The new Meta VR headset will debut in October, according to Mark Zuckerberg

The new Meta VR headset will debut in October, according to Mark Zuckerberg

The next generation of Meta’s virtual reality headset will be available in October, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The device, almost undoubtedly the headset codenamed “Project Cambria,” would probably launch around the company’s annual Connect event, according to Zuckerberg’s statements on Joe Rogan’s podcast.

When discussing VR at the opening of the podcast, Zuckerberg remarked, “For the next device that’s coming out in October, there’s a few big features.” He then went on to discuss brand-new social possibilities made possible by eye and facial tracking. According to Zuckerberg, one of the features is “The ability to now have kind of eye contact in virtual reality.” “Have your face be tracked so that way your avatar — it’s not just this still thing, but if you smile or if you frown or if you pout, or whatever your expression is, have that translate in real time to your avatar.”

That is consistent with the information that currently have about Project Cambria, which is believed to contain a high-resolution colour screen, internal sensors for eye tracking, and advanced passthrough augmented reality. According to Bloomberg’s report from last month, the device might be called the Meta Quest Pro, according to leaked code. Whatever its final name, Cambria will compete with the more affordable Meta Quest, however it is said that Meta is already working on the next version of both headsets. It stands apart from the still-developing Meta series of augmented reality glasses.

Cambria is expected to cost “significantly” more than the current Quest, whose price was just increased to $399. The device will be released this year, according to a previous statement from Meta.

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