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Oculus VR News | June 22, 2018

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Latest news on the Oculus Rift, and other cool VR stuff!

Oculus’ New Update Adds Support for Embedded Dash Panels and Importing 3D Assets to Home

June 20, 2018 |

Oculus has announced that its latest update of the Rift software, version 1.27, has started rolling out to users on the platform, bringing a number of new and exciting features to Oculus Home.

As part of the new update, users now … Read More

Oculus ‘Summer Sale’ Event Offers Discounts Up to 75% Off

June 16, 2018 |

Oculus has officially announced that its annual Summer Sale event is back, which offers deep discounts across a wide selection of Rift, Oculus Go, and Gear VR titles on the Oculus Store of up to 75% off now through July 1st.

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Watch Live World Cup 2018 Matches in ‘Oculus Venues’ for Free

June 14, 2018 |

The 2018 World Cup kicks off today, and Oculus has announced that for the first time you’ll be able to watch the action in virtual reality in Oculus Venues for free on both the Oculus Go and Gear VR.

Oculus … Read More

Carmack’s Dynamic 5K Encoding of ‘Henry’ Now Available on Go & Gear VR

June 13, 2018 |

Oculus has officially re-released Story Studio’s Emmy award-winning animated VR short film, Henry, for the Oculus Go and newer versions of Samsung’s Oculus-powered Gear VR headsets.

Oculus CTO John Carmack made the announcement on Monday via Twitter that Henry is now available … Read More

Oculus Offers $75 In-Store Credit with Every New Rift Purchase

June 11, 2018 |

Looking to pick up an Oculus Rift for a loved one this Father’s Day or even as a graduation gift? Oculus is offering $75 in Oculus Store credit for ‘Dads & Grads’ with every new Rift purchased from Oculus, making … Read More

Oculus Connect 5 Developer Conference Set for Sept. 26th-27th

June 5, 2018 |

Oculus has officially announced that its fifth annual developer conference, Oculus Connect, will take place on September 26th-27th at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA.

Oculus Connect 5 (OC5) marks a noteworthy milestone for the company, as … Read More

Oculus Go Coming to UK & European Retailers, Pre-Orders Now Available

June 4, 2018 |

Oculus has just recently announced that its Oculus Go standalone headset is now available for pre-order through Oculus retail partners in the EU and the UK, with shipping and in-store availability scheduled take place later this month on June 26th, … Read More

Oculus Go Rebranded as Xiaomi Mi VR Standalone Launches in China

June 2, 2018 |

Earlier this year, Oculus announced a partnership with Chinese tech giant Xiaomi to create a rebranded version of the Oculus Go standalone VR headset designed specifically for the Chinese market with Xiaomi branding. Now, the new headset called Xiaomi Mi VR … Read More

Rift SI Version 1.27 Now Rolling Out to Oculus Public Test Channel

June 1, 2018 |

Oculus has announced that its Rift SI version 1.27 is now rolling out to its Public Test channel, which is a pre-release version of the software that users can opt-in to and test out ahead of the full public rollout.

With … Read More

‘Oculus Venues’ Launches on Oculus Go and Gear VR with Full Lineup of Summer Live Events

May 30, 2018 |

Oculus’ long-awaited social app called Venues, which allows you a way to enjoy live concerts, sporting events, stand-up comedy shows, movies, and more together with friends and thousands of other users in VR, is now available on Oculus Go and … Read More