Facebook Teases VR Headset Prototypes Following Vive Flow Leak

In response to a report by The Info, Meta plans to launch 4 new VR headsets by 2024, and that’s purportedly along with its AR units.

The Info reporters Sylvia Varnham O’Regan and Mathew Olson say they’ve seen an inside roadmap that reveals an aggressive rollout of latest VR headsets by Meta.

“By 2024,” the report says, the corporate plans to launch 4 new headsets. The report particularly says these are “digital actuality headsets” (although this might properly embrace blended actuality headsets utilizing passthrough AR) and signifies the 4 new units are separate from the AR headsets that Meta can be creating.

The primary of Meta’s 4 new headsets shall be Venture Cambria, which the report says is anticipated in September of this yr.

We already know a bit about Venture Cambria as the corporate formally teased the headset final yr and a handful of leaks have crammed in some particulars. In response to The Info‘s report, the headset is prone to be priced at $800.

Meta to Launch 4 New VR Headsets by 2024 9An unofficial rendering of Venture Cambria based mostly on leaked information | Picture courtesy SadlyItsBradley

And a follow-up to Cambria is already within the works, in line with the report; codenamed Funston, which is anticipated in 2024.

As for the opposite two headsets, these are the next-gen iterations of Meta’s extra reasonably priced Quest 2 headset, reportedly codenamed Stinson and Cardiff, with an anticipated launch in 2023 and 2024, respectively.

However what options the headsets past Cambria shall be goal continues to be considerably unclear. It’s too early for headsets constructed round a few of the radical adjustments in compute structure that Meta believes is critical to take XR units to the subsequent stage, or the holographic folded optics it’s been researching, although perhaps the varifocal tech Meta has been engaged on for years is almost prepared for primetime. And what of these two headsets the corporate teased late final yr?

As ever, solely time will inform, nevertheless it appears like Meta’s more and more steep investments in XR are ramping up the tempo for the corporate’s headset releases.

Try the unique report by The Info for extra particulars.

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