Facebook plans to expand the Guardian boundary system for Quest to 15 meters (49 feet) in either direction, up from 10 meters. The expansion is expected to roll out in the upcoming v30 software update.
- The update will allow people to play in VR spaces measuring more than 2,400 square feet, which is bigger than some houses.
- It would be larger than four of Valve’s 2.0 base stations for tracking, which are limited to 10 meters by 10 meters.
- The new update will particularly benefit those VR games and apps that require additional space and movement, Facebook said, such as "Space Pirate Arena" which requires a minimum of 10x10m.
- According to UploadVR, larger VR spaces combined with improved detection/warnings of obstacles are crucial for unlocking newer and more complex mixed-reality experiences, where simulated content is blended into the physical world.
- It's not clear when the v30 update will roll out, given that Oculus announced the v29 software update only three weeks ago. It includes upgrades to the Infinite Office suite, multi-user accounts and app sharing for the Quest 1, and more.