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Oculus VR News | July 27, 2017

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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

New Gear VR with Motion Controller Launching April 21st for $129

March 29, 2017 |

Samsung and Oculus have announced that the latest iteration of the Gear VR headset will be available starting April 21st for $129 and will come bundled with the new Gear VR controller. Current Gear VR owners can also purchase the controller separately … 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

Samsung and Oculus Announce New Gear VR with Dedicated Controller

February 26, 2017 |

Today at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Samsung announced a brand-new Gear VR headset, powered by Oculus, and revealed that it will come with a dedicated, motion sensor controller making it easier for Gear VR users to interact with … Read More

Google’s Tilt Brush Officially Comes to the Oculus Rift

February 21, 2017 |

Google’s popular virtual reality painting app, Tilt Brush, has officially made its way to the Oculus Rift. This highly-acclaimed application was previously exclusive to only the HTC Vive, but now is available to all Rift owners on the Oculus Store … Read More

Next Gear VR Headset Will Come with Dedicated Controller

February 20, 2017 |

Samsung’s next iteration of the Gear VR, powered by Oculus is expected to come with a dedicated controller, according to a tweet by industry insider Roland Quandt and the latest FCC filings.

As of now, the Gear VR utilizes a … Read More

Hulu VR Now Adds Oculus Rooms, Avatars and Touch Support

February 9, 2017 |

Hulu has announced a major update to its official virtual reality app for both the Oculus Rift and Gear VR that will make your video streaming experience much more social in VR.

The new Hulu VR update now adds support … Read More

Samsung Confirms More than 5 Million Gear VR Headsets Sold Worldwide

January 4, 2017 |

Today at CES 2017, Samsung Electronics America chief Tim Baxter announced during the company’s press event that they have sold more than 5 million Gear VR headsets, which are powered by Oculus to consumers around the world, reports VentureBeat.

The figure … Read More

Oculus in Talks with MSI to Offer VR PC-based Backpack for the Rift

September 27, 2016 |

Earlier this month, during the Tokyo Game Show gaming convention, MSI unveiled its VR One backpack that is specifically optimized for the HTC Vive headset. However, new reports seem to suggest Oculus is now in talks with MSI to develop … Read More