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Oculus VR News | September 23, 2020

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Contributor: Staff Writer

Facebook Leaks Oculus Quest 2, Features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 & Higher Resolution

September 14, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook appears to have accidentally leaked a pair of promotional videos revealing its long-rumored Oculus Quest 2 standalone headset ahead of Facebook Connect (formerly known as Oculus Connect) this week.

According to the leaked videos discovered on … Read More

Facebook Wants to Build AR Glasses that Gives Users Hearing Superpowers

September 4, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has been working on developing its own pair of AR glasses for quite some time now, and a new report from the Facebook Reality Labs Research (FRL) team reveals how sound could play a significant role … Read More

Facebook Halts Oculus Headset Sales in Germany Amid Regulatory Concerns

September 2, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has temporarily halted the sales of all Oculus hardware in Germany, including the Oculus Rift S and the Quest, due to pending discussions with regulatory authorities.

“We’ve temporarily paused the sale of Oculus hardware to consumers … Read More

Facebook ‘Horizon’ Invite-Only Beta Will Start in the “Coming Weeks”

August 28, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has been working on its new social VR experience, Facebook Horizon, for quite some time now. This week the company announced that it is expanding access to Horizon and making it available as an invite-only beta.

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Oculus Connect is Now Facebook Connect, Set for September 16th

August 25, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook is continuing its efforts to rebrand the Oculus name. The company has revealed that its annual Oculus Connect event will now be known as Facebook Connect. This year the event will be held virtually on September … Read More

Oculus Headsets will Soon Require Users to Log In with Facebook Account

August 18, 2020 |

In a significant policy change that will affect current and future users of the Oculus VR platform, the Facebook-owned company has announced that it will begin to require that all users log in with a Facebook account when using an … Read More

Facebook’s Oculus Signs Multi-Year Partnership Deal with NBA

August 18, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has signed a multi-year partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), which makes Oculus an official marketing partner and the first-ever virtual reality headset to team up with the NBA, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and … Read More

Oculus ‘Venues’ Revamp to Add New Lobby, Avatars, and Social Features

August 14, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company confirmed that it has started rolling out early access to their new-and-improved version of Oculus Venues, which introduces several new social features as the company prepares for its upcoming social VR app, Facebook Horizon.

Available now in beta … Read More

Oculus Opens Applications for 2020 Launch Pad Program

August 3, 2020 |

Oculus has announced that it is now accepting applications for its fifth annual Oculus LaunchPad program, which aims to give promising developers and creators from diverse backgrounds hands-on training support to bring their VR concepts to market.

This year’s Launch … Read More

New Leaked Photos Emerge Showing a Revamped Oculus Quest

July 24, 2020 |

A series of images of what apparently appears to be Oculus’ next-iteration of the Oculus Quest, has recently leaked across the internet, offering a sneak peek at the overall look and design of the upcoming Oculus Quest 2 headset when … Read More