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Oculus VR News | July 27, 2017

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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

Oculus and Disney Announce ‘Marvel Powers United VR’ for the Rift

July 16, 2017 |

During this weekend’s D23 Expo, Oculus and Disney announced a partnership to create an exclusive virtual reality title for the Oculus Rift based on Marvel’s superheroes.

The game is called Marvel Powers United VR, and will feature a complete roster … Read More

Oculus ‘Medium’ 1.2 Update Let’s You Sculpt with Friends in VR

July 16, 2017 |

Oculus’ intuitive creative tool Medium that allows users to create sculpts, models and all kinds of immersive artwork in virtual reality is getting social thanks to a new update.

Now, with the recently announced 1.2 version update of Medium, you … Read More

Oculus Rift and Touch Controller Bundle Gets Permanent Price Drop to $499

July 15, 2017 |

Earlier this week, Oculus announced a temporary price cut of its Oculus Rift headset and Touch controller bundle for just $399 as part of the company’s ‘Sumer of Rift’ sales event. However, now the company revealed that once the sale … Read More

Oculus Earns Three Nominations for the 2017 Emmy Awards

July 15, 2017 |

This year’s nominations for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards were just recently announced and among the nominees were three virtual reality experiences produced by the Oculus team for Outstanding Original Interactive Program.

The nominees made by or created in collaboration … Read More

Oculus Reportedly Planning to Launch a $200 Standalone VR Headset in 2018

July 14, 2017 |

Oculus and its parent company Facebook are reportedly planning to release a new standalone virtual reality headset next year that is designed to bridge the gap between affordable headsets like the Gear VR and the high-end Oculus Rift, according to … Read More

Facebook Spaces Now Lets Oculus Rift Users Broadcast Live from VR

July 12, 2017 |

Earlier this year, Facebook launched Spaces, a social VR app for the Oculus platform that lets you and your Facebook friends hang out and interact with each other in virtual reality. Now, the company has announced that Spaces is getting … Read More

Oculus Adds Support for Native Mixed Reality Capture to Rift

July 3, 2017 |

Trying to convey to others what it’s like to be totally immersed in a virtual reality experience has proven to be somewhat of a challenge to put into words, however, with the help of a green screen and an external … Read More

Oculus Rift Creator Palmer Luckey Backs Development of ReVive ‘Hack’

June 29, 2017 |

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, who left the company back in March, has apparently pledged $2,000 per month to a Patreon campaign supporting the ongoing development of ReVive, a popular homebrew application that allows VR games exclusive to the Oculus Rift … Read More

Oculus Sending Controller-Shaped Trophies to Touch Launch Partners

June 28, 2017 |

Oculus is showing its appreciation to developers who helped the Oculus Touch controllers kick off to a great start last year by sending them silver controller-shaped trophies, as reported by UploadVR.

The Touch controllers launched on December 6th, 2016 with … Read More