Meta’s new virtual reality headset launched in October

Among the novelties, there is an eye movement sensor that can be transposed on the avatar in the metaverse. It will thus be possible to have visual contact in virtual reality, according to Mark Zuckerberg.

Your face will be tracked so your avatar isn’t just a stationary thing. If you smile, frown, make faces or any expression, it will be reflected in real time on your avatar. »

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The CEO of Meta also announced that his new virtual reality headset will be released in October 2022, which corresponds to when the company plans to hold its annual Connect conference, the exact date of which has not yet been determined. .

Mark Zuckerberg did not reveal the name of this headset in an interview. However, some specs mentioned to Joe Rogan match those of the device codenamed Project Cambria, a high-end virtual reality headset described in reports from Bloomberg. (New window)among others.

The Meta Quest 2 headset was launched in October 2020.

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The cost of this device promises to be higher than the entry-level model, the Meta Quest 2, released in 2020 (starting at $470). The latter, previously detailed at $400, also suffered a price increase of nearly $100 in August.

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