Today marks the start of Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California, USA. Running until 26th March 2015, the event is set to be packed with talks, sessions, workshops and more surrounding the social network giant. VRFocus has already reported on the news that Facebook-owned virtual reality (VR) specialist Oculus VR will be speaking at the show tomorrow, but a leak on an official app has suggested that the company might have something new to display at the event.
As revealed by Tech Crunch, a seemingly premature message from the official F8 app makes mention of the reveal of a ‘Teleportation Station’ at the show. There’s no word on what exactly this station is but the name does relate to VR somewhat. Of course, Oculus VR’s Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) aims to transport users to entirely different virtual locations than their current surroundings. With that in mind, it’s easy to see how a link between this station and VR technology can be drawn.
Exactly what the Teleportation Station consist of will likely be revealed at 10:00 PT today as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes to the stage for a Keynote speech. His talk will be streamed online. It’s also likely that tomorrow’s Oculus VR-centric session will be streamed. The talk is titled ‘Why Virtual Reality Will Matter to You’ and features Oculus VR Chief Scientist Michael Abrash and Facebook Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Mike Schroepfer. It once again gets underway at 10:00.
VRFocus will follow the F8 conference closely, reporting back on the latest VR-related updates.