A few years ago, Facebook launched Oculus for Business, a software suite for enterprise-grade VR. Yet, today at Facebook Connect, the company is introducing a new virtual office experience for the work-from-home crowd. It’s called Infinite Office, and it promises to make WFH a lot more immersive.
With Infinite Office, you can put on the headset and be sent to a virtual office space that you can make as big or small as you wish. You can also add multiple customizable screens, which copies a multiple monitor setup. The company has already begun experiments that incorporate Infinite Office with Spatial, a collaboration AR platform that lets you have virtual meetings.
You’de be able to toggle between a fully immersive experience or one mixed with the real world – this can be done with its Pass-through mode. Text input has traditionally been an issue with VR, so Facebook has also gotten into an agreement with Logitech to come up with a physical keyboard that you can use in a VR environment. It has an integrated trackpad as well.
Facebook said it’ll roll out Infinite Office features as an experimental release for Quest 2 later this winter, and that it hopes to open up technologies like Passthrough to developers.