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Oculus VR News | December 11, 2019

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Contributor: Staff Writer

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

Sling TV, ESPN, and FOX NOW Launches on Oculus Go

December 17, 2018 |

Back in June, Oculus launched its Oculus TV app, a dedicated hub for watching flatscreen 2D shows and movies from various streaming providers in virtual reality, on the standalone Oculus Go headset. Now, Sling TV, ESPN (including ESPN+), and Fox … Read More

Facebook and ZeniMax Media Settle Oculus VR Lawsuit

December 13, 2018 |

After nearly five years, the long-running legal battle between Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media and Oculus’ parent company, Facebook, over the VR technology developed the Oculus Rift headset has finally come to an end.

According to a statement released … Read More

Oculus and ESL Team Up for 100K VR Charity Challenge

December 11, 2018 |

Oculus and ESL, the world’s largest esports company, are teaming up for the Change the Game VR Charity Challenge (VRCC) to help raise awareness for mental health and support for veterans through the power of gaming.

Two teams of five … Read More

Will Oculus Quest Launch at Facebook F8 Conference in April?

December 5, 2018 |

Oculus’ parent-company Facebook has announced that its F8 annual developer conference is set to take place on April 30th-May 1st of next year, and many are speculating that this will be when the company launches its highly-anticipated Oculus Quest.

The … Read More