Quest 2 will be supported for years after sales end, says Meta CTO

Quest 2 will be supported for years after sales end, says Meta CTO

The Meta Quest 2 will be supported for years to come, promises Andrew Bosworth.


Meta's CTO was asked in his recent AMA on Instagram how long Quest 2 will be supported. Bosworth wouldn't commit to a number, but did say the following:

"Meta Quest 2 is still for sale (laughs), so we're in good shape. I think it's pretty standard in consumer electronics: From like the date of the last device sold, there's a period of years that follow that that's still supported, and then we still do our best effort to make sure it works for longer.

But if you want to make sure that the majority of your efforts going towards the majority of people using the platform that's going tend to be on the slightly more modern platforms.

I don't have the exact numbers because Quest 2 is still for sale, but following the sale, there's a period during which it continues to get support. We want people to who bought it the last day to have a full life with it. And then at that point, we'll move forward."



The beginning of the end of Quest 2

Using Quest 1 as a benchmark, which was replaced by Quest 2 and discontinued in October 2020, the device had a life span of two and a half to just under four years after the end of sales, depending on where you want to draw the line. Meta announced the end of Quest 1 support in early 2023, and the device will continue to receive critical security updates until August 2024. Quest 1 will continue to be usable after that, albeit with fewer games and features than Quest 2 and Quest 3.

However, the first major Quest 2 exclusive title (Resident Evil 4) was released just one year after the headset's launch, and the same will happen with Quest 3.

According to unconfirmed reports, a cheaper version of Quest 3, which could be called Quest 3 Lite or Quest 3S, will be released later this year to replace the Quest 2, which is currently being sold at a historically low price of $200, presumably to clear out stock. Whoever buys it should be aware that Quest 2 is nearing the end of its lifecycle.

Sources: Instagram