Meta Rolls Out VR Subscription Service

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Meta Rolls Out VR Subscription Service
Meta Rolls Out VR Subscription Service

Meta is now offering a subscription plan for its Quest headset users, less than three months after the company first hinted at it.

The Meta Quest+ plan gives users access to two top games on a monthly basis for $7.99 or $59.9 annually. It is initially being offered to Quest 2 and Pro users, with plans to extend support for Quest 3 in fall 2023. 

Some titles initially being offered to subscribers include the action-rhythm game FPS Pistol Whip and the arcade game Pixel Ripped 1995.

“Subscription services have been a great way to get more bang for your buck as far back as the Blockbuster days,” the company announced. “And 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.”

The company is initially offering subscribers an introductory discount, allowing users to sign up from now until July 31 for just $1 for the first month, according to TechCrunch.

Meta’s virtual reality subscription plan rollout comes less than a month after Apple launched its own mixed reality headset priced at $3,499. Following the launch, Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, was heard bashing Apple’s headset at a company meeting. 

Zuckerberg said that the two headsets fundamentally differed, with Meta’s version focusing on building social connections. 

“By contrast, every demo that they showed was a person sitting on a couch by themself,” Zuckerberg said in the meeting. “I mean, that could be the vision of the future of computing, but like, it’s not the one that I want.”

Photo credit: Meta

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