The Oculus Quest is dead, long live the Meta Quest

Do you own an Oculus Quest or an Oculus Quest 2? Well, you don’t anymore – Meta, the social network platform previously known as Facebook, has changed the name of the hardware to better fit into its weird new branding, so now you own a ‘Meta Quest’. Sounds more like a way to level up in an MMO than a hardware brand. Ew.

The social media accounts for the brand have been updated to suit the new name, as the company had previously warned would happen. The Twitter bio for ‘Meta Quest’ now sports a hateful ‘new handle, who dis?’ description, and the name change was kicked off with a simply horrible Meta-isnpired take on an old meme (below) that attracted the ire of many gamers. A simple glimpse at the replies shows you how well (ahem) it’s all gone.

“We understand our community will miss the Oculus name, but change doesn’t always have to be a bad thing!” says the weirdly personal account, replying to a user that simply said ‘so cringe’. “We’re hoping to make our ambitions to help build the metaverse more clear with our new name!” Why Meta couldn’t simply have Oculus exist under its own brand umbrella is beyond me, frankly.

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