Meta (Nasdaq: META) CEO Mark Zuckerberg is currently recovering from an ACL injury and has let Threads users in on a rare personal glimpse into his life outside of work when he posted about catching up on video games. But, as threads user Bermuda Hills Co points out, this post may not be as outside of work as it seems, as Meta is set to officially launch Xbox Pass on Meta Quest 3 in December, just a few weeks away.
Zuckerberg officially announced the forthcoming availability of the Xbox Pass game streaming service on Meta Quest 3 in December. The service will enable users to stream popular games like Halo Infinite, Starfield, and Forza Horizon 5 on a virtual 2D screen using their Quest 3 headset.
“This is a game changer in the adoption of the headset because it is a new use case: you just wear Quest3 and you can play 2D video games on a huge screen wherever you want,” Bermuda Hills Co wrote, adding that it will be seen as a cost-effective alternative to purchasing a new console, particularly advantageous for existing Xbox owners who find it more convenient than carrying a console and screen while traveling.
The Threads user also emphasized that the strategic partnership is beneficial for both Meta and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT). Meta gains a broader appeal by catering to the gaming community, while Microsoft expands its game distribution to a new platform while potentially avoiding regulatory scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
All in all, it’s great news for Zuck who’s never really given up on his pet Metaverse project. We can probably expect more similar posts from the Meta chief as the launch draws closer.
As of this writing, there are no updates yet on the actual date that the game streaming service will be officially available on Meta Quest 3.
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