Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Meta, Has Released the $1,500 Meta Quest Pro Virtual Reality Headset.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, announced on Tuesday that the retail price and availability of the company’s newest virtual reality headset, the Meta Quest Pro, will be $1,500 and October 25, respectively.
At Meta’s Connect conference, Zuckerberg unveiled the gadget to the virtual and augmented reality development community.
The new headset has a higher price tag than Meta’s Quest 2 headset by $1,100, but it also features cutting-edge technology including a mobile Snapdragon computer chip co-developed by Qualcomm.
It allows for higher-quality graphics to be generated by the gadget.
The Quest Pro also has updated lenses for enhanced reading experiences and touch controllers with inbuilt sensors for more accurate hand tracking.
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The new headset can combine real-world objects with virtual ones for an enhanced experience. Zuckerberg has hailed this as a key component in the development of the metaverse, a term for the digital worlds that users of VR and AR gear can visit.
During the Livestream, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also made an appearance to talk about the company’s relationship with Meta to bring some of its work-collaboration products to Quest VR headsets.
Users of Quest devices will have access to a variety of Microsoft services, including the Xbox cloud gaming service, the Microsoft 365 suite of work applications, and the Team chats app.
Nadella has announced that passengers aboard Quest would be able to play 2D games using their Xbox controllers on a large screen. Although we know this is just the beginning, we can’t wait to see what happens next.
In noon trading, Meta shares dropped 4.5% to $127.85, revealing investors’ lukewarm reaction to the new VR headgear.