Meta VR Headset: In an interview, Mark Zuckerberg said that Meta’s next virtual reality headgear is well on its way and that a release in November is anticipated.
Meta, previously Facebook, offers a popular VR headset range. The Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 have sold successfully, bringing VR to the public without a computer.
While many still appreciate the Oculus Quest 2, others are moving forward. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, said the next Meta VR headset will arrive in November.
The next Meta VR headset, formerly known as Project Cambria, will have many new features and technologies. Zuckerberg told Joe Rogan the “next gadget” is arriving in November. Zuckerberg didn’t name or price the device. He did offer fans some clues, however.
Meta VR Headset: Features and Cost
The next Meta VR headset will monitor not just a user’s hands and motions, but also their face. The new gadget will measure eye movement, which Zuckerberg believes might be converted into a virtual avatar displaying where the user is looking. It can also scan facial emotions for a more authentic social experience. Project Cambria will include augmented or mixed reality, enabling users to overlay VR features on the actual environment in full colour.
This new technology has a catch. Next Meta VR headset will likely cost more than Quest and Quest 2. The headset may cost $800 or more, making it the same price as two existing headsets, even after the Oculus Quest 2’s $400 price rise.
Meta will soon announce an event to unveil the new technology and its benefits. The headgear will help bring Meta’s vision of the Metaverse to life, but with significant VR losses, it’s unclear whether that will ever happen.