Extremely Sweaty Mark Zuckerberg Shows Off Mixed Reality Sword Fighting Game
Another day, another Zucko fencing promo.
If you didn’t know that Facebook CEO-turned-Meta Mark Zuckerberg is a big fan of fencing — and swords in general — well, he is.
No big deal or anything, but it has been captain of the fencing team at his swanky boarding school, Phillip Exeter Academy, and he’s been perfecting his chops ever since – a fact he’s consistently proven in virtually every metaverse-slash-augmented-reality promo video that it has published in the past few years.
For example, the CEO used his fencing skills yesterday to promote his renowned company’s new virtual reality headset, dubbed Quest Pro (also known as Project Cambria, the code name for Zucko’s sneaky project. ) Unlike previous headsets, this one, as a very sweaty Zuckerberg shows up “fencing” with Olympic opponents, has mixed reality capabilities.
In other words, the headset, slated for release in late October, doesn’t just give its wearer a whole new reality to experience. It weaves virtual reality into physical reality – which, it should be noted, is a central feature of the Founder’s metaverse dreams.
“Fencing in the metaverse with Olympic gold medalist and world #1 @leetothekiefer and two-time Olympic medalist @gerekmeinhardt,” Swashzucky captioned the fencing stunt. “Using our new premium VR headset coming out next month with mixed reality, which means you can see virtual objects (like your friends fencing) alongside the physical world around you. “
As Download virtual reality points out, the video itself is quite heavily compressed, so it’s hard to gauge the quality of the graphics when you’re actually wearing the headset. That being said, a few notable improvements on the Quest 2 stand out.
While the actual Quest 2 display was an extremely grainy black and white, the Quest Pro’s appears to feature color and a useful depth sensor. And thanks to the new and improved pancake lenses, the visor itself is slimmer, which might make wearing it more comfortable. The tech would also feature face and eye tracking technology, a feature designed to improve social interactions.
And, apparently, as Zuckerberg probably put painstaking effort into making sure, the fencing feature is very nice. Maybe. At least it sweats. On guard!
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