VIRTUAL Reality headsets are becoming increasingly popular, as developers continue to find new ways to enhance the gaming experience.
Here, we take a look at Meta Quest, and what you will need to know before playing on it.
Meta Quest is a virtual reality headset from the company formerly known as Facebook
Do you need a Facebook account for Meta Quest?
No, as on August 23, 2022, Meta removed the requirement of a Facebook account to access Quest 2 and other Quest products.
However, users will still need to have a Meta account, which is separate from Facebook.
The reason for this, as on the account, you will be able to store games you have purchased in a digital library.
You must be 13 or older if you want to create a Meta account.
If you have already used a Facebook account in order to use a version of the device, you need to make sure to log in to be able to transfer all friends and purchases to the new account.
What is Meta Quest?
Meta Quest is a series of headsets made by Meta.
Quest can run as either a standalone headset with an internal, Android-based operating system, or with compatible VR software running on a desktop computer.
You wear the headset like a pair of sunglasses, and use the two controllers to operate what goes on in the game.
Therefore, you are seeing the game from a first person viewpoint, as if you are actually in that world.
The advancements in technology mean that unlike on a traditional console, you can feel properly part of the action.
It was initially launched on October 13, 2020, as Oculus Quest.
In November 2021, as part of the rebranding of Facebook, Inc. as Meta, the Oculus brand began to be phased out Oculus Quest was rebranded as Meta Quest in promotional materials, and Oculus Store was rebranded as “Quest Store”.
Oculus was originally founded in 2012 by a group of independent developers and hardware enthusiasts.
In 2014, Facebook (Meta) acquired Oculus for over £1.5billion, bringing its market-leading VR capabilities under Facebook’s fold.
There are several different models of Meta Quest, such as the Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro.