In an official statement from Meta, they explained that their main objective wasn’t to develop a specific platform but instead create a general framework for supporting various different kinds of experiences. In their statement they stated “We believe there is great potential in AR / VR technology to improve peoples’ lives,” but because of the lack of progress on the current version of the product, they decided not to continue developing it any further. However, they remain dedicated to achieving their final vision.
Meta, the company previously known as Facebook, has decided not to pursue developing its own operating systems for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).
According to an anonymous source cited by Bloomberg, Facebook plans to revert back to its previous strategy of using Google’s Android OS instead of Windows 10 Mobile when developing VR headsets such as the Rift S.
According to reports, the project has apparently been ongoing since at least 2017 and involved hundreds of employees. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was touting its potential just a few short months ago when he announced his company would be creating an augmented reality platform. It’s unclear why Meta decided to shut down its service.
On paper, the decision by Facebook to drop its own headset seems like a major setback for Oculus VR, which has been working closely with Facebook since 2012. Without a doubt, Apple’s upcoming VR or AR headsets are going to be running their own custom-designed OS that leverages tight integration with the hardware.
However, if Facebook wants to compete with Google by building its own platform from scratch, it would probably need to spend billions of dollars doing so. In any case, Facebook and Apple might target very different use cases for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Their ultimate strategy remains a mystery to most people. Facebook has been rebranded “Met” as part of its broader effort to develop more immersive experiences. It’s a somewhat off-target nod to the Metaverse from sci fi. In response to the suggestion that Meta sees mixed reality technology as the future of the business, Meta says that they see mixed reality or XR as the future of their business. It’s therefore surprising that Meta has apparently called off its work on XROX, but it’s also possible that the project may be revived in some other form at a later date. It seems like analysts and journalists have published reports claiming that Apple’s first mixed reality headset could come out as early as this year, but it’s likely not going to be a mass market product. Meta has been working for years to develop VR technology. It acquired Oculus in 2018 and released the first standalone headset called the Oculus Go back then. Now, after several iterations, it’s finally ready to launch the next generation of headsets — the However, this apparent setback suggests that there could be something wrong with Apple’s technology. In addition, there have also been rumors that Apple may be losing some top employees from its augmented reality team to rival firms like Microsoft and Magic Leap. It seems like we’re going through another round of VR hype right now. But if anything, things seem even less certain than they were before. We don’t know what will happen with Facebook’s new VR platform. We don’t know how long it will take for Apple to release its first headset. And we don’t know whether or not these companies will actually succeed in bringing us into the world of augmented reality.
Why Facebook is going after the metaverse?
According to reports, the project had reportedly been underway since at least 2017 and included hundreds of employees. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was touting its promise just a few short months back when he said: “I think the idea of having a shared virtual space where you can go anywhere in the real world instantly is really powerful.” The plan was to create a platform that would allow users to interact with each other inside the same virtual environment. This would make it easier to share photos, videos, and messages without the need for expensive equipment. The company hoped to achieve this goal by creating an open standard for developers to build apps using the platform.
The problem is that Facebook’s efforts to bring about a new era of social media haven’t gone well. Its messaging app WhatsApp suffered from privacy issues, while Instagram Stories was criticized for being too similar to Snapchat. Facebook itself has faced criticism over