Meta Quest 3 Lite Leaked

Discounts on the Quest Store, $1,000 for the most expensive app on the Quest and Riven comes to the Quest

XR = eXtended Reality (everything VR, AR, MR)

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😎 A leaker claims there’s an upcoming Meta Quest 3 Lite.

🚀 It will feature a Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 chipset, single fast-switch LCD display, Fresnel lenses, and similar software features as the Quest 3, with a release expected in 2024.

🤑 If we can get this to around $200, it’s a game changer. Even $300 is really good.

🥳 But there’s more:

The most expensive Quest app is $1,000. And you won’t guess what it is.

MAY comes with discounts on the Meta Store.

Riven, the sequel to Myst, comes to the Quest.

eXtend your gaming:

Welcome to XR Gamer Digest #20

Discounts and Tips

🤩 Don’t forget you can get up to 25% discounts when you buy a game from the Meta Quest store. Go here and look for your game (we’re not affiliated with the website, but it’s a great tool).

💰 Until 11:59 pm PT on May 27, there is a 30% discount for 170+ games on Meta Quest Store, with the MAY30 code. Espire 2, Demeo, Superhot VR or Red Matter 2 are just very few of them.

XR Games

🐦‍⬛ The long-awaited remake of the 1997 classic Riven will be released on Meta Quest 2 and 3, bringing the iconic world to full 3D and VR for the first time.

🛸 Consortium VR, a voice-navigated murder mystery set on a futuristic spaceship, is now available on Quest and Steam, featuring a remastered version with new content and interactive narrative choices.

🪑 Taskmaster VR, based on the British comedy game show, will launch on June 13th for Meta Quest and SteamVR.

⛳️ Walkabout Mini Golf's upcoming "Viva Las Elvis!" DLC, inspired by Elvis Presley's Vegas era, will launch in early 2025 for various VR platforms.

🎸 Rocking Legend, a VR music game akin to Guitar Hero, offers a free demo to let you experience playing guitar or drums in dynamic virtual environments.

🏌️ Clap Hanz, the studio behind Everybody’s Golf, has released their latest VR game, ULTIMATE SWING GOLF, on Quest.

🕵️ Retropolis 2: Never Say Goodbye beautifully adapts classic point-and-click adventure games to VR on Quest and Steam [review].

🧟 The new VR mod for Content Warning, created by DaXcess, adds full 6DoF and motion controls, making monster hunting incredibly immersive.

🧛‍♂️ Silent Slayer: Vault of the Vampire will release on June 6th for Meta Quest 3, Quest 2, and Quest Pro.

⚡️ A gesture-based wave shooter emphasizing VR's physicality, Masters of Light, launched on the Quest platform, featuring a two-hour adventure as an elite cosmic warrior.

💣 You can transform your living room into a chaotic battlefield with Bomber Drone, a mixed reality game on Meta Quest 3. A surprisingly immersive and fun experience.

🏀 A VR basketball game with over 1 million players, Blacktop Hoops, launched on Meta Quest, Pico, and SteamVR.

🏎️ EA Sports WRC offers enjoyable rally racing, but the VR beta on PC needs significant improvements, as we find out in this review.

🥷 MMA Cage Conquest, now available on Meta Quest 3 and Quest Pro, offers an authentic mixed martial arts experience with single-player and multiplayer modes.

XR Entertainment

👓 Virtual Stereoscope, a Meta Quest app, lets you view and explore restored 19th-century stereoscopic photos in VR.

🛰️ Space Explorers: The Infinite is an enhanced VR experience at Sawyer Yards, Houston, that simulates a thrilling journey to the International Space Station (ISS).

🌌 Astra is a mixed reality experience on Quest 3 that transforms your living space into a starship for exploring and collecting elements from moons in our solar system, combining education with light gameplay.

🧑‍🏭 The $1,000 WeldVR, the most expensive app on the Meta Quest store, offers a 20-minute free trial and aims to teach basic welding skills.

XR News

😎 A leaker claims the upcoming Meta Quest 3 Lite will feature a Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 chipset, single fast-switch LCD display, Fresnel lenses, and similar software features as the Quest 3, with a release expected in 2024.

🥽 Beijing-based XR optics technology company OPTIX has raised $15 million in funding to date, focusing on advanced optics for AR/VR products.

‼️ 1 in 4 US teenagers play games on a VR headset, according to a Pew Research Center survey.

🏃 A study finds that VR-based fitness training improves working memory and mood more effectively than conventional exercise or rest.

🛫 Lufthansa will trial providing Quest 3 headsets to business class passengers on select flights this summer.

🌎 Apple is preparing to launch the Vision Pro headset internationally after the Worldwide Developers Conference, with training sessions for international employees already underway.

🕶️ Brilliant Labs has launched its open-source AI smart glasses, Frame, globally for pre-order at $349.

🤏 Meta is testing virtual wrist buttons in the v66 PTC build for Quest to reduce accidental menu button activations during hand tracking.

⏸️ LG is reportedly pausing its XR headset partnership with Meta, initially aimed at competing with Apple's Vision Pro, due to a lack of synergy

Until next time, enjoy your other reality gaming!

Bobby Voicu

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Did you know?

Riven is the sequel to the highly acclaimed video game Myst, both developed by Cyan Worlds. One of the most fascinating aspects of Riven is its intricate world-building and immersive storytelling.

The game is renowned for its innovative use of ambient sound to create a truly immersive experience. The game features dynamic soundscapes that react to the player’s actions and surroundings, enhancing the sense of presence within the game world.