Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg reveals some exciting new features of the upcoming Oculus Quest Pro. Here’s what makes it different from others.
Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that Facebook Technologies, LCC, the company behind the current and previous Oculus models. And now, the giant tech CEO also released some statements describing the possible features of this new virtual reality gadget, claiming that the new Oculus Quest Pro will be different from the current products.
It’s easy to think Facebook doesn’t care that much about high-end PC VR gadgets. This is evident after the tech giant company decided to kill off its Rift S headset. Because of this, Oculus Quest 2 is the only remaining virtual reality device of Facebook Technologies, LCC. However, the Oculus Quest Pro could change this once it arrives soon.
As of the moment, Oculus Quest 2 has the capability to allow its users to wirelessly stream VR from gaming PCs. This means that Facebook Technologies, LCC doesn’t have a reason to release a true Oculus PC headset. However, the tech giant company doesn’t consider this since rumors claim it is now working on the new, more powerful Oculus Quest Pro.
Previously, Mark Zuckerberg already released some confirmations regarding the features that the new Oculus Quest Pro could offer. The popular tech CEO said “this [Quest Pro] is certainly something that we’re working on. He added that “basically, having a higher-end virtual reality experience.”
On the other hand, he said that these are usually offered by connecting a headset to a PC. But, he changed his mind, saying that developing this kind of innovation is a big risk for the overall VR experience. Because of his new belief, Facebook Technologies, LCC decided to work on the new Oculus Quest Pro.
Mark Zuckerberg’s new Oculus Quest model
Mark Zuckerberg confirmed some elements that could go into the new Quest Pro. These include sensors and capabilities that could make it useful for activities beyond gaming. That could mean built-in eye and face tracking technology, which the company has been discussing for years.
Specifically, the upcoming VR headset could tell your computer the exact object you’re looking at, which could focus on graphical rendering and enable new VR interactions, thanks to its new advanced eye-tracking sensors.
Face tracking, meanwhile, could seriously improve virtual chat apps in the new VR headset by directly capturing users’ mouth movements. It’s like the difference between chatting with a character animated by Pixar, versus one that looks like it came from the PlayStation 2. That’s something HTC Vive is also exploring with its new Facial Tracker accessory.
Aside from this, Facebook just recently showed off wrist-worn AR devices, which could conceivably bring a whole new set of sensors into your VR experience. This just means that the new VR headset of Mark Zuckerberg could greatly increase your virtual reality experience. However, these are all still rumors and speculations. Whether the new virtual reality headset is a success or a disappointment, it will still depend on the efforts made by the tech giant creator.