Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, sells the popular Meta Quest VR headset, which used to be called the Oculus Quest. Meta has now set a date for its next big VR event.
Meta announced today that its annual virtual and augmented reality event, Meta Connect, will take place on October 11 this year. The company said in a blog post: “Last year, we pulled back the curtain on our vision of the metaverse and the next era of social computing. This year, we’ll be sharing updates on the progress we’ve made, plus a look at what’s to come in the near and distant future.”
The main event is likely to be the ‘Project Cambria’ headset, which Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg previously confirmed will launch in October. The new headset will likely be called the Quest 3 when it hits store shelves, and previous leaks have revealed a (potentially) more comfortable design. Hardware upgrades are also likely, given that the current Quest headset launched in October 2020.
Meta is also likely to reveal software improvements to its existing devices and more “metaverse” content; hopefully something a little more impressive than Zuckerberg’s recent VR selfie. The event will be streamed on the Reality Labs Facebook page, and you can sign up for updates on the Meta Connect site.
Source: Oculus Blog