OC6 Talk Foreshadows Facebook Connect Announcements

Fb Join is true across the nook, set to start at 10am Pacific subsequent Wednesday.

Whereas a lot of the occasion shall be a pre-recorded presentation, one side shall be completely stay and unscripted: John Carmack’s annual discuss.

Carmack’s annual overview at Oculus Join (now renamed Fb Join) is notoriously lengthy, dense and really technical. Nevertheless, final yr’s discuss at OC6 would possibly maintain clues for some bulletins that shall be made at subsequent week’s Fb Join.

I simply re-watched my OC6 discuss. There may be undoubtedly some foreshadowing of issues to be introduced subsequent week, however lots of the challenges and ache factors for me nonetheless stay unresolved. https://t.co/W1Zj0N5YOD

— John Carmack (@ID_AA_Carmack) September 10, 2020

If you wish to return and watch all 1 hour and 32 minutes of Carmack’s OC6 discuss to search for clues, be happy. If not, there have been a number of massive matters coated that we expect might maintain the solutions to the foreshadowing Carmack is speaking about.

Maybe probably the most notable (and probably viable) function that Carmack talked about final yr was making a wi-fi model of Oculus Hyperlink. Carmack stated at OC6 that Fb “would ultimately like [Oculus Link] to work on Wi-Fi.” At present, Oculus Hyperlink permits Quest customers with a VR-ready PC to play PC VR content material on their headset whereas they continue to be tethered to the PC utilizing a USB C twine. A model of Oculus Hyperlink that runs wirelessly over a consumer’s native community could be an enormous announcement.

Carmack additionally talked about enhancements to casting on Oculus Quest (across the 43 minute mark) and creating higher digital conferences that allow collaboration and distant work set-ups (47 minute mark). These are only a few of the large matters talked about — the foreshadowing in query may very well be referencing one thing a lot much less apparent. We’ll have to attend and see.

What bulletins do you suppose Carmack foreshadowed in his OC6 discuss? Tell us within the feedback.

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