Meta’s Support for Original Oculus Quest Ending: What it Means for Users

Meta is cutting off support for the original Quest headset at the end of April, leaving users in a lurch. What are the implications of this decision?

End of Support for Original Oculus Quest

Well, well, well, look who's decided to drop a bombshell on all the loyal users of the original Oculus Quest – it's Meta, of course. The tech giant has sent out emails to developers, making it crystal clear that the days of the OG Quest are numbered. No more love for the first-generation device. It's like breaking up with your high school sweetheart all over again!

According to Forbes, Meta is cracking down hard on the Quest 1. Developers have until April 30 to push out any final updates to the Meta Quest store for this aging headset. After that, it's game over. No more updates, no more new apps, nada! It's like telling your grandma she can't play bingo anymore.

The Reader's Guide

Depreciation of the Quest 1

Let's face it, the Quest 1 has been on life support for a while now. Meta first hinted at pulling the plug back in January 2023, and now they're finally following through. It's like watching your favorite TV show get canceled after a long and successful run – bittersweet, to say the least.

But hey, don't lose hope just yet! Even though Meta is abandoning the Quest 1, there's still a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. Niche communities and platforms like SideQuest might give the old headset a new lease on life. Who knows, maybe it'll become a cult classic among VR enthusiasts.

Analysis: Is the Quest 2 Next?

Now, here's the million-dollar question – what's next for the Quest 2? Will it suffer the same fate as its predecessor? The guillotine is looming over its head, but we believe the Quest 2 is safe...for now. This second-gen beauty has garnered quite a following and is unlikely to be abandoned abruptly like the Quest 1.

So, if you're feeling abandoned by Meta and are in the market for a new VR headset, check out TechRadar's list of the best VR headsets for 2024. Who knows, you might find your next VR soulmate there!

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