The highly anticipated Quest 3 is launching this fall, complete with a sleek design that’s 40% slimmer than its predecessor, the Quest 2. Wait, it gets even better! They’re releasing a 128GB version for $499.99, along with an additional storage option for those craving more space (price remains TBD, ooh, the suspense!). But wait, there’s more! The brand new Snapdragon chip inside boasts twice the graphics performance, making it THE go-to headset for professional and casual gamers alike. Get ready to experience the future of gaming!
You know what’s good news? The Quest 2’s games, which we all know and love, are still compatible with the new version! That’s right, the oldie-but-goodie Quest 1 sheds some bucks and will stick around. Starting June 4th, the Quest 2 will drop its price by a whopping $100 to $299.99 for the 128GB version, while the 256GB version will go for $349.99. That’s almost like getting two Quest 2s for the price of one! So, you can lose the year-long bad mood about the price hike and go on a guilt-free spending spree. Thanks, Meta!
In the video, you get a crystal clear sneak peek of the latest headset tech – three sensor zones in front of the gadget that sets it apart from older renditions, plus a head strap because, let’s face it, no one likes to hold up equipment for extended periods.
According to Gurman, the pill-shaped zones have four cameras, split evenly between the left and right, two of which are full-color cameras, two are standard, and in the middle, a solitary depth sensor to elevate the headset’s AR performance.
Speaking of experience, let’s not forget the new TruTouch haptics that Meta has equipped the new Touch Plus controllers with, promising exciting experiences that you can truly feel (literally!). Also, you won’t see the old rings that were notorious for positional tracking issues.
While they did not dive into specifics regarding the sensor setup, it’s worth noting that the depth sensor will work with the Touch Plus controllers, and Meta confirmed that hand tracking will be out-of-the-box supported this time around. Exciting stuff!