Photographs of what seems to be the packaging for a “Meta Quest Professional” digital actuality (VR) headset surfaced on-line, posted by Fb consumer Ramiro Cardenas, who claims it was left in a lodge room (Thanks, Peter! through Reddit). The machine proven resembles the Challenge Cambria headset Meta has been publicly teasing since late final 12 months and appears just like the one noticed in leaked setup movies.
The pictures surfaced precisely one month forward of Meta’s Join occasion on October eleventh, which strains up with the timeline CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed for when the corporate will reveal its next VR headset. We look forward to finding out all about Challenge Cambria / the “Quest Professional” and its different plans for the metaverse, AR, and VR.
Cardenas initially shared the photographs within the remark part of a submit on the Oculus Quest 2 Fb group and stated a number of units have been left behind. It’s a outstanding story, however one not with out (handy) precedent, together with the iPhone 4 prototype left in a bar in 2010 as essentially the most well-known prevalence, whereas extra lately, the still-unreleased Pixel 7 was bought on eBay, and a Pixel Watch prototype was additionally, apparently, misplaced in a restaurant.
It’s onerous to make out many particulars from the pictures alone, however the packaging has the “Meta Quest Professional” label stamped within the top-left nook and a graphic exhibiting a black VR headset and controllers. Cardenas additionally supplied a closeup of the label caught to the field, which says “Not for resale – engineering sample,” and instructed The Verge that the one that stayed within the room has since claimed the headsets.
In July, Bloomberg reported developer Steve Moser discovered references to the “Oculus Professional” in Meta’s code, so it’s doable that that is the title Meta has settled on for the upcoming machine. Meta didn’t instantly reply to The Verge’s request for remark.