All apps on the Meta Quest Retailer now listing ‘Quest 3’ as supported when considered from the in-VR Retailer app.
The headset, but to be formally revealed, seems within the Extra Data part of all apps on the Quest Retailer, listed after Quest Professional. Should you view the shop from the cellular app nevertheless, you may see ‘New Quest’ as an alternative, and from an online browser you may see ‘Unknown’.
Whereas it could be tempting to view this as proof of an imminent reveal, reminiscent of on the Quest Gaming Showcase, it is extra probably merely a mistake. In October final 12 months, Meta’s CFO mentioned the “subsequent era client Quest” will launch “later subsequent 12 months”, and in February Mark Zuckerberg reiterated this timeline. Quest 2 and Quest Professional have been each launched at Join, Meta’s yearly XR convention normally held in October.
The precise title ‘Quest 3’ has solely been used twice prior to now although, by Zuckerberg in interviews with Lex Fridman and Stratechery final 12 months. In that Stratechery interview he prompt the product will likely be priced “within the worth vary of $300, $400, or $500, that zone”.
Obvious schematics of Quest 3 have been leaked to YouTuber SadlyItsBradley in September. In contrast to Quest Professional, the headset depicted didn’t have both eye or face monitoring. It did, nevertheless, embody pancake lenses to realize a slim design, and a depth sensor for superior blended actuality.
In March an inner product roadmap presentation was leaked to The Verge, whereby Meta’s VP of VR Mark Rabkin reportedly advised employees Quest 3 will likely be two occasions thinner and at the very least twice as highly effective as Quest 2 – however price “a bit extra.”
Rabkin additionally reportedly mentioned Quest 3 could have a “Good Guardian”, a heavy deal with whole-home blended actuality, and 41 new apps and video games.
“We’ve to show to folks that every one this energy, all these new options are value it,” he reportedly advised employees.
Feedback made by Meta’s CTO in March counsel Quest 2 will proceed to be offered alongside Quest 3 although, maybe till the extra reasonably priced 2024 headset additionally talked about within the roadmap arrives.