Some of Meta’s VR headsets may not be selling as well as the company might have hoped. Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Meta is reducing the price of two of its VR headsets, the Meta Quest Pro VR and 256 GB version of the Meta Quest 2, which can soon be had for $999 (vs. $1,499.99) and $429 (vs. $499.99), respectively. Launched in October 2022, the Quest Pro VR (Project Cambria) is Meta’s newest, high-end VR headset, featuring cameras that capture 4x as many pixels as the Meta Quest 2. Other advancements include inward-facing sensors for capturing natural facial expressions and eye tracking.
From a Meta press release:
High-resolution outward-facing cameras capture 4X as many pixels as Meta Quest 2 and make Meta Quest Pro our first full-color mixed reality device. Imagine the possibilities when the physical and digital worlds can finally interact seamlessly, without you craning your neck to look down at a phone.
It’s also the first headset we’ve built that integrates inward-facing sensors to capture natural facial expressions and eye tracking. Raise an eyebrow, smile or simply make eye contact with someone, and your avatar will do the same. All of this helps improve social presence — the feeling that you’re right there together with someone no matter where in the world you are.
Meta Quest Pro was designed with productivity in mind and will be a major upgrade for those who use VR as a tool for work, but hardware is only part of the equation. We’re equally focused on creating and supporting software that improves the way you work.