After months of teasing, it’s time for Meta to introduce its high-end virtual reality headset. Mark Zuckerberg will open Meta Connect 2022 with a keynote presentation sharing updates on his company’s work on their various metaverse projects. Expect updates on Horizon Worlds and Horizon Workrooms — its apps for fun and business in the digital world — plus at least one big new hardware announcement: the introduction of the much-teased and occasionally leaked Quest Pro headset.
This is a big moment for Meta. The company is a year out from its rebrand away from Facebook, its metaverse initiatives have been burning billions of dollars, and the company has been struggling with revenue and user growth all the while. The result has been some very unhappy investors, with Meta’s stock falling by more than half over the course of the year. At Connect, Zuckerberg has a chance to show what the company has been working on and prove that it’s all starting to add up.
Meta Connect 2022 kicks off at 1PM ET / 10AM PT. The event will be streaming online — and, naturally, in VR as well inside Horizon Worlds for those who own a Quest 2 headset.
Mark Zuckerberg takes a shot at Apple’s closed ecosystem
He strongly believes that Meta’s offering an ‘open, interoperable metaverse built by many different developers and companies’
Oct 11, 2022Alex Heath and Nilay Patel
Mark Zuckerberg on the Quest Pro, building the metaverse, and more
A year after rebranding Facebook to Meta, Mark Zuckerberg is still all in on building the metaverse
Meta figured out legs for its avatars
But we’ll be waiting for this key evolution for a while
Xbox Cloud Gaming is coming to the Meta Quest
We don’t know when, but at some point, you’ll be able to play Microsoft Flight Simulator on a big screen in a Quest VR headset.
Microsoft partners with Meta to bring Teams, Office, Windows, and Xbox to VR
The biggest Microsoft and Meta partnership since the Windows Phone days
The Meta Quest Pro will feature the new Snapdragon XR2 Plus VR chip
The Quest Pro’s setup allows for better heat dissipation and is capable of 50 percent higher sustained power compared to the first-gen chipset
The Meta Quest Pro is a cutting-edge headset looking for an audience
Meta’s new high-end headset introduces eye tracking and mixed reality for $1,499
The Meta Quest Pro costs $1,499 and ships October 25th
It wasn’t exactly a secret, but now it’s finally here
Meta’s workout-friendly Quest Active Pack is releasing October 25th
The Quest 2 accessory kit that’s made for people who enjoy exercising in VR was actually announced at 2021’s Connect showcase. It took a while to nail down some of the details, I guess.
Among Us VR launches November 10th
There’s something unsettlingly uncanny valley about the crewmates’ VR hands
Mark Zuckerberg is about to reveal Meta’s next VR headset
After a rocky year, the stakes are high for Meta’s unveiling of Project Cambria, a higher-end mixed reality headset
‘Quest Pro’ video shows Meta’s next VR headset a month before its launch event
A prototype of Meta’s VR headset has surfaced
Mark Zuckerberg confirms new Meta VR headset will launch in October
Probably around the Connect conference