Meta Quest 3 Release Date: Officially Announced for September

The Meta Quest 3 has been formally unveiled by Meta, Facebook’s parent company, and will be available this fall for $499.

The new headset will have a 40% smaller overall design than its predecessor, as well as a new Snapdragon CPU to power its virtual reality and mixed reality experiences.

It does mean you’ll have to pay $100 more than the Quest 2 for the opportunity, although the latter headset will be discounted if you want to save money while still exploring VR. So keep reading to find out everything we know so far about Meta Quest 3.

Meta Quest 3 Release Date

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the Meta Quest 3 will be released this fall and that more information will be unveiled at the Meta Connect conference on September 27.

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Based on this, we can assume that the Quest 3 will be released on September 27, or that pre-orders will begin on September 27 with a release date soon after. The Meta Quest 2 was launched on October 13, 2020.

Meta Quest 3 price

The Meta Quest 3 will cost $499, which is $100 more than the Quest 2’s $399/£399 MSRP. The Quest 2 originally cost $299/£299, however, Meta has recently raised the price. Hopefully, that won’t happen again with Quest 3.

Meta Quest 3 Release Date

There is no official pricing for the United Kingdom or Australia, but expect it to be around £499 in the United Kingdom and between AU$ 629 and $700 in Australia. Interestingly, the 256GB Quest 2 has been reduced in price in Australia, from AU$789 to AU$719, so expect competitive pricing in the land down under.

Overall, it appears that Meta is raising the price of the Quest headset. However, this is most likely owing to a rise in part prices and the usage of more complex VR technology. It’s also worth noting that the Quest 3 costs less than the $549 PSVR 2 and doesn’t require a $500 gaming system to run.

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As a result of the arrival of the Quest 3, Meta has announced that the price of the Quest 2 will be reduced to $299 for the 128GB model and $349 for the 256GB variant.

Meta Quest 3 specs

The Meta Quest 3 announcement by Zuckerberg did not go into great depth about the headset’s specifications, but there are some key conclusions from his Instagram-based presentation.

Meta Quest 3 Release Date

To begin, the Quest 3 will have 128GB of storage as standard, with “an additional storage option for those who want more space.” It’s unclear what it will be or how much it will cost, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see a 256GB or 512GB option.

The inclusion of a next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon chip is the second important official upgrade. It’s unclear what that chip will be, but we can anticipate it to be tailored to Quest 3. However, it has been confirmed that the Quest 3 will have twice the graphical performance, so expect higher-quality images in VR games and experiences.

There are no resolution or refresh rate specifications available, but we can estimate a resolution of 4,128 by 2,208 pixels or 2,064 by 2,208 pixels per eye. This would not only take advantage of the increased GPU power but would also improve on the Quest 2’s 1,920 by 1,832 per eye resolution. The refresh rate will almost probably begin at 120Hz out of the box, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the Quest 3 was pushed to 144Hz in select VR games or through post-launch updates. Don’t Miss Out on the Significant Discount on Meta Quest 2 Pro- Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro Get Significant Discount.

High-fidelity colour Passthrough is a useful enhancement that allows you to see the real world around you in full colour through the headset rather than in monochrome as with the PSVR 2. According to Meta, the Quest 3’s usage of machine learning and spatial awareness could allow wearers to engage with both the virtual and real worlds at the same time, “creating limitless possibilities to explore.”

Expect no eye-tracking technology, which means no PSVR 2 foveated rendering for smartly drawing what you’re concentrating on while lowering the fidelity of what’s in your peripheral vision to reduce GPU strain.

Design of Meta Quest 3

Meta Quest 3 has been totally revamped from the “inside out” according to Meta. While the headset retains the same overall appearance as the Quest 2, it is now 40% thinner, features a bold trio of pill-shaped cameras/sensors on the front of the headset, and appears to use a more flexible material for the head strap.

Meta Quest 3 Release Date

On the bottom of the headset, there appears to be an extra button, which is likely to swiftly activate a passthrough view, as seen on the PSVR 2, or to toggle a set of actions. The face shield appears to have been modified as well, and it may now better block out any external light.

A flexible mesh appears to surround the lenses of the Quest 3, allowing them to be more readily adjusted for setting the correct inter-pupillary distance for the wearer; there’s a suggestion that this could be motorized, allowing IPD to be set with the touch of a button.

Overall, the Quest 3 appears to be a slimmer and more comfortable headset to wear for extended periods of time. In the comments section, we would appreciate it if you could tell us what you think about the post that we have here. You should bookmark this website, Tech Ballad so that you don’t miss any news on upcoming video games.