There has been earlier chitter chatter concerning the Oculus Quest 2 getting an replace to allow 120Hz show refresh and now the upcoming function has been confirmed through an official roadmap. When we speak roadmaps, generally it issues issues a great distance away, however this replace is slated to reach later this month. However, the 120Hz refresh assist is flagged as ‘experimental’ for now, and can solely be out there to these with developer accounts initially.
As the Oculus Quest 2 is tweaked to offer 120Hz assist, the Valve Index helps these increased refresh charges out of the field and Valve is pushing 144Hz in its personal developer / experimental mode. Nevertheless, the 120Hz is a worthy purpose for the second gen quest which launched with assist for 72Hz earlier than a firmware replace enabled 90Hz in This fall final yr.
According to the roadmap the March 2021 replace will provide 120Hz solely in apps that assist it. Additionally, it’s written that “the feature will happen in two parts: API support for devs, Experimental Settings toggle to enable 120Hz and user being able to toggle 120Hz for supported apps”.
Oculus has ‘medium’ confidence within the arrival of this replace later within the month, so delays are probably, however the replace should maintain promise to be value broadcasting through the roadmap and thus alerting fans of the doubtless smoother expertise.
Remember the Oculus Quest 2 is a less expensive proposition (US$299) than the Valve Index ($999) despite the fact that it provides each standalone wi-fi (Snapdragon XR2 SoC powered) and wired Oculus-Link experiences. It is possible that the sooner refresh charges when used will have an effect on the Quest’s battery life.
If you’ve got an Oculus Quest 2 please share your ideas on this upcoming replace.