Published on September 26th, 2019 | by Alex Novus

Oculus Connect 6: Introducing Hand Tracking on Oculus Quest, Facebook Horizon and More

Yesterday at the sixth annual Oculus Connect conference, Facebook  shared their vision for VR and our plans to build the future of computing with people at the centre. VR helps give people the freedom to be wherever they want and still have the power to connect to the people, places and opportunities that matter most. During yesterday’s keynote, Facebook revealed innovations that will change the way we interact in VR, and ultimately AR.

Key announcements include:

Introducing Facebook Horizon: An Ever-Expanding VR World

  • Facebook Horizon, a new social experience in VR where you can build your own worlds with easy-to-use tools.

Building a Sustainable VR Ecosystem

  • Facebook announced that people have spent $100M USD on the Oculus Store and 20% of that is from Quest alone

Oculus Quest Just Got Better

  • Oculus Link is a new way for people who own Quest and a gaming PC to access content from the Rift Platform. Facebook will release the software in beta this November, and it will work with most high-quality USB-C cables. Later this year, Facebook will also release a premium cable with maximum throughput to run Rift content and a longer cord so you can move easily in VR. Click here to learn more.

Introducing Facebook Horizon: An Ever-Expanding VR World

  • Another important milestone with the announcement of hand tracking on Oculus Quest, enabling natural interaction in VR using your own hands on an all-in-one device — no extra hardware required. Hand tracking on Quest will be released as an experimental feature for Quest owners and a developer SDK in early 2020

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While not travelling, reading, gaming, watching films AND writing reviews and articles, Alex loves exploring the shops of Melbourne searching for classic pop culture trinkets.

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