Earlier this week, we got our first look at what appeared to be a new Oculus Quest virtual reality headset, thanks to an obvious marketing image shared on Twitter. Since then, more pictures have appeared online – including pictures of the device in the wild and an alleged release date – indicating that the headset could be launched soon.
The new images released on Friday confirm that this new quest looks a lot like its successor, but could be in a black and white color scheme. See for yourself these pictures shared on Reddit:
Image: Tjtaco123 on Reddit
The existence of these units, which appear to be test devices, suggests that the device might come out sooner rather than later.
This earlier timeframe was reinforced by the WalkingCat Twitter leaker, which shared the first marketing image released this week that has shared credible leaks in the past. They seemingly posted more marketing images on Twitter and mentioned in one of their tweets a mysterious date on September 15th that could indicate when Oculus, owned by Facebook, is planning to start this new quest:
Facebook declined to comment on the pictures or the rumored start date.
The company released the first Oculus Quest in May last year, and Adi Robertson said in its test that it had a practical, cordless design, but was less powerful than wired headsets. However, Facebook has expanded Quest's capabilities since its release, and my colleague Sam Byford declared it a "VR headset" in May of this year (although it's hard to find in stock).