The company Facebook announced the launch of a new division that will implement the project on development of «virtual reality» (VR) for social networks, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the official website of the company.
New developments will be conducted jointly with the South Korean company Samsung, which in 2014 presented the so-called «virtual reality helmet» called Gear VR, and Oculus VR. Latest Facebook bought in the spring of 2014 for $2 billion along with the rights to the technology to another similar device – helmet Oculus Rift, says TASS.
«In the future virtual reality technology will make possible entirely new types of communications, told representatives of Facebook. – For example, friends living in different parts of the world, will be able to spend time together, feeling like they are next to each other».
In Facebook emphasized that their work on the creation of virtual communication are still at a very early stage, and companies have to solve many technical problems.
Recall that last summer, the company Facebook has announced its intention to buy an Israeli company Pebbles Interfaces, developed a gesture recognition technology that allows you to control your computer. Pebbles Interfaces has confirmed the deal, at the same time reminding that for five years has been developing technologies from the field of virtual reality, allowing you easily communicate with any device user. The company focuses primarily on the gaming sector, but its development can be applied in other areas.