Meta recently announced some key software updates to its head-mounted virtual reality device system in advance of the launch of the newest version Meta Quest 3 which will be available later this fall.
Meta Quest v57 bundles a few key updates that incorporate user feedback to a more complete VR experience as well as paving the wave for the expanded environment that Meta Quest 3 promises.
The company’s earlier versions, Meta Quest 1, 2 and Pro versions have sold over 22 million sets and are the top-selling entry in the VR market.
In the new release, Meta is allowing developers to turn off the Guardian feature which overlays real-life furniture into the environment to protect users.
The system will still provide warnings when a user leaves a safe area but the overlay will allow developers to create a more immersive VR environment.
Navigation will also change with the addition of a Horizon Feed that will group favorite places into a Home screen for easier and faster navigation.
The software allows users to jump to any spot not blocked by walls or furniture rather than relying on preset ‘hotspots’.
Users will be able to adapt their avatars with a host of new configuration choices that include expanded skin tones, and hair and eyebrow colors.
In June, Mark Zuckerberg announced Meta Quest 3 will be coming to shelves this fall with the expected upgrades for comfort and improvements in resolution.
No specific date has been provided.
The software updates included in v57 will be rolled out over the next few weeks which means that the long-awaited launch date for Meta Quest 3 is surely close behind.