Oracle have announced changes to their public releases of Java 8 updates. Java SE/SDK is used by some games platforms and it has to be present on your system for those games to work.
Basically, free Java 8 updates for commercial customers, such as game developers, will cease in January 2019. After that date commercial customers must have a licence to continue to receive the updates.
Free Java 8 updates for non-commercial uses, such as your home PC, will continue until the end of 2020.
In this release from Oracle, Oracle seems to be stating that they be relying more on the commercial developers, i.e. game developers, to distribute the updates to their clients.
What if any affect will this have on future development of Quest? (and others)
What if any affect will this have on future development of Quest?
I don't see why it would have any effect. Are some of the other game makers on the market dependant on Java? Might push a few people over here if so, but I don't think any of the ones I've seen are.
It is part of the end of support for Java 8. Java 9 and 10 will not be affected.
Though as mrangel says, Quest does not use Java so will not be affected