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Meta slashes costs on Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Professional

Each the Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Professional headsets are happening in value. 

Starting this Sunday, March 5, the Quest 2’s 256 GB headset will likely be priced at $430, and the Quest Professional at $1,000. It is a notable drop for each headsets: again in August 2022, each variations of the Quest 2 went up in value by $100, which priced the 256 GB at $499. 

In the meantime, the Quest Professional, which got here out months later in October, launched at $1,500. Earlier than launch, its steep value was attributed to its supposed goal of enterprise professionals versus extra informal gamers. 

“Our purpose has at all times been to create {hardware} that’s reasonably priced for as many individuals as attainable to make the most of all that VR has to supply,” wrote Meta. The corporate added that decreasing the value of each headsets would deliver extra customers into the fold, significantly those that have been turned off by their unique costs.

Meta is working additional time to make VR occur

Earlier within the week, Meta reported it is bought practically 20 million of its headsets. The worth drop is probably going an try to show that “practically” into an “over.” 

Past that, the cuts in value come as the corporate continues to be publicly making an attempt to make a case for its metaverse, Horizon Worlds. As of 2022’s finish, Meta’s VR developer Actuality Labs continues to function at a lack of practically $15 billion.

Final month, it was reported that it was planning to put off hundreds of workers as half of a bigger reorganization effort it started in November by shedding 11,000 workers. Some workers from Actuality Labs have been a casualty of these cuts.

Past the layoffs, Meta’s VR plans are additionally reportedly undercut by a few of its builders being skeptical of the metaverse being the corporate’s savior. It is believed that someday this month, Meta will launch a teen-specific model of Horizon Worlds in an effort to attraction to the youthful market. 



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