Meta slashes prices for Quest headsets to boost VR use

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    Meta has announced that it will drop the price of its Quest Pro virtual reality headset by a third to $1,000 later this month.

    On Friday, Meta slashed the price of its Quest headsets in an attempt to draw more people into its gear and virtual worlds, which Mark Zuckerberg heralded as the future of the internet.

    The tech giant cuts the price of its recently launched Quest Pro virtual reality (VR) headset by a third to $1,000, and cuts the price of the most expensive Quest 2 model on the consumer market by $70 to $430. and announced it in a blog post.

    “Our goal has always been to create affordable hardware that allows as many people as possible to take advantage of everything VR has to offer,” Meta said in the post.

    Low prices for Meta Quest 2 go into effect internationally on Sunday. According to the company, discounted pricing for the Quest Pro will also start on Sunday in Canada and the United States, and internationally he will go into effect on March 15th.

    More than a year after rebranding from Facebook to Meta, the social network giant strives to make the Metaverse an everyday part of everyday life.

    However, analysts say the company has managed to keep the hype down a bit as it struggles to meet its goal of creating interactive virtual worlds, which it sees as the next stage in online activism.

    In October, Meta announced the Quest Pro version of its virtual reality headset, tuned for working professionals.

    The headset can display not only the virtual world, but also the user’s real environment thanks to the high-definition outward-facing camera.

    At the company’s annual conference focused on virtual reality, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “The moment they start smiling, or raise their eyebrows… your avatar is , should be able to express more than that.

    Meta said it is partnering with Microsoft and others to combine popular business and productivity software with Quest Pro.

    Meta’s Reality Labs division lost billions in what Zuckerberg described as a long-term investment to become a Metaverse company.

    Microsoft, Sony, and HTC are among the tech companies investing heavily in the Metaverse, and Apple is rumored to be planning to release its own virtual reality headset.

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