The incoming October release of Meta’s latest virtual reality headset has been announced by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The words by Mark Zuckerberg on Joe Rogan’s podcast suggest that the unveiling of the product, which is almost probably the Project Cambria headset, will take place around the company’s annual Connect event.
In the podcast’s first segment, Zuckerberg discussed VR and stated, “For the next gadget that’s coming out in October, there’s a couple of key things.” He continued by outlining the brand-new social possibilities that eye and face monitoring will make possible. As one of the features, Zuckerberg mentioned “the ability to now kind of eye contact in virtual reality.” Have your face monitored so that your avatar can accurately reflect your facial expressions in real time. For example, if you smile, frown, pout, or any other facial expression, your avatar may reflect that in real time as well.
That is in line with what is known about Project Cambria, which is rumoured to contain a high-resolution colour screen, inbuilt sensors for eye tracking, and advanced pass-through augmented reality. The device may be dubbed the Meta Quest Pro, according to leaked code, as Bloomberg reported last month. Regardless of its final name, Cambria will coexist with the more affordable Meta Quest, but it’s been said that Meta is already working on the next iteration of both headsets. It stands apart from the Meta augmented reality glasses portfolio, which is still in its infancy.
The current Quest, whose price was just increased to $399, is intended to cost “much” less than Cambria. The gadget will be made available this year, according to prior predictions by Meta.