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Meta Quest 3 Officially Announced

Meta Quest 3

Meta Quest 3 is the latest virtual reality headset to be released by Meta. It will start at a whopping price of $499.99 for the 128GB version and $649.99 for the 512GB version, for those who like more storage space.

The headset will be released on October 10th 2023 and is being marketed as the world’s first mass-market mixed reality headset.

This means that users will be able to immerse themselves not only in fully computer generated activities, such as virtual reality games, but also spectate live sporting events with augmented reality to generate the event.

Meta Quest 3 Will Use Mixed Reality

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Meta Quest 3 offers mixed reality and here’s a look at color Passthrough in AR scenarios.

The Meta Quest 3 headset has been announced to be a mixed reality headset as opposed to just being a virtual reality headset and what this means is that it will allow users to access VR features, as well as a range of augmented reality content.

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Users will then be able to fully immerse themselves in a vast range of VR game titles, as well as be experience an augmented version of the world around them. For example, users could see how a bookshelf would look in their home without having to purchase and install it first.

AR will use accurate measurements and the environment to accurately depict how something would look in that space, entirely risk free.


What Are the Meta Quest 3 Specs?

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An in person look at the Meta Quest 3 headset and controllers.

As previously mention, the Meta Quest 3 comes with 2 storage options, 128GB or 512GB, the latter of which likely being the more popular option among gamers who want to have access to a large library of games.

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Feature dazzling visuals will allow users to see a 30% leap in visual resolution over the previous model, as well even more immersive sound with the Meta 3 providing a 40% louder audio range.

Users can be assured that visual and audio fidelity will be like none other. Meta Quest 3 is a thinner and lighter than the Quest 2, meaning the headset won’t weigh users heads down and can be worn for longer.

Meta themselves explain the mixed reality feature on its post about the new headset saying:

“That’s why Meta Quest 3 features breakthrough mixed reality that enables a spectrum of experiences.

You can play a virtual piano on your coffee table or open a portal to another dimension right in your living room — all while high-fidelity, full-color Passthrough keeps your physical surroundings in sight with over 10 times more pixels compared to Meta Quest 2.”

With twice as much graphic processing power over the Quest 2, Quest 3 will have some of the best graphics on offer from a VR headset.

The device will also feature nearly non-existent load times and  crisp visuals, so it’s safe to say that Quest 3 could well be the best headset you can buy right now.

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Mark Zuckerberg himself has even tried out and enjoyed the Quest 3.

Tech fans and gamers alike won’t have long to wait to get their hands on this promising device with just a few short weeks to go until Quest 3 hits storefronts.

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With Meta Quest 3 just a few weeks out, do you plan on picking up the the new headset? Or are you eyeing another headset? Either way let us know in the comments!

Source: Meta

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