Skip to main content

We may have just seen the Meta Quest Pro, and it looks super sleek

Meta is expected to launch a “Meta Quest Pro” VR set sometime this year, and the first images of this mythical device may have just surfaced online.

The Verge reported on a prototype of the top-secret headset left behind in a hotel room and subsequently discovered by Facebook Gaming personality Ramiro Cardenas, aka Zectariuz Gaming.

A hand holds a white Meta Quest Pro box with an iimage of the headset on the front
image: Zectarius Gaming

The headset has a much sleeker look than the Meta Quest 2 (formerly Oculus Quest 2), with a rounded notch for your nose and a single wraparound strap. It looks a bit like a giant pair of ski goggles.

This device looks an awful lot like the Project Cambria headset we’ve been hearing about since late last year. We’ve known Meta was working on a new prototype, and famed leaker Ming Chi Kuo predicted the project was in the works this past April. Mark Gurman over at Bloomberg said he had reliable information that the headset would be called the Meta Quest Pro. This random hotel leak confirms both the physical build of the device and the name.

The device has three cameras on the front and an all-black cover over the front. The big update is to the controllers, which lose their sensor rings and look more akin to a Nintendo Wii paddle than what we’ve come to expect from a VR headset. They keep the same joystick and button arrays as those found on current Quest 1 and Quest 2 devices.

The black meta quest pro taken out of its box and held in a hand
image: Ramiro Cardenas

The leak is rather strange. The box had a sticker on the back that reads “Engineering Sample.” It’s convenient that Cardenas just happened to be the next person in the hotel room, rather than a cleaner or another guest, and that he also happened to be a gaming personality on Facebook, which is also owned by Meta. We’re not conspiracy theorists (much), but this is very convenient. Cardenas claims he has made arrangements to return the device to its original owner.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to announce the next generation of Meta Quest devices, including the Meta Quest Pro, at the Connect conference on October 11, 2022. The event will be livestreamed on Facebook for anyone to watch.

Editors' Recommendations

Nathan Drescher
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Nathan Drescher is a freelance journalist and writer from Ottawa, Canada. He's been writing about technology from around the…
These are all the must-try apps for your Meta Quest 3
A profile shot shows Alan Truly wearing the Meta Quest 3.

The Meta Quest 3 is one of the coolest ways to experience next-gen gaming from the comfort of your home. Heck, you can ever wear the VR headset in public, and shame on those who judge! But gaming isn’t the only immersive capability your Quest 3 is capable of. Thanks to apps, you’ll almost be able to use your headset as a standalone computer or smartphone. Of course, there’s a little know-how that goes into just what apps to download, and where you can find them — which is where we come in.

For your education and entertainment, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up several of our favorite Meta Quest 3 apps. You’ll find options for everything from movie and TV show players to 3D model-making. There’s plenty of fun software to get into, so let’s not delay any further!
Web browsing in 3D

Read more
A cheaper version of the Meta Quest 3 now seems more likely than ever
A Meta Quest 3 sits on a wooden floor in moody backlighting.

Rumors have been circulating about Meta Quest 3 Lite, a budget model meant to replace the Quest 2, the world’s most popular VR headset. Meta will inevitably remove the Quest 2 from its lineup soon since it launched four years ago.

Meta launched the Quest 3, a VR headset with mixed reality features, in October 2023, and if you believe the rumors, it could be planning to add a new low-cost model to the lineup soon.

Read more
This one feature could prevent motion sickness, but the Vision Pro doesn’t have it
A divided image shows an Apple Vision Pro and Meta Quest 3.

A new study on virtual reality comfort suggests that some of the best VR headsets have a feature that can help prevent motion sickness. Also known as simulator sickness, the problem is due to a mismatch between what you see in a head-mounted display (HMD) and what your body feels in reality.

It’s well known that gamers prefer higher frames per second (fps) to be able to react more quickly and aim with greater accuracy. According to a recent study, though, a faster refresh rate can also reduce the chances you’ll experience nausea or vertigo after playing a VR game with lots of motion.

Read more