Mark Zuckerberg might show off Meta Quest 3 today
An Instagram post suggests that Mark Zuckerberg will show a first glimpse of the Meta Quest 3 today.
The post shows Mark Zuckerberg holding something mysterious. The object is obscured by a countdown that ends at 7:00 a.m. PT on June 1, ahead of the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase, which begins at 9:45 a.m. with a pre-show.
In the background is a video clip showing Zuckerberg's sweater, pants, and feet. The unknown object he is holding is apparently filming. It is most likely a Meta Quest 3 in passthrough mode. The RGB passthrough and mixed reality technology are the standout features of the new VR headset.
According to this hint, Mark Zuckerberg could be teasing Meta Quest 3 today. If this is the case, the question is how much we will see of the device. We have summarized previous facts and rumors in our Meta Quest 3 round-up. A recent hands-on with the device confirmed many previous rumors.
Good timing from Meta
A teaser of the Meta Quest 3 makes sense from a PR point of view. Apple is expected to unveil its own mixed reality headset next week and will have the world's attention.
With a teaser of its own mixed reality headset and a strong lineup of games, Meta could show that it has something up its sleeve as well. Meta Quest 3 will be released later this year, as confirmed by Meta.
Apple's first mixed reality device will reportedly cost around $3,000, which alone will make it more appealing to enthusiasts and professionals, while Meta Quest 3 will be "accessible for lots of people" and will be aimed at anyone interested in consumer electronics and gaming.
Anyway, today Meta Quest is in the spotlight. Here again is the overview of today's events:
- 7:00 am: Teaser
- 9:45 am: Meta Quest Gaming Showcase Pre-Show
- 10:00: Meta Quest Gaming Showcase