After nearly two years on the market, Meta is officially increasing the price of its Quest 2 VR headset by $100.
As of August 1, the 128GB storage version of Meta Quest 2 will cost $399.99 (was $299), while the 256GB model will cost $499.99. Meta has also confirmed that starting August 1 and running through December 31, those who purchase a Quest 2 will receive a free digital copy of Beat Saber.
For now, the Meta Quest 2 is still available at its current price from numerous retailers.
Meta cites inflation as one of the reasons for the price increase, writing: “The costs of manufacturing and shipping our products have been on the rise,” Meta said in a recent blog post. “By pricing Quest 2, we can continue to increase our investment in the innovative research and development of new products that drive the VR industry to new heights. “
Meta has also unveiled its “ambitious VR hardware roadmap,” once again mentioning that it plans to release Project Cambria later this year and noting that the company plans to release “new generations of Meta Quest” in the future.
However, Meta noted that despite the $100 price increase, the Quest 2 “remains the most affordable VR headset ” on the market. Additionally, it has been announced that highly anticipated titles such as Ghostbusters VR, Among Us VR, and NFL Pro Era are coming to Quest 2. However, it is important to mention that these titles will also come to other virtual reality glasses, such as the long-awaited PS VR2.
Although Meta has the advantage of being a VR headset that doesn’t require a PC or console to run and has some games exclusive to its platform, most notably Resident Evil 4 VR.
Next month, Meta will also begin rolling out a new account system that will no longer require Quest 2 owners to use a Facebook account to use the headset.