Meta has announced the Quest 3, its next-generation virtual reality (VR) headset. The Quest 3 is expected to be released later this year, and it will be more expensive than its predecessor, the Quest 2. However, it will also be more powerful and have a number of new features, including a passthrough feature that will allow users to see the outside world without taking off the headset.
The Quest 3 is powered by a new Snapdragon XR2+ chip, which is more powerful than the Snapdragon XR2 chip in the Quest 2. This will allow the Quest 3 to run more demanding games and provide more immersive VR experiences.
The Quest 3 also has a higher-resolution display than the Quest 2. The display has a resolution of 2160×2160 per eye, which is higher than the 1920×1832 resolution per eye of the Quest 2. This will provide users with a sharper and more detailed VR experience.
Another new feature of the Quest 3 is its passthrough feature. This feature uses cameras on the outside of the headset to allow users to see the outside world without taking off the headset. This will be useful for tasks such as checking the time, seeing who is at the door, or getting a drink of water.
Meta is releasing the Quest 3 in competition with Apple, which is also releasing a VR headset next year. Apple’s VR headset is expected to be more expensive than the Quest 3, but it is also expected to be more powerful and have a number of new features.
The Quest 3 is also a sign that VR is becoming more and more mainstream. VR headsets are becoming more affordable and more user-friendly, and they are offering a wider range of experiences. The Quest 3 is likely to accelerate the adoption of VR, and it could help to make VR a mainstream technology.