To help shape a budding yet highly-invested market, Meta Platforms on Monday introduced Meta Quest+, a subscription-based service for its virtual reality (VR) devices.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the Meta Quest+ membership will be available starting on Monday for $7.99 (about ₹655) per month or $59.99 (roughly ₹4,920) per year for its Quest 2, Pro, and soon for Quest 3. Since its major bets on the metaverse failed to pay off, Meta lowered the price of their headsets in March.
According to Meta’s website, Quest 2 is being sold for $299.99 (almost ₹24,600), and the company’s flagship VR headset, Meta Quest Pro, is currently available at $999.99 (nearly ₹82,000), down from its launch price of $1,499.99 (nearly ₹1,23,000).
Although virtual reality headsets have become the “next big thing,” their adoption has been restricted to the gaming industry despite the devices’ advanced capabilities.
Every month, members of the Meta Quest+ subscription service will have access to two carefully chosen VR titles. Additionally, if users sign up before July 31 with Meta, they may get their first month for just $1 or ₹82, which is a limited-time offer. Only new subscribers qualify for the promotion.
Meta said in an official statement, “At a monthly value of up to $60, Meta Quest+ combines affordability with the convenience of a curated experience. We’re excited to give gamers on Meta Quest a new way to explore all their headsets have to offer.”