2021 and leading into 2022 has been an incredible year for Oculus. The continued adoption of VR across the gaming space has been incredible. The flexibility that the Oculus Quest 2 has brought to the VR market has been a game-changer. The completely stand-alone headset allows so many of the barriers that have challenged VR as a platform. Oculus has undoubtedly become one of the biggest players in the VR space. Now after the company has worked so hard to create this brand and build customer trust in the product, it appears they will be tossing it to the wayside.
Oculus Quest No Longer
In an announcement from the former Oculus Twitter account, it was revealed that the company was undergoing a rebrand. Going forward it will be known as the Meta Quest, which reflects Oculus’s parent company Meta, which formerly was known as Facebook. Keeping up with all this so far? The name change has been greeted with criticism online as often the most complained about aspect about the Quest VR headset was its requirement to have a valid Facebook account. This issue has been raised so frequently that the company is in process of removing the requirement.
With all of the controversy that surrounds Facebook and Meta as a whole. It felt smart that Oculus had distanced itself so much from the brand and struck a chord with consumers as an almost independent device. But with Meta and the push forward to the “Metaverse”, it was undoubtedly inevitable that this rebranding would happen. It will be interesting to see how Oculus fans react, and what the future will hold for the headset.
New Name. Same Mission. pic.twitter.com/USJafAPEdW
— Meta Quest (@MetaQuestVR) January 26, 2022
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