Now-deleted screenshot from the Quest 2 developer blog (thanks Upload VR) indicates that support for body tracking may be on the way.Given Meta’s plans for, well, the Metaverse, expanding support for the Quest 2 feature set to include body tracking would be a great addition to the game, as well as your avatar in virtual reality.
Under “Mission Features” in the configuration menu, developers can choose to enable different features of the VR headset. As you can see in the screenshot below, right above the tracked keyboard support there is a drop-down menu for disabling and enabling body tracking support, a feature never mentioned before on the Quest 2 headset.
Currently, the only body parts the Quest 2 can track are your head, hands, and fingers (these were added via a software update in 2019).
Given the current hardware, we’re probably only talking about your torso, though we shouldn’t rule out the possibility that the Meta will release additional hardware, like an HTC Vive Pro 2-style room tracker. Only time will tell.
Interestingly, the Oculus development page appears to have updated the interface screenshots, this time completely removing any mention of body tracking. We’ve reached out to Meta for comment, and its response is that the company has nothing to share on this topic. Below you can see the before and after.