Meta Teases Consumer-Grade Quest 3 VR Headset for 2023 – PCMag

The company is expected to release another budget-friendly device next year.
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On the heels of its Quest Pro VR headset release, Meta is already prepping for another consumer-grade device for next year.
During this week’s third-quarter earnings call(Opens in a new window), the tech conglomerate (which rebranded last year to reflect its shift toward a digital metaverse) announced another $3 billion quarterly loss.
But some of that cost, according to CFO David Wehner, can be attributed to continued investment in new hardware—including “the next generation of the consumer Quest headset,” he said, as reported by Engadget(Opens in a new window), set for launch “later next year.”
The news comes just weeks after Meta launched its $1,500 Quest Pro, which is aimed at enterprise users looking to integrate AR and VR into their workflows. If Mark Zuckerberg wants more people to jump on the metaverse bandwagon, though, there needs to be more budget-friendly options—like the Quest 2, which sells for $399.99 (128GB) or $499.99 (256GB).
“There is still a long road ahead to build the next computing platform, but we are clearly doing leading work here,” Zuckerberg said during Wednesday’s earning’s call—aka, the metaverse. “This is a massive undertaking. And it’s often going to take a few versions of each product before they become mainstream, but I think that our work here is going to be of historic importance and create the foundation for an entirely new way that we will interact with each other and blend technology into our lives as well as the foundation for the long-term of our business.”
The Meta CEO teased a so-called Quest 3 earlier this month, telling analyst Ben Thompson(Opens in a new window) that the gadget will likely cost somewhere between $300 and $500, putting it much more in line with previous VR headsets, rather than the Quest Pro.
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