Mode 120 Hz Oculus Quest 2 may appear earlier than expected. This is evidenced by the official timetable for the development Quest.
Most applications Quest are working with a refresh rate of 72 Hz. Only optimized for system apps VR support 90 Hz. However, Oculus Quest 2 has a much greater potential.
At the end of 2020, John Carmack stated that Facebook may receive mode 120 Hz, then in mid-February, was followed by the confirmation of these words from the boss XR Andrew Bosworth. According to the plan of Quest from Facebook, it can happen in March, at least with high probability.
According to records, this function is experimental status as, for example, and recently released a function of the sofa. First, you should see the corresponding interface for developers, including the ability to activate the mode 120 Hz for VR applications.
Only after that Quest users have the opportunity to use the increased refresh rate. Last year Carmack called Quest developers to develop with an eye to 90 Hz, and watch immediately NV side 120 Hz.
The entry in the timetable of the development Quest
In virtual reality, of course, the higher the framerate, the better. This makes the digital world a more realistic and reduces the likelihood of nausea from virtual reality. 90 Hz are considered the industry standard.
However, there are devices that go far beyond this frequency the updates, for example, Valve Index, which supports up to 144 Hz.
120 Hertz for Oculus Link?
However, the higher the refresh rate, the higher requirements to the headset, and Oculus Quest 2 here has its limitations. Thus, at this stage mode 120 Hz should benefit only system programs and VR applications with low graphics requirements.
It is unclear whether a PC connection Oculus Link also benefit from a higher refresh rate. This will significantly improve Quest 2 as VR glasses for PC and closer to the Valve Index, at least from the point of view of the frequency of updates.