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Oculus VR News | November 21, 2017

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TIME Names Oculus Go as One of the Best Inventions of 2017

November 17, 2017 |

Oculus’ upcoming standalone VR headset, Oculus Go, has been named one of the best inventions of 2017, according to a new list of the top 25 inventions of the year released by TIME magazine.

The Oculus Go was first announced … Read More

Oculus Rolls Out Rift 1.20 Software Update, Adds Dynamic Bundle Pricing

November 6, 2017 |

Oculus has begun rolling out its latest 1.20 software update for the Rift, which adds a new dynamic pricing feature to content bundles on the Oculus Store, as well as fixes a few bugs and improves upon some known issues.

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Oculus Connect 4 Developer Session Videos Now Online – Part 3

November 1, 2017 |

This year’s Oculus Connect 4 developer conference had more than 2,900 attendees and featured over 40 technical talks and workshops from more than 100 speakers addressing everything from developing and designing immersive games to cinematic storytelling techniques, optimization, and content … Read More

Oculus Connect 4 Developer Session Videos Now Online – Part 2

October 30, 2017 |

Oculus’ biggest annual event of the year, Oculus Connect 4, took place at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center earlier this month, which brought together developers, designers and industry experts from around the world to discuss and share ideas on … Read More

Oculus Connect 4 Developer Session Videos Now Online – Part 1

October 29, 2017 |

Today, we take a look back at Oculus’ fourth annual Connect developers conference (OC4), where more than 2,900 developers, content creators, and VR enthusiast from around world came together to collaborate and share their ideas in an effort to push … Read More

Oculus’ Horror Sale Offers Big Discounts on Rift and Gear VR Titles

October 27, 2017 |

If you’re looking to experience some spooky VR titles for the Rift and Gear VR this week, Oculus has you covered. Starting today, the company is running its Horror Sale event with some big discounts ranging from 25-50% off on a variety … Read More

Oculus Adds 8 New Experimental VR Locomotion Methods to SDK

October 23, 2017 |

Locomotion in virtual reality is one of the greatest challenges that VR developers still face today. Designing an effective way for players to move in the virtual world without feelings of discomfort or nausea is crucial to creating a compelling … Read More

‘Facebook Spaces’ Gets New Creative Features and Live 360° Video Support

October 13, 2017 |

Facebook announced during the recent Oculus Connect 4 keynote, that its social VR app, Facebook Spaces, is getting some new features and improvements that will make the app a lot more engaging and social for users.

According to Facebook’s Rachel … Read More

Oculus Opens Explore API to Gear VR Developers, Coming to Rift in 2018

October 13, 2017 |

During the Oculus Connect 4 opening keynote on Wednesday, Oculus announced that it’s opening up the Explore API to all Gear VR developers, enabling devs to promote and boost awareness of their games and apps through the new Oculus Explore section.

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Oculus Platform-Level Safety Tools for Developers, Coming in Early 2018

October 13, 2017 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook wants to put one billion people into virtual reality. It’s certainly an ambitious goal that not only requires a platform that will provide users with incredible immersive experiences, but also one that allows users to feel safe … Read More