Meta, the company behind virtual reality (VR) innovations, is rumored to be teaming up with LG for an exciting new project. According to a Korean news report, they’re planning to release a successor to their high-end Quest Pro VR headset in 2025. This collaboration is expected to result in a cutting-edge headset with a price tag of around $2,000. What makes this even more interesting is that they plan to incorporate LG displays and components from LG subsidiaries like LG Innotek into this VR marvel.
But that’s not all; it seems Meta has more in store for VR enthusiasts. In 2024, they’re reportedly launching a more affordable Quest headset, which could be priced at under $200. This move aims to make VR technology accessible to a wider audience.
While these developments sound intriguing, some aspects raise eyebrows. A $200 price point for the Quest headset would be a significant drop in price, especially considering that the Quest 2 is currently priced at $299, and the upcoming Quest 3 is set at $499. On the other hand, the new high-end headset, rumored to be named the “Meta Quest 4 Pro,” would be priced at $2,000, nearly double the original Quest Pro’s launch price. However, it’s believed that Meta is positioning this premium VR device to compete with Apple’s $3,499 Vision Pro headset, which wasn’t on the market when the Quest Pro was first introduced.
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Interestingly, this strategy aligns with Meta’s previous moves in the VR industry. They have a history of partnering with other companies for joint-branded products. For instance, the Oculus Rift S featured Lenovo branding, the budget-friendly Oculus Go was manufactured by Xiaomi, and Samsung produced the mobile Gear VR. These collaborations, however, didn’t generate the same level of excitement as the Quest Pro.
Meta has positioned the Quest Pro as a platform for testing and introducing innovative VR technology that will eventually trickle down to their more affordable products. If the LG joint venture materializes, it will be intriguing to see how it distinguishes itself from these past partnerships. In any case, it appears that Meta is determined to push the boundaries of VR technology and make it more accessible to everyone.