September 29, 2023

Meta Quest 3 is anticipated to be launched earlier than the tip of 2023, beating Apple’s Imaginative and prescient Professional to the market. And whereas it is not geared toward skilled use like Apple’s upcoming mixed-reality headset, it does introduce some comparable design tweaks. And it’ll value lower than 1 / 4 of the worth.

Meta hasn’t but introduced a definitive launch date, however it says the Meta Quest 3 shall be obtainable “this fall” ranging from $499.99. It appears to be like set to construct on the 2020 Oculus Quest 2 with a slimmer, lighter design and different enhancements. Here is all the things we all know thus far (see our decide of the most effective VR headsets for artwork and gaming for present choices).

Meta Quest 2 (left) beside Meta Quest 3 (proper) (Picture credit score: Meta)

Current pictures and hands-on reviews verify that the Meta Quest 3 shall be considerably lighter and thinner than the Quest 2, with a 40% slimmer profile. This could make it extra snug to make use of for longer intervals. The strap design has additionally been modified, with the strap dividing in two in the direction of the again as an alternative of the one strap throughout the highest of the headset.