Meta sets its sights on releasing four new VR headsets by 2024, with Project Cambria coming this year

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Virtual Reality has been an “emerging technology” for several years. But while it’s not as popular as traditional PC or console games, it’s certainly backed heavily by some big names in the tech industry. There are few bigger names than Meta, the tech giant formerly known as Facebook. The mega-company is behind the meta-family of VR headsets, with more to come over the next two years. Meta is planning to release four new VR headsets and has set a price of $800 for Project Cambria – which will be released in September this year.

According to a report published by The Information, Meta plans to release the headsets by 2024. The target demographics are split across the package: two for gaming and the other two for work/productivity use cases.

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Focused on the Project Stinson and Cardiff gaming headsets, these will be new versions of the Meta Quest line of devices. Plenty of details have been released about their workplace counterparts, but actual details for these more gaming-focused VR headsets are scarce at the moment. As PCGamer points out, the first of the newly released gaming headsets will be more on the high-end spectrum, while the other will be a “budget model”.

Which codename applies to which of these models is currently unknown. However, the high-end headset is slated to launch in 2023, while the budget model will follow sometime in 2024. However, Project Cambria is designed as Meta’s replacement for office workstations and will launch this September for an impressive $800.

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Facebook has been renamed “Meta” to reflect its commitment to expanding technology around the Metaverse. While the metaverse’s mass-market adoption is still in its very early stages, as mentioned, tech giants like Meta are committed to making it a reality. As such, these upcoming gaming headsets are no doubt being developed with the intention of further trying to gain mass-market appeal – particularly something like the upcoming budget headset.

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A growing number of traditional games offer VR support in addition to purely technical titles. One such example is Microsoft flight simulatorwhich introduced VR support for the PC edition of the title back in late 2020.

Asobo Studios (the team behind the sim) and Microsoft see VR for Microsoft flight simulator as its own platform, as well as the standalone PC version and the Xbox edition. As such, continuous improvements have been made and more are on the way to enhance the experience.

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