With its price of 1,800 euros, you may not be the target of the Meta Quest Pro – Actu

As the brilliant Furolith, who has already been able to test the device at Les Numériques, points out, this high-end helmet referred to so far by its code name, Project Cambria, gives its true meaning to the term “Pro” as referring to a niche and audience. professional, unlike PS4 Pro and other iPhone Pros.

What distinguishes the Meta Quest Pro from common headsets is not so much its LCD screens that offer a 75% increase in contrast, its comfort of use or its screen definition that is still quite common and similar to that of the Quest 2 (1800×1920). per eye). It’s more on the side of cameras, optimized not only for motion tracking Inside out but also for the pass through. New, therefore, there is an internal camera whose function is to detect the movements and expressions of the user’s face.

Before coming to imagine interesting applications on the gaming side, it is clear that this function is designed to bring to life the virtual avatars that populate the famous metaverse in Mark Zuckerberg’s fantasies. The Meta Quest Pro does not stop integrating functions already associated with the PlayStation VR2, such as the famous eye tracking and foveal rendering (which allows optimizing resources by improving image quality at the point where the user looks).

On the processor side, the Meta Quest Pro inaugurates the Snapdragon XR2+ SoC, the result of the association between Meta and Qualcomm, which promises a performance 40% higher than that of the Snapdragon XR2 that the Quest 2 notably incorporates. The battery, now located in the greenhouse head at the rear of the hull and no longer at the front, already promises to be particularly in demand: the Furolith report evokes between one and two hours of use only, depending on the avidity of the applications.

The helmet is also supplied with a charging cradle which can also be used for the new Touch Pro controllers. If the handling of these controllers is described as close to that of the Quest 2, the cameras they carry mean that the tracking ring has disappeared from view. The equation. Also compatible with the Quest 2 and sold separately, the Touch Pro controllers also pick up on the idea of ​​the haptic engine beloved by Sony.

Another notable detail that contributes to making the Meta Quest Pro a helmet more designed for professional use than for immersion in the game, the helmet is designed in such a way that it does not obstruct the peripheral vision of the wearer. Furthermore, Furolith was not invited to test any blockbusters from the Quest range, but the applications (3D creation, music mixing) were certainly intended to pique the curiosity of companies tempted by the prospects of working and meeting in mixed reality. They won’t have long to wait, as Meta Quest Pro is now available for pre-order for release on October 25, 2022.

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