The world of games and technology has grown several times in recent years, with each passing year we see a new technology appear that intervenes and revolutionizes the technology and gaming industry. Over the years we have seen technologies such as ray tracing and facial recognition entering and changing the gaming industry, but one technology that created an independent industry in itself is “virtual reality”. Virtual reality was a completely different experience for people who have been playing on 2D screens, so it was an instant hit. Sales of virtual reality headsets soon skyrocketed and many game development companies began launching various virtual reality games.
The virtual reality industry continues to grow and has a bright future ahead. Since virtual reality grew, large companies like Facebook have begun to invest in the virtual reality industry. In 2014 Facebook acquired the virtual reality company called “Oculus”, since then Oculus has released multiple headphones and updates that have never ceased to amaze its users. Recently, the company has announced a new update that will surely revolutionize the virtual reality industry.
Oculus has announced that the Oculus Quest 2 headphones will receive a new update, which will give the headphones a new interface for application programming. The new programming interface will allow developers to produce mixed reality experiences. Developers could do this by using real-life videos of users surrounding headset sensors and integrating them into the game. In this way, developers could customize the user’s game environment, in addition, developers will also be able to use filters and effects that further enhance the environment and make the experience much more fun. Integrating the environment into virtual reality is sure to provide a gaming experience like never before.
Developers will be able to start building and testing mixed reality experiences in Quest 2 with Passthrough Experimental API, an important step in unlocking the next generation of immersive experiences: https://t.co/BrGNTgHKSU AMA =)) pic.twitter.com/y9koPSxiHm
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Oculus also said that with the surrounding integration, users will be able to access virtual content without having to worry about other things, such as pets and children.
After the announcement, many Oculus users were concerned about privacy, as for headphones to integrate into environments they would have to record it. However, the company reassured users that Oculus headphones will not be able to access your media folder and that all headphones required for integration are raw images from the headset sensors.
As of now, the company says the new update will only be available for Unity, although they are looking to release the update on other platforms as well.
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