Pictures and, later, a video of a “Meta Quest Professional” digital truth (VR) headset surfaced on-line, posted on Fb through Ramiro Cardenas, who claims the software was once left in a lodge room (Thank you, Peter! via Reddit). The software proven resembles the Project Cambria headset Meta has been publicly teasing since overdue closing yr and seems like the only noticed in leaked setup videos.
The video presentations Cardenas eliminating the software from its packaging, revealing a black headset and controller with what seems like an up to date design. Whilst the headset has 3 cameras on its entrance, the controllers characteristic a design that drops the hollowed-out loop design that properties the sensors for one thing extra forged.
The packaging has the “Meta Quest Professional” label stamped within the top-left nook and a graphic appearing the VR headset and controllers. Cardenas additionally supplied a closeup of the label caught to the field, which says “No longer for resale – engineering pattern,” and advised The Verge that the one that stayed within the room has since claimed the headsets.
The pictures and video surfaced precisely one month forward of Meta’s Connect event on October eleventh, which traces up with the timeline CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed for when the company will reveal its next VR headset. We anticipate finding out all about Mission Cambria / the “Quest Professional” and its different plans for the metaverse, AR, and VR.
Cardenas firstly shared the photographs within the comment section of a post at the Oculus Quest 2 Fb staff and mentioned more than one units have been left in the back of. It’s a outstanding tale, however one now not with out (handy) precedent, together with the iPhone 4 prototype left in a bar in 2010 as probably the most well-known incidence, whilst extra not too long ago, the still-unreleased Pixel 7 was sold on eBay, and a Pixel Watch prototype was once additionally, it sounds as if, lost in a restaurant.
In July, Bloomberg reported developer Steve Moser discovered references to the “Oculus Professional” in Meta’s code, so it’s imaginable that that is the identify Meta has settled on for the impending software. Meta didn’t straight away reply to The Verge’s request for remark.
Replace September eleventh, 10:18PM ET: Up to date so as to add footage from the video.