Towards the end of last year, Meta released its Quest Pro headset – a pricier VR offering with a slew of premium features. Since then, rumors about the next headset have been heating up. Meta revealed that the upcoming Quest 3 headset will borrow a notch feature from last year’s Pro.
Speaking on a conference call with an investor recently, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about the brand’s “next-generation consumer headset.” He went on to reveal that it will come with the Meta Reality feature that debuted in Quest Pro last year. Zuckerberg also confirmed that the headset will be coming later this year, which is in line with what we already know.
Meta Reality is the brand’s mixed reality software that takes advantage of full color traversal. Essentially, it lets you see the headset in full color (just as you would if you weren’t wearing it), and it can overlay AR stuff on top of it. It provides a more realistic environment compared to Quest 2’s black and white option. Think big models in the middle of your room that you can walk around.
It’s not clear if the Quest 3 will pack as many sensors as its premium big brother, since it will retail for much less. Maybe we’ll see a version of the feature that’s a step down. Regardless, Meta Reality will make a useful addition to your upcoming headset.