Meta Connect 2022, has announced the official launch of the Meta Quest Pro, the first in their new high-end class of VR headsets. The new tech comes fully loaded with innovative features like high-resolution sensors that enable full-color mixed reality experiences, next-generation pancake optics, advanced LCD displays that deliver sharp visuals, an all-new, sleek and comfortable design complete with guided Fit Adjustment, and eye tracking and Natural Facial Expressions for enhanced social presence.
Launching the Meta Quest Pro before Christmas makes good sense and could signify the prospect of purchasing the perfect devices for collaborating and working. Meta say it is much more naturally in VR.
They are planning to work closely with developers over the next few years to build a rich ecosystem of experiences that leverage Meta Quest Pro’s innovative mixed reality and social presence capabilities.
Meta Quest Pro is available today on the Meta website for $1,499.99 USD. That price includes the headset, two self-tracking Meta Quest Touch Pro controllers, stylus tips, partial light blockers, and a charging dock. Full distribution will follow at Best Buy in the US and Canada, Argos and Currys in the UK, and FNAC and Boulanger in France. It can also be purchased from Amazon in the US, the UK, Canada, and France.
All-New, Advanced Experiences.
Thanks to its innovative hardware features, Meta Quest Pro can enable a wide range of new VR and mixed reality experiences.
For example, picture being in your home office leading a meeting around a large virtual table with your entire team, all of whom are also working at home. You can see your real desk and use your physical keyboard and mouse. When you need to explain something to your team, you stand up and sketch it out on a giant virtual whiteboard for all to see.
As you draw, you can see the expressions of understanding on your teammates’ avatars’ faces. That’s possible on Meta Quest Pro in Horizon Workrooms thanks to the headset’s full-color Passthrough, eye tracking and Natural Facial Expressions.
Or, imagine channeling your inner Picasso. You’re in VR, experimenting with different painting styles, colors, and brushes, and each time you finish a picture, you hang the virtual art on the wall of your living room. And it stays in that exact spot so that whenever you put your headset on, it’s there for you to enjoy.
You can even invite friends from across the world to visit your virtual art studio. That’s possible because of Meta Quest Pro’s color Passthrough and shared spatial anchors features, using an app called Painting VR.
When you log into your new headset or access the Meta Quest mobile app, you’ll be able to find these titles on the Meta Quest Store. You’ll also find curated collections of mixed reality content, productivity apps that bring your workplace to life, apps and games that feature hand tracking and leverage social presence, and much more.
Working with the Community.
Meta Quest Pro are continuing to improve the VR software experience. They know the Meta Quest community has asked for new ways to capture and share their awesome mixed reality experiences with this new device, so we’ll be adding recording and casting for MR in a future software update.
Ideal For the Future of Work.
Meta Quest Pro was designed to support a wide range of collaboration and productivity tools that let you overlay your work on top of the physical world and give you a vast virtual space for multitasking.
Meta say it’s ideal for builders, architects, engineers, designers, and others who want to augment their workflow and supercharge their creativity. And, it’s helping Meta advance the future of work with a range of new experiences and partnerships that they say will make Quest Pro even better for individuals and businesses alike.