But apart from these developments, the social juggernaut demonstrated a range of new software and hardware features as the company strives to build its clout in virtual reality space. While introducing the Go, Zuckerberg said it's a product meant to fill the gap between the affordable Gear VR and the Oculus Rift.
The company announced a permanent price cut on Rift and Touch combo, dropping the same to $399 in the US.
VR has been the greatest thing for Facebook as of late, however. That's a big drop from the Rift, which originally sold for $599 and required a PC costing at least $500 to become immersed in virtual reality, or VR. He didn't say when he wants to reach 1bn Oculus VR users but the company is working on several ways to offer less-bulky, lower-cost headsets like the new $199 Oculus Go. The Oculus Rift, on the other hand, would cost you almost $500 and needs a powerful PC. It will be able to run the same VR as the Samsung Gear, leading Blau to conclude the Go will rely on the same Android operating system as the Gear and likely include similar processors as Samsung phones. What makes the Go special is the integrated spatial audio.
As for technical specifications, the announcement doesn't explain much.
Facebook-owned Oculus is one of the two giants in VR right now, alongside HTC with its Vive headset.
Dash is built in React VR-our go-to framework for UI-so in the future we'll explore how developers can plug in to add more features and functionality.
In the United Kingdom, some hospices caring for end-of-life patients with terminal illnesses are experimenting with VR headsets to transport their patients back to familiar areas and give them relief from the walls of healthcare units, and in a recent interview, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer said the technology may also one day be applied to air travel, "because it's way better than the back-of-the-seat monitor or my phone".
Then theres a new VR headset the Oculus Go and finally, an update on the Santa Cruz prototype. His visions carry weight, largely because Facebook now has more than 2 billion users and plays an influential role in how people communicate. Not only does this make VR more intuitive and convenient, it also lets you multitask like never before-a huge plus for creators and developers who use VR while they work. Oculus Go will start shipping to consumers probably next year. Oculus VR Avatars can be used on Google's Daydream and Steam VR platforms starting sometime next year. It will allow people to watch live concerts, sports, movie premiers, etc.