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Mark Zuckerberg reveals launch window for new VR headset

October's product launch will have an emphasis on "social presence"

Mark Zuckerberg in front of Meta graphic

Appearing as a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the launch window of the company’s next VR headset: this October, presumably during the company’s annual Connect conference.

Project Cambria has been shrouded in secrecy

Noting that while the company’s Meta AR glasses won’t be released for at least a few years, the CEO stated that this upcoming headset focuses on breaking down the barrier between virtual meetings and in-person meetings, saying “When you’re on a video call, you don’t actually feel like you’re there with the person. To me, what virtual reality unlocks is that it really convinces your brain that you’re there.” Zuckerberg said that this concept, which he calls “social presence,” is a key focus of October’s headset launch.

The device, which is widely speculated to be the final version of Meta’s Project Cambria, has not has its price revealed. However, Zuckerberg did mention that the upcoming device is a “pretty big step above Oculus 2.” As the Oculus 2 last month had its price bumped from $299 to $399, consumers can expect a price tag significantly higher than that.


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