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Facebook won't make PC-only VR headsets going forward

Oculus Quest 2 Leak With Controllers
Oculus Quest 2 Leak With Controllers (Image credit: Facebook)

Oculus Quest 2 Leak With Controllers

Source: Facebook (Image credit: Source: Facebook)

What you need to know

  • Facebook won't make PC-only VR hardware going forward.
  • Facebook will stop selling the Oculus Rift S in 2021.
  • The Oculus Rift platform will instead be available through Oculus Link.

Facebook explains in a news post that it will no longer make PC-only hardware going forward. Facebook will stop selling the Oculus Rifts S in 2021. The Oculus Rift platform will instead be available through Oculus Link on headsets like the Oculus Quest 2.

Facebook sheds light on the future of the Oculus Rift platform in a blog post (opens in new tab):

We're going to focus on standalone VR headsets moving forward. We'll no longer pursue PC-only hardware, with sales of Rift S ending in 2021. That said, the Rift Platform isn't going anywhere. In fact, we've seen significant growth in PC VR via Oculus Link, and the Rift Platform will continue to grow while offering high-end PC VR experiences like Lone Echo II and Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond well into the future.

This is a developing story, and we will add more details as they emerge.

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Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

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3 Comments
  • Wow, just effin wow. Didnt see thisbpne coming. So it's their way or the highway. Bold. But the lines have been drawn. If you care about the future of PCVR, stay away from Oculus and Facebook. Also the future in general and freedom
  • All the news and rumors about the cancellation of the Rift S successors should have been a clue. They gutted a lot of the core PC teams shortly after the Rift S launch to move almost everyone on to supporting things for the Quest with only minimal updates to the Rift software. (disclosure: I worked for Oculus during 2018-2019, on one of the Rift software teams that was split apart and gutted, and left under bad terms, so take my comments with whatever salt you may want)
  • This is honestly fine. They have been focusing on standalone for a bit. My only real concern is that HTC needs to step up and come out swinging with the Valve Index as it's new competitor. I'm glad I won't be having to use Facebook to sign in just to use a VR headset.