Despite rumors of a late 2023 launch, we are already hearing about the successor to the Oculus Quest 2. The virtual reality headset, likely to be called the Oculus/Meta Quest 3, will use a new kind of OLED and will have its own. It may be equipped with a processor.
Rumors are springing up that Oculus Quest 3 will debut this spring. However, there are no recent leaks or small stories to support the rumor. Therefore, it may be a bit cautious to say that Quest 3 will be released soon. Later this year may be better. However, Quest 2 still has plenty of life left in it, and an upgrade to a 120 Hz refresh rate appears to be in the works.
Oculus Quest 3 Features
It isn’t easy to know anything about the features of MetaQuest 3 at this time. Since MetaQuest Pro, which is expected to come first, seems to have similar features. How different the two devices will be, and whether they will both be for the Metaverse or just one or the other, is unknown at this time. We will know more once leaks from Meta and official news are revealed.
Latest Oculus Quest 3 Rumors and Leaks
Although still in its relatively early stages, Quest 3 has already been the subject of leaks. It provides the first information about the upcoming VR headset.
The Oculus Quest 2 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR 2 platform. IT offers the great standalone performance you’ve come to know and love. Quest 3 is expected to be a standalone VR headset with improved battery life, processing power, and resolution; Quest 2 further increased the refresh rate from 72Hz to 90Hz, and in 2021 to 120Hz.
However, VR analyst Brad Lynch suggests that Meta may take a different path instead of developing its own chipset for the upcoming headset. According to the analyst, the company is rumored to be working on a “GPU-focused” chip “. Which is suitable for VR loads” to “avoid relying on the SoC used by all small XR players.
It can also differentiate the headset from other VR/AR headset manufacturers using Qualcomm’s platform. And add another USP to the headset. This is especially true if you see significant improvements in the performance department.
According to another prediction by analyst Brad Lynch, Quest 3 will offer considerable upgrades in the display department. Which is reportedly ditching the LCD panels of Quest 2 in favor of OLED technology, an upgraded version of OLED.
This should result in more vivid, deeper, and more accurate color images. Which is a more immersive and realistic virtual experience with the upcoming headset. OLEDs have been used in high-end VR headsets in the past, but this is the first time they will be used in an entry-level VR headset for the masses.
Furthermore, Mark Zuckerberg has previously said that he would like to include eye and face tracking in his next headset, so we will likely see this in some form when Quest 3 is announced, whenever that may be.
Oculus Quest 3 has not been officially priced, but it may be cheaper than Meta’s Project Cambria. It is also worth noting that Oculus Quest 2 is considerably less expensive than the original, with the 64GB model costing $299 instead of $399 at launch. If this pricing trend continues, Quest 3 maybe even more affordable than its predecessor.
In a sense, maintaining an affordable price point is a meta ambition. By allowing newcomers and casual players to experience virtual reality inexpensively, interest in the Metaverse and Web 3.0 can be increased.
The timing of the start of reservations has not yet been determined. We will announce here when reservations begin. Since Quest 2 was announced and started for reservations almost a month before its release, it is possible that the same process will be followed this time.
While releasing a successor to one of the best VR headsets on the market is not an unexpected move, Meta recently rebranded its Quest line-up to better match the name of its Facebook parent company. Naturally, this means that the Oculus Quest 2 could be the last of its kind, as the Oculus Quest 3 could instead bear the Meta Quest label.
Muhammad Adnan has been writing about the tech industry since 2018 on a variety of topics like Cybersecurity, cryptocurrency, Software, video games, the latest gadgets, and much more.