Facebook has announced that it is developing the apps that can be used with the virtual reality headsets from Oculus. Less than a year ago, the social networking giant acquired this innovative wrap around and pioneer of the virtual reality to blend the VR in its ecosystem.
During the Re/Code’s Code/Media conference on Tuesday night, Chris Cox, Facebook’s Chief product officer said that the company is working to develop apps for the virtual reality environment.
“I mean, virtual reality is pretty cool. We’re working on apps for VR,” Cox said. “You realize, when you’re in it, that you’re looking at the future, and it’s going to be awesome. When you’re in Facebook, you’re just sending around these bits of experience — a photo, a video, a thought.”
At the time when Facebook acquired Oculus for nearly $2 Bn, most of the experts said that the social networking giant has invested its money in something that doesn’t go along with the company’s business. However, now it seems like that the Mark was very right with his decision when he said he is looking at opportunities that are way beyond the video games, communications, medicine and education.
Facebook also shared a few of the details about how the apps are going to work, and how they will be developed by the Palo Alto giant’s engineers. “We’re a long way away from everyone having those headsets,” Cox said.
Virtual reality has caught the interest of almost every technology giant in the Industry. Whether it’s Google, that gave away cardboard headsets or the Samsung that introduced Gear VR. Apple has also jumped in the territory with a recent patent that was granted to it. Interesting fact was that the patent was no different than the Samsung’s Gear VR, however, it was applied back in the year 2008 when nobody was even interested in having a VR headset wrapped around the head.