The Oculus Connect 3 event may have begun today but it’s tomorrow that everyone’s waiting for. The company will be holding its keynote address where all the big announcements will be made. Most of those already expected revolve around the Oculus Touch motion controllers, but Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has teased there’s more in store.
Zuckerberg posted an image of himself today using an Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch controllers. Captioned with the image was: “Getting ready to demo something new we’ve been building in virtual reality. Tune in tomorrow at 10am pacific time to hear about the future of VR at Oculus Connect.”
The social networking giant has long been touting the social implications of virtual reality (VR), and tomorrows announcement could very well be the first stages of Facebook merging its platform with Oculus Rift.
Facebook has been experimenting with the social side of VR for awhile now with the CEO previously stating back in 2015: “Our mission to give people the power to experience anything. Even if you don’t have the ability to travel somewhere, or to be with someone in person, or even if something is physically impossible to build in our analogue world, the goal is to help build a medium that will give you the ability to do all of these things you might not otherwise be able to do. This will be incredibly powerful as a communication medium as well.
We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to finally find out what Facebook’s possible intentions are for the future of VR, and VRFocus will be there to bring you the news as it happens.