New treats in the conference where Facebook is showing us all the news of Oculus, and its team of virtual reality. On the one hand they have given love to hardware announcing a reduction of the minimum requirements of compatible computers, introducing a new independent and new accessories viewfinder for Rift, while the other also unveiled news about your software.
The most prominent were Avatars, Rooms and Parties, three new features that make a social platform for virtual reality, and complete the vision of Facebook on how should a social network in it. We can create us with Avatars our own avatar to interact with others, interactions that take place in chat rooms or in some Rooms Parties to share games and various content types.
Facebook makes Oculus more social
On the one hand we have the ‘Oculus Avatars’ project. It is a system that we can design an avatar with which to introduce in the halls of virtual reality, and that will give us tools so we can change their appearance. The process for doing so will be very similar to what we can find in some games.
“We want to enable social presence at the platform level,” said the co-founder of Oculus Nate Mitchell. Thus, with this system of avatars we can interact with other users within the virtual reality avatars interacting with others. The system arriving in 2017.
These interactions take place in the ‘Rooms’ and the ‘Parties’ also have been presented today. The parties or parties allow us to join some sort of chat, where we can chat and interact with up to 8 users. According have commented guys Oculus, open one of these chat rooms will be as easy as a mouse click.
Also they announced the Rooms or rooms complement the social experience by enabling a virtual spaces where we can go further in interactions with others. In this case, we will create a virtual physical space where different activities like watching movies or play a series of mini – games.
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Oculus VR also prepares a browser
But in virtual reality experience it would not be complete if we could do most actions we take in the conventional web, and one of the most important is to surf the Internet. To do Oculus is creating its own virtual web browser, which currently responds to codename Carmel.
Nate Mitchell explained that the browser is still under development and will soon be a developer preview. During the small demonstration in which he has spoken about him he has shown some practical examples, such as a web of cars in which we can get in your car and customize it .
Another function that have shown is to be able to view photos at 360 degrees, which makes sense considering that Facebook takes some time supporting this format in their social network. “Everyone will have in the future their own web space VR”, he has assured developers Mitchell during the event itself.Tags: Facebook, social network, virtual reality