Meta Launches Subscription Service on Games for Virtual Reality Headsets

Meta Launches Subscription Service on Games for VR Headsets

Meta has launched a new subscription service on games for its virtual reality (VR) headsets.

The new Meta Quest+ provides two “handpicked” titles a month, Meta said in a Monday (June 26) tweet.

The subscription is being offered for a limited time with a price of $1 for the first month and will then cost $7.99 per month or $59.99 per year, according to the Meta Quest+ website.

The service launched Monday for Quest 2 and Pro and will be available “soon” for Quest 3, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in Monday (June 26) posts on the Meta Channel broadcast channel on Instagram.

Subscribers will be given access to two titles each month that can be redeemed on the internet, in a headset or via the Meta Quest app, according to the website.

It was reported in March that Meta has sold about 20 million of its $400 Quest 2 headsets since 2020 and recently cut the price of the Quest Pro, its premium device, from $1,500 to $1,000 amid lackluster sales.

Meta’s experience with VR and augmented reality goggles has been “humbling,” The New York Times reported March 26.

However, the VR industry was said to hit a “fever pitch” ahead of the launch of Apple’s mixed-reality headset.

Tipatat Chennavasin, co-founder of the Venture Reality Fund, said earlier this month he expected the Apple headset to feature a new App Store — “the next ecosystem where millions of developers are making millions of dollars selling to billions of people.”

Apple’s foray into the mixed-reality world became official June 5 with the unveiling of the Vision Pro, the headset that many observers had long awaited.

When Apple’s $3,500 device comes to market next year, Apple will look to have 100 games available and Disney+ will also be available in tandem with the headset’s debut.

About three-quarters of younger consumers play games on gaming consoles.

About 76% of zillennials and 71% of millennials do so, according to “Meet the Zillennials,” the January edition of “The ConnectedEconomy™ Monthly Report.”