With the release of another firmware update for the original Quest VR headset, Meta intends to stop supporting this device. As a result, owners of this outdated model will be limited to using some of the social features.
Some users posted screenshots of an email online saying that the company will stop adding new features to Quest 1 and some features will disappear. However, the headset will receive “critical bug fixes and security updates through 2024.”
Just got this email from Meta. Looks like the Quest 1’s days are numbered💀😥 pic.twitter.com/QV3EPBXIuR
— blaze5161 (@blaze_5161) January 9, 2023
The email states that the original Quest units will continue to work. But users won’t be able to “create or join a group”. In addition, users “who currently have access to Meta Horizon Home’s social features will lose access to those features on March 5, 2023.” These features include the ability to go to someone else’s house or invite someone to visit your house.
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Launched under the Oculus brand in 2019, the Quest headset is the predecessor to the popular Quest 2 headset that came out in late 2020. For many years, these two headsets have basically received the same new features, despite the fact that they have significantly different hardware resources.
Source: The Verge