26 Nov 2021 10:53 AM +00:00 UTC

Meta Quest 3 Release Date: Here's When It Could Arrive

The predicted next version of the Oculus Quest, the Meta Quest 3, could bring one of the best VR gaming experiences for gamers to date, but when can we expect it to release?

We're here with everything we know so far, covering the latest news, rumours, and leaks on what to expect and importantly, when we may be able to get our hands on it.

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Meta Quest 3 Release Date

There is no official release date for the Meta Quest 3 as of yet, however, we can make an informed prediction based on the previous model's entry into the market.

While there is nothing confirmed as to whether it's even called the Meta Quest 3, there are glimmers of hope that another set will be released in the future.

According to reports, which are albeit far from an official comment, the VR unit appears to be still a focus for the future.

The general consensus from what we're seeing is that it's a case of 'when' not 'if' when it comes to the next stage of VR from Facebook.

On the other hand Project Cambria, which is said to not be the next Meta Quest, does appear to be set for next year, and looks to be more of a 'Meta Quest Pro' model from early reports.

Whether we'll see it before the next Quest is yet to be seen, and there's even a chance that Sony's PSVR 2 could beat it to the punch!

Read More: Project Cambria Specs - Everything We Know So Far

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When Could We Hear More?

With Facebook Connect practically just gone, our next chance of hearing more could be quite slim for the immediate future.

That being said there is a lot to unpack right now around Project Cambria, including this thread that contains multiple tutorial-style videos that show a VR device in use across multiple activities, ranging from having meetings to trying on outfits virtually.

The videos are very exciting if they are indeed what we hope them to be, however, we'd advise managing expectations as again, these are not confirmed officially just yet.

How Much Could The Meta Quest 3 Be?

At this stage, it's hard to say, but we can predict it'll lean more towards the $300 mark based on the Oculus Quest 2, which is currently around £299 for a 128GB model.

If the next version of the device improves upon the previous, then we imagine many gamers out there will certainly be tempted, and let's face it, the Quest 2 is still one of the best VR headsets around.

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What Could The Meta Quest 3 Spec Sheet Look Like?

Of course, as nothing is confirmed with regards to the Meta Quest 3, even right down to its potential existence, it is rather difficult to know what the spec sheets of the unreleased headset will look like.

However, it is possible to make some educated guesses given the previous patterns of development. For instance, it wouldn't be surprising if the Quest 3 was able to utilise a 120Hz refresh rate at launch, given that it is becoming more commonplace, but with the potential to be beefed up with future updates.

After all, the Quest 2 saw a notable improvement over the original model to deliver a 90Hz refresh rate, and a more recent update saw that increase to 120Hz.

In terms of processor, it would make sense for the Quest 3 to utilise an updated version of the Quest 2's SOC, the Snapdragon XR2, or whatever Qualcomm decide is its successor.

The only real inevitable point would seem to be that Quest 3 is likely to work within Facebook's 'metaverse' that they announced back at Facebook Connect and most likely play a key part in helping to shape the overall experience, and it may include the need to have a Meta account in order to do so.

We'll be back with you soon with all the latest news on everything Quest 3 soon!

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