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Meta Is Shutting Down One Of Its Biggest Virtual Reality Game

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The same day that Meta increased the price for the Quest 2 headsets, the company announced it would close Quest 1 support for Population One, the most popular battle-royale shooter in virtual reality.

BigBox VR, the Meta-owned developer behind the game, announced the update in a blog post on its blog. 

The blog noted it is the case that Quest 1 owners will no longer be able to start or even play after the 31st of October 2022.

BigBox VR says the shutdown is needed to allow it to concentrate on developing exciting new VR experiences "that will expand the boundaries of VR multiplayer."

Quest 1 players can still technically play the game, provided they have a VR-ready computer. However, they will not be able to play the game.

The game supports cross-buying, allowing the PC version to be available through Air Link and Oculus Link.

It will still allow players to play the game Population: One by connecting their Quest 1 headset to their computer (wirelessly or wired).

The players who have Oculus Rift, Quest 2, Oculus Rift, and Oculus Rift S will still be able to play the game.

Although Meta is giving Quest 1 owners a refund for the game Population One, there's a restriction: you must purchase the game through Quest Store within the past six months.

This policy is insensitive for the game released on Quest more than two years ago. 

It is likely to leave a lot of gamers with an experience they cannot even play (unless they decide to upgrade to $399 Quest 2).

Population One's shutdown also raises questions about whether other developers might shortly end support for the 3-year-old Quest 1.