Oculus today has announced its new headset; the Oculus Quest which is its first all-in-one VR gaming system. It offers six degrees of freedom and Touch controllers. The company has lined up around 50 titles for launch including games like Robo Recall, The Climb, and Moss. It also unveiled the Oculus Insight that powers inside-out tracking, Guardian, and Touch controller tracking. Continue reading “Oculus Quest standalone VR headset announced at $399; Rift Core 2.0 update to roll out from October”
After a year of launching Oculus Touch, the company today has started rolling out the Rift Core 2.0 beta for those who opt-in beta testing. The beta update brings three major changes; a complete overhaul of Home redesigned Oculus desktop app; and a brand-new system interface Dash. Continue reading “Oculus Rift Core 2.0 beta with revamped home, redesigned Oculus desktop app starts rolling out”
Palmer Luckey, co-founder VR company Oculus and Rift creator is leaving Facebook. This was first reported by UploadVR. Facebook had acquired Oculus in 2014 for nearly $2 billion.
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Brendan Iribe, co-founder of Oculus has stepped down as a CEO of the company in an attempt to split it into mobile and PC-based VR division. Continue reading “Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe steps down to lead PC-based division”
Major tech companies like Google, HTC, Oculus, Samsung, Sony have joined forces to form Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA). The VR industry consortium is a non-profit organization which will promote the growth of the global virtual reality (VR) industry.
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Besides the Touch Controllers and Earphones, Oculus also showed off a wireless VR headset prototype dubbed as Santa Cruz at the Oculus Connect 3 conference.
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Oculus has announced Touch Controllers and Earphones at company’s third annual Oculus Connect developer conference.
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Oculus, the maker of Samsung Gear VR headset is getting into the social media game and bringing the much needed social experience to the world of virtual reality. The company has added a bunch of new features to the Samsung Gear VR and is even bringing new Facebook sharing features.
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Oculus has announced that Touch Controller for its Rift VR headset will be delayed until the second half of 2016. Touch Controller are hand controls that are designed to map your hands into virtual reality.
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Samsung and Oculus has unveiled new version of Gear VR headset. Aimed at consumers, the new Gear VR is compatible with whole 2015 line of Samsung Smartphones including the Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+.
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Facebook owned Oculus has scooped up gesture recognition firm Pebbles Interfaces. The financial terms of the deal are not disclosed but as per the Wall Street Journal, the deal is said to be about $60 million.
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Oculus has acquired 3D mapping company Surreal Vision for an undisclosed sum. Surreal will bring its “real-time 3D scene reconstruction” technology to Oculus, as a result of the acquisition.
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Oculus has sent out invites for a special Rift event on June 11 in San Francisco. The company is expected to reveal more about its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset at this event.
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Oculus has just announced that the Rift will be shipping to consumers globally in the first quarter of 2016. They have also teased the product in two renders of the front and back of the device and it looks quite good.
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Oculus Rift has released the mobile software development kit (SDK) for Samsung’s Gear VR Innovation headset. The Gear VR is powered by the Oculus Mobile software and therefore comes with an official Mobile Software Development Kit that will encourage developers to prepare some apps for the new platform.
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