However, the company is currently tight-lipped about the specifications of the device. Officially it has a better display and resolution, more comfort, and twice the graphics performance using a “next-generation Qualcomm chipset” – but it’s unlikely it will compete with the PSVR2 in terms of raw graphics performance. Of course, Sony appears to be greenlighting bonafide exclusives for its headset, which doesn’t matter much in the long run.
The biggest new feature for Meta Quest 3 is that it’s “high-resolution color mixed reality” that features a “4MP RGB color camera, a depth sensor for a more accurate representation of your play space, and 10x the passthrough compared to Quest 2. “Uses more pixels”. . It also has updated controllers that remove the occasional unnecessary extraneous-rings.
While more information will be shared later in the year, Meta has also confirmed that it is seriously cutting the price of Meta Quest 2 in the meantime. This means that the 128GB version will now cost just $299.99, while the 256GB model will cost $349.99. You may recall that the company drastically increased the price of these items last year, so it brings back the entry fee. Meta Quest 3, for the record, will be backwards compatible with all previous software.
Meta also announced a handful of new games for its headsets, most notably Powerwash Simulator VR. There’s no word yet on coming to PSVR2, but we’d imagine it will come eventually. And so the announcement isn’t necessarily bad news for Sony’s headset: the more viable the platform for virtual reality content, the better overall support — and that’s a win for all manufacturers.
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