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Oculus VR News | September 24, 2021

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Contributor: Staff Writer

Oculus Go Gets a Permanent Price Cut to $149

January 16, 2020 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook has announced that it has permanently cut the price of its entry-level standalone VR headset, the Oculus Go, to just $149 for the 32GB version and $199 for the 64GB version.

Facebook confirmed the new pricing with UploadVR, … Read More

Oculus Quest Sells Out Due to High-Demand, Backordered Until February

December 26, 2019 |

If you’re looking to get your hands on an Oculus Quest this holiday season you may be out of luck, as it appears that due to high-demand the popular standalone VR headset has sold out across several online retailers and … Read More

Oculus Quest Hand-Tracking Starts Rolling Out This Week

December 10, 2019 |

Oculus has announced that it is rolling out its much-anticipated hand-tracking feature for its Oculus Quest standalone virtual reality headset, starting this week.

Hand-tracking support for Quest was first announced earlier this year at Oculus Connect 6 and was initially … Read More

Adobe Acquires ‘Oculus Medium’ Immersive 3D Sculpting Tool

December 6, 2019 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook announced that Adobe, the company behind Photoshop, Illustrator, and other well-known creative tool applications, has acquired Oculus Medium, the company’s immersive 3D sculpting tool for an undisclosed amount.

Oculus Medium was first launched back in 2016 alongside … Read More

Facebook Acquires ‘Beat Saber’ Developer Beat Games, Now Part of Oculus Studios

November 26, 2019 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook announced that it has acquired Beat Games, the studio behind the popular virtual reality rhythm game Beat Saber. The Czech Republic-based developer will continue operating as an independently operated studio in Prague, but now joining as part … Read More

Oculus Link Beta Now Available, Allowing to Play Rift Games on Quest

November 18, 2019 |

Oculus has announced that the beta version of its highly-anticipated Oculus Link software is now available, which will allow Quest owners to access the entire library of the Rift titles on a VR-ready PC.

With Oculus Link, Quest owners will … Read More

John Carmack Stepping Down as CTO of Oculus to Work on Human-Like AI

November 14, 2019 |

John Carmack has announced that he is stepping down as chief technology officer at Oculus, and will transition into a consulting role for the company as he devotes his attention to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), which is an advanced form of … Read More

Oculus and Unity Team Up to Offer Free VR Development Course

November 13, 2019 |

Oculus and Unity have announced a partnership to launch a free intermediate VR game development course, aimed to give game developers the essential principles and skillset necessary to develop their own immersive virtual reality projects and experiences.

The new comprehensive … Read More

Oculus Connect 6 Developer Session Videos Now Online – Part 2

September 29, 2019 |

Oculus’ sixth annual developer conference, OC6, took place earlier this week at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, where developers and AR/VR enthusiasts from around the world gathered for the two-day event to share their passion for immersive technology and … Read More

Oculus Connect 6 Developer Session Videos Now Online – Part 1

September 27, 2019 |

Earlier this week developers and VR enthusiasts from around the world gathered at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California, for Oculus’ sixth annual Oculus Connect developer conference (OC6), where more than 40 talks and deep-dive sessions took place … Read More