Meta announced a new one under the codename Project Cambria and released pictures online.
The Quest Pro, which was unveiled during the Meta Connect event, differs from the Quest 2 in many ways, including a new optical stack that takes the place of the Fresnel lenses that were previously present in the Quest 2.
The Quest Pro is the first smartphone to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2+ platform, which Meta has also confirmed. This platform is designed for virtual reality and can "run at 50% more power than Meta Quest 2 with improved thermal dissipation."
The Meta Quest 2 has 10% more pixels per degree and 37% more pixels per inch, making the Quest Pro more compact and lightweight.
The Touch Pro controllers that come with the Quest Pro are referred to as "Virtual Reality Assistants," and they each have sensors that allow you to monitor your position in three dimensions. According to Meta, the controllers are designed to provide reliable stacking for "all of your VR apps."
The Quest Pro's marketing makes it clear that it is primarily intended for business customers, although some of the extra features are also likely to delight gamers. Meta demonstrated new avatars designed to exploit the new headset's eye and face tracking capabilities.
Microsoft has announced that Meta Quest will now support Xbox Cloud Gaming.
The Meta Quest Pro is priced at $1,499.99 and will be released on October 25. Since the device does not appear to have many gaming improvements over its predecessor, Meta may have a difficult time persuading gamers to pay $1,500 for it.