Meta to launch new VR headset in October; Will Feature Eye, Facial Tracking: All Details

Meta to Launch New VR Headset in October; Will Feature Eye, Facial Tracking: All Details

Meta’s next virtual reality (VR) headset will launch in October, a company executive revealed on a podcast. The executive also said more about the new VR headset at Meta’s Connect conference. There will be some “big features” that will come with the headset, the executive said. The headset will get the ability to track the wearer’s eyes and face in VR. The meta executive said that avatars in VR will be based on the facial expressions of the wearer. The headset was previously tipped to be part of ‘Project Cambria’.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, formerly known as Facebook, revealed during The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast that the company is going to launch its new VR headset in October this year. Zuckerberg also said during the podcast that more details about the new VR headset will be shared during the company’s Connect conference.

In Joe Rogan’s podcast, Mark Zuckerberg said that Meta’s new VR headset will get some “big features.” Talking about the features further, Zuckerberg said that the headset will get eye and facial tracking support. According to Zuckerberg, this will allow wearers to make eye contact in VR. He added that Avatar will also track your face to mimic and emulate the wearer’s facial expressions in real time. For example, if a user barks or smiles, their avatar in VR will mimic the same.

According to a January report, Meta’s new VR headset is slated to be part of ‘Project Cambria’.

In July, Meta announced that it was raising the prices of the Meta Quest 2 VR headset through August. The 128GB variant of the Quest 2 is priced at $399.99 (approximately Rs 32,000) and the 256GB variant at $499.99 (approximately Rs 40,000). The company has also increased the prices of some accessories and refurbished units.


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