After having bought Oculus for $2 billion in 2014, Facebook now looks forward to developing apps on virtual reality (VR). This may include contents from its own users as well as a few supplied by celebrities.
Facebook’s Chief Product Officer, Chris Cox at the Code/Media conference, recently held in Laguna Niguel, California, eulogized the revolutionary innovation of virtual reality and revealed that the social networking giant is keen on progressing with its exploration in this area. Further to his statement, he added, “You realize, when you’re in it (Virtual Reality), 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 whereas, with VR, you could be “sending a fuller picture.”
Although Cox displayed a firm belief in the upcoming technology, he did not extend any details as to how feasible would it really be for the Facebook users to create this VR content, given to the fact its operation would still require multiple cameras and a knack for production.
Discussing the technology’s stage of development, Cox stated that it is still at its workshop stage and may take a good time to turn into a reality. He asserted, “We’re probably a long way from everyone having these headsets”, giving a hint that the users may have to wait for a while to seek the experience of VR.