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Oculus VR News | June 22, 2018

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‘Facebook Spaces’ Gets Major Upgrade with Revamped Avatar System

April 3, 2018 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook has announced that the avatar system in its social VR application, Facebook Spaces, is getting some big new changes that will allow users to have more expressive and customizable options than ever before.

According to Facebook, the … 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

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

WEARVR Launches $10K Competition to Remaster Rift DK1 and DK2 Content

January 18, 2018 |

Have you ever wanted to go back and enjoy some of the groundbreaking games and experiences that were originally on the Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2 headset, but were never made for the consumer version of the Rift? Well, now … Read More

Facebook Now Lets You Capture 360° Photos from its Mobile App

August 24, 2017 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has been a big supporter of 360-degree photos and videos on its platform for more than a year now, allowing users a unique way to share an immersive view of their world with their friends and … Read More

Samsung is Releasing a New Gear VR for the Galaxy Note 8

August 23, 2017 |

Samsung has revealed that a new iteration of its Oculus-powered Gear VR headset is on the way to launch alongside its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8.

According to Samsung, the new Gear VR headset is pretty much the … Read More

Firefox Update Brings WebVR Support to Oculus Rift and Vive Owners

August 8, 2017 |

Mozilla has been working on virtual reality for quite some time, with support for the Oculus Rift in its experimental Firefox nightly builds since 2015. Now, with the latest release of Mozilla’s Firefox browser, Firefox 55, it is easier than … 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

Facebook’s New Surround 360 Cameras Makes Live-Action Scenes More Immersive

April 19, 2017 |

On Wednesday, during the annual F8 developer conference, Facebook announced the second generation of its Surround 360 video camera design—the x24 and x6 camera models as an upgrade to the one the company debuted last year.

The x24 is the … Read More

Facebook Launches React VR to Boost WebVR Development

April 19, 2017 |

At its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook officially announced the launch of React VR, a new open-source JavaScript framework that lets developers build WebVR and interactive 360-degree content experiences.

Based on the existing React and React Native framework, which is … Read More