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Oculus VR News | October 28, 2021

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Contributor: Staff Writer

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

Oculus New Social Features Makes it Easier to Play and Connect with Friends

July 22, 2020 |

Oculus has introduced a couple of new social features that are now rolling out across its platform to help you connect with friends in VR and make it easier to jump into the same game together for a much more … Read More

Facebook ‘Neural Supersampling’ Improves VR Rendering Performance

July 3, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has developed a technique for supersampling real-time rendered 3D content, using a machine learning-based approach that could enable much higher-resolution graphics in games and applications on future VR headsets.

In a Siggraph 2020 technical paper entitled … Read More

Facebook Researchers Reveal the ‘Thinnest VR Display’ Optics to Date

June 30, 2020 |

Facebook Reality Labs (FRL), the company’s AR/VR R&D division, has published new research on a holographic optics architecture that could enable the development of thinner, and lighter virtual reality headsets not much bigger than a pair of sunglasses.

Facebook discussed … Read More

Oculus Discontinues the Go Headset to Focus More on the Quest and Rift

June 24, 2020 |

Oculus’ entry-level VR headset will soon be gone. The company has announced that it is discontinuing the sale of the Oculus Go this year as the company begins to shift away from three-degree-of-freedom (3DoF) VR products to focus its efforts … Read More

Facebook Acquires ‘Lone Echo’ VR Developer Ready at Dawn Studios

June 22, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook announced that it has acquired Ready at Dawn Studios, the developer team behind acclaimed VR titles including Lone Echo, Echo Arena, and Echo Combat, all of which were published by Facebook’s Oculus Studios.

Ready at Dawn has … Read More

Oculus Quest Enterprise-Edition for Businesses is Now Officially Available

May 22, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has announced that its new Oculus for Business program is now available for all companies to purchase. The new initiative program, which was first announced at F8 2019, has been in closed beta ever since and … Read More