Microsoft Creates Its Biggest-Ever Partnership With Meta By Adding Major Services To Quest VR Headsets

It’s a collaboration that many people didn’t see coming but Microsoft has moved ahead with its biggest partnership with Meta since the days of its Windows phone.

The tech giant is bringing a number of its leading services to the firm’s VR Quest headsets and it’s bound to be an interesting endeavor.

Just last year, the duo was stated to be on rocky terms as they both were seen as archrivals who competed with one another as news of the metaverse struck. Now, it appears things are going well between the two as they’re deciding how users can work and be entertained while taking advantage of the VR world.

Some of the huge services being introduced include the likes of Windows, Xbox Cloud, Office, and even Teams. This would ensure the best of the best from both worlds.

We won’t lie but this surprise is something that both firms needed as they each bring a lot to the table and the thought of them uniting is just fabulous. Moreover, Microsoft says it’s a great way to combine productive experiences with the headset as Meta gains a key partner in the grand plan for the metaverse.

Both sides are adding their strengths and immersive opportunities to give others the chance to connect with one another. It’s like a huge collaboration that sees so many people gaining great support at the Horizon workrooms as confirmed by Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg who took pride in announcing the new partnership.

He called it a great crossover where people could connect with one another and share insights. There is also much news about how the teams at the Quest Pro and Quest 2 would now be seeing Microsoft adapt the famous avatar system for Microsoft’s Teams with support.

Meta calls it a new virtual office that won’t only be linked to meetings but full streaming of the Windows platform for its devices. It’s also going to be more secure as it covers the whole Windows experience with Windows 365 coming out soon on the Quest headset.

Windows apps and settings including different personalized apps and various forms of content may also arise.

In the same way, we might soon be seeing different 2D versions of Microsoft’s Office on the Quest, all thanks to PWA technology. Yes, it’s not the same as the full-blown 3D version but it’s equally great.

What’s more interesting is how you can expect the popular Xbox Cloud Gaming to come forward and produce the best Quest VR headsets such as Xbox Game Pass so that users can better stream their games. Just the thought of holding the Xbox controller and going about your business sounds super enticing to us. What about you?

Many experts feel this was a collaboration that is really a great way to close the gap between the two leading tech giants. Yes, it’s unusual but it’s definitely getting plenty of praise across the board. And the last time such a deal came about was nearly ten years back.

Remember, Meta has a lot to learn from Meta as it’s planning its own VR headsets for the future but it prefers to refer to the technology as mixed reality. Yes, they’ve done plenty of trials on the subject in the past but nothing of this sort in the form of real production of VR headsets and its related to software.

We did see the firm however carry out a hefty investment in AR headsets and the Hololens Headset. But that also was steeped in controversy as we saw the famous motion controller lead be swept away by allegations linked to sexual and verbal abuse. Hence, the plans for a HoloLens 3 were scrapped after he resigned.

As you can see, this new partnership is definitely coming at a very unique time. Now, Microsoft wants to be the new software lead and not the production of hardware linked to AR and VR technology for now.

The news couldn’t be better for Meta as it now appears that it has managed to score big time in terms of making the metaverse a huge reality. Yes, the challenge is great but having great allies like Microsoft on your side can really pave the way for more success.

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