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Oculus VR News | December 6, 2019

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Contributor: Staff Writer

Facebook Acquires ‘Beat Saber’ Developer Beat Games, Now Part of Oculus Studios

November 26, 2019 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook announced that it has acquired Beat Games, the studio behind the popular virtual reality rhythm game Beat Saber. The Czech Republic-based developer will continue operating as an independently operated studio in Prague, but now joining as part … Read More

Oculus Link Beta Now Available, Allowing to Play Rift Games on Quest

November 18, 2019 |

Oculus has announced that the beta version of its highly-anticipated Oculus Link software is now available, which will allow Quest owners to access the entire library of the Rift titles on a VR-ready PC.

With Oculus Link, Quest owners will … Read More

John Carmack Stepping Down as CTO of Oculus to Work on Human-Like AI

November 14, 2019 |

John Carmack has announced that he is stepping down as chief technology officer at Oculus, and will transition into a consulting role for the company as he devotes his attention to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), which is an advanced form of … Read More

Oculus and Unity Team Up to Offer Free VR Development Course

November 13, 2019 |

Oculus and Unity have announced a partnership to launch a free intermediate VR game development course, aimed to give game developers the essential principles and skillset necessary to develop their own immersive virtual reality projects and experiences.

The new comprehensive … Read More

Oculus Connect 6 Developer Session Videos Now Online – Part 2

September 29, 2019 |

Oculus’ sixth annual developer conference, OC6, took place earlier this week at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, where developers and AR/VR enthusiasts from around the world gathered for the two-day event to share their passion for immersive technology and … Read More

Oculus Connect 6 Developer Session Videos Now Online – Part 1

September 27, 2019 |

Earlier this week developers and VR enthusiasts from around the world gathered at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California, for Oculus’ sixth annual Oculus Connect developer conference (OC6), where more than 40 talks and deep-dive sessions took place … Read More

Oculus CTO John Carmack says ‘we missed an opportunity’ with Gear VR

September 26, 2019 |

Oculus CTO John Carmack offered what he called a “eulogy” for the Gear VR on stage to attendees during his signature keynote at Oculus Connect 6 (OC6), calling Samsung’s mobile VR headset powered by Oculus, a missed opportunity.

“While the … Read More

Oculus Reveals New Compact ‘Half Dome’ VR Prototypes

September 25, 2019 |

At Oculus Connect 6 (OC6), Facebook Reality Labs Chief Scientist Michael Abrash took to the stage and revealed two new versions of the ‘Half Dome’ prototype the company showed off last year, which uses a varifocal display to automatically adjust … Read More

Facebook Confirms AR Glasses in the Works, Reveals Plan for LiveMaps

September 25, 2019 |

At Oculus Connect 6 (OC6), Facebook has officially confirmed after months of speculation that the company is developing its own a dedicated pair of consumer-focused augmented reality (AR) glasses.

Facebook’s VP of AR/VR, Andrew Bosworth, revealed on stage during his … Read More

‘Facebook Horizon’ is a New Social VR App Coming to Quest & Rift in 2020

September 25, 2019 |

Today at Oculus Connect 6 (OC6), Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company’s next big push into social VR by unveiling its new social VR experience, called ‘Facebook Horizon‘ for both the Oculus Quest and Rift platform launching in 2020.

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