Original story, October 11, 2022: Meta unveiled the Meta Quest Pro during its Connect Keynote 2022 today.
The new VR headset will launch on October 25 at $1,499, with 256 GB in storage.
When compared to the Meta Quest 2, the Pro's optical lenses will be 40% lighter, Meta said. It will also feature higher-resolution screens.
Other new features include facial and eye tracking capabilities, which the company said will help improve social presence in apps by having avatars reflect users' expressions.
The Meta Quest Pro will have a new self-tracking controller that will be backwards compatible with the Quest 2, and will be sold separately for $300 later this year.
Meta clarified that the Quest 2 will continue to be sold alongside the new Pro headset.
Additionally, the Meta Quest Pro will be fully compatible with the Meta Quest 2's library of apps. By comparison, Sony announced last month that the PSVR 2 will not be backwards compatible.
Meta emphasized that its new headset is meant for collaborative projects such as work meetings.
The tech giant also announced a new partnership with Microsoft, which will bring Windows apps and Microsoft Teams functionality to Meta's VR devices.
Update, October 12, 2022: Microsoft also announced that Xbox Cloud Gaming would be coming to Meta Quest at a later date.
Meta confirmed the announcement in a blog post, explaining that players will be able to connect an Xbox controller to the Quest headset and play titles from their library.
Additional reporting by Marie Dealessandri.