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Oculus VR News | February 26, 2018

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Contributor: Staff Writer

‘Lone Echo’ Wins Big in Two VR Categories at the 2018 DICE Awards

February 23, 2018 |

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) held the 21st ceremony of the D.I.C.E. Awards in Las Vegas last night, with developer Ready At Dawn and publisher Oculus Studios taking the top prize with their critically-acclaimed Rift title, Lone … Read More

Facebook Makes it Easier to Share Richer, Higher-Quality 3D Content

February 22, 2018 |

Last October, Oculus-parent company Facebook introduced a new feature to the platform that would allow users to post interactive 3D objects to their News Feed. Now, the company announced on Tuesday that it is adopting the industry-standard 3D file format (gITF … Read More

Gallery Apps Section Removed from the Oculus Store in New Update

February 20, 2018 |

Oculus is always working on ways to improve the discovery of new, quality apps in its Oculus Store, so today in a new update the company announced the removal of its ‘Gallery’ apps section to its storefront.

The Gallery section was introduced … Read More

Oculus Introduces Four Action-Packed Rift Game Bundles, Up to 25% Off

February 12, 2018 |

If you’re looking to add some new Rift games to your growing VR library, then now is a great time to take advantage of Oculus’ latest game bundle deals. The company has just recently announced that now running through March 9th, … Read More

‘Quill’ Brings VR Creations to Life with Animation Tools in Major Update

February 9, 2018 |

Oculus’ parent-company Facebook has announced a major update to its virtual reality illustration tool, Quill, which now introduces animation capabilities into the software that will enable artists and creators with new ways to bring their artistic visual creations to life.

Quill was … Read More

Oculus Rolls Out Rift 1.23 Software Update, Adds Multiple Homes

February 6, 2018 |

Oculus announced that it has started rolling out its latest Rift 1.23 software update, which alongside the usual bug fixes and performance improvements now includes the ability to create and customize more than one Home in Rift Core 2.0, as … Read More

Oculus Go Retail Box Appears in Leaked Photo, Launch Expected Soon

February 2, 2018 |

An image of what appears to be Oculus’ upcoming standalone VR headset, Oculus Go, has recently leaked across the internet, offering a sneak peek at what the retail packaging of the Oculus Go headset will most likely look like when it … Read More

Oculus Invents a New Unit of Time called ‘Flicks’ to Measure Frame Rates

January 27, 2018 |

Earlier this week, Facebook-owned Oculus introduced something new and unexpected. And no, it’s not an upgraded version of the Oculus Rift, it’s actually a new unit of time referred to as ‘Flicks’, which is designed to make it easier for … Read More

Oculus-Funded VR Film ‘SPHERES’ Lands Seven-Figure Deal at Sundance

January 25, 2018 |

The Oculus-funded virtual reality series, SPHERES, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last week was acquired by VR financing and distribution venture CityLights in a massive seven-figure deal.

This historic deal represents a major milestone for the virtual reality industry, … Read More

Facebook Hires AltSpaceVR CEO Eric Romo as Social VR Product Director

January 23, 2018 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has announced that Eric Romo, the CEO and founder of AltspaceVR, is joining its social VR team as a Product Director, where he will be helping the company explore new, innovative ways to connect people and … Read More