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Oculus VR News | August 19, 2017

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Oculus 1.17 Software Update Rolls Out to All Rift Owners

August 6, 2017 |

Oculus’ latest Rift 1.17 software update is officially out of the Public Test Channel and is now rolling out to all Rift owners across the Oculus platform.

In the new Rift 1.17 software update, Oculus adds support for launching Rift-compatible games … Read More

Oculus ‘Quill’ Development Lives On with New Big Update Available Now

August 4, 2017 |

When Oculus announced back in May the shutdown of its in-house cinema division, Oculus Story Studio, it seemed that its popular illustration tool, Quill, would eventually follow a similar fate from the lack of ongoing development. However, thanks to a … Read More

Oculus Co-Founder Jack McCauley Joins Lucid VR as Chief Engineer

August 2, 2017 |

Former Oculus chief engineer and co-founder Jack McCauley has joined Lucid VR, a Santa Clara, California-based start-up company known for developing the first true 3D and 180-degree stereoscopic consumer camera for virtual reality.

McCauley, whose previous experience includes designing the guitar and … Read More

Oculus Rolls Out Parties for Rift to Improve the Social VR Experience

July 29, 2017 |

Oculus has announced that it started rolling out a long-awaited new feature called ‘Parties’ to its Public Test Channel for the Rift. This new feature for Rift owners will currently support up to four people to better connect and communicate … Read More

Oculus 1.17 Update Lets You Launch SteamVR Apps from Oculus Home

July 26, 2017 |

Oculus has announced the pre-release of its 1.17 software update for the Oculus Rift is available now on its Public Test Channel. The new 1.17 update aims to make it simple and easy for you to manage, view and launch … Read More

Oculus Shows Advanced Hand Tracking Prototype Gloves in Action

July 25, 2017 |

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg back in February teased a glimpse at Oculus’ next-generation hardware with a photo showing a new prototype for glove-like controllers designed to interact in a new way with the virtual world using the Oculus Rift. Now, … Read More

Facebook Introduces 4K 360 Video Streaming Support to VR

July 25, 2017 |

Oculus’ parent-company Facebook has announced several new features to its live-streaming platform in an effort to improve the experience of watching and making Live 360 video content.

First up, Facebook is introducing a ‘Live 360 Ready’ program, which essentially is … Read More

Applications to Attend Oculus Connect 4 Developer Conference Now Open

July 20, 2017 |

The fourth annual Oculus Connect developer conference, OC4, is set as a two-day event that will take place on October 11th and 12th in San Jose, California at the McEnery Convention Center. For those interested in attending, the company has … Read More