Project Cambria Will be Officially Named ‘Meta Quest Pro’
Meta is planning to call its upcoming high-end Project Cambria virtual reality headset Meta Quest Pro, according to code findings unearthed by developer Steve Moser, Bloomberg reports.
Bloomberg’ Mark Gurman is reporting that Meta’s upcoming high-end virtual reality headset which is codenamed Project Cambria will actually be called Meta Quest Pro based on the code findings in the company’s iPhone app that are used to set up the headset.
Details about the Project Cambria headset have been streaming since last year. Meta will likely announce the official name of the headset later in the year along with information on the headset’s availability. The Project Cambria headset will also cost over $1,000, Bloomberg reports, citing someone with knowledge of the matter who prefers to remain anonymous.
Meta has put top priority on the Cambria headset even has it has scaled back investments in other XR projects like its smartwatch. The Project Cambria will compete with Apple’s upcoming mixed reality headset which has been shrouded in secrecy but is expected to launch in 2023.
The Project Cambria headset provides superior graphics processing power than the current Meta Quest and Quest 2 headsets. It will also feature very high-resolution external cameras to provide the color passthrough and mixed reality function. Other features include eye tracking, additional storage capacity, new controllers along with high-resolution displays.
The code string showing the name of the new headset as Meta Quest Pro was discovered by developer Steve Moser. The code reportedly reads “Pair Meta Quest Pro right controller” and is referencing pairing the new headset to a controller.
The Meta Quest Pro features a more balanced design than its predecessor. It has a slimmer visor thanks to its use of pancake as opposed to Fresnel lenses. The Meta Quest Pro also features higher resolution cameras with both color and a depth sensor to provide mixed reality functions. Other features include its built-in face and eye tracking that will drive avatars in social VR experiences.
Last week, the company’s Chief Product Officer sent out a memo saying Meta was “laser-focused” on successfully launching the Project Cambria headset this year.
While Meta currently dominates the virtual reality hardware market, it will likely face stiff competition when the Apple headset launches in the coming months. The Apple headset will have an operating system named realityOS. The Apple headset is also high-end and will likely feature similar to that of the Meta Quest Pro such as high-processing power and mixed reality features.