The videos were posted in the Oculus Quest subreddit by user Samulia, who discovered the videos in the Oculus Quest’s “Seacliff” firmware (Seacliff is a codename for an unreleased Oculus product). The four animated videos don’t list specs, but they do show off a redesigned look and new software features.
The headset in the videos, which may be the much-anticipated Oculus Quest Pro, looks very different from the first two Quest headsets. There are no visible cameras, but they could be obscured behind the glossy material covering the front part of the headset. The ski goggle design looks better than HTC’s bug-inspired headset. The headband appears similar to the Quest 2 Elite Strap with a built-in battery, which is sold separately.
The Quest controllers are the other visible hardware change. The new controllers don’t feature the iconic tracking rings. The new design tracks with leaked images and renders from earlier this year. In one video, the controllers are resting on a dock, which is probably a charging station.
Productivity features are shown prominently in the video and make sense considering Facebook’s push to make the Quest a business-friendly device. The first video shows two people meeting up in Workrooms, using their hands and controllers to interact with a 3D model of a home. In the other video, a woman uses Infinite Office to pull up files to interact with the same file with her controllers.
In another video, a user creates their own custom avatar in a virtual mirror, with the option to choose hairstyle, outfits, and accessories. When the avatar is created, it copies the user’s movements in the mirror. Surely, this will be a big deal for Facebook’s Horizon Worlds social VR app, which is currently in invite-only beta.