Zuckerberg says Meta’s next VR device will arrive in October

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(Pocket-lint) – Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced on Joe Rogan’s podcast that his company’s next virtual reality device – likely Project Cambria / Meta Quest Pro – will finally arrive in October 2022.

“For the next device coming out in October, there are some great features,” Zuckerberg said when talking about virtual reality at the start of the podcast, which you can listen to on Spotify here.

Although Zuckerberg didn’t name the device, he did outline the social options that will be enabled by eye and face tracking in VR. “The ability to now have some sort of eye contact in virtual reality…Having your face tracked in this way your avatar – it’s not just that stationary thing, but whether you’re smiling or frowning or if you pout, or whatever your expression is, have it translated in real time to your avatar.”

Add it all up and it’s likely talking about Project Cambria, an upcoming Meta headset that’s expected to have a high-resolution color display, internal eye-tracking sensors, and passthrough augmented reality functionality.

Meta has previously said that Project Cambria is a mixed reality headset coming out this year – but he didn’t mention October until Zuckerberg’s comments on Rogan’s podcast. The company has yet to reveal an official name for the headset. It is believed to be called Meta Quest Pro, as Project Cambria is simply the internal code name for the headset at present. It will join the lower-end Meta Quest headset that retails for $399.

For more on Project Cambria, check out our guide: Meta Project Cambria Mixed Reality Headset: What We Know.

Written by Maggie Tillman.

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