On Tuesday, Meta unveiled Quest Pro, a high-end virtual reality headset Tuesday with the hope that people will soon be using it in the metaverse.
The $1,500 Meta Quest Pro headset features high-resolution sensors that let people see mixed virtual and augmented reality in full color, as well as eye tracking and so-called “natural facial expressions” that mimic the wearer’s facial movements so their avatars appear natural when interacting with other avatars in virtual-reality environments.
The Pro also has a more powerful processor — a new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Plus that promises up to 50% more performance power over the Quest 2.
“Meta is positioning the new Meta Quest Pro headset as an alternative to using a laptop,” said Rolf Illenberger, founder and managing director of VRdirect, which builds VR environments for businesses. But he added that for businesses, operating in the virtual worlds of the metaverse is still “quite a stretch.”
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said about the Quest Pro, “The people who we’re targeting, it’s going to be either people who just want the highest-end VR device — enthusiast, prosumer folks — or people who are trying to get work done.”