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 mentioning VR at the opening of the podcast, Zuckerberg remarked, “For the next gadget that’s coming out in October, there’s a couple key things.” 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 kind of eye contact in virtual reality.” Have your face tracked so that your avatar can accurately reflect your expressions in real time, whether you’re grinning, frowning, pouting, or making any other facial movements.
That is consistent with the information we currently have about Project Cambria, which is rumored to contain a high-resolution color screen, inbuilt sensors for eye tracking, and advanced passthrough augmented reality.
According to Bloomberg’s claim 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 iteration of both headsets. It stands apart from the still-developing Meta series of augmented reality glasses.
Cambria is expected to cost “much” 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.