Meta is planning to have a Meta Quest Pro VR set sometime this year, and these are the first images of this mythical device that might have just surfaced online.
The Verge reveals a prototype of the top-secret headset left behind in a hotel room and discovered by Facebook Gaming personality Ramiro Cardenas, now Zectariuz Gaming.
The headset has a much lower appearance than the Meta Quest 2 (formerly Oculus Quest 2), with a rounded nose and a single wraparound strap. It appears to be a slew of ski goggles.
This device looks an awful lot similar to the Project Cambria headset we''ve been hearing about since late last year. Weve known Meta was working on a new prototype, and known leaker Ming Chi Kuo predicted the project would be in the works this past April. Mark Gurman over at Bloomberg said he had trusted information about the Meta Quest Pro headset. This random hotel leak confirms both the physical build of the device and its name.
The camera has three cameras on the front, while the center of the device is completely dark. The controllers, which lose their sensor rings and look more like a Nintendo Wii paddle, than we had expected from a VR headset. They maintain the same joystick and button arrays as those found on the current Quest 1 and Quest 2.
The leak is a bit strange. The box had a sticker on the back that reads Engineering Sample. Its convenient that Cardenas just happened to be the next person in the hotel room rather than a cleaner or another guest, and that he also appeared to be a gaming player on Facebook, which is also owned by Meta. Weren''t conspiracy theorists, however, this is very convenient. Cardenas claims to have made arrangements to return the device to its original owner.
At the Connect conference on October 11, 2022, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be releasing the next generation of Meta Quest devices, including the Meta Quest Pro. It will be livestreamed on Facebook for anyone to watch.