The Oculus brand, including the , will be rebranded to Meta Quest and Meta Quest app in early 2022 according to a Facebook post from . Other Oculus names will also be changed such as Oculus Home to Horizon Home, Oculus Venues to Horizon Venues, Oculus Friends to Horizon Friend and Oculus Profile to Horizon Profile.
“We all have a strong attachment to the Oculus brand, and this was a very difficult decision to make,” Bosworth said in the post. “While we’re retiring the name, I can assure you that the original Oculus vision remains deeply embedded in how Meta will continue to drive mass adoption for VR today.”
Facebook purchased Rift, which was funded by a Kickstarter campaign.. The virtual technology company made a big splash with its first VR headset, the
Meta is the new parent company that will oversee all of Facebook’s assets, including the social media platform itself, Instagram, WhatsApp, and all the virtual and augmented reality components. It plans to develop its own Metaverse, which will be a virtual world for socializing, working and gaming.