Project Cambria Will Be Oculus’ Next VR Headset
Oculus has announced its next big VR headset, codenamed Project Cambria.
The new headset is still heavily in the prototype stage, but Facebook described it as a high-end headset that focuses on face- and eye-tracking. It doesn’t appear to be an entirely VR-focused product like the Oculus Quest 2, as the headset will also support augmented reality experiences.
While Project Cambria is all about wrapping a screen around your face, the device also features cameras that will capture high-resolution full-color video for you to see through the headset, allowing for augmented reality experiences.
Project Cambria will also introduce a new optical stack of pancake lenses behind its screens. These pancake lenses basically have a flatter profile than the fresnel lenses found in most current VR headsets, and allow for a more compact design.
The pancake lenses Facebook teased appear to be similar to those we’ve seen on the HTC Vive Flow, which is the most compact VR headset we’ve tried so far. That device feels more like wearing a pair of VR goggles than a bulky headset, so we’re hoping the Project Cambria will be of a similar design.
Facebook says Project Cambria will release next year, but no hard release date or pricing information was announced. Stay tuned as we follow all the news and new developments on it until then.
At Facebook Connect, the company also announced that GTA: San Andreas will be coming to Oculus Quest, Oculus devices will soon no longer require a personal Facebook account, and the company is changing its name to Meta.
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