Dead Oculus Quest, Long Live Meta Quest

Do you own a Oculus Quest or one Oculus Quest 2? Well, you don’t need it anymore – Meta, the social networking platform formerly known as Facebook, has changed the name of the hardware to better suit its weird new branding, so you now own a ‘ Meta Quest’. Sounds more like a way to level up in an MMO than a hardware franchise. Uh.

The social media accounts for the brand have been updated to accommodate the new name, as the company warned earlier would happen. The Twitter bio for ‘Meta Quest’ now shows a ‘obnoxious new controller, who doesn’t?’ description, and the name change was initiated with a Meta-isnpired that simply took an old meme (below) that drew the ire of many gamers. A glimpse of the answers shows you how well it all went (ahem).

“We understand our community will remember the Oculus name, but change isn’t always a bad thing!” said the strange personal account, reply to a user that simply says “very cringe”. “We hope to fulfill our ambition to help build a clearer metaverse with our new name!” Honestly, why can’t Meta let Oculus exist under its own brand umbrella.

Facebook – or should I say Meta – acquired Oculus in 2014, draining its wallet for $2 billion to secure the rights to the hardware and technology behind the Oculus Rift. Since then, the company has pushed the brand forward with considerable difficulty, although there have been notable setbacks – whether form of skin irritant in the earpads or Virtual reality advertising in the game is not recommended, it hasn’t been a particularly smooth ride for Oculus since the acquisition. And that’s before you come complete analysis of Facebook / Oculus account integration.

Our Tom Orry is a big fan of Oculus Quest 2 and recommend a headset for gamers looking to experience the true next-gen greatness if the likes of the XBox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 don’t give it to you. We recently learned that Oculus Quest 2 also supports playing VR wirelessly on PC.

And yes, I will still call it the Oculus Quest for a while because all the links speak for themselves and I don’t want to ruin our SEO credibility. Get it, Facebook –– I mean, Meta. Dead Oculus Quest, Long Live Meta Quest

Fry Electronics Team

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