Meta AKA Facebook’s Hyped VR Headset Leaked By Man In A Hotel

The Meta Quest Pro, unveiled in a hotel room by a hotel employee.

Screenshot: Zectariuz Gaming / Ramiro Cardenas / Kotaku

It’s always worth rummaging around the edge of the bed or in the drawers if you’re staying in a hotel room. Who knows what exciting items the previous guest might have forgotten? Like, for example, a top-secret Oculus VR headset. That’s what happened to hotel employee Ramiro Cardenas, who claims… discovered and revealed to the world that Project Cambria will most likely be called the Meta Quest Pro. Then he made an unboxing video.

The headphones were originally teased last October, nicknamed Project Cambria, when Mark Zuckerberg said it would be sold on the “high end of the price spectrum.” At the time, we learned that it would have cameras sending high-res full-color video to its screens, in addition to face and eye tracking, and all sorts of exciting algorithms.

OCULUS QUEST PRO!!!!

Now, a full month ahead of its intended announcement date, the new device is on display for all to see thanks to a particularly forgetful hotel guest. A very excited Ramiro Cardenas, who posted the video as Zectariuz Gamingtakes the new headset and hand controllers out of their box, whispering in delight.

This one The new Meta Quest Pro headset looks like something a mad inventor would wear in an 80s Disney live-action movie about a man who accidentally invents time travel. Meanwhile, the controllers seem have dropped the hollow hoop design of the Meta Quest 2 and gone for a much simpler, neater form factor.

While the images accompanying the video hide identifying details, they do contain one that reveals the legend: “NOT FOR RESALE – ENGINEERING MONSTER.” It comes in a nice swish packaging! But it does suggest that the product is about to be released.

Project Cambria

The edge reports that Cardenas had told them he could reunite the headset with the person who had stayed in the hotel room, but not before — you know — uploaded photos and a video of the device to Facebook to explain Meta’s plan to reveal it during the Meta of October to blow Connect.

It’s quite a coincidence that Cardenas, and his Zectariuz Gaming page, already took a great interest in the various forms of the Oculus. We contacted him to inquire how this fortuitous event could have happened.

We’ve also, of course, reached out to Meta to ask if they’d like to bring out the Pro’s announcement now, and indeed if they’ll be mounting the engineer’s head on a pike outside their HQ. (Maybe we didn’t phrase it exactly that way.)

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