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Meta plans to launch four new virtual reality headsets

Goal plans to launch four new helmets virtual reality between now and 2024. Among them is what is known as Project Cambria, which is described as “a laptop for the face”, which would be geared towards professional use.

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The metaverse is increasingly present on the agenda of technology companies, especially in Meta, whose roadmap has been advanced by the American media Information.

Meta’s plans go through the launch of four new VR helmets between now and 2024, according to a source close to the matter cited by that medium. One of them will be Project Cambria, the code name for the helmet that combines virtual and mixed reality.

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Meta had planned to launch Cambria in 2021 but, according to this same source, it has been postponed until next September 2022 due to the problems with the supply chain caused by the pandemic that affect the sector.

Besides, endgaget He echoed this information and added that a second version of Cambria, whose code name is Funston, will be released in 2024.

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Besides, leaked roadmap suggests Meta plans to release two new helmets Oculus in 2023 and 2024, year in which it will also market its first augmented reality glasses.

Cambria is described internally at the company as a “laptop for the face” or a Chromebook for the face. Besides, it will use Meta’s proprietary virtual reality operating system, which is based on Android.

In this regard, Cambria is expected to be compatible with online tools and services, as well as some Quest applications. It will also incorporate a high resolution of image quality, to reinforce its commitment to the professional use of the device.

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Mixed reality, which combines virtual and augmented reality to create spaces in which to interact with both real and virtual objects and people, will also be present at Cambria. To do this, the helmet will incorporate outward-facing cameras, from what could be known.

The document states that Cambria will have a greater autonomy than the Oculus Quest 2, since it will integrate a larger battery that, for reasons of balance, will be integrated into the rear of the device.

As Meta already announced in October 2021, Cambria will allow avatars to reproduce eye contact and expressions in real time thanks to the sensors it integrates.

The launch price of Cambria will be 799 dollars, a figure higher than the 349 euros that the company’s Quest 2 currently costs.

A few weeks ago it became known that Meta is starting to test tools to sell digital assets and experiences within its virtual reality platform. Horizon Worlds, a key part of his plan to create a metaverse. And virtual reality headsets will play an important role in that project.

The tools will initially be available to a select set of users who are creating virtual classes, games and fashion accessories within the company’s immersive platform, which can be accessed through virtual reality headsets.

Through a tool, these selected users will be able to sell their accessories or offer paid access to the specialized digital spaces they have built.

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