Like last year, the event will be virtual and streamed live on the Reality Labs Facebook page. As of now, few other official details are available. The meta connection says more information on speakers and the day’s program is “coming soon.”
But we already know a little what to expect. Meta should finally show Project Cambria, its new top of the range which could be called Meta Quest Pro. In his Facebook post, Zuckerberg appeared to tease the big reveal, with a photo of himself wearing an almost completely obscured helmet. Zuckerberg also recently promised Horizon avatars after his own low-res VR likeness was ruthlessly dragged.
It will also be the company’s first major VR event since Zuckerberg announced the rebranding of Facebook to Meta during Connect last fall. At the time, he was trying to articulate for the metaverse and the role of the social network in it. But this vision has not always been clear. And the idea of a “metaverse” has always been a source of derision (and sometimes derision, as evidenced by the reaction to Zuckerberg’s avatar). Meta Connect will also be Zuckerberg’s last opportunity to not only promote the company’s latest hardware, but also try to build excitement for a possible Metaverse.
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