On Thursday last week, Mark Zuckerberg planted a flag in the VR sand. Speaking to reporters from a room decorated with decals of California, Montana, and Hawaii (all states where he owns homes), Zuckerberg led a show-and-tell of Meta’s VR research and prototyping. This, he said, is “what it’s going to take to build the next-generation displays for virtual and augmented reality.”
After a week of being pelted with tomatoes in the internet town square over the low-quality graphics of Meta’s Horizon Worlds, Mark Zuckerberg has emerged from the slush to clear the air.
Apple’s fabled mixed reality headset just keeps being pushed into the future. This is according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who claims that the launch of the headset might get pushed into the second half of 2023 due to “software-related issues.”
Sony’s new Mocopi trackers can change the way you interact with virtual reality. Previous headsets and controllers gave your upper body representation in the virtual world, but with Meta announcing the addition of legs to their Metaverse, Sony’s trackers will actually give them something to represent.
It seems like half of the companies at CES this year were all glomming onto the buzzword that is Metaverse. And along with the metaverse, virtual reality was all the rage at CES this year too.