Mark Zuckerberg offers glimpse of upcoming VR headset

Meta Platforms chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has given a taste of what his company’s upcoming VR headset will offer in a video released online. 

In the video posted on Facebook and Instagram, Zuckerberg was shown wearing the new headset, believed to be Project Cambria, and fencing with Olympic gold medalist Lee Kiefer in a mixed reality environment, which displayed a foil and a scoreboard.

Meta is set to officially announce its new headset during its annual conference on October 11. The event was formerly known as “Oculus Connect” and “Facebook Connect,” where the company released research results related to VR and AR, as well as its business policy and future plans. 

The headset is developed under Project Cambria announced in 2021, and is said to be an all-in-one device similar to the Meta Quest 2 VR device. But instead of being its successor, the new headset is said to be a high-end model more focused on business applications. 

The device is expected to be equipped with a built-in camera that can display full-color images of its surroundings, as well as a function that recognizes the user’s line of sight and facial expressions and reflects them in an avatar.