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Oculus VR News | March 27, 2017

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Contributor: Staff Writer

Oculus Rift 1.13 Update Brings Tracking Fixes and Public Test Channel

March 23, 2017 |

Oculus has just announced the release of its latest 1.13 software update for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, which offers additional fixes to improve tracking quality, as well as includes a few new features aimed at enhancing the experience … Read More

Virtual Reality Has ‘Real’ Games and More Big Titles Coming, says Oculus

March 20, 2017 |

As optimism about the future of virtual reality grows, one common criticism that still lingers on is the lack of full, high-quality games available in VR. In an effort to put this no ‘real games’ misconception to rest, Oculus is … Read More

Oculus Publishes Touch CAD Files for Custom and Third-Party Accessories

March 15, 2017 |

Oculus has recently made available its Touch Accessory Guidelines for download, which provides hardware designers and manufacturers with the documentation and 3D CAD files necessary to develop custom accessories for the Touch controller.

The CAD files are in the .STEP … Read More

Judge dismisses TRT ‘Breach of Contract’ Lawsuit Against Oculus

March 13, 2017 |

It looks like Oculus has one less legal battle to worry about after a northern California court dismissed a ‘breach of contract’ lawsuit filed against the company by Total Recall Technologies (TRT).

Total Recall Technologies had first filed the suit … Read More

Oculus Updates Rooms, Adds Events and Facebook Live Streaming

March 11, 2017 |

Oculus announced that it has rolled out some exciting updates to its mobile VR platform that brings a number of new features aimed at making the virtual reality experience much more social.

Starting with Oculus Rooms, which is now up … Read More

Oculus CTO John Carmack Hits Back at ZeniMax with $22.5 Million Lawsuit

March 10, 2017 |

The ongoing legal feud between Oculus CTO John Carmack and his former employer ZeniMax Media continues with Camack now suing the company for $22.5 million, reports Dallas Morning News.

The complaint filed on behalf of Carmack alleges that ZeniMax wrongfully … Read More

Facebook Launches its First Dedicated 360° Content App on Oculus Platform

March 8, 2017 |

After nearly three years since Facebook acquired Oculus, the social media giant has finally released its first dedicated virtual reality app called Facebook 360 for Samsung’s Gear VR, powered by Oculus.

Currently, there are more than 25 million 360 photos … Read More

Oculus Story Studio’s ‘Talking with Ghosts’ to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

March 5, 2017 |

The team at Oculus Story Studio announced that their latest virtual reality film project Talking with Ghosts will premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival next month on April 21st in New York City.

Talking with Ghosts features a collection … Read More

Early Oculus Touch Buyers Get $50 Store Credit

March 2, 2017 |

Following the big news on the Rift and Touch price drop, Oculus is making sure that it takes care of customers who may have recently bought a pair of Oculus Touch controllers prior to the announcement.

According to Oculus, any … Read More

Oculus Announces Major Price Drop for Rift and Touch

March 1, 2017 |

During the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC), Oculus announced a significant price cut for both the Oculus Rift headset and Touch motion controllers in an effort to make high-end VR more affordable and help push it into the mainstream.

Starting … Read More