Meta’s VR roadmap reportedly has four new headsets for release by 2024
Last month We delved deep into Mark Zuckerberg’s grand Metaverse plan, and some of the hardware Meta is working on to deliver it, in the form of Project Nazare augmented reality goggles. now The information reports on a virtual reality hardware roadmap running through 2024 with four headsets on the horizon, starting with the previously teased Project Cambria VR headset we expect to see later this year.
According to his sources The information says Meta plans to release Project Cambria, which is a higher-end device than its current Quest hardware and known internally as Arcata, in September, followed by an updated version, currently codenamed Funston, to follow in 2024.
The sources also point out that the first Project Cambria will cost around $799, well above the $299/$399 price tag for Quest VR headsets. The information A meta spokesman for the outlet reportedly said the price of Cambria was “significantly higher.” As for what it offers for the extra price, the sources say it has high-resolution image quality that’s clear enough to read text, allowing you to email or type code in the VR environment.
Despite its price and high-resolution display, the headset will run Meta’s Android operating system and have the processing power more like a low-end laptop, like a “Chromebook for the face” running web apps, as well as at least some Quest software that is already available. The main selling points for Cambria, however, should be the ability to manage full-color passthrough for mixed reality, a larger battery than the Quest 2, mounted on the back for increased carrying comfort, and sensors inside that can track eye movement and facial expressions to associate with the user’s virtual avatar.
As for the other two VR headsets, The information reports that upcoming versions of the Quest headset will be codenamed Stinson and Cardiff, with release dates currently slated for 2023 and 2024.
The Nazare AR glasses are also slated for release in 2024, along with the cheaper Hypernova smart glasses and a differential electromyography wristband that allows wearers to control them through thought. While Alex Heath reports that Project Nazare is designed to work independently of a cellphone and without the limitations of Apple’s or Google’s app stores, Hypernova will pair with a user’s smartphone to deliver notifications and messages on a heads-up display. After that, a lighter version of the high-end AR glasses could arrive in 2026 and the third revision in 2028. If you add this product roadmap along with Meta’s recent acquisitionsthat Smartwatch we expect to see this yearand another version of the smart Ray-Ban glasses, You can see what Zuckerberg spends so much money on.
https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/2/23053888/meta-virtual-reality-headset-cambria-quest-vr-mr Meta’s VR roadmap reportedly has four new headsets for release by 2024