In a recent blog post, Andrew Bosworth, CTO & Head of Reality Labs, a Meta subsidiary, reiterated Meta’s investment commitment to the metaverse.
Bosworth brought to light the concerns that this year the company had to deal with, including economic challenges, in an article that retraces Meta’s path throughout 2022.
Nevertheless, Meta remained loyal to its goal of expanding its developments within and related to the virtual world.
In October, Meta announced the release of its Meta Quest Pro VR headsets, and the post highlights the complexities in the development and function of such devices; complications that include understanding the environment as a 3D space, recognizing the surfaces and objects around, and interacting with digital items.
These difficulties will entail years of improvement before turning into optimal devices. Refinements may include making the headset slimmer, lighter, quicker, and more powerful, all while consuming considerably less battery power and generating much less heat.
Among the things Meta has worked on is also its metaverse platform Meta Horizon Worlds, which it has advanced by enhancing the details of its avatars and making them more human-like.
R&D will continue to pay off in the future, and Meta recently invested $2.5 million in seven European countries to research the metaverse’s risks and opportunities.
In conclusion, Reality Labs’ CTO emphasizes the significance of having built a community – artists, developers, and consumers – above everything. “It’s this community, more than any technical breakthrough or hardware advance, that makes us so confident in the things we’re building,” he commented.