Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the new Meta VR headset will launch in October

Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the new Meta VR headset will launch in October

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that Meta’s next virtual reality headset will arrive in October. Zuckerberg made the comments on Joe Rogan’s podcast, suggesting the device — almost certainly a headset codenamed “Project Cambria” — will launch around the company’s annual Connect event.

“For the next device coming in October, there are some big features,” Zuckerberg said when discussing VR at the start of the podcast. He described new social options that would be enabled by eye and face tracking. “The ability to make eye contact now in virtual reality,” Zuckerberg said as part of the feature list. “Track your face so that your avatar—it’s not just this static thing, but if you’re smiling or you’re frowning or you’re pouting, or whatever your expression is, it’s translating that into your avatar in real time.”

It’s consistent with what we know about Project Cambria, which is supposed to feature a high-resolution color screen, internal sensors for eye tracking, and sophisticated passthrough augmented reality. As Bloomberg reported last month, leaked code suggests the device could be called the Meta Quest Pro. Whatever it’s ultimately called, the Cambria will sit alongside the lower-end Meta Quest — though Meta is already planning the next generation of both headsets. It stands apart from the still-nascent lineup of Meta Augmented Reality glasses.

The Cambria is believed to be “significantly” more expensive than the current Quest, which recently increased its price to $399. Meta had previously said that the device would be released sometime this year.

Sneha Mali

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