Mark Zuckerberg explains why Meta built its Cambria VR headset

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Hello and welcome to Protocol Entertainment. A guide to business in the games and media industry. This Friday, we revisit a conversation we had with Mark Zuckerberg earlier this year and share some of his unpublished thoughts on Meta’s next work-focused VR headset.

Why Meta Made Cambria

Meta is poised to unveil its next-generation VR headset, codenamed Project Cambria, at Tuesday’s Meta Connect conference. The device is expected to have higher resolution, a smaller form factor and better weight distribution than Meta’s Quest 2 VR headset.

Cambria will also be quite expensive, Also, Meta will never sell this as a consumer VR headset. Instead, the company is expected to position it as a device that enhances the productivity and creativity of knowledge workers.i got A quick demo from Cumbria earlier this year I also spoke with Mark Zuckerberg About his vision for the Metaverse.

Zuckerberg told me why Meta made Cambria And why the company thinks it’s a great work device – especially since not all of what he said was reflected in my article in May, it’s worth revisiting ahead of next week’s announcement. a certain subject.

  • He said the company could have built a super-powerful Quest gaming headset with high-end features, but the many tech introduced in Cambria would have made it less affordable for consumers.
  • “It’s going to be a higher-priced device,” he said. [might] I’d like to, but that’s probably a little too expensive for most consumers.”
  • “Or you can really pursue a use case where there is that market,” he added. “And I think the job obviously has that.”
  • Zuckerberg told me in that interview that Meta is establishing two types of VR devices. “We see consumer devices in the $300 to $500 range for gaming and social use cases,” he said. “But then work-grade devices came along and eventually [be] It’s a laptop or workstation replacement. ”
  • “By the end of this decade, VR mixed reality devices will be the main pieces. [of hardware]predicted. “And I can look at my desk and snap his fingers and see the screen.”

Zuckerberg also touted VR as a great solution for virtual collaboration. It claims to provide a much better sense of presence than Zoom calls.

  • “You’re not making eye contact. There’s no spatial audio. Every meeting you’re in looks the same,” Zuckerberg says of Zoom calls. “I’m actually looking at someone’s real face, but it feels unreal.”
  • “Taking someone’s avatar version and spatially anchoring it with spatial audio makes it feel more real,” he said.

Cumbria is just the first step. Zuckerberg also revealed that Meta is looking to invest in VR for work over the next few years.

  • “This is the first device in that set,” he said, adding that he expects the device category to grow over time.
  • He also predicted that VR headsets will become a must-have for many companies in the future. “If an engineer’s productivity could be improved by 2%, he would buy all those expensive headsets,” he said.

Zuckerberg is the keynote speaker for the Meta’s Connect conference. Full online, Tuesday at 10:00 AM PT. The conference will also feature Meta Reality Labs consulting his CTO John Carmack for one of his freewheeling “unscripted” talks.

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