Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg teased a prototype virtual / augmented reality headset that his company is currently working on, calling it a “retina resolution” device. Some are speculating that it could be the next Oculus VR headset, since the retina resolution means that the device could potentially have a high enough pixel density that exceeds that of the human eye. Read more for another picture of a different prototype headset.
Proud of the research Michael Abrash's team is working on at FRL-R Redmond—excited to get an early look at some of the technologies that will underpin the metaverse (we work on several prototype headsets to prove out concepts, this is one of them. Kind of. It's a long story.) pic.twitter.com/Yi9xjy5HmG
— Boz (@boztank) October 13, 2021
Andrew Bosworth, VP of Facebook Reality Labs, posted another image that appears to show a different prototype being developed by the FRL Research team in Redmond, Washington. Unlike the one Mark Zuckerberg was testing, this one is a more compact google-like XR headset. Unfortunately, no other information was provided on this second headset, but we imagine this form factor being quite popular if it does make it to production.
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- Meta Quest is for ages 13+. Certain apps, games and experiences may be suitable for a more mature audience.
- Keep your experience smooth and seamless, even as high speed action unfolds around you with a super-fast processor and high-resolution display.
I spent the day with the Facebook Reality Labs research team in Redmond to demo our next-generation virtual reality, augmented reality and artifical intelligence tech. This one is an early retina resolution prototype. The future is going to be awesome,” said Mark Zuckerberg.