Meta announced more details of Quest 3
Unveiled this June, the virtual reality headset, Quest 3, had its intricate details expounded by Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, during the Connect event. Among its salient features is the integration of the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 processor, boasting enhanced virtual reality computational performance. It has been confirmed that Quest 3 will officially be available for purchase from October 10th, American time, and pre-orders commence immediately.
Previously, Meta conveyed that Quest 3 would be fully compatible with content designed for Meta Quest 2, allowing a seamless transition of content from the latter to the new device.
The ambidextrous controllers have undergone a redesign, optimized for ergonomics, and are now termed “Touch Plus”. They incorporate haptic feedback synonymous with the Touch Pro, and the headset still supports hand-tracking identification.
Visually, Quest 3 promises a display resolution 30% superior to its predecessor, boasting a 4K+ Infinite Display panel. Each perspective is enhanced by an addition of 25 pixels, equating to 1218 pixels per square inch. Remarkably lighter than Quest 2 by approximately 40%, it also supports a full-color transparency feature, allowing users to effortlessly merge virtual imagery with the tangible environment.
Regarding content, Meta also heralded the incorporation of the Microsoft Xbox Game Pass service to Quest 3, permitting users to stream games offered by Microsoft in a virtual reality setting.
Moreover, Quest 3 will flawlessly execute the action role-playing game “Asgard’s Wrath 2”, crafted by Sanzaru Games, as well as “Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR” by Ubisoft, exclusive to Quest 3. Games such as “ROBLOX” and “Super Rumble” can also be experienced with heightened immersion in Quest 3.
In this announcement, Meta proclaims that Quest 3 will come with a complimentary copy of “Asgard’s Wrath 2”, enhancing the virtual gaming experience for users.
Meta Quest 3 will offer a starting storage capacity of 128GB, with a suggested retail price beginning at $499.99. The maximum storage capacity is 512GB, priced at $649.99, and will also include a half-year subscription to Quest+.
Additionally, Meta intends to unveil enterprise solution packages in combination with Quest 3, compatible with VMware’s Workspace ONE or Microsoft’s Microsoft 365 services, addressing the futuristic paradigm of virtual reality workspace experiences.