Today’s Immersive VR Buzz: Facebook CEO: ‘VR is Taking Longer Than Expected, but We’ll See It to Mass Adoption’

This was a very interesting BUZZ that I found today and wanted to share with you.

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Facebook held its Q3 2019 earnings call late last week, and Oculus again found itself in the center stage as one of the company’s most visible of projects.

Company founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that although their plans for VR & AR is “taking a bit longer” than they thought to manifest as mainstream products, he’s still optimistic in its future.

Zuckerberg maintains that while the multi-million-person userbase might still be “a few years further out” and “it might be more expensive to develop,” the company will be funding it until it does regardless.

Despite its recent Oculus hardware releases and Portal line of video calling devices, Zuckerberg admits that Facebook isn’t traditionally a hardware or operating systems company.

As the years go by though, he predicts Facebook will continue to build its brand around Oculus, making the company “better off when [virtual reality] is really ready to be a completely mainstream thing with hundreds of millions of people using it.”

To that effect, Zuckerberg says the company is selling Quest, its $400 standalone VR headset, as fast as they can make them.

Besides the launch of Quest in May 2019, the company is looking forward to two important product offerings, namely Oculus Link, which will allow Quest to play Rift platform games via a VR-ready PC and USB 3.0 cable, and Facebook Horizon, the company’s latest social VR app that looks to reboot the now defunct Facebook Spaces.

Although the company is funding less exclusive games by sheer number, it vows to bring bigger, more expensive projects to the forefront such as Insomniac Games’ upcoming shooter Stormland, Sanzaru Games’ Asgard’s Wrath (2019)Lone Echo II from Ready at Dawn, and Medal of Honor: Above & Beyond from Respawn Entertainment.

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360 video is a video that is recorded in all directions at the same time with multiple cameras. The videos are stitched together either internally in the camera or externally using special software.

It then forms one spherical video that is controlled by the viewer, enabling them to look up, down, right or left at their discretion.

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