Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled the highly anticipated Meta Quest 3, a cutting-edge virtual reality headset that promises to revolutionize the consumer VR experience. This upgraded headset introduces high-resolution color mixed reality, offering a significant improvement over its predecessor, the Meta Quest 2, released in 2020.
Scheduled for release this autumn, the Meta Quest 3 will be available in all countries currently supported by the Meta Quest. The base model, featuring 128GB of storage, will be priced at $499.99, with an additional storage option for users seeking extra space.
According to Meta, the Quest 3 combines the highest resolution display with pancake optics, resulting in an enhanced visual experience. The headset will be powered by a next-generation Snapdragon chipset developed in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, enabling it to handle the increased pixel count with ease.
One of the notable features of the Quest 3 is its 40% slimmer optic profile compared to its predecessor, offering users a sleeker and more comfortable design. Additionally, users will have the option to upgrade to the Meta Quest Touch Pro Controllers, which promise a premium VR experience. The headset will also support hand tracking out of the box, thanks to Direct Touch technology, allowing users to interact with virtual objects using their hands alone.
The Quest 3 will maintain compatibility with the extensive catalog of over 500 VR games, apps, and experiences available for the Quest 2. To further excite users, Meta has announced the imminent release of several new VR and mixed reality titles that will be available for the Quest 3.
Meta’s unveiling of the Quest 3 comes just ahead of Apple’s highly anticipated AR/VR headset launch, expected to take place at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) from June 5-9, 2023. The competition between Meta and Apple in the realm of virtual and augmented reality continues to drive innovation and enhance the immersive experiences available to consumers.
With the Meta Quest 3, Meta aims to solidify its position as a leading player in the VR market and offer users an even more immersive and realistic virtual reality experience. As the release date approaches, enthusiasts and technology enthusiasts eagerly await the opportunity to explore the exciting possibilities presented by the Meta Quest 3.