This Thursday (28), during the Connect 2021 event, Facebook revealed that the new name of its parent company is Meta. But it’s not just the conglomerate that is changing its name: Oculus Quest will be renamed Meta Quest.
Starting next year, the entire line of Oculus Quest devices will cease to exist to be reborn as Meta Quest — in the near future, the Oculus app will also be updated with the same name. The revelation was carried out by Meta CTO Andrew Bosworth on his official Facebook page.
According to Bosworth, virtual reality will be the best way to access the metaverseSource: Unsplash
The goal is the Meta Quest
“We all have a strong connection to the Oculus brand and this was a very difficult decision to make. While we are withdrawing the name, I can assure you that Oculus’ original vision remains deeply rooted in how Meta will continue to drive mass adoption of the virtual reality,” Bosworth said in the message.
The company also revealed that it is working to update the Quest login issue and no longer require Facebook accounts to use the device — the update will be released in 2022.
“When people buy our products, we want them to clearly understand that all of these devices are Meta branded and go along with our vision of the metaverse,” adds Bosworth.