We’re seeing more and more VR headsets hitting the market as the technology becomes more mainstream. With big players, such as Apple and Meta, involved, the new technology is gaining popularity. We know Meta is working on a Quest Pro headset, which we were expecting to see later this year.
Beyond a quick teaser, Meta has been tight-lipped about the new headset. But according to some social media posts, we might know what it looks like.
Originally shared by Ramiro Cardenas on Facebook, images of the Quest Pro show both the device itself and the packaging that comes with it. The images were shared in the comments of a post in a Facebook group for Oculus Quest 2 owners, and were later followed by a short video.
Cardenas explains that he found the device left in a hotel room, before recovering the images. It wouldn’t be the first time that left-behind prototypes hit the web. But the video raises some questions. The packaging is more like that of the normal Quest 2. This could be due to the similarity of the mark, or there could be a deception going on. With the video showing the device, we can see some differences between the helmets. It may be true after all.
On the alleged Quest Pro, we can see a new camera array with multiple sensors for room detection. There is no strap to put on the head, although it may have just been removed. Like the original Oculus Quest, there appears to be a dial on the front of the headset, presumably to control the distance between the lenses. Finally, we see some new handsets that seem to match the Meta teasers – they’ve ditched tracking rings.
As with all leaks, we won’t know if they’re right until the product hits shelves. We expect to see the launch of Quest Pro at Meta’s annual Connect event on October 11th. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see what the new headset offers.