First Oculus Quest 3 leak reveals huge redesign closer to Quest Pro
What do you want to know
- YouTuber and VR leaker Bradley Lynch has shared CAD mockup images for the Quest 3 headset, along with updated information on what features to expect.
- The Quest 3 reportedly doesn’t feature any type of eye or face tracking, unlike the upcoming Quest Pro.
- The overall helmet design is based on the Quest Pro, with thinner lenses that allow for a more balanced weight distribution.
- Meta is also said to have invested in Project Razor, a plan to create high-end VR gaming experiences using cloud technology.
A new leak gives us a look at some of the features we can expect the Meta Quest 3 headset to use, with some improvements that appear to build on what’s coming with the upcoming Quest Pro.
YouTuber Bradley Lynch (SadleyItsBradley) shared (opens in a new tab) some updated information on what Meta is currently planning for the Quest 3 VR headset. Most surprisingly of all, Lynch says the Quest 3 won’t feature any sort of eye tracking or face tracking, which is notably included with the Quest Pro.
Physically, the Quest 3 is heavily based on the design of the Quest Pro, even including the same “pancake” lenses that will allow for better weight distribution. Lynch also notes that the Quest 3 potentially has an IPD dial on the bottom, which means the Quest 3 lenses will be able to adjust to more granular IPD settings than the Quest 2 lenses ever could and could potentially adjust. more comfortably to a wider range of users. .
It’s also worth noting that the renders show a fabric strap almost identical to the Quest 2, but with the USB Type-C and 3.5mm jacks in a different position. If true, then the Quest 3 would go on to usher in a healthy third-party accessory market like the best Quest 2 headbands (opens in a new tab). The lack of a tightening dial and a heavy front design will make it uncomfortable to wear, which is why so many Quest 2 owners have modified their helmets.
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Another big feature of the Quest 3 is something Lynch says is called Project Razor, Meta’s blueprint for high-end VR cloud gaming. This project will allow Meta’s proprietary development teams to create VR games that can’t run on the headset alone, while saving people the hassle of buying or building a high-end gaming PC.
This all comes as Sony is currently working on its next iteration of consumer-focused VR gaming with the PS VR2. While there’s no exact price or release date, PS VR2 is currently slated to launch in early 2023 and will feature eye tracking supported in titles like Horizon Call of the Mountain.