After months of promising that its Project Cambria headset would revolutionize the worlds of virtual, augmented and mixed reality, Meta CEO Marker Zuckerberg has finally given u.s. a offset await at what it can do; And we’re a little more than than overwhelmed.
Meta’s next headset is all fix upward for homerun, following the massive success of Meta Quest 2 (formerly Oculus Quest two). VR is more popular than ever and Quest 2 leads the pack with its standalone pattern, impressive capabilities, and library of incredible (and exclusive) VR games.
Project Cambria is prepare to embrace everything that made Quest 2 swell merely take everything up a notch with meliorate specs and features.
Ane such upgrade is Colour Passthrough, a tool that volition allow Cambria wearers to encounter the real world around them in full color instead of monochrome like in the Quest ii.
This impressive sound feature will actually be a huge improvement to the mixed reality capabilities of Meta’s headset. But based on Mark Zuckerberg’s demo y’all’d be forgiven if that wasn’t the assumption you came up with.
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In a mail service on his Facebook page, the CEO of Meta told u.s.a. nearly his time playing The World Beyond.
This mixed-reality game is built using Meta’southward new Presence platform (more on that in a minute) and features a lovable alien/rabbit/fox hybrid thing every bit your faithful companion (from Disney’s 2002 picture Imagine a knock-off stitch from Lilo & Stitch).
The game itself sounds like fun, with Zuckerberg throwing a virtual ball around for his partner to fetch, and he scratches the footling critter head when it’due south a proficient deed. This is effectively an AR Tamagotchi.
But the demo’s presentation has a heart-schoolhouse video projection vibe.
Nosotros get barely 30 seconds of footage of Zuckerberg actually playing the game, and even less from his point of view. Adding insult to injury, some of the clips we got from within the headset are a choppy mess—indicating that the Cambria won’t better the Quest 2’s lackluster video recording features much.
It looked like the kind of footage you’d expect from the leak — something shot in a bustle to avert existence defenseless by college-ups — isn’t an official first await.
Project Cambria has been hyped on the PS5 as Quest two’s PS4, simply this demo makes it wait like the PS4 Slim.
Beyond colour, none of The Globe Across looked like information technology couldn’t be done on Quest 2 — which is probably why a monochrome version is coming to the headset’due south App Lab plan “before long,” according to Zuckerberg. Is.
Similar his VR Foo Fighters concert, Meta needs to terminate hindering his own efforts.
The attendance platform sounds really cool. It will allow developers to use AI and machine learning to create inventive mixed reality experiences with hand and voice interaction. But what we’ve seen so far doesn’t seem particularly revolutionary.
With the Project Cambria headset coming out this year, Meta and Zuckerberg give a proper presentation to show us what its new hardware looks like and is capable of. Simply this demo definitely beat our expectations.
It turns out that the ‘meta killer’ nosotros’ve been waiting for isn’t PSVR ii or Valve Alphabetize 2, it’southward the meta itself.