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Oculus VR News | May 20, 2019

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YouTube VR will be Available for Oculus Quest at Launch

May 16, 2019 |

Oculus has announced that Google is bringing its popular YouTube VR app to the highly-anticipated Oculus Quest standalone headset, which is set to release this Tuesday, May 21st.

The dedicated YouTube VR app, first launched back in late 2016, and … Read More

Hugo Barra Steps Down as Head of Oculus for New Facebook AR/VR Role

May 10, 2019 |

It appears that Oculus’ parent-company Facebook is shaking up the leadership at the top of its VR division. Hugo Barra, who has led the Oculus team since 2017, announced that he is stepping down as the head of Oculus to take … Read More

Rift / Vive Gap Continues to Close in May Steam Hardware Survey

May 7, 2019 |

The results of the latest data from Valve’s monthly Steam Hardware Survey has revealed that although the Oculus Rift still maintains its lead over the HTC Vive in overall market share, the gap between these two competing high-end PC VR … Read More

Oculus Quest Enterprise Edition Brings ‘All-In-One’ VR Solution to Businesses

May 2, 2019 |

During F8 2019 this week Oculus’-parent company Facebook announced that the company is launching an enterprise edition of the Oculus Quest, as part of its newly revamped Oculus for Business program.

The new Oculus for Business will expand the initiative … Read More

Oculus Quest and Rift S Launch on May 21st, Pre-Orders Now Available

April 30, 2019 |

Today, during its F8 developer conference keynote, Oculus’-parent company Facebook announced that both the standalone Oculus Quest headset and the new Oculus Rift S headset will launch on May 21st, and are available for pre-order starting today.

The Oculus Quest is … Read More

Watch Facebook F8 2019 Keynote on Oculus Go & Gear VR

April 30, 2019 |

Facebook’s annual F8 developers’ conference kicks off today at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. As in prior years, the two-day event will be filled with the latest feature updates and news from across Facebook’s various platforms—including the … Read More

Facebook is Working on an AI Voice Assistant for Oculus Headsets

April 18, 2019 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook is currently working on its own artificial intelligence-based digital voice assistant that may rival the likes of Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and the Google Assistant.

The news, first reported by CNBC, says that the company has been … Read More

Oculus Accidentally Hid ‘Inappropriate’ Messages in New Touch Controllers

April 12, 2019 |

If you’re one of the early buyers of the upcoming Oculus Quest or Rift S, you may find an unintended Easter Egg message hidden inside the Touch motion controllers that come bundled with the new headsets.

Nate Mitchell, Oculus co-founder … Read More

Oculus Releases Asynchronous Spacewarp (ASW) 2.0 for Oculus Rift

April 6, 2019 |

Oculus has announced the release of Asynchronous Spacewarp 2.0 for the Oculus Rift, which is a major upgrade over the previous version designed to provide vastly improved visuals inside the headset without dropped frame-rates or judder through the use of frame-smoothing techniques … Read More

Oculus ‘Expressive Avatars’ Update Brings More Lifelike Avatars to VR

April 4, 2019 |

Oculus has announced it finally rolled out its long-awaited ‘Expressive Avatars’ update across both Oculus mobile and PC platforms. The new update is a significant upgrade to Oculus Avatars, which the company first launched back in 2016 as a way to … Read More