Meta Collaborates with Asus, Microsoft, Lenovo to Develop a VR Gaming Headset

By Consultants Review Team Tuesday, 23 April 2024

Meta has made the decision to increase accessibility and openness inside its Metaverse. According to this strategy, the business has said that it would allow independent hardware producers to use its Meta Horizon OS, the operating system that powers its Meta Quest gadgets. Mark Zuckerberg said in his Monday announcement that Meta is collaborating with businesses like as Lenovo, Microsoft, and Asus to assist them in creating their own virtual reality headsets on Meta's operating system.

These businesses will have the ability to create brand-new hardware products that utilize the same operating system and applications as Meta's Quest 3 and Quest Pro. Meta claims that this partnership would provide developers access to a wider ecosystem and increase customer choice. On the other hand, Meta will advance in the OS VR ecosystem and surpass Apple's Vision Pro plan thanks to this move.

"With additional devices, this new ecosystem will provide businesses and consumers worldwide more options.Similar to what we've seen with PCs and smartphones, developers will have access to a far wider selection of hardware that can run their programs, and more device makers will open up their markets to a wider audience," states Meta in an official blog post.

Meta Horizon OS, which powers the current Meta Quest headsets, will power Meta's future operating system ecosystem in collaboration with other businesses. The operating system has a number of social presence-focused features along with fundamental mixed reality technology. Meta claims that after ten years of development, Meta Horizon OS is the next generation of computer platform.

"The social layer of Meta Horizon OS means people's identities, avatars, social graphs, and friend groups can move with them across virtual spaces, and developers can integrate these social features into their apps," according to Meta.

Notably, users will not see any changes to the Meta Horizon app—previously known as the Meta Quest mobile companion app—across all platforms.

In the meanwhile, Meta offers further information about the partnership and states that other tech firms have already begun developing new products that utilize Meta Horizon OS. For example, ASUS Republic of Gamers has chosen to create a high-performing VR gaming headset using Meta Horizon OS. Lenovo, a Chinese producer of electronics, collaborated with Meta to co-design the Oculus Rift S. Lenovo used its experience in producing industry-leading products, including as ThinkPad laptops, to build mixed reality devices for education, entertainment, and productivity. Microsoft and Meta are collaborating once more on a limited-edition Meta Quest that draws inspiration from Xbox, after their successful partnership in introducing Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) to Meta Quest.

Furthermore, Meta's collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., whose Snapdragon processors are closely integrated with Meta's hardware and software, will benefit all of these products.

In the meantime, Meta is increasing chances for app developers and offering up Meta Horizon OS to more device manufacturers.In order to enable developers that fulfill the platform's fundamental technological and content standards to deploy products, obstacles between the Meta Horizon Store and App Lab have been removed.App Lab titles will soon be available in a special section of the shop, allowing a wider audience to access them.

In addition, Meta is creating a new framework for spatial apps for smartphone developers to aid in the creation of mixed reality experiences.Developers may design brand-new mixed reality apps or port their existing mobile apps to Meta Horizon OS using well-known technologies.

Current Issue