SocialVR just went next-level.
Today at Oculus Connect 4, Facebook announced several major updates to hit Facebook Spaces, its social VR platform, in the coming year.
The first: that users will soon be able to live stream in full 360° from within Spaces.
Earlier this year, the social media giant gave users the ability to live stream in 2D, which offered mainstream audiences increased exposure (and access) to VR. Slate even created a VR talk show tapping the live-stream capabilities of Spaces.
But soon, users will be able to watch these livestreams in full 360°—meaning, if they popped on their headset (like the upcoming Oculus Go standalone HMD), they’d be able to “be there” for the livestream.
Shortly afterward, Facebook made another major announcement: that Quill, the art creation tool built by Oculus Story Studio, would be available within the Spaces platform as well.
“Today I’m happy to announce that Quill illustrations are coming to Facebook Spaces”… Rolling out to limited folks later, everyone in 2018 pic.twitter.com/hFLKX79DPP
— Kent Bye VoicesOfVR (@kentbye) October 11, 2017
This means that users will be able to share in making art using the same powerful tool behind critical darling Dear Angelica.
And what’s more: they’ll be able to broadcast their art in full, live immersion. Together, these moves offer types of collaboration, expression, and sharing only available to us through VR.
Stay tuned as we bring more updates from OC4.