The year 2023 has the potential to bring virtual reality to the masses because it will see the release of multiple highly anticipated headsets. Let’s take a closer look at three of them.
1. Meta Quest 3
It’s important not to confuse the Meta Quest 3 headset with the Project Cambria (also referred to as Oculus Quest Pro). Whereas the Project Cambria will be a high-end productivity-oriented headset with a steep price tag, the Quest 3 will be a true successor to the Quest 2, the most popular headset today.
While not much is known about the Quest 3 right now, we can expect across-the-board hardware improvements, such as higher display resolution, greater refresh rate, and perhaps even built-in support for full-body tracking.
2. Sony PlayStation VR 2
The PlayStation VR 2 is supposed to launch in early 2023, and all PlayStation 5 owners who want to explore virtual worlds in the most immersive way possible can look forward to 4K HDR visuals provided by two 2000 x 2040 OLED displays, new controllers with a unique ergonomic design, eye tracking, and inside-out tracking.
In addition to the headset itself, Sony has also announced a strong lineup of games for it, including Horizon Call of the Mountain, Resident Evil Village, and an enhanced version of No Man’s Sky.
3. Apple AR/VR Headset
Last but certainly not least on our list of the top 3 VR headsets to be released in 2023 is the highly anticipated Apple AR/VR headset. It’s expected that the headset will cost between $2,000 and $2,500, and it will likely be aimed at professional 3D artists, industrial designers, game developers, and other professionals who can greatly benefit from having the ability to visualize things in virtual reality.
It would only make sense for the headset to include an Apple silicon chipset, like the new M2 chip that can be found in the latest MacBook Air and whose performance rivals many desktop processors.