Facebook Launches Social VR Platform
VR is nothing new to most of us as several big-name companies such as Google and Samsung have already invested billions of dollars in it. Facebook, the world’s largest social network, acquired Oculus over 3 years ago and finally has something to show for in the realm of virtual reality.
Very recently, Facebook launched Space: an app that lets up to four friends log into their Facebook accounts and join a “space” and chat, draw, watch videos, make calls on Messenger and of course, take VR selfies. Since they just launched the Beta version, the interface seems pretty basic and is focused on giving users a fun experience at the moment. The coolest and probably the most impressive of the all the features is the integration with Messenger that allows user to make a phone call to the real world from virtual reality and vice versa.
The only big downside at the moment is that the app is only available on Oculus Rift + Touch but it will soon be launching in other VR platforms.
Since the product is still in the demo phase, it is too soon to say how big of an impact the app will make but it most definitely indicates a trend into the future.
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