The annual Facebook developer conference known as F8 is still a few months away but that has not stopped Hugo Barra, head of Oculus taking to social media to tease some news.
In a post on his Twitter account Hugo Barra said that: “We can’t wait to show you all the awesome things we’ve been working on, especially AR/VR,” along with a link to the F8 Conference registration. With Oculus continuing to develop their technology and virtual reality (VR) as an industry forward, the tease of new announcement is exciting. Hugo Barra has not given any further details at this time but expect more teases closer to the event which will take place on 1st and 2nd May in San Jose, California.
Hugo Barra joined Oculus back in early 2017 after the then CEO Brendan Iribe stepped down to lead the company’s PC VR division. As the former VP at both Android and Xiaomi, Hugo Barra has a strong background full of experiences that has allowed him to shine while leading Oculus and build relationships with companies such as Xiaomi. This includes the standalone head-mounted display (HMD) for the Chinese market based on the Oculus Go.
At the 2017 F8 Conference, Facebook revealed a number of products including Facebook Spaces, the Surround 360 camera and the 360 Capture SDK to allow for the capture of VR videogames to be shared onto Facebook as 360 degree photos and videos.
In other event news VRFocus recently announced VRinFocus, a brand new immersive entertainment exhibition designed to bring VR and augmented reality (AR) developers face-to-face with the technology investment community. Featuring a large line up of AR, VR and mixed reality (MR) startups from across Europe, along with a comprehensive line-up of speakers, exhibitors and deal making opportunities, VRinFocus is going to be a great opportunity to bring both sides together for a great event.
Kevin Joyce, CEO and Editor of VRFocus, said: “I’m hugely excited about the opportunity to connect AR, VR and MR startups from the UK with investors from around the globe. VRinFocus will be a unique melting pot of ideas, finance and technology, and will help catalyse the next-generation of the immersive mediums.”
VRinFocus will be held on the 25th April, 2018 in De Vere Grand Connaught, , 61-65 Great Queen St, London.