Facebook (presently rebranded as Meta) has a new VR headset underway, yet it’s not planned as a substitution to the Quest 2. Consider it more as a more costly, future-forward pro model.
At the organization’s developer-focused Connect conference, in the midst of wide news on the organization’s plans for a cross-device metaverse and next-generation smart glasses (and a name change as a parent organization), CEO Mark Zuckerberg reported hardware code-named Project Cambria, which will have worked on mixed reality, face tracking and more compact optics.
Zuckerberg recognized the presence of a “Quest Pro” in a discussion recently, where he discussed a future headset with extra sensors: “If you were focused on building a higher-end device that could really max out further on some of those other use cases, in addition to doing the gaming pieces, there are some interesting questions about how you design.”
The new headset isn’t viewed as a substitution for the organization’s year-old Oculus Quest 2. All things considered, it’ll probably be a higher-priced experiment pointed toward pushing new sensor tech for VR and mixed reality, acting maybe as an extension to where the organization wants to head next with AR glasses that don’t exist yet.
The news arrives in a week during which Facebook has as of now confronted charges that it puts benefits over the safety of its clients, alongside a cache of internal documents that pin blame on the social network for sustaining hate speech, misinformation, human trafficking and other harmful content.