Facebook announces Infinite Office, a virtual office space that requires no extra monitors

To be released as an experimental feature of Quest2 this winter.

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2020年09月18日, 午後 02:50 in egmt
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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.


At Facebook Connect (formerly Oculus Connect), an AR/VR event on September 16, Facebook announced the Infinite Office virtual office environment.

This is a working space with multiple customizable screens within a VR screen that allows users to work in it. It's based on the current Oculus Browser and is claimed to provide a desktop-class web experience. It will also support Passthrough view so that you can see not only full VR, but also real-life surroundings.

This type of virtual office, where people work with multiple displays (windows) open in a virtual space without the need for actual monitors, has been used for many years as an example of VR and AR, but it has not yet reached the point of practical application.

One of the obstacles to this is the input environment. Even if the display is spacious and comfortable, typing on a virtual keyboard is still time-consuming. Infinite Office is working with Logitech to solve this problem by enabling the integration of compatible keyboards such as the Logitech K830 into the virtual space.

This Infinite Office will be available this winter as an experimental feature of Oculus Quest 2. With the recent rise in demand for telework, we're very excited about this feature. Depending on how well it's completed, it could be the killer content for Oculus Quest 2.

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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.


 

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