Facebook (now renamed Meta) is developing a new VR headset internally, but it is not designed as a replacement for Quest 2.At the developer-focused Connect conference, Zuckerberg announced the hardware codenamed Project Cambria, which will feature improved mixed reality, face tracking, and more compact optics.
In a conversation with CNET earlier this year, Zuckerberg acknowledged the existence of Quest Pro, in which he discussed future helmets with additional sensors. He said: “If you focus on building a higher-end device, in addition to the game part, it can really play the best role in some other use cases, then there are some interesting questions about how you design.”
The new helmet is not considered a replacement for the company’s Oculus Quest 2 a year ago. On the contrary, it may be a higher-priced experiment aimed at promoting new sensor technologies for VR and mixed reality, and perhaps as a bridge, the company hopes the next step in the development of AR glasses.