Meta introduced its third annual Quest Gaming Showcase is arriving subsequent month, coming only some days earlier than Apple’s rumored XR headset announcement at Worldwide Builders Convention (WWDC).
Meta is livestreaming the Quest Gaming Showcase on June 1st, a bit uncommon for the corporate, because it historically holds the annual occasion in late April.
Calling it their “largest celebration of the depth and breadth of content material throughout the Meta Quest Platform but,” Meta is slated to share over 40 minutes of content material, together with a brand-new pre-show masking recreation updates and debut trailers, beginning quarter-hour earlier than the present begins.
Meta says to anticipate new recreation bulletins, gameplay first-looks, updates to present video games, and extra. There’s additionally set to be a post-show developer roundtable, which is able to function dialog round upcoming video games.
There may very well be at the very least one clue to what’s in retailer, as we get a quick glimpse at a horned helmet within the showcase’s promo video, which appears very very similar to Loki’s helmet from Rift unique Asgard’s Wrath (2019). Possibly Meta’s Sanzaru Video games has slimmed down the Norse-inspired RPG?
In the meantime, earlier reviews keep Apple is lastly set to unveil its lengthy rumored blended actuality headset through the firm’s WWDC keynote, going down on Monday, June fifth.
Supplied Apple certainly plans to announce its headset at WWDC, Meta may very well be seeking to generate so referred to as ‘strategic noise’ to higher handle market reactions, and doubtlessly offset any adverse sentiment previous to Apple’s anticipated announcement—undoubtedly slated to be a pivotal second for your entire XR business.
Meta not too long ago launched its Q1 2023 earnings report, exhibiting a constant funding of round $4 billion per quarter into its XR division Actuality Labs. With Apple rumored to be unveiling their very own XR headset and a bunch of apps, reportedly set to incorporate every little thing from health to VR/AR gaming, Meta might need to showcase the place a few of that funding goes.
Who is aware of? We might even hear extra about Meta’s promised Quest 3 on the gaming showcase, which the corporate has confirmed will “fireplace up fans” when its launched in some unspecified time in the future this 12 months, notably focusing on a better value level than its Quest 2 headset.
To seek out out, tune into the Quest Gaming Showcase on June 1st at 10AM PT (native time right here), livestreamed throughout the corporate’s numerous channels, together with Twitch, Fb, YouTube, and in Meta Horizon Worlds.