It is not the first time that Facebook tries to bridge the gap between Virtual Reality and traditional 2D space, allowing users who already enjoy Virtual Reality experiences to share their experiences with their friends through Facebook. Today Facebook has launched the ability to make live video broadcasts from Virtual Reality with Facebook Spaces to your friends on Facebook.
Whether they are virtually traveling the world, in a museum, or doing any other activity, when streaming a live video, broadcasters will need to position a virtual camera to show themselves to their friends in real time represented by their respective avatars. Friends will be able to comment and react in much the same way that they can in live streaming on Facebook Live.Broadcasters will also see the stream of comments they are receiving within their Virtual Reality experiences, and may even make use of objects to interact with them within their own live videos.
This new possibility offers a set of interactive possibilities, combining two of Facebook's biggest bets, Virtual Reality and live video broadcasts. Note that Facebook Spaces is an application for Virtual Reality that is still in its beta phase, available through the Oculus store. For its part, Facebook does not miss the opportunity to invite users to buy Rift and Touch if they still do not have their own virtual reality headsets.