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Oculus VR News | June 22, 2018

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Brendan Iribe

Oculus Addresses Persistent Room-Scale Tracking Issues, Promises Fix

February 15, 2017 |

Earlier this month, Oculus released its 1.11 update in an effort to improve the platform’s ‘experimental’ room-scale tracking performance with multi-sensor setups. However, following the update, some users are now experiencing more problems with tracking, as reported by Road to VR.

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Oculus Not Guilty of Stealing Trade Secrets, but Ordered to Pay $500 Million in ZeniMax Lawsuit

February 1, 2017 |

In the legal battle between ZeniMax Media vs. Oculus VR, a Dallas, Texas jury came to a verdict on Wednesday and found Oculus did not misapproate trade secrets related to ZeniMax’s VR technology.

However, the jury did find that Oculus … Read More

Palmer Luckey Testifies in Court: ‘I Didn’t Take Confidential Code’

January 19, 2017 |

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey—who has remained out of the public spotlight since the revelation that he had funded a polarized political campaign came to light—emerged in a Dallas federal courtroom yesterday to testify against the $2 billion lawsuit brought against … Read More

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe Steps Down, Will Now Lead PC VR Group

December 13, 2016 |

In a surprising announcement, Brendan Iribe, who co-founded Oculus with Palmer Luckey in 2012, has confirmed today that he will be stepping down from his top leadership role as CEO of Oculus to head up the new PC VR division … Read More

Oculus Lowers Minimum Specs for Rift, reveals ‘Asynchronous Spacewarp’

October 7, 2016 |

During the Oculus Connect 3 developer conference, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe announced a new, lower minimum PC spec requirement for using the Oculus Rift headset, a move which will likely allow a much wider audience to experience PC-based VR at … Read More

Oculus Responds Against ZeniMax’s Latest Lawsuit Allegations

August 22, 2016 |

The lawsuit bought by game publisher ZeniMax Media against Oculus and its parent company Facebook doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. ZeniMax first filed their suit in May 2014 after Oculus was acquired by Facebook, but has since … Read More

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe Hints Touch Controllers Will Ship ‘In Volume Q4

July 13, 2016 |

Yesterday, it was officially announced that Oculus finally caught up to fulfilling all pre-orders for its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. The company also noted its long-awaited Touch controllers still wouldn’t ship until later this year, however they did confirm to … Read More

UMD Begins Construction on the Brendan Iribe Center

April 30, 2016 |

The University of Maryland broke ground this last week as construction begins on the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation, made possible by a $31 million donation back in late 2014 by Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, a former … Read More

Oculus Rift Shipment Delayed Due to Unexpected Component Shortage

April 2, 2016 |

The consumer version of the Oculus Rift officially started shipping on March 28th, but many early customers who pre-ordered the $599 headset have yet to receive any shipment updates. In an email sent to customers by the Oculus Team, the … Read More

First Oculus Rift Units Begin Shipping to Customers

March 24, 2016 |

Today, Oculus has achieved a new major milestone after nearly four years leading up to this moment by finally shipping the consumer version of the Oculus Rift headset to early adopters.

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe confirmed via Twitter earlier a … Read More