The upcoming Meta Quest Pro was leaked on Facebook after a hotel worker discovered that a pre-production unit had been left behind.
A hotel worker has taken possession of a Meta Quest Pro pre-production unit, currently dubbed ‘Project Cambria’ by the company.
Scheduled to launch later this year, Project Cambria’s name was previously leaked as Meta Quest Pro. This includes a Mark Zuckerberg interview with CNet and an iOS app data mining in July.
The video of the worker opening the device includes a closer look at the updated drivers, as well as a view inside the VR goggles. Outside, we can see the new cameras that will provide inside-out tracking for things like movement.
the ring that would detect your fingers has been removed from the controllers. They have been superseded by the new multitude of cameras that are attached to the outside of the headphones and controllers.
Meta has managed to reduce the size of the headset due to the change of lenses. This video confirms that they changed to pancake-style lenses. These lenses must have 2160×2160 Mini-LED LCD panels in each lens if a supply chain leak is to be believed.
In a strange move, Meta recently raised the price of Meta Quest 2, claiming that the company needed to do so to continue investing in the metaverse.
The rising cost of Quest 2 will be followed by the Meta Quest Pro price of about $800. According to a leaked note, Cambria is aimed at the ‘prosumer’ market. This would include those for whom Meta is trying to build a metaverse, by integrating remote workers into virtual reality.
Meta’s vision for the metaverse hasn’t been met with a brilliant response, as the low-quality image posted by Mark Zuckerberg was quickly followed by an improved version.