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Oculus VR News | April 21, 2019

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Contributor: Staff Writer

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

Oculus Introduces Public Homes and Facebook Live Streaming to Rift

January 8, 2019 |

Oculus has announced that its first platform update of the year is rolling out to its Public Test channel, bringing improved multiplayer functionality and new social features for Oculus Rift, including Public Home beta and support for Facebook Livestreaming.

With … Read More

Oculus Rift Leads Over HTC Vive in December Steam Hardware Survey

January 4, 2019 |

In the latest data from Valve’s monthly Steam Hardware Survey, and it appears that the Oculus Rift has continued its market share gains over the HTC Vive virtual reality headset.

According to the December figures, which is based on optional … Read More

Oculus Quest Standalone VR Headset Shows Up in FCC Filing

December 23, 2018 |

It appears like Oculus’ highly anticipated launch of the Oculus Quest standalone headset is on track for its Spring 2019 release. A new FCC filing for a VR headset, which closely resembles the Oculus Quest design was published on Friday.

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Oculus ‘Winter Wonderland’ Sale Offers Major Savings on Hundreds of VR Titles

December 21, 2018 |

It’s that holiday time of the year, and Oculus ‘Winter Wonderland’ sale is officially here. Starting today, hundreds of titles across Rift, Oculus Go, and Gear VR are on sale with major savings of up to 60% off on the … Read More

Facebook Open Sources ‘DeepFocus’ AI-Powered Rendering System

December 19, 2018 |

Oculus’ parent-company Facebook has announced that it’s releasing the code behind its AI-powered rendering system, DeepFocus, which is used to create realistic and natural looking real-time blur for a more true-to-life visual experience in virtual reality.

The DeepFocus AI-powered software … Read More