Facebook to make virtual reality social
Mark Zuckerberg shows live VR chat
According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, virtual reality is going to become social.
Zuckerberg announced that virtual reality is about to get taken over by social media networks, starting with Facebook.
He showed off live VR chat using the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset, with his very own look-a-like avatar.
At the Oculus Connect 3 conference, Zuckerberg demonstrated the headset controller's emotion options. This allows the avatars to mirror your facial expressions.
The demo showed several other features, including changing backgrounds to live locations. Zuckerberg demonstrated this by going to Mars and his home, where he was able to check on his dog.
The experience also includes being able to play games like cards, chess and fencing.
You can also pull up videos in real time and watch them with your friends on virtual reality. As well as being able to draw and play with your creations in the social experience.
The demonstration was Facebook's first dive into creating a social platform for Oculus, using VR to connect with your friends and family. The social network is one of many major tech companies pushing virtual reality as the next big trend. The company entered the VR business through its $1 billion acquisition of Oculus in 2014.
To see the full demonstration, watch it on Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page.
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