Prepare to listen to extra about Fb’s plans for its evolving AR and VR instruments, with the corporate penciling in October twenty eighth because the date for its annual Connect conference, which will likely be hosted nearly for the second 12 months working.
Fb Join is the place the corporate has historically made huge bulletins regarding its AR and VR instruments. Final 12 months, Fb unveiled its Quest 2 VR headsets, whereas it additionally supplied extra element on its Project Aria AR wearables project. In 2019, Fb detailed its advances in hand tracking technology for extra immersive VR experiences, whereas it additionally shared the primary glimpses of its Horizon VR social world.
You possibly can anticipate related this time round, with Fb near launching the primary iteration of its AR glasses (which it is now calling smart glasses, as they will not have full AR performance) whereas VR continues to see strong take-up, significantly as individuals search different leisure choices amid ongoing COVID restrictions.
Anticipate, additionally, to see many references to the Metaverse, with Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg not too long ago asserting that Fb will finally turn into ‘a Metaverse company‘.What, precisely, meaning, no one is aware of for positive, however clearly, the idea of a digital world, the place you possibly can work together in an ever-increasing quantity of how, holds robust enchantment for Zuck and Co.
Fb sees large potential in AR and VR connection, with the corporate publishing a report in June which indicated that 75% of all enterprise homeowners will likely be using AR and VR expertise within the subsequent two years, whereas international spending on AR and VR is ready to rise 6x in the identical time-frame.
Given this, the 2021 Join Convention might play host to some vital bulletins, aligned with this main shift, which can nicely find yourself impacting each side of Fb and Instagram utilization.
We’ll discover out quickly – Fb says that it will present extra info on the convention within the coming weeks.