The Project Cambria VR headset that Meta has been teasing off and on will be sold as the “Meta Quest Pro”, making it clear that it is a more advanced device than the current Quest 2. CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the headset will be unveiled in October (so far we’ve only seam short demos on video with the headset pixeled out).
However, one Ramiro Cardenas posted a video of an engineering sample of the Quest Pro, showing off the design and the new controllers.
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The headset features three color cameras on the front, which will enable color passthrough. This will be a boon for AR applications. It also helps that they are aimed forward, whereas the Quest cameras are intended for motion tracking first, AR second (that’s why they are black and white too). The headset itself seems a lot thinner than the Quest 2, suggesting that it uses new optics. That should make it more comfortable to wear.
As for the controllers, the big ring of the old controllers is gone, making the new ones noticeably more compact. That aside, they seem to have the same hardware controls on board.
The Meta Quest Pro will launch this year, but the company has shown off several advanced prototypes used in the development of the next generation of VR headsets. Meta will eventually split its offerings into enthusiast and professional lines.