Steve May 2, 2022

Meta Plots Ambitious VR Release Schedule of Four Headsets by 2024 (theinformation.com)

Posted by msmash from the shape-of-things-to-come dept.

An anonymous reader shares a report: Meta Platforms is planning to release four virtual reality headsets between now and 2024, according to an internal road map viewed by The Information. The aggressive timeline reflects Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s desire to advance his vision of the metaverse by getting more people to use VR devices. Whether he can meet the timeline, however, is far from certain. Meta is planning to release Project Cambria, a high-end VR and mixed-reality headset it is billing as a device for the future of work, around September, according to a person familiar with the matter. Cambria was originally supposed to come out last year but its launch was delayed by supply chain and other pandemic-related issues, which could again push back the launch date, the person said. A second version of Cambria, code-named Funston, is slated to come out in 2024. Meanwhile, Meta plans two new versions of its less expensive Quest headset — internally code-named Stinson and Cardiff — for release in 2023 and 2024, the road map shows. All four code names for the devices on Meta’s Cambria and Quest lines refer to locations in California, following the pattern of the earliest Quest prototypes, made under the name Project Santa Cruz.

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