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“Meta Quest 1 life cycle is coming to an end”, which is a good thing for Meta

‘VR MMO Zenith: The Last City’ will no longer be supported on Meta Quest 1.The title’s next major update will include a new ninja profession, but it will not be available on the device, and as of September 15, 2023, Ramen VR’s VR games will no longer be available on Quest 1.”Currently, maintaining Quest 1 is affecting the quality and stability of the studio’s Quest 2 games, so removing support for Quest 1 is responsible for the vast majority of players.” Ramen VR said.

To this end, Ramen VR provided a statistic to support its argument: the data shows that only about 2% of Quest players are still using Quest 1.

The device is also barely used as a PCVR headset anymore: according to the latest SteamVR statistics, Quest 1 has a market share of 2.2%, while Quest 2 is just under 45%.

Meta Quest 1 coming to the end of its life cycle.

It’s no surprise that Meta has announced that the Meta Quest 1 will be phased out, and as of February 1st 2024, no new Quest 1 apps will be available on the Meta Quest Store.

It’s worth noting that popular VR games such as ‘Population: One’ and ‘Onward’ have or will cease to be supported by Quest 1 this year, with both ‘Population: One’ and ‘Onward’ developers owned by Meta, and not only that, but Meta has also hinted that other third-party studios will also drop support for Quest 1, with Ramen VR is one of them.

Meta Quest 3 will be released this year.

Quest 1 was launched in May 2019 as Oculus Quest, and the headset was replaced by the more powerful Quest 2 in October 2020.

The lack of widespread use of Quest 1 was actually a good thing for Meta, as it allowed for a smoother transition to Quest 2, which allowed a wide range of VR game studios to make full use of Quest 2 and ultimately benefit consumers.

The transition from Quest 2 to Quest 3 won’t be easy though, Quest 3 will be released this year but will be priced higher than Quest 2 and Quest 2 will still be on the market for a long time.

Incidentally, Quest 1 fans can still play ‘VR MMO Zenith: The Last City’ on PC via Air Link or Virtual Desktop. On a side note, support for PS VR1 will also be discontinued for VR MMO Zenith: The Last City.

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