What it’s good to know

  • The V54 replace for the Meta Quest platform is rolling out someday in late Might 2023.
  • Customers will be capable to customise the skybox of their Horizon Dwelling atmosphere and, quickly, AI instruments can assist you generate new ones.
  • 2D apps can now ship notifications, music might be performed within the background, and Quest Professional controller monitoring is now extra correct.

In the event you’ve been a Quest person for some time, you recognize there are solely so many various residence environments. Meta offers round a dozen or so, and when you can all the time sideload (opens in new tab) new environments, that requires a developer account and a few additional setup. Fortunately, with the upcoming V54 replace for Meta Quest headsets, you will lastly have a 3rd possibility.

Unveiled throughout Meta’s AI showcase, the brand new environments launching with the replace are AI-generated and showcase what AI can do for VR environments. I generated the background within the image above utilizing Bing ChatGPT (opens in new tab), and it seems like we’ll be capable to do the identical in VR very quickly.