Mark your calendars; the dates for Oculus Connect 6 just came in.
The website for Oculus’ sixth annual developer conference just went live. This year’s show will take place on September 25 and 26 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. It’s just a basic landing page right now but it does tease that the show will ” begin a new chapter of virtual and augmented reality.”
Well, that leaves plenty of room for speculation, doesn’t it? Oculus itself hasn’t drawn attention to the page yet, so it’s possible we find out more soon via an Oculus Blog post or the like.
This will be the first Connect since the launch of the Oculus Quest and Rift S. At last year’s show we saw Quest being used as a ‘mixed reality’ headset, with camera passthrough letting users see the real world augmented by virtual images. Given the site’s tease about both VR and AR, is it possible that we get an update on that work this year?
Mostly we’ll be eager to see a possible update on Oculus’ Half-Dome prototype. This advanced PC VR headset was first revealed at F8 last year. It’s since gone back into hiding as Oculus released the accessibility-focused Rift S. Will we get another peak this year?
Whatever the case, we’re sure to find out in the inevitable opening keynote. Oculus Connects traditionally kick off with big announcements from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg before leading into a slew of update. Following that, Michael Abrash usually checks in with a technical keynote, as does John Carmack. That’s all still to be confirmed for this year though.