Facebook: We want a billion people in VR
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 12/10/2017 15:00
In its continued effort to take virtual reality mainstream, Facebook has announced Oculus Go - a standalone headset that will be released in 2018.
Mark Zuckerberg said the device, priced at $199, would be the “most accessible VR experience ever”.
Sales of the company’s VR hardware have been slow since launching the first Oculus Rift headset in March 2016.
How Facebook is connecting its 2D social network with the VR version
Facebook is bridging the traditional and virtual versions of its social network in new ways.
On Wednesday, Facebook unveiled forthcoming features that will bring more of Facebook proper to its virtual reality version, Facebook Spaces, and that will enable people to share 3D virtual objects from Spaces to their 2D news feeds, potentially raising people’s awareness of and interest in VR. The company teased the new features during a keynote presentation at Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus’s annual developer conference in San Jose, CA.