I keep reminding myself that VR remains a young technology every time I put on an Oculus Quest. Its performance is fine, but I just don’t like wearing the thing on my head for more than 15 minutes or so at a time.
I want something smaller and more comfortable. Something that sits on my noggin’ without taking over so much real estate there. They remind me of … headcrabs
. So I’m excited about the new architecture Facebook revealed this week.
Any time I use the Oculus Quest to show off VR gaming, I get met with both wonder and worry. They do enjoy trying it out at first, and they’re often amazed by what they see. But inevitably, they note how the headset just feels too dang big on their head.
It’s going to take some time – and likely a few models – before we go from today’s bulky headsets to something far slimmer and sleeker. I’m looking forward to watching this transformation.
–Jason Wilson, GamesBeat managing editor