Roblox would arrive sometime this year at goal questthe virtual reality headset, at a time when the company is about to change the generation of its devices and the video game had losses in 2022.
According to The Verge, the arrival of the game would take place in the second half of 20023, although it would not be clear if it will also be available for first-generation headsets that will stop receiving updates in 2024 and lose functions in the short term.
The arrival of Roblox to the devices Goal It’s not a surprise, considering that in 2021 the game’s director and co-founder, Dave Baszcuki, assured that quest it makes “perfect sense” for the game to be taken there.
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Currently, the players of the title can already experience the virtual reality experience with the occulus rift Y HTC Livealthough they need to have the headphones connected to the computer.
Both brands come from a 2022 with economic complications, on the part of Roblox there was a loss of 297 million dollars and the virtual reality division of Meta of 3.670 million dollars. So it’s a move that could benefit both, considering that the game has close to 200 million users and its experience has a large base in the metaverse.
Without forgetting that the technology company is about to launch its third generation of virtual reality headsets, which were announced in 2022 and add improvements in image quality, processing, among others.
The first Meta Quest will stop receiving updates
The possible arrival of Roblox occurs in the midst of a moment of generational change in the virtual reality devices of the parent company of Facebook. The original model will lose some of its features and will stop having updates that include extra features.
Meta plans to continue developing security patches and bug fixes until 2024. While users will still be able to open their apps and games, the option to create and join games will no longer be available, something that will eventually affect platforms like Roblox that They base their mechanics on online play.
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These types of decisions are common in the midst of generational changes in devices and with the first Meta helmets there has already been a drop in support, such as the decision to BigBox VRa subsidiary of the company, which announced in July last year that it would stop supporting Quest 1 for its shooter. Population One.
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What’s New in Meta Quest Pro
The third generation of these devices will have several advanced functions, largely thanks to the processor Snapdragon XR2-Pluswhich has greater autonomy and energy efficiency, with 12 GB of memory and 256 GB of storage.
Regarding its image quality, the screens will be 1800 x 1920 pixels per eye, with a refresh rate of up to 90 Hz and 75% more contrast than the Quest 2.
Other highlights are cameras for better internal and external monitoring, new design in the controls and rechargeable batteries.