The Quest For More: Meta’s Quest+ Launches In The UK

Meta’s latest venture into virtual reality, Quest+, is now available for users in the UK. The subscription service aims to enhance the VR experience by offering a curated selection of games each month.

The Launch of Meta Quest+

Meta Platforms, previously known as Facebook, is pushing forward in the high-stakes world of virtual reality (VR). The tech giant launched Meta Quest+ on Monday, a subscription service for its Quest 2, Pro and upcoming Quest 3 VR headsets. Now, the service has reached the shores of the UK.

For a monthly subscription of £5.99 or an annual fee of £44.99, VR enthusiasts can immerse themselves in a range of high-quality VR experiences. As a special introductory offer, new subscribers can enjoy their first month for a mere 75p.

Quest+ Games Selection

Each month, Quest+ offers two handpicked VR titles from Meta’s expansive library. The service launched with Cloudhead Games’ Pistol Whip and Arvore Immersive Experiences’ Pixel Ripped 1995. Come August, subscribers can look forward to diving into Mighty Coconut’s Walkabout Mini Golf, and Terrible Posture Games’ Mothergunship: Forge.

What sets Quest+ apart from most subscription services is the nature of its curation. Instead of an all-you-can-play model, Quest+ provides a more focussed offering. The cherry-picked games remain available to subscribers for as long as they maintain their subscription. Even if users cancel their service and decide to resubscribe later, they will regain access to all the titles that were available during their original paid subscription period.


Apple Vs Meta: A Tale of Two VR Strategies

The introduction of Quest+ comes at a time when the VR industry is heating up, with tech giants like Apple making their mark with high-end offerings. Apple’s recent Vision Pro headset comes with a hefty price tag of approximately £2,599, which puts it in an entirely different league to Meta’s offerings. While Apple appears to be targeting the high-end, professional VR market, Meta is carving out a niche among those looking for an affordable yet immersive VR experience.

The Quest 2, Meta’s flagship headset, retails at a far more palatable £224.99, making it accessible to a much wider audience. In the face-off between Apple and Meta, the divergent strategies present a fascinating study of contrasts in the rapidly evolving VR market.

Affordable VR Experience

In the current market, the launch of Quest+ could be seen as Meta’s strategy to provide a more cost-effective entry into VR, offering a range of quality experiences without breaking the bank.

Final Thoughts

With Quest+, Meta seems set to continue its push into the realms of VR. This new service brings a fresh and accessible approach to VR gaming. For users in the UK, it could open up a new world of virtual exploration, without the hefty price tag. As the VR landscape continues to evolve, it will be intriguing to see how Quest+ shapes the future of this immersive technology.