Facebook Is Making Virtual Reality Apps

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For those who feel they aren't already immersed in the world of Facebook, the company is working on making the service a reality.

Well, a virtual reality.

According to Facebook head of product Chris Cox, the company is already building virtual reality versions of its apps. He made the announcement at the Code/Media conference, saying that the company is working on them, but Facebook virtual reality is a long way away.

"We're working on apps for VR," he said. "You'll do it. Beyoncé will do it...", but it'll "probably be a while."

Of course, this all makes sense considering Facebook's recent buy of Oculus VR, makers of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

Though Zuckerberg promised that gaming would be front and center with the newly acquired VR technology, he did hint at his desire to build out the Oculus platform to focus on other uses:

"But this is just the start. After games, we're going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face -- just by putting on goggles in your home. This is really a new communication platform. By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded spaces and experiences with the people in your life. Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures," said Zuckerberg at the time of the acquisition.

"These are just some of the potential uses. By working with developers and partners across the industry, together we can build many more. One day, we believe this kind of immersive, augmented reality will become a part of daily life for billions of people."

Oculus itself recently announced a bunch of new talent acquisitions.

Image via Oculus

Josh Wolford
Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf

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