The Morning After: Meta’s next-gen $1,500 VR headset revealed

Meta’s next-gen VR headset is here. With the Quest Pro, Meta attempts to combine the best qualities of PC and standalone headsets to create a powerful, comfortable, self-contained unit. With a per-eye resolution of 1,800 x 1,920, the Quest Pro has a higher pixel density than the Valve Index (1,440 x 1,600 per eye) and Meta’s own Quest 2. Meta has almost completely eliminated the common visual artifacts of standalone VR displays. Engadget’s Sam Rutherford tested it and is impressed. You can pre-order the Quest Pro now.

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However, the price might stop you. At $1,500, it’s five times the price of a Quest 2. If you currently own a Quest 2, Meta has announced that you can play Xbox Cloud Gaming on your VR headset displayed on a giant virtual screen. No need to use the Quest controllers – your Xbox controller will work just fine.

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Double Match XP weekends are also held.

surveillance 2The launch of was riddled with bugs, DDoS attacks, and other issues. While the company has made strides to make the game playable – many players couldn’t even log in initially – its work is far from done. There will be multiple Double Match XP weekends to allow players to earn points and rank up to unlock skins and other gear. Players who log in between October 25th and the end of Season 1 will also receive a Legendary Reaper skin and Health Pack weapon charm. Both items are automatically added to people’s collections when they log in.

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