The Title of Meta’s Subsequent Quest Headset Doubtless Confirmed by Leak

It was revealed in early 2023 that Meta was internally cooking up a brand new Quest headset to ship in 2024, which the corporate talked about it hoped would make the platform extra accessible to shoppers. Now, the naming scheme ‘Quest 3S’ has appeared in a current app itemizing, seemingly confirming earlier rumors of Meta’s subsequent headset.

As seen within the Quest Retailer itemizing for XR health app Alo Moves XR, the identify ‘Quest 3S’ has appeared, which ostensibly factors to the corporate’s subsequent headset.

Whether or not that is alleged to be that ‘extra accessible’ (re: cheaper) headset in query stays to be seen, however it’s a very good guess.

Picture captured by Highway to VR

When you may suppose it may merely be a mistake made by any studio, Alo Strikes XR is notably being revealed by Meta and developed by Magnopus, the identical studio that labored with Meta to create an open supply Unity demo constructed to showcase a few of the most compelling issues you are able to do in MR.

It’s not clear when Meta hopes to announce the supposed Quest 3S, additionally referred to in prior rumors as ‘Quest 3 Lite’. Its subsequent massive alternative will likely be Join 2024, which usually occurs in October. The corporate tends to announce headsets there, so we’ll simply have to attend and see.

In the meantime, Meta has slashed the value of Quest 2, bringing the 128GB model of its 2020-era standalone VR headset to simply $200. This comes as the corporate has repositioned itself extra as a platform holder and never a sole producer as such, evidenced by the announcement it is going to be releasing its XR working system to third-party OEMs for the primary time. That’s set to incorporate XR units working Meta’s HorizonOS from a 3 preliminary companions ASUS, Lenovo, and Xbox—promising to convey quite a few Quest-like standalones to the forefront within the close to future.