Meta’s Next VR Headset Might Be Called Quest Pro

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The company formerly known as Facebook may soon launch its first new VR hardware since rebranding to Meta last year. According to the developer Steve Moser in report from Bloombergnext headset will be called Quest Pro (sorry nintendo fans). Moser found the name “Quest Pro” in Meta’s Oculus mobile app code.

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Meta declined to comment when asked if the company could confirm or deny the legitimacy of the Quest Pro name.

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Meta for a long time teased The “high-end” VR headset complements the consumer Quest 2, which sells for around $299. Codenamed “Project Cambria”, CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently demonstrated the device’s mixed reality capabilities in demo video.

The Quest 2 has grayscale pass-through cameras that help users see their actual surroundings without removing their headset. But the Quest Pro will have full color, more realistic bandwidth as well as depth sensors to help accurately place digital objects in physical space. When used correctly, Quest Pro can be ready to build some pretty complex AR apps, but Meta won’t be left without competition. It is also reported that Apple work on a mixed reality headset.

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In May, a report from Information said the new Meta headset is expected to cost $799, while a report from Bloomberg today says it will cost over $1,000. Apple’s rumored headset is expected to be higher-end, which isn’t surprising for a company that sells four-digit laptops.

So far, the Meta’s immersion in virtual reality has not been profitable. In the first quarter of this year, Meta’s Reality Labs lost about 3 billion dollarsand last year the division lost more than 10 billion dollars. Although the Meta launched Ray-Ban smart glasses with a built-in camera last year, the company seems to be turning its attention away from more mundane hardware. After revenue growth slowed down as well as some hiring freezesthe company is rumored zoom out plans to develop augmented reality glasses. Meta is also reportedly halting production for smart watch with built-in cameras.

Despite these setbacks, last month Meta lifted the curtain on the development of its VR hardware. The company shared four prototypes from Reality Labs, who are trying to pass the “visual Turing test” (in other words, Meta wants to make a headset so realistic that you can forget you’re in virtual reality).

“There’s still a long way to go, but I’m thrilled to be able to use all of these technologies in our products in the coming years,” Zuckerberg said. demo.




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