Meta Reality Labs division unveils latest virtual reality headset prototypes



Technology giant Reality Labs has unveiled new prototypes in its roadmap to lightweight, hyper-realistic virtual reality graphics.

Advances remain far from consumer-ready, but the designs, codenamed Butterscotch, Starburst, Holocake 2 and Mirror Lake, could be added to a slim, glossy headset that supports more detail than its screen. Current Quest 2, reports The Verge.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Reality Labs chief scientist Michael Abrash, along with other members of Reality Labs, presented their work at a virtual roundtable last week.

The event focused on designs that Meta refers to as “time machines”: bulky concept tests designed to test a specific feature, such as super bright backlighting or a high-resolution display.

“I think right now we’re in the middle of a big step toward realism,” Zuckerberg said.

“I don’t think it will be that long before we can create scenes with basically perfect fidelity,” he added.

Zuckerberg reiterated plans to ship high-end headphones under the code name Project Cambria in 2022, following its initial announcement last year.

Cambria supports full virtual reality and mixed reality, thanks to high-resolution cameras that can switch a video source to an internal display.

It will also be shipped with eye tracking, a key feature for future Meta headphones.

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