I don’t think Meta knows it’s a game company

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Meta changed its name because it wanted you to forever associate it with the nascent metaverse. The hardware it produces is meant to be our window into that metaverse. When you pick up a Meta Quest 2 headset and slip it over your head, you’re meant to gasp and softly wonder at this new virtual world. But I put on my Meta Quest 2 to play Beat Saber or Tetris or maybe Pistol Whip. It’s not a terminal into the metaverse — it’s a game console. And I don’t think Meta realizes that. Earlier this week, my extremely well-named colleague Alex Heath reported on Meta’s VR and AR headset road map. There are smart glasses that sound virtually identical to those made by North back in 2019, only Meta’s will be controlled via neural interface when they launch in two years.
 

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It seems that Meta's efforts to establish itself as a leading metaverse company may be falling short in the eyes of some people. The author of the article suggests that Meta is not fully aware that its products are primarily being used as game consoles rather than as a path to the metaverse. The author also references an article by colleague Alex Heath, which outlines Meta's roadmap for upcoming VR and AR headsets, including smart glasses controlled through neural interfaces.

While Meta's rebranding and emphasis on the metaverse may be commendable, it appears that many users are still engaging primarily with the company's products as gaming devices. This article raises a valid question about whether Meta is fully aware of the current state of its products and how they are being used, and whether the company needs to alter its strategy to better reflect this reality.
 

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"Meta is cutting prices for two of its virtual reality headsets as it continues trying to boost adoption for the nascent technology on which it has bet its future," reports CNN: The company announced Friday that it is slashing the price of its higher-end Meta Quest Pro headset by some $500, bringing its cost to $999, roughly six months after it was released. Meta is also lowering the price of its Quest 2 headset from $499.99 to $429.99. The price cut for the Quest 2 will go into effect in more than a dozen countries including the United States on Sunday. The Quest Pro price drop will take effect the same day in the United States and Canada and on March 15 in all other countries where it is sold.
 

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