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OC5: Facebook Demos Mixed Reality On Oculus Quest

OC5: Facebook Demos Mixed Reality On Oculus Quest

Facebook’s new standalone VR headset, Oculus Quest, has been shown running mixed reality similar to what’s seen with Microsoft’s HoloLens and Magic Leap One.

A demo video shown at Oculus Connect 5 today showcased the new headset using cameras to display the real world inside the headset and augment it with virtual assets. Facebook’s Andrew Bosworth was shown interacting with a real world keyboard whilst looking at virtual windows. The real world had a white hue to it, obscuring true colors.

The showcase was described as a “very early concept” and that it “won’t be ready for a while” suggesting that it won’t be available on the kit when it launches in spring 2019. Bosworth noted that mixed reality was ‘important’ to the next five years of VR, though.

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