The Meta boss spoke at the general meeting about the latest financial report* Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that the company will release a new meta virtual reality headset by the end of the year.* Quest 3. It offers some of the tech found in the $1,500 flagship Quest Pro VR headset, but is aimed at a mainstream user segment.
The Quest 3 headset will feature Meta technology* Reality, which allows you to use the device not only as a Virtual Reality (VR) headset, but also as an Augmented Reality (AR) gadget. So the novelty will be a mixed reality headset. meta support* Reality already has the more expensive Quest Pro model.
As the new VR/AR headset will most likely be called Meta* Quest 3 has been confirmed by the company in previous financial reports, writes The Verge. At the same time, it was assumed that the device would go on sale by the end of 2023. Zuckerberg expects the Quest 3 to cost between $300 and $500, at most a third of the price of the Quest Pro, which is aimed at professional users.
“The mixed reality (MR) ecosystem is relatively new, but I believe it will be actively developed in the years to come. Later this year we will release a new generation of consumer devices that support mixed reality. And I expect the technologies embedded within will become the foundation upon which the company will build in the development of future headsets and AR glasses.Zuckerberg said at a shareholders meeting.
It is not yet clear which mixed reality features the mid-range device will support. For example, the Quest Pro headset is equipped with two cameras to digitize the real space around the user for subsequent interaction with surrounding objects using augmented reality capabilities. Whether Quest 3 will offer something similar is still unknown. The current version of the Quest 2 virtual reality headset is equipped with basic environment analysis functions and can only display a low-resolution monochrome image of the real world on the screen. Previous rumors claimed that Quest 3 will get a stage depth sensor, giving the device the ability to measure the space in front of the user and track the movements of their hands.
According to the portal The Verge, the possibilities of Meta* The reality in Quest Pro wasn’t as impressive as advertised. In a test of the device, there were problems with the color reproduction when transferring a real-world image to the device’s display, which also appeared grainy. At the same time, the Quest Pro screen is difficult to read in low light conditions, and it is almost impossible to read a smartphone or computer screen through the headset display.
According to UploadVR, the upcoming Quest 3 headset will also get “pancake” lenses, making the device more compact. In addition, the novelty will receive a more productive Qualcomm processor.
* It is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations for which the court made a final decision, activities on the grounds of Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25, 2002 “On Combating Extremist Activity”.