Xbox-Branded Meta Quest VR Headset Is On The Way

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While Sony has released two PlayStation VR headsets, Microsoft has stayed out of the wearable tech market when it comes to gaming (though it has the business-focused HoloLens 2). But now, the Xbox brand will appear on an upcoming Meta Quest VR headset.

Spotted by The Verge, Meta revealed the collaboration with Xbox as part of the VR company’s “next step toward our vision for a more open computing platform for the metaverse.” The partnership seems pretty straightforward, with Meta saying it’s developing “a limited-edition Meta Quest, inspired by Xbox.”

This isn’t the first time the two companies have worked together. Last year, Xbox Cloud Gaming arrived on Meta Quest 3, letting you play games like Halo Infinite on the VR headset. On Instagram, Meta Platforms founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg teased an Xbox edition of Meta Quest that came with an Xbox controller and Xbox Game Pass.

Meanwhile, other companies will apparently go further with their collaborations with Meta. For instance, ASUS is apparently “building an all-new performance gaming headset” with the Meta Horizon OS.

Meta Quest 3 launched last year and starts at $500 for the 128GB version of the headset. As for Microsoft, it does seem to be eyeing new hardware fronts in the future. Last month, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer talked about how an Xbox handheld was an intriguing idea.