Facebook execs including Zuckerberg show off prototype VR headsets ahead of developer conference

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Facebook’s Andrew Bosworth is showing off a prototype headset. How far is this concept?

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One year after the release of Facebook Oculus Quest 2 VR headsets, and a few weeks before Facebook turns VR and AR-focused connect conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook CTO-to-B Andrew Bosworth Prototype VR headsets were shown on social media. Whether these are anything related to the upcoming products or not remains to be seen.

I spent the day with the research team at Facebook Reality Labs in Redmond to demonstrate their next generation of virtual reality,…

was published by Mark Zuckerberg Feather Wednesday, October 13, 2021


Both headset demos came from a visit by execs to Facebook Reality Labs Research, Facebook’s future-forward research lab, where Michael Abrashow Leads the development of VR/AR hardware ideas beyond the current consumer technology that Facebook is now selling. Some prototype concepts may still be years away.

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Specifically, Zuckerberg’s headset has “Retina level” resolution, the CEO said, but looks like a standard VR headset. some very expensive VR headsets like Shadow XR-3 Already have extremely high resolution, but can cost thousands of dollars. Bosworth’s headset, meanwhile, looks like a spectacle-shaped pair of VR glasses.

Interesting timing. HTC’s own Vive product will be revealed tomorrow, and Facebook’s developer-focused connect conference is on 28 October. We still don’t know for sure whether that conference will announce future VR hardware. Zuckerberg has already discussed ideas for the upcoming Oculus Quest Pro headset, which could have more sensors and a higher resolution. in conversation with Nerdshala earlier this year.

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