Meta’s long-awaited follow-up to the Meta Quest 2 (formerly Oculus Quest 2) VR headset might finally get an official name — and no one’s surprised.
Currently referred to by its working title, Project Cambria has long been known to be a more powerful version of the Quest 2. Not only will it be able to play all the best Quest 2 games, but it will also allow for better face tracking. , and better-than-ever AR experiences with color pass-through – meaning players will be able to see the real world around them in color with the headset on, rather than grayscale like c is the case with the Quest 2.
You’ll pay for these upgrades, though, with the headset expected to cost around $800 / £670 / AU$1,200.
So what does Meta plan to call this improved model? Well, according to the latest rumors, he’s gone for the not-at-all-surprising option that many of us had already guessed: Meta Quest Pro.
The leak comes from developer Steve Moser, who discovered a line of code referring to a “Meta Quest Pro” in the Oculus mobile app for iPhone (via Bloomberg (opens in a new tab)). Specifically, it refers to pairing the headset with the correct controller.
Meta currently doesn’t have a headset with that name, and so the code most likely refers to a device that has yet to be released, the line of code mistakenly making a public version of the app rather than stay in a test version. Given that Project Cambria is set to be Meta’s next headset, it makes more sense that it’s the “Quest Pro” mentioned in the app.
That being said, we should always take leaks with a pinch of salt, and it’s possible that this code refers to one of Meta’s other upcoming headsets. Alongside the Cambria project, we know that Meta is also working on a sequel to the Quest 2 which remains more economical, and which we call the Quest 3.
As this other headset has yet to be given an official name, it’s possible the Quest 3 is actually the Quest Pro, and Project Cambria is officially named something else.
If you ask us, however, the name seems right. While we expected Cambria to drop ‘Quest’ from its name and go for something completely different, the ‘Pro’ element conveys this device’s more professional/commercial orientation.
With Meta promising we’ll see the headset later this year, we won’t have long to wait until we find out exactly what Project Cambria is called – don’t be surprised when we find out that Meta Quest Pro was right all along.
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