New Meta Quest 3 VR headset teased before Meta Quest Gaming Showcase
In an announcement on Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg posted the very first peek of the Meta Quest 3 VR headset ahead of the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase 2023. In a lighter, more comfortable design, the next-generation VR headgear might make the previous lineup obsolete.
The design of the Meta Quest 3 VR headset is stated to have a “40 percent slimmer optic profile” when compared to the Quest 2. With a greater resolution and improved performance, the Quest 3 will also feature a standard 128 GB of storage, although there will be options for higher storage space for the market.
More importantly, Quest 3 will be the company’s first product to use its brand-new next-generation Snapdragon chipset. In order to best support the user’s VR experience and deliver twice as many GPUs as the Quest 2, Meta worked with Qualcomm to create the processor.
As for controls, Meta has also updated the Quest 3’s Touch Plus controllers in order to give them a more streamlined feel. The company states that this makes them feel more like an extension of the user’s hands. Moving forward, hand tracking will also be supported right out of the box, allowing players to play without their controllers.
Expectedly, the Quest 3 will be compatible with games on the Quest 2. That’s great news to hear, especially with the price drop of the Quest 2 which is now down to $299.99 for the 128 GB model and $349.99 for the 256 GB. How about the price of the Quest 3? That starts at $500.
More information about the Meta Quest 3 VR headset will come at Meta Connect on September 27, so stay tuned.