First Impression of Meta Quest 3 Release Date, Price, Pre Order & Specs (Coming This Fall At $499.99 USD)

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Are you excited about the Meta Quest 3 launch and want to know when it is the Meta quest 3 coming out? Then you must know this spicy information about the gadget before investing your money. This VR device is becoming popular and known as Meta Quest 3. 

The next generation virtual and mixed reality headset is ready to be launched, but when is Meta Quest 3 coming out? Hold your breaths because Mark Zuckerberg announced the Meta Quest 3 release date, and it will be in stores this year around Autumn. 

Perfect marketing is set to burn the showrooms as Facebook is hosting a Quest gaming showcase from June 1, and the rumor is circulating that the Meta Quest 3 release date is September 27, 2023. 

Which one is better? Meta Quest pro vs. Quest 3, 2021, was expected to be the successor to Quest 2, but now everyone knows that it’s refined technology for gaming and using apps.

Unfortunately, the Meta Quest 3 pre-order is closed, but you can sign up via email for updates. 

Meta Quest 3 Specs 

The Meta Quest 3 specs are 40% slimmer and lightweight, which is excellent as your face feels minimum device weight. Moreover, Similar to Quest 2, this VR device has a soft strap, a front-mounted battery, and an aesthetic design pattern with more advanced technology. 

As per the interview and other social media information, Meta Oculus 3 leaked some details which we have collected about the specs. This headset has “pancake optics” and a “highest resolution display.” Also, it has a next-generation Snapdragon chipset for a better visual experience. 

The resolution of Meta Quest 3 is approximately 4,128 to 2,208 or 2,064 to 2,208 pixels per eye, which is around a 30% huge improvement compared to Quest 2. Regardless, it was limited to about 1,920 to 1,832 pixels. 

In addition, rumors are speculating that this time Meta might use OLED or mini-LED 120Hz displays to refresh the idea. For exceptional experience and high-quality production, it is heard that Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 can be used as a Qualcomm chip. 

This chip is crucial as Qualcomm (Snapdragon 8 Gen 2) runs the recent advanced mobile phones, and connecting both devices is easier. This is a great improvement as the maximum storage options will be around 128 GB to 512 GB. 

On top of that, the Oculus Meta Quest 3 has a dial known as (IPD) located at the bottom, which aids in interpupillary distance adjustments. The IPD feature covers the distance between the lenses catering to the visual and VR experience, especially when used for multiple users. 

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Compare with PSVR 2 and Meta Quest 3

New Meta Quest 3 Controller Design

It’s not just a headset renewed, but the controllers are redesigned for the Quest generation 3 with Touch Plus technology for more ergonomically and streamlined. The company dropped the outer tracking rings to make hand movement natural and easy with advanced tracking techniques. 

It means Meta Quest 3 controllers can be used for in-air hand tracking, which makes the fully self-track TruTouch controllers connect with the headset effortlessly. You will fall in love with this VR device as most technical and functional features are designed to upgrade Quest 3 compared to 2. 

TruTouch haptics was launched in Touch Pro for enhanced action feeling like never before, but now in Quest 3, it is installed for better contact sensation. So, without controllers, you can enjoy playing games because Direct Touch technology aids in interacting with virtual objects. 

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Most Power Headset

As I mentioned before, the headset is outstanding and blows your mind as it has the highest resolution display to make the content 100 times better. As we all know, the Meta Quest 3 headset is all-in-one, so you don’t have to struggle with cables or connect to other devices or consoles. 

The company ensures everything this time in a headset, such as full-color passthrough, hand tracking, etc. Quest 3 is the first next-generation Snapdragon chipset that powers the pixels extra and collaborates with Qualcomm tech, delivering more than twice the graphical performance. It offers better and smoother performance with crisp detailing in games or apps, which is better than Quest 2. 

This can be achieved through multiple features represented in the Meta Quest 3 headset starting with a four-camera array. The front two for tracking and the other for depth sensors improve the total experience. 

A slight drawback, as essential parts for eye and face tracking is missing due to Mark Zuckerberg creating a big issue about eye and face search on Meta’s Connect 2022. 

