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Oculus VR News | November 14, 2019

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Oculus Quest and Rift S Launch on May 21st, Pre-Orders Now Available

April 30, 2019 |

Today, during its F8 developer conference keynote, Oculus’-parent company Facebook announced that both the standalone Oculus Quest headset and the new Oculus Rift S headset will launch on May 21st, and are available for pre-order starting today.

The Oculus Quest is … Read More

Watch Facebook F8 2019 Keynote on Oculus Go & Gear VR

April 30, 2019 |

Facebook’s annual F8 developers’ conference kicks off today at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. As in prior years, the two-day event will be filled with the latest feature updates and news from across Facebook’s various platforms—including the … Read More

Facebook is Working on an AI Voice Assistant for Oculus Headsets

April 18, 2019 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook is currently working on its own artificial intelligence-based digital voice assistant that may rival the likes of Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and the Google Assistant.

The news, first reported by CNBC, says that the company has been … Read More

Oculus Accidentally Hid ‘Inappropriate’ Messages in New Touch Controllers

April 12, 2019 |

If you’re one of the early buyers of the upcoming Oculus Quest or Rift S, you may find an unintended Easter Egg message hidden inside the Touch motion controllers that come bundled with the new headsets.

Nate Mitchell, Oculus co-founder … Read More

Oculus Releases Asynchronous Spacewarp (ASW) 2.0 for Oculus Rift

April 6, 2019 |

Oculus has announced the release of Asynchronous Spacewarp 2.0 for the Oculus Rift, which is a major upgrade over the previous version designed to provide vastly improved visuals inside the headset without dropped frame-rates or judder through the use of frame-smoothing techniques … Read More

Oculus ‘Expressive Avatars’ Update Brings More Lifelike Avatars to VR

April 4, 2019 |

Oculus has announced it finally rolled out its long-awaited ‘Expressive Avatars’ update across both Oculus mobile and PC platforms. The new update is a significant upgrade to Oculus Avatars, which the company first launched back in 2016 as a way to … Read More

Rift / Vive Gap Tighten in April Steam Hardware Survey as Windows VR Crosses 10%

April 2, 2019 |

In the latest data from Valve’s monthly Steam Hardware Survey, it appears that the Oculus Rift still maintains a significant lead over the HTC Vive in overall market share. However, results show the gap has slightly tightened a bit as … Read More

Oculus Teases New Trailer Showcasing Quest Launch Titles

March 28, 2019 |

Oculus’ highly-anticipated Quest standalone headset is set to launch later this spring, and in preparation for the big release, the company is teasing fans with the release of a new trailer that showcases some of the new confirmed titles that … Read More

Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey ‘Can’t Use Oculus Rift S’ Due to Fixed IPD

March 26, 2019 |

Last week, when Oculus’ officially unveiled its latest iteration of the Rift virtual reality headset, called the Oculus Rift S, many were wondering what may Oculus founder, Palmer Luckey, the man behind the Rift’s initial concept and its first prototypes, think … Read More

Oculus Unveils $399 Rift S Headset with Higher-Res and Built-in Tracking

March 20, 2019 |

Today, at GDC 2019 Oculus officially unveiled the latest iteration of its flagship PC-powered virtual reality headset, called Oculus Rift S, which is due to release later this spring priced at $399.

The Rift S replaces the original Rift and … Read More