Mark Zuckerberg is right in saying the vast majority of the Quest’s content material requires motion and has a social setting. He additionally has a sound level concerning the staggering worth distinction between the Imaginative and prescient Professional and the Quest 2, and the way the Quest 2’s worth has allowed tens of millions of individuals to strive VR who would have in any other case been priced out of the platform. Nevertheless, there’s a high-end elephant within the room within the form of the Meta Quest Professional.
The Quest Professional, just like the Imaginative and prescient Professional, was billed as a high-end “work-focused” headset relatively than one thing centering on social interplay and gaming. It additionally had an extremely steep launch worth. Whereas $1,499 is considerably cheaper than Apple’s Imaginative and prescient Professional, it’s nonetheless many orders of magnitude larger than Meta’s mainstream choices. To justify the worth tag, the headset included plenty of cutting-edge and high-end options, together with shade passthrough.
It is honest to say that the Imaginative and prescient Professional could also be the whole lot Zuckerberg needed the Quest Professional to be. When it comes to the Imaginative and prescient Professional’s social facet, the detailed avatars the headset will use for issues like FaceTime are just like one thing Meta teased a number of years in the past however hasn’t but produced. It is also a bit unfair to base assumptions on issues like exercise ranges on a handful of launch trailers — particularly given Apple’s concentrate on health throughout its different gadgets.