Meta Connect to take place on October 11 – new VR headset to be unveiled

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September 6, 2022 Meta has today announced that Meta Connect, the company’s annual conference focused on all things augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), will be returning this year on October 11 to a virtual stage.

At last year’s Connect event, the company unveiled its vision for the metaverse, along with several XR projects that it is working on, including Project Cambria – Meta’s next-generation all-in-one VR hardware device.

This year, all eyes will be on Project Cambria, which is almost certainly going to be the next device in the company’s line of VR headsets to be announced. This is almost certain (but not 100% confirmed), thanks to a recent interview that Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg conducted with podcaster Joe Rogan. Zuckerberg confirmed less than 20 seconds into the show that Meta’s next headset will be coming out in October and announced at Connect 2022.

In a blog post announcing Connect today, Meta also noted that it will be sharing updates on the progress that the company has made, plus “a look at what’s to come in the near and far future.”

Now in its ninth year, Connect brings together AR/VR developers, creators, marketers, and more to celebrate the XR industry and its growth, while also exploring what it will take to bring the metaverse to life.

This year, Meta stated that it is going to kick things off with a keynote that will include leaders in the AR, VR, and XR space, followed by on-demand developer breakout sessions.

The keynote talk and developer sessions will be streamed on the Meta Reality Labs Facebook page. Attendance is free and open to all. For more information on this year’s Meta Connect event, visit metaconnect.com.

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