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Oculus VR News | February 23, 2019

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Contributor: Staff Writer

Palmer Luckey Offers Free Audio Repair Kits to Oculus Rift Owners

February 19, 2019 |

It’s been some time since Oculus founder Palmer Luckey’s departure from parent-company Facebook in 2017. However, despite moving on and starting a new defense technology company called Anduril Industries, Luckey still engages with the VR community and wants to offer … Read More

Rift Platform Update Adds Support for User-Created Home Spaces

February 16, 2019 |

There are now more ways for Rift users to customize their Oculus Home to feel more personal than ever before, thanks to the latest update that brings user-created spaces to the platform.

The new update rolling out will enable users … Read More

Oculus Heading to GDC, Pax East, and E3 2019

February 13, 2019 |

Oculus has announced plans to attend this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC), PAX East, and the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), where the company will showcase its latest games and hardware—including the highly-anticipated Oculus Quest set to launch later this Spring … Read More

Oculus Quest Touch Controllers Passes FCC Certification

February 11, 2019 |

The Oculus Quest standalone headset is one step closer to its major launch later this Spring, following new filings passed by the FCC for the headset’s touch controllers, as first reported by Road to VR.

While the Oculus Quest is not … Read More

Oculus Audio SDK 1.34 Adds Audio Propagation Based on Geometry

February 8, 2019 |

Oculus has recently released the latest update to its Audio SDK, which provides developers with the tools necessary to create a more immersive, and realistic virtual reality experience beyond the visuals.

The company’s latest Audio SDK version 1.34 introduces an … Read More

Oculus ‘Rift S’ Reportedly Listed in PC Software Code

February 6, 2019 |

The rumors of next iteration of the Oculus Rift headset are newly emerging, as details of code discovered by UploadVR in the Oculus PC software seem to confirm the existence of the ‘Rift S’ headset.

The code hints some of … Read More

Oculus Rift Extends Lead in February Steam Hardware Survey

February 2, 2019 |

The latest data from Valve’s monthly Steam Hardware Survey has revealed that the Oculus Rift continues its upward trend of extending its market share lead over the HTC Vive virtual reality headset.

According to the January figures, which is based … Read More

Oculus Debuts Two VR Experiences at Sundance 2019

January 26, 2019 |

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival taking place in Park City, Utah, Oculus has premiered two virtual reality experiences—one titled Traveling While Black for Oculus Go & Rift, and the other called The Under Presents, which was teased as an … Read More

Facebook Gets New VP to Lead its AR/VR Hardware Division

January 17, 2019 |

Oculus’ parent-company Facebook has made some internal changes by bringing on a new executive head to lead its AR and VR hardware division.

Rafa Camargo announced via Twitter his move from his previous role as VP of Portal at Facebook … Read More

Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle Now Permanently Priced at $349

January 10, 2019 |

Oculus is officially cutting $50 off the retail price of its Rift headset bundle, bringing the price permanently back down to its Black Friday sale of $349.

While the bundle price is still shown as $399 on Oculus’ official website, … Read More