Title: Will XR Get Its ‘Mainstream Moment’ at Meta Connect 2023?
As the highly anticipated Meta Connect 2023 event approaches, discussions about the future of XR (Extended Reality) headsets are intensifying. With both Meta (formerly Facebook) and Apple expected to unveil their latest headset offerings, industry experts and companies are eagerly awaiting their mainstream potential.
The Meta Quest 3 and Apple Vision Pro headsets are generating excitement for their cutting-edge specifications, innovative approaches to XR ecosystems, and partnerships with global businesses. Ahead of the event, Pascal Kuemper, Chief Executive and Founder of Bizzlogic, and Fabio Buccheri, Head of Business Development, shared their insights on the implications of these new headsets on the XR market.
Kuemper expressed caution regarding making definitive statements about the devices without trying them firsthand. However, he acknowledged the potential of both headsets and highlighted Apple’s ability to create breakthrough products, albeit potentially at a higher price point. Kuemper believed that a mainstream breakthrough for XR is imminent and Apple might be the company to achieve it.
Buccheri highlighted that while the short-term implications for Bizzlogic’s platform might be limited as it currently doesn’t support virtual reality devices, he revealed that headset manufacturers such as Meta, HTC VIVE, and Pico are aiming to make future VR devices as compact as possible. Buccheri also found Apple’s unique approach intriguing, with the company producing its own custom CPUs and GPUs for their Vision Pro headset.
The article emphasized that the Meta Connect 2023 event will serve as a crucial platform for Meta to unveil its Quest 3 headset, the Horizon Worlds metaverse platform, and other spatial computing products. The event, broadcast from Meta’s Menlo Park headquarters, will also provide attendees with interactive experiences on the Horizon Worlds platform.
During the event, Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive and Founder of Meta, is expected to outline the company’s future strategy for the Metaverse, offering insights into its progress in building the next iteration of the internet.
As the article concludes, excitement for XR headsets is palpable across the industry, with many eagerly anticipating the Meta Connect 2023 event as a potential launching pad for XR’s “mainstream moment.”