Meta Quest Professional vary reportedly lifeless

Meta has reportedly pulled the plug on the Meta Quest Professional and has cancelled improvement on the Meta Quest Professional 2.

The Info’s sources say the present era of the high-end blended actuality headset will solely be constructed till part provides run out. These sources even say the choice was made to tell suppliers to halt manufacturing on these components as quickly as the start of this yr. The headset solely went on sale final October.

With the second-generation machine additionally reportedly scuppered, Meta’s focus would solely be on inexpensive digital and augmented actuality experiences for customers.

That’s would draw a line within the sand between Meta and Apple, which has gone the entire hog with the very best finish resolution potential – the $3,499 Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional. The Quest Professional launched at £1499/$1499 and was nonetheless less expensive by comparability.

We are able to solely assume there’s been a tepid reception for the headset and that’s why Meta is reportedly abandoning the premium expertise.

Right here at Trusted Critiques, we gave the Meta Quest 2 a middling 3.5 star rating from a potential 5. We cited the dearth of killer AR apps, lack of consolation throughout lengthy durations of damage, and the restricted battery life. Meta is at present making ready to launch the third model of its mega widespread Quest headset which follows on from the gross sales juggernaut of the second within the sequence.

Introduced in June with the next value of £499, the Meta Quest 3 will embrace a slimmer design, new Contact Plus controllers, a processor that’s twice as quick as its predecessor, and better decision shows. It’ll go on sale this autumn.

Crucially, the Quest 3 could have color augmented actuality when it lands later this yr. That lessens the necessity to splash out the additional thousand quid on the Professional vary.

The place this leaves individuals who have splashed out simply shy of £1,500 for a Meta Quest Professional stays to be seen, but it surely’s unlikely they’ll be too happy on the prospect of Meta abandoning the format virtually as quickly because it landed on cabinets.