Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, has confirmed that the company's next virtual reality headset will come out in October. Zuckerberg said this on Joe Rogan's podcast, which suggests that the device, which is almost certainly the headset codenamed "Project Cambria," will probably come out around the time of the company's annual Connect event.
At the start of the podcast, when talking about VR, Zuckerberg said, "For the next device that's coming out in October, there are a few big features." He then discussed how eye and face tracking would open up new social options. As one of the features, Zuckerberg said, "You can now look at someone in virtual reality." "Track your face so that your avatar doesn't just look like a still picture but also responds to how you smile, frown, pout, or do anything else with your face in real-time."
Last month, Bloomberg said that the leaked code showed that the device might be called the Meta Quest Pro. That fits what we know about Project Cambria, which is supposed to have a high-resolution color screen, built-in sensors for eye tracking, and advanced pass-through augmented reality. No matter what it's called, Cambria will sit next to the lower-end Meta Quest. However, Meta is reportedly already working on the future versions of both headsets. It's different from the Meta augmented reality glasses, which are still in their early stages.
Cambria is meant to be "significantly" more expensive than the current Quest, whose price was recently raised to $399. Meta had said before that the device would be available this year.