Story: Meta to launch next version of Oculus-2 ; 27-08-2022;
• Meta is all set to launch its latest VR headset at the company’s Connect Conference, which would be held in October 2022.
• The upcoming VR headset might be named Meta Quest Pro, according to various reports.
• Big Tech giants like Meta, Apple, Microsoft are Competing For Metaverse Dominance.
Meta (formerly known as Facebook) CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about the upcoming VR headset and made a few interesting announcements on Thursday at a podcast show on Spotify.
According to Mark, the upcoming VR headset will be focused on social presence, with features like eye-tracking and face-tracking.
The company's previous VR headset, the Oculus 2 did very well in the market, and is among the top rising product in the Virtual reality world.
Mark said the upcoming VR headset will be a sequel of the Oculus 2.
Mark said in the podcast that Meta has designed the VR headset to capture users “facial expressions” and have them replicated on their avatars in real time to enhance non-verbal communication.
According to a report by Bloomberg , the upcoming VR headset to cost more than $1,000, which was an estimate given by a person with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified because the details are not yet public.
The exciting thing for the tech loving community would be his announcement of the future of the VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augumented Reality). He said that Meta’s AR glasses are a few years away, and that the upcoming headset will have some mixed reality features.
• Meta is the first tech giant which has invested quite heavily on the VR and AR technology, even went on to rename the company name from Facebook to Meta.
Mark Zuckerberg has been working on the future of the communication, which according to him is VR and AR. Be it rebranding the Facebook to Meta or the continuous and immense money and resources him pouring in the development of the VR and AR technology.
Mark on the Podcast show said, “When you’re on a video call you don’t actually feel like you’re there with the person. To me, what virtual reality unlocks is that it really convinces your brain that you’re there [in person],” as reported by TechCrunch .
The founder, chairman and CEO of Meta Mark Zuckerberg, recently launched the project Nazare, in a 1-hour-long launch, in which he described how and what his version of the Metaverse would look like and possibilities of the platform.