Meta is gearing up for its highly anticipated annual conference, Meta Connect 2023, set to take place on September 27-28 at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California. This year’s event promises to be a landmark moment in the world of technology and social interaction.
After two years of virtual events due to the pandemic, Meta returned to an in-person format, bringing its community together once again. Attendees can expect a lively atmosphere filled with networking opportunities, hands-on experiences, and direct interaction with Meta’s latest innovations.
The Meta Quest 3: A Game-Changer
At this event, Meta is expected to unveil the highly anticipated successor to the Meta Quest 2 VR headset, the Meta Quest 3. Building on the success of its predecessors, the Meta Quest 3 promises significant improvements. With a higher resolution, a faster GPU, and a sleeker design, it’s poised to take VR experiences to new heights. But that’s not all. The Meta Quest 3 is set to redefine mixed reality, featuring passthrough cameras and hand tracking, allowing users to seamlessly blend the virtual and physical worlds.
Investing in the Metaverse
Meta has been on a mission to shape the metaverse, a shared digital world that transcends platforms and devices. At Meta Connect 2023, attendees can expect to delve deeper into Meta’s ambitious metaverse vision. Meta has been investing heavily in the metaverse, acquiring VR studios, developing social VR apps, and creating generative AI tools that can create realistic avatars, environments, and objects.
Speculations About Augmented Reality Hardware
While the Meta Quest 3 takes the spotlight, there’s also speculation about a potential announcement regarding augmented reality (AR) hardware. Though not confirmed by Meta, industry insiders suggest that Meta Connect 2023 might be the moment when Meta reveals its dedicated AR device. If unveiled, this could mark a significant step in the evolution of AR technology.
Meta’s Partnership with Microsoft
One partnership that could steal the show is Meta’s collaboration with Microsoft. At Connect 2022, there were hints at Microsoft Office programs like Excel and Word being optimized for Meta’s hardware platform. This partnership holds the potential to bridge the gap between productivity and virtual reality. Furthermore, there’s the tantalizing possibility of Xbox gaming integration into the world of virtual reality through Meta.
How to Watch Meta Connect 2023
Meta Connect 2023’s keynote kicks off at 10 am PT on September 27, and you can watch it through Meta’s livestream on Facebook. If you own a Meta Quest headset, you can enjoy the event in 3D via the Horizon Worlds app.