The new $1,500 from MetaThe enterprise-grade VR headset has just arrived, but Meta has confirmed that a mainstream, lower-cost follow-up for the 2-year-old arrives in 2023. The news fell during the last Meta which revealed that Meta had lost another $3.67 billion on its VR/AR division, with expectations of bigger losses in 2023.
According to Meta’s report, “Revenue cost growth is expected to accelerate, driven by infrastructure spend and, to a lesser extent, Reality Labs hardware costs driven by the launch of our next generation of our Quest consumer helmet later next year.”
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has already confirmed that a follow-up to the Quest 2 is coming in a recent interview with Ben Thomson, and that it should be priced.like the one in the Quest 2. If Meta’s latest VR headset launches are any indication, it’ll likely come next Meta conference next fall.
The Quest 2’s price increased earlier this year, but Meta’s device remains one of the more affordable standalone VR headsets, largely because it’s subsidized by Meta. TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, has launched a similarly priced competing VR headset in Europe and Asia, thewhich has upgrades in the headset’s optics and its on-board cameras, features that could also come to the Quest 3 with an improved processor.
However, Meta may not integrate face and eye tracking into the Quest 3, leaving those features to its business-focused Pro device.