Oculus Connect 6: Oculus Link, Hand Tracking and Facebook Horizon among the novelties of this edition
In this latest edition of Oculus Connect some interesting news regarding VR have been announced, such as Oculus Link, Hand Tracking
L’Oculus Connect 6 is still taking place at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California, and on its first day of in-depth and panel sessions some interesting news has been announced regarding the innovations that will be launched in the world of virtual reality and of that increased.
First service to be presented was Oculus Link, a new feature that allows users to connect the Oculus Quest to a gaming PC, thus accessing the entire library of games and content on the Rift platform. The software will be officially launched in November, in its beta version, and to be able to take advantage of it it will be necessary to have a USB-C cable – waiting for a proprietary cable capable of guaranteeing maximum service performance to be put on the market by the end of the year.
To follow, we talked about theHand Tracking on Oculus Questexperimental feature that will be launched at early 2020 for platform owners and SDK developers. With Hand Tracking it will therefore be possible to use VR by simply exploiting their own handswithout the aid of any additional hardware device, making Quest completely and comfortably wireless.
Lastly, there was talk of Facebook Horizon, or a new experience aimed at transporting and completely immersing the famous social network in the world of VR. A feature that will allow users to create a own personalized reality through simple and intuitive tools, which do not require any particular programming skills. The beta of the service will be launched at early 2020and all interested parties can request participation by accessing and registering on the official website.