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Oculus Quest 3 VR headset coming “later next year”

Oculus Quest 3 VR headset coming "later next year"

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Oculus Quest 3 is in development, and despite the recent launch of Quest Pro, Meta can’t stop talking about the upcoming successor to Quest 2. After recent comments about the possible price, Meta has officially confirmed that the “next generation “Quest headset” will be released later. next year” should arrive.

While Meta Quest Pro uses the best VR headset technology, many have wondered when to expect a consumer-oriented sequel to Quest 2. During Meta’s Q3 2022 earnings call, the Chief Financial Officer, David Wehner, advised investors on rising production costs. It’s here where he mentioned Oculus Quest 3, but avoided using the numerical title.

Conversely, our growth in cost of revenue is expected to accelerate, driven by infrastructure-related costs and, to a lesser extent, Reality Labs hardware costs, driven by the launch of our next generation of our Quest consumer headset later next year. wehner. states. Given the release of Quest 2 in October 2020 and Quest Pro launched earlier this week, we speculate that Quest 3 will follow in October 2023, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet.

Unfortunately for Meta, it’s an otherwise grim report as the company posted heavy losses of $9.4 billion, with Reality Labs accounting for $3.7 billion in operating losses. Promising that there will be “more oversight in all areas of operating costs,” Wehner affirmed, “we expect Reality Labs’ operating losses to increase significantly year-over-year in 2023.”

Since the formal unveiling of the Meta Quest Pro, we’ve had an idea of ​​what to expect from the so-called Quest 3. In a recent interview, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that Oculus Quest 3 could cost five times less than Quest Pro because it’ll cost about $300-500.

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We also got our first potential look at the headset’s specs, thanks to a recent Oculus Quest 3 leak. According to the CAD images of the video, Quest 3 lacks face and eye tracking like the Quest Pro, but it will be powered by a Qualcomm XR2 Gen 2 chip. That could always change during development, though, so until Meta confirms it, there’s no guarantee it’s the final design.

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