- Mark Zuckerberg announced that Meta is bringing one of the most anticipated features to its roadmap. He said ‘Legs’ are coming to Meta.
- Other features like the upgraded haptic and tracking features or integrated web browser of the new Quest Pro faded in front of this announcement.
- Introducing legs to the metaverse is challenging and is certainly a significant upgradation to the virtual reality system of Meta as no other system has it.
Recently earlier this week, it was noticed when the billionaire announced that one of the most requested features on the road map is coming soon.
Meta Horizon Twitter account gathered headlines with the coming soon announcement of “LEGS” Undoubtedly, the news was the top headline for most of the news aggregators.
The announcement related to the introduction of legs to Meta was on top and even faded the upgraded haptic and tracking features or integrated web browse of the new Quest Pro mixed reality headset.
The CEO mentioned that the new feature will be based on an AI model and will predict and depict the positions of a user’s whole body. Well, even though the live stream was delightful, the Horizon Worlds legs demo was more of a ‘screen images simulated’ moment.
For those who've been wondering about the legs shown in the Connect keynote (@hrafntho). Meta: "To enable this preview of what’s to come, the segment featured animations created from motion capture."— Ian Hamilton (@hmltn) October 13, 2022
As per the Editor of Upload VR, Ian Hamilton, a spokesperson for Meta, asked him to enable this preview of what is to come; the segment featured animations created from motion capture.
The commentary of Mark Zuckerberg in relation to the addition of legs makes it clear that it s a significant challenge to tackle. While his avatar was dancing on the screen, he addressed the fact that legs are hard, and that’s the major reason why other systems do not have them either.
He released a statement that said:
Understanding your leg position is surprisingly difficult because of occlusion—if your legs are under a desk or your arms block your view of them, your headset can’t see them directly. So you need to build an AI model to predict your whole body position.