- On October 11 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT, Meta’s Connect Conference will be live-streamed.
- In addition to Project Cambria, Meta may be working on other augmented reality and virtual reality devices.
- The company has also spoken about its plans to allow developers the ability to sell goods in Horizon Worlds and establish an online version of this platform.
On October 11 of this year, Facebook will hold its second Connect conference, a year after rebranding as Meta at the event. The business ran the conference under the moniker Oculus Connect before changing its name to Meta.
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This is a “one-day virtual event that explores the creation of the metaverse and the future of augmented and virtual reality,” according to the organization that is hosting it. There is no information available at this time regarding anticipated sessions and speakers for the event. However, Meta will undoubtedly send out its best performers to sing the metaverse song.
Mark Zuckerberg previously stated that the company would be launching a new VR headset in October, and on Tuesday, he provided further evidence for that statement by posting an image on Facebook. He appears to be sporting a device that is quite reminiscent of Project Cambria from previous images.
Additionally, it is speculated that Meta may be working on additional virtual reality and augmented reality gadgets in addition to Project Cambria.
A few new features in Project Cambria will be supported by both facial and eye tracking. This would enable eye contact between users in virtual reality. In Zuckerberg’s brief demonstration, the headset also appeared to include a high-resolution color display and maybe head tracking.
There may be announcements about virtual worlds at the event. The VR-based social platform Horizon Worlds was made available by Meta throughout the past year, first in the United States and Canada, then in the United Kingdom, France, and Spain.
The company has also discussed its ambitions to create a web version of this platform and give developers options to sell things in Horizon Worlds after receiving complaints from users about harassment. The corporation may also introduce some brand-new safety solutions in light of customer worries about privacy in virtual environments.
Over the past few months, Meta has also experimented with NFTs on Facebook and Instagram. Therefore, it is possible to discuss how they relate to potential online markets for digital artists as well as the company’s bigger goal of enabling the sale of goods in the metaverse.