The Oculus Quest 2 is likely to be Meta’s finest VR headset, however the social media large is reported “laser focussed” on Project Cambria – a blended actuality platform that’s set to reach this yr. While the Quest 2 has confirmed itself as a gaming system, the corporate hopes to correctly set up itself throughout the metaverse utilizing the brand new pair of standalone goggles, which might in flip assist it face fierce monetary headwinds.
According to an inner “investment priorities” memo obtained by Reuters, Project Cambria will assist drive the agency’s key metaverse priorities, specifically Avatars and Horizon Worlds. Meta’s Chief product officer Chris Cox additionally says the launch of Cambria will assist inaugurate a “prosumer/industrial-grade mixed reality product line,” one thing that implies extra units are on the playing cards.
The memo might cowl VR ambitions, however the Oculus Quest 2 isn’t included on the priority listing. While you’ll be able to create an Avatar and obtain Horizon Worlds on Quest 2 without cost, it seems to be like Project Cambria will be pushed as the corporate’s shining metaverse star later this yr.
Cox says that CEO Mark Zuckerberg will elaborate on Meta’s priorities in an upcoming Q&A, so extra metaverse headset information is doubtlessly on the horizon. The memo would possibly skimp on mentioning something Oculus Quest associated, however there’s nonetheless an opportunity we’ll hear extra in regards to the Oculus Quest 3, even when it’s not part of the conglomerate’s “prosumer” lineup.