Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked a lot about virtual reality when he appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience Thursday. He also confirmed that his company's new virtual reality headset, called , will be launching soon.
Zuckerberg said the headset will come out in October and that more will be revealed at the company's Connect event. Meta has yet to announce the date of the show.
Rogan -- a longtime fan of the Oculus hardware -- gave his impression about the new hardware, saying it would track his eyes and facial movements that would then show up on his avatar. Zuckerberg called this feature "social presence" that would convey nonverbal communication in VR such as eye contact or smiling.
is the next evolution of Meta's VR hardware, announced in 2021. It will have the eye-tracking sensor as Rogan mentioned and will be a stand-alone device like the . There also could be more sensor technology in the new device that could be used for other activities such as health and fitness.