That’s why it may not be included in Quest 3. However, Mark Gurman has confirmed that no eye or face-tracking issue was reported after a hands-on demo in May 2023.

Enhanced Performance

This journey will unfold many mysteries related to the Meta and Qualcomm partnership. Zuckerberg confirms as Quest 3, and the next-generation Snapdragon mobile platform continues, it will double the graphic quality. 

As per Meta, Quest 3 will deliver twice the graphical performance compared to Quest 2 as it had the previous generation Snapdragon GPU, but Quest 3 has a second-generation Snapdragon XR2 chipset. 

Additionally, it will have a faster display performance, app launching, smooth gameplay, and navigation system. However, Gurman confirms that the screen quality will resemble Quest 2. It’s too soon to assume everything, so the riddle is unsolved, and we have to wait until Meta quest 3 is released. 

Mixed Meta Reality

Are you curious to know what depth sensors do? Let me tell you; they are engineered to serve mixed reality features. According to the report, Quest 3 main goal is to focus on mixed reality for a seamless blend of the physical and virtual worlds.

The new experience is beyond mixed technology experience because it has smart understanding, responding to objects, and navigating the natural space. 

Due to high-fidelity color passthrough, machine learning and spatial understanding, which allows interaction between physical and virtual objects, open other possibilities for you to explore. 

Although, previously, on quest 2, the environment around you appeared black and white, known as “Guardian” passthrough mode. 

So, the Meta Quest 3 is the first mainstream headset to serve with high-resolution color passthrough so that you can play virtual board games on the dining table with Demeo, or you can find art by painting VR virtual and many more. 

Gurman confirms it almost felt like a lifelike rendering of the physical world due to accurate colors, and this device will identify the walls and apply it to the gameplay.  

Cost of Meta Quest 3

Interesting information about Meta Quest 3, and looking forward to more, but it all ends on the cost. Well! Meta Quest 3 has high resolution and pixel quality, so experts guess it might be available in a higher price range. Most people assume around 300 to 500 $ will be the maximum cost. 

The multiple storage options of the 128GB model justify the Meta Quest 3 price as it is available for only $499.99. Yes! It lands on the higher end of the spectrum and is costlier than Quest 2. 

On the other side, what will happen to Quest 2, which changes the VR face in 2020 and introduces a new era of fitness, gaming, etc.? According to the reports from June 4, the price of Quest 2 will be decreased to $299.99. 

New Games and Apps

The new experience brings a never-ending opportunities catalog to discover over 500 VR games, apps, and others. Also, the new VR and MR tiles are lined up to launch, so we all will be excited on the first day of the Quest 3 release. The world’s best library with immense experience will be shared. 

Moreover, after the headset announcement, the company hosted the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase event to introduce a new gaming experience. 

Gamers are especially holding their breaths as in the game case show Meta’s third generation Quest gives us a sneak peek of twenty-five games. Here are some games you will play in your Meta Quest 3. 

  • Onward
  • Vampire: The Masquerade — Justice.
  • Dungeons of Eternity
  • Stranger Things VR
  • The 7th Guest
  • Asgard’s Wrath 2
  • Samba de Amigo
  • Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR
  • Silent Slayer: Vault of the Vampire
  • I Expect You To Die 3: Cog in the Machine
  • Racket Club
  • Ghost Signal: A Stellaris Game Fleet Expansion
  • Attack on Titan VR: Unbreakable
  • Demeo Battles
  • Demeo Battles
  • NFL PRO ERA update
  • Death Game Hotel
  • Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord
  • Arizona Sunshine 2
  • PowerWash Simulator VR
  • We Are One
  • Bulletstorm
  • Little Cities — Sandbox Update
  • No More Rainbows
  • Walkabout Mini Golf
  • We Are One

Where Can You Buy Meta Quest 3?

I have mentioned the cost and release date, but when does Meta quest 3 come out, and in which country is it available? So, with all the details, we can predict how to preorder this headset. The preorder goes live through the Meta store website, and you might submit it from there. 

When will Meta quest 3 come out, and which countries is the still unanswered question? Let’s dive into the countries where the meta-quest market is supported. 

  • Australia
  •  Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark 
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland 
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands, 
  • New Zealand
  • Norway, Poland
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States.