Facebook Oculus Connect 6
Facebook launched OC6 at the Oculus Connect conference on September 25th, introducing the newest Hand Tracking Feature on Oculus Quest. When I saw the video, I was impressed by how Facebook pushes their work to the finest. When I first started developing on Oculus Quest at the start of this September, the all-in-one device already fascinated me by its lightweight, easy-to-use and handy features. I’ve always felt that it’s really exclusive that one needs a VR-ready computer so that one can run and experience VR, a standalone Oculus Quest with no doubt solve this issue. Now that they even brought hand tracking function onto the headset, which may substitute the existence of controllers, experiencing a VR application will be much easier.
Additional Notes for OC6:
Hand tracking on Quest will be launched in early 2020 as an experimental feature for consumers and as an SDK for developers. In the future, this technology could help solve the challenges of input for AR glasses, letting people seamlessly interact with ambient AR experiences
Facebook unveiled Facebook Horizon, a new social VR world coming to Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform in 2020 (beta version). Horizon is the first step into an ever-expanding world of connection and exploration where anything becomes possible. Additionally, Facebook Spaces and Oculus Rooms on October 25, 2019.
Oculus Link is a new way for people who own Quest and a gaming PC to access content from the Rift Platform.
Previously available on Rift S, Passthrough+ leverages the headset’s front facing cameras for a stereo-correct passthrough mode that reduces depth disparity and increases comfort
Facebook promises to bring a variety of existing Oculus Go apps to Quest. Users are available for free upgrades on Oculus Go applications if the Quest version is ready.