As the countdown timer ticks down to launch, we thought we’d share a timely reminder that you’ll be able to watch the keynotes from Facebook’s F8 event live online. Other sessions from the event will also be available to watch on demand.
Facebook’s annual update event, F8, takes place today and tomorrow in San Jose, California. Obviously, since this is a Facebook event it will look at developments and work across the social media organisation as a whole, but if you want to zero in on just the VR content, we previously picked out the VR sessions from the F8 schedule.
Register To Watch
You’ll need to register if you want to watch any of the coverage from F8. Of course, Facebook would prefer you to use the massive blue button to sign up with your Facebook details, but there is a small link below it if you prefer to register with email. In a nice touch, that link is also magenta, which can be hard for people with colour-blindness or visual impairments to see.
What To Expect
- While we’re fairly confident that Palmer Luckey’s disgraced departure from the company won’t even get a mention, you can probably expect a lot of screen time for recently appointed VP of VR, Hugo Barra.
- We’d be highly interested in seeing the progress made on Oculus’ standalone headset, the Santa Cruz, since the prototype was revealed six month’s ago at October’s Conn3ct event.
- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may also choose F8 as the venue to give the first public demonstration of another prototype, the Oculus Glove, as he shared on Facebook in February.
- What you can absolutely guarantee to see is a lot more information about Facebook’s plans and progress for Social VR.
Zuckerberg’s keynote address starts today at 10:00 PDT (18:00 BST).