Meta has finally revealed exciting details of its new next-generation virtual and mixed reality headset ‘Quest 3.’ With a starting price of $US499.99 for 128GB, the device will be available for purchase this fall.
The three main technical elements that the Quest 3 will be featuring include a 2x improved processing power, high-fidelity color Passthrough that produces AR experience, and a smaller and sleeker design making the headset more comfortable to wear than the previous model.
According to Meta, the Quest 3 headset features the tech giant’s “highest resolution display and pancake optics.” The increased processing power of the Quest 3 results from a Snapdragon chipset integrated in the device that helps enhance its visual capabilities. “You’ll get smoother performance and incredibly crisp details in immersive games,” Meta claims.
Compared to Quest 2, the new headset has a 40% slimmer optic profile. Its controllers are designed such that makes them take up less space and feel like a more natural extension of a user’s hands. For an even better experience, users can upgrade to the fully self-tracked Meta Quest Touch Pro Controllers. Lastly, with the help of Direct Touch, users can also interact with their virtual environment using their hands in place of controllers.
Meta further adds that the Quest 3 is compatible with the Quest 2 catalogue of more than 500 VR games, apps, and experiences. The company is also going to be launching new VR and MR titles soon.
As for Quest 2, the prices of the headset are being brought down to $US299.99 for the 128GB SKU. Additionally, the Quest 2, Quest Pro GPU and CPU are being updated for improved performance.
To find out more about Meta’s latest headset, and performance upgrades for Quest 2, please visit this link.