Meta has revealed Meta Quest 3 and it’s coming this fall. It will cost $499 for the 128GB headset, but an additional storage option will be available for purchase for those who want more space.
The Meta Quest 3 offers higher resolution, higher performance, and a slimmer and seemingly more comfortable form factor, according to Meta. Like the Quest and Quest 2, it’s completely wireless.
“Quest 3 combines our highest resolution display and pancake optics to make content look better than ever,” reads a press release. “To power those extra pixels, this will be the first headset to feature a next-generation Snapdragon chipset developed in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies. This next-generation Snapdragon chipset delivers more than twice the graphics performance of the previous generation Snapdragon GPU. in Quest 2 – meaning you’ll get smoother performance and incredibly crisp detail in immersive games.”
Meta Quest 3 will feature both virtual reality and “Meta Reality” technology to “seamlessly blend your physical world with the virtual world”. For example, you can play a virtual board game set up on your real-world coffee table.
Compared to Meta Quest 2, the Meta Quest 3 has a 40% thinner optical profile and Meta says it is therefore a sleeker and more comfortable headset. Touch Plus controllers have been streamlined and are also more ergonomic, according to Meta, as they feature TruTouch haptics in Meta’s Touch Pro controllers. The Meta Quest platform features more than 500 VR games, apps and experiences, and the library continues to grow, with new VR and mixed reality titles lined up for launch, promises Meta.
We’ll see some of these games as a Meta Connect event is scheduled for September 27.
Along with the Meta Quest 3 reveal, Meta announced that the Meta Quest 2, first launching in 2020, will drop to $299 for the 128GB headset and $349.99 for the 256GB headset from of June 4.
Additionally, in a new software update coming soon, Meta is upgrading the Quest 2 and Quest Pro GPU and CPU to get up to 26% increase in CPU performance and up to 19% increase GPU speed for Quest 2 and 11% for Quest Pro.
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