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Oculus VR News | September 24, 2021

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Oculus Reportedly Working on a Smaller and Lighter Quest VR Headset

May 5, 2020 |

Oculus is reportedly working on the next iteration of its standalone Oculus Quest headset, which is expected to feature a smaller form-factor that is lighter and has a faster refresh rate than the current standalone model, as well as redesigned … Read More

Oculus Quest Surpassed Facebook’s Expectations, says Zuckerberg

April 30, 2020 |

On a quarterly earnings call last week, Facebook revealed that the company made $297 million in non-advertising incoming throughout the first quarter of 2020, which was driven largely by sales of Oculus VR hardware and software.

According to Facebook CFO … Read More

Oculus Connect 7 Shifts to Digital-Only Format Later this Year

April 16, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent-company Facebook has announced that its upcoming Oculus Connect 7 (OC7) developer conference will be held as a digital event later this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

According to a blog post on the Oculus website, the … Read More

Facebook Signs Exclusive Deal with AR Display Maker Plessey

March 30, 2020 |

Oculus parent-company Facebook continues to take key strategic steps towards developing and releasing its own viable lightweight augmented reality (AR) headset for the consumer market, as the company has just signed an exclusive deal with Plessey, a UK-based microLED technology … Read More

Facebook Leaks New Standalone VR Headset Codenamed ‘Del Mar’

March 25, 2020 |

It appears that a leak on Oculus’ developer documentation website suggests that the company is working on a new virtual reality headset codenamed ‘Del Mar’ according to a report from UploadVR.

Details of the leak were first spotted by a … Read More

More than 20 Oculus Quest Titles Have Surpassed $1 Million in Revenue

March 17, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has announced that more than 20 Oculus Quest titles have surpassed the $1 million revenue mark, which is a major milestone not only for the Quest platform but also for the entire virtual reality industry.

This … Read More

Facebook is Hosting Online Game Developers Showcase for Oculus Titles

March 14, 2020 |

After withdrawing from this year’s 2020 Game Developer Conference (GDC) due to coronavirus concerns, Oculus-parent company Facebook is hostings its own online digital event showcasing an exciting lineup of upcoming VR titles.

The Facebook: Game Developers Showcase is scheduled to … Read More

Facebook Acquires Computer Vision Startup Scape Technologies

February 11, 2020 |

Oculus parent-company Facebook reportedly has acquired Scape Technologies, a London-based computer vision startup, according to regulatory filings uncovered by TechCrunch.

While the price and specific terms of the deal are yet to be disclosed, some trade analysts estimate that the … Read More

Controller-Free Hand Tracking Now Automatically Enabled on Oculus Quest

February 6, 2020 |

Oculus’ latest 13.0 software update is rolling out to Quest headsets this week and features a number of new improvements to enhance its functionality, most notably tracking a user’s hands in virtual reality without the need of a Touch controller … Read More

Oculus Store Sold Nearly $5 Million Worth of VR Content on Christmas Day

January 30, 2020 |

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed during a recent quarterly earnings call with investors that people have purchased nearly $5 million worth of VR content in the Oculus Store on Christmas Day alone.

Zuckerberg says in the Q4 2019 earnings call … Read More