Meta’s Annual Connect event just got done and Mark Zuckerburg announced three interesting things at the event. Of course, the main highlight of the event was the brand-new Meta Quest 3. The Meta Quest 3 was revealed earlier in June this year. A lot of people, especially the ones who enjoy playing VR games are now pretty excited for the release of the brand-new Quest headset.
If you missed out on the event, here is everything that you need to know about the brand-new Meta Quest 3.
The Meta Quest 3 is slated to be one of the best VR headsets out there. Apart from just releasing a new model for 2023, there are a lot of improvements when it comes to the design, performance as well and comfortability when using this new Meta Quest 3 VR headset.
Under the hood, the VR headset boasts the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 processor. The Meta Quest 3 is now slimmer and lighter than the Meta Quest 2. If you take a look at the design of the Meta Quest 3, you can see that there are color cameras placed at the front that will help you in tracking. These cameras come in handy when you infuse the virtual world with your physical world.
Meta launches the VR headset with pancake-styled lens displays which enhances the visual experience by 30%. The straps of the Meta Quest 3 that you wear to your head are softer, meaning that you can keep on playing and experiencing the VR world without having to worry about head pains.
The headset also has improved sound and is now 40% better than the Meta Quest 2 thanks to new Spatial Audio levels and a louder audio range than the Meta Quest 3. Being able to view the virtual reality world in 4K is what makes the Meta Quest 3 VR headset a very desirable one.
Meta Quest 3 Technical Specifications
The new Meta Quest 3 is a brand-new upgrade from the Meta Quest 2 and the Meta Quest Pro. Let’s now take a look at the technical specs of the brand-new Meta Quest 3 headset.
- Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 SoC
- Storage Options: 128GB and 512GB
- Cameras: 2 RGB Cameras with 18 PPD
- Audio: Spatial 3D Audio with louder audio range and more bass
- DRAM: 8 GB
- Weights: 515 grams
- Display Resolution: 2064×2208 pixels per eye
- Display Type: 4K+ Infinite Display with 25 PPD and 1218 PPI
- Refresh Rate: 90Hz (120Hz experimental available)
- Battery Charging Time: 2.3 hours
- Wi-Fi Support- 6E
Meta Quest 3 Pricing
The best part about this feature-rich VR headset from Meta is the price tag. Meta has made sure that the price tag for the Quest 3 is affordable and accessible to the masses, unlike some brands who want to make the VR experience selective for only people who can afford to splurge a ton of cash. The 128GB variant of the Meta Quest 3 will cost you $499 and the 512 GB variant will cost you $649
Meta Quest 3 – What’s In The Box?
Now, if you do plan on getting the Meta Quest 3, here; ‘s what you will be getting inside the box
- Meta Quest 3 headset
- 2 Touch Plus Controllers with wrist straps
- 2 AA batteries
- Charging Cable
- Power Adapter
- Free copy of Asgrad’s Wrath 2 (offer applicable until January 27th, 2024, applicable on 128 and 512 GB models
Meta Quest 3 Brings Support For Xbox Cloud Games
One of the best things about the Meta Quest 3 is that the headset will now let you play a ton of your favorite games and VR titles from the Xbox Games Pass. The new Game Pass experience will be made available in December- just in time for the holidays.
Not only this but during the Meta Connect presentation, we also saw a good number of games being made available for the Meta Quest 3. Here is a list of games that will be playable on the new headset.
- Assassin’s Creed Nexus
- Asgard’s Wrath 2
- Stranger Things VR
- Ghostbusters: Rise of The Ghost Lord
- Lego Bricktales
Meta Quest 3 Availability
The brand-new Meta Quest 3 VR headset is currently available for pre-order purchase on the Meta website as well as other online retailers such as BestBuy. These VR headsets will begin shipping out to owners from the 10th of October, 2023. If you don’t want to pre-order, you can always visit your nearest BestBuy or any other retailer to buy the Meta Quest 3 VR headset right away.
Meta Quest 3 Accessories
As it is with such headsets and the previous Meta Quest models, there are a good number of accessories that you can purchase for your Meta Quest 3. Here is a list of all the accessories along with their price tags for you to purchase.
- Meta Quest 3 Carrying Case: $69.99
- Meta Quest 3 Charging Dock: $129.99
- Meta Quest 3 Elite Strap: $69.99
- Meta Quest 3 Elite Strap With Battery: $129.99
- Meta Quest 3 Facial interface and Head Strap (Blue/Orange): $49.99
- Meta Quest 3 Active Strap For Touch Plus Controllers: $39.99
- Meta Quest 3 Silicone Facial Interface: $39.99
- Zenni VR Prescription Lenses For Meta Quest 3: Variable Pricing
This concludes everything you need to know about the brand new Meat Quest 3 VR headset that has been announced at the Meta Connect event. Looking at how feature-rich the new Meta Quest 3 headset is, this is one of the best value-for-money headsets created for the mainstream for easy access to VR.
What are your thoughts on the new Quest 3 headset? Is it something you would buy or could you wait for someone from other brands to release a VR headset? Let us know in the comments section below.