Oculus Connect, the company’s annual developer conference, kicked off yesterday with the surprise announcement of a new high-end standalone VR headset. Dubbed Oculus Quest, the headset is being shown off at Connect in an array of colors outside of the initially advertised matte black.
Update (6:45 PM ET): Speaking to a Facebook spokesperson, Road to VR has learned that Oculus Quest will only be produced in black, and that the special colors shown at Connect were only to distinguish between teams. The original article follows below:
Original Article (September 27th, 2018): A purple and orange variant were seen in a special arena-scale demo of Dead and Buried, which is being positioned as an out-of-home offering.
There’s currently no word from Oculus whether the colorful variants will be offered to consumers or businesses when the headset launches in Spring 2019, although it’s clear at very least the company is toying with the idea.
If the colored Quests do come to market though, this will be the company’s first ever color option for any of their headsets, as both Rift and Oculus Go respectively come in black and light grey.
Want to learn more about Quest? Check out our hands-on with Quest for a deep dive into everything we know about the headset.