The long-awaited follow-up to the Meta Quest 2 (formerly Oculus Quest 2) VR headset may finally have an official name – and no one is surprised by that.
Currently referred to by its working title, Project Cambria has long been known for being a more powerful version of Quest 2. Not only will it be able to play all the best Quest 2 games, but it will also allow for improved face tracking, and AR better than ever with color pass-through – meaning players will be able to see the real world around them in color with the headset, rather than in grayscale as is the case with the Quest 2.
You’ll pay for these upgrades though, with the headset estimated to be at least $800 / £670 / AU$1,200.
So what is Meta planning to call this updated model? Well, according to the latest rumors, the unsurprising option that many of us already guessed is gone: Meta Quest Pro.
The leak comes from developer Steve Moser, who discovered a line of code referring to a ‘Meta Quest Pro’ within the Oculus mobile app for iPhone (via Bloomberg (opens in new tab)). Specifically, it references pairing the headset with the right controller.
Meta doesn’t currently have a headset by that name, so the code is likely referring to a device that hasn’t been released yet, with the line of code erroneously making it a public version of the app instead. to stay in a test version. Given that the Project Cambria is set to be Meta’s next headset, it makes more sense that it would be the ‘Quest Pro’ mentioned in the app.
That said, we should always take leaks with a pinch of salt, and there’s a chance that this code refers to one of Meta’s other headphones. Alongside Project Cambria, we know that Meta is also working on a sequel to Quest 2 that remains more cost-effective and that we call Quest 3.
As this other headset has yet to receive an official name, it is possible that the Quest 3 is in fact the Quest Pro and that Project Cambria is officially named otherwise.
If you ask us though, the name sounds right. While we would have expected the Cambria to drop ‘Quest’ from its name and opt for something entirely different, the ‘Pro’ element conveys the more professional/business focus of this device.
With Meta promising that we’ll see the headset later this year, we won’t have long to wait before we find out exactly what Project Cambria is called – don’t be surprised when we find that Meta Quest Pro was right all along.
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