Facebook ready to try virtual reality is more common.
At its annual developer conference F8 today in California, the company announced its Oculus headset will go finally on sale. The equipment that will begin shipping today, will be a separate headset that don’t require a smartphone or a powerful PC to use.
Oculus will also be significantly cheaper than flagship Oculus rift, which is priced at $399, but that also requires a PC, which can cost $1000 or more. The move, which will cost $199 for the 32-Gigabit headset or 249 $for the 64-Gigabit version, could help people who are interested in the BP method to try this without breaking the Bank. (The Oculus to go will be about the same price as the Samsung gear VR, and from the point of view of Google, which both require a smartphone to use.)
“It has the highest quality lenses and optics that we ever built into the device BP,” CEO mark Zuckerberg said, announcing the news on stage at F8. “Oculus Go is the easiest way to get into VR, and we think that this will be how many people experience virtual reality and virtual presence for the first time.”
For a debut, Facebook is rolling out more than 1000 games and tasks, including a short VR version of Jurassic world and space exploration video created with NASA.
Vision Facebook in virtual reality is more than fun and games—it’s also about VR social media. Last year at F8, Facebook debuted spaces Facebook, the social network, Verona, allowing users to become emoticon-like avatars to hang out in a 360-degree video. Today, Facebook is also rolling out an update to the Oculus room, where friends can play games, watch TV and share pictures. He also announced plans to roll out the Oculus places on may 30, where users can watch concerts, sports, Comedy shows and other events in BP.
Along with rooms and locations, Facebook announced the Oculus TV which will allow people to build a 3D room to watch a show in BP, including content on Netlflix and hulu—and oculus Gallery to view photos and videos in VR.
Release Facebook on the Oculus and related software can help the VR industry to get over its struggles scaling hardware and software. While some studies show that people are interested in the medium, the high price point was difficult for the average user to justify, which in turn made media companies and brands are more inclined to invest heavily in the environment, which has a much smaller audience than traditional social media or TV.
In an interview with Adweek in December, Jason Rubin, Vice President of content for the oculus Facebook said that the goal is to reduce the time of the adoption of Parliament to five years instead of the 40 years it took for the PC to catch or 10 years that it took for Android.
“BP strikes people out of the gate,” said he. “But the question is always-what do I do with him?’ And it’s so different—unlike 3D TV, where you just went and made a 3D version that already existed, it’s going to take some time for us to unlock it. BP will continue to develop.”
New Facebook in new York city on Tuesday Afternoon, Adweek was meant for Oculus to go. It feels about as comfortable, according to Google, but transmits less light than cotton fabric of the first headset from Google. However, it feels lighter than the BP, which sometimes feel like its pressing on my forehead after wearing for too long.
The screen is really sharp, with 538ppi and a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, the ‘quick switch LCD screen’. The controller feels more responsive and accurate than those that come with other mobile VR headsets in a similar price range.