has revealed.
The corporate will proceed to supply new options to standalone Quest 1 headphones till 2024, however some options will ultimately be phased out, the corporate mentioned in an e-mail to Quest homeowners. Nonetheless, the corporate mentioned it’s going to proceed to offer “important bug fixes and safety fixes till 2024.”
The e-mail, which was copied into the Meta weblog publish, signifies that Quest 1 customers will nonetheless be capable of use their headset and obtainable apps, however will lose the power to hitch or create events. Quest 1 customers can even lose entry to Meta Horizon Residence’s social options on March 5, that means customers won’t be able to go to different customers’ properties or invite them to go to their very own.
When the unique Quest was launched in Could 2019, it was extensively thought to be the very best VR system of the yr, providing the prospect to attach with pals, see theatrical experiences and really feel such as you’ve escaped for a second. However the outdated headset has taken a again seat in Quest 2, the improved and cheaper sequel that was launched in October 2020.
And whereas the Quest 2 continues to be the very best standalone VR headset on the market proper now and probably the most inexpensive by way of options, VR customers are trying ahead to the Quest 3, the mainstream, extra inexpensive follow-up to the 2-year-old. Quest 2, which Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg mentioned in October, is predicted to debut someday this yr.