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Meta Connect is a one-day virtual event on October 11

Meta Connect is launching on October 11, 2022 as a one-day virtual event with announcements outlining the company’s next steps in virtual reality and augmented reality.

A new site teases Meta Connect with a countdown and “more information and details on upcoming speakers.” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently said the company’s high-end standalone Quest Pro headset, currently known as Project Cambria, is slated for release in October. Meanwhile, Meta’s longtime tech guide John Carmack has confirmed he’ll be giving his unscripted talk this year inside VR.

Connect has been held annually since 2014 as Oculus’ and then Facebook’s biggest event, focusing on the company’s virtual reality and augmented reality strategy. The event typically sees in-depth sessions and product announcements that provide a framework for developers to digest as they build for Meta’s platforms. Meta just updated the login flow for Quest 2 with new accounts now in place, and Zuckerberg has already teased updates to the company avatars and Horizon Worlds system. With the new premium sensor-laden VR headset, this year’s updates promise to be some of the biggest yet. In fact, Zuckerberg teased a new view of the upcoming headset on Facebook. The device is currently known publicly as Project Cambria, but it’s likely to be called Meta Quest Pro when released.

Meta faces what is set to be renewed competition in the form of new Pico standalone headsets as well as the PSVR 2 slated for release in early 2023, while Apple is expected to enter the space soon. AR/VR headsets.

On September 7, this article was updated with an image of the new headphones posted by Zuckerberg.