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Oculus VR News | August 24, 2019

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Valve’s VR Expert Michael Abrash Joins Oculus as Chief Scientist

March 28, 2014 |

Looks like the Oculus “Dream Team” of talent continues to grow its impressive roaster—following the recent Facebook acquisition of Oculus VR for $2 billion.

Today, it was announced that former Valve developer Michael Abrash, a well-respected veteran in the gaming … Read More

Oculus Founder Responds to Gamers Concerns After Facebook Buyout

March 27, 2014 |

The internet has been buzzing with mixed emotions following the unexpected announcement on Tuesday that Facebook had acquired Oculus VR, Inc., for approximately $2 billion in cash and stock. Much of the negative backlash came from fans, and early supporters … Read More

Minecraft Cancels Oculus Rift Version, ‘Facebook Creeps Me Out’

March 25, 2014 |

Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has just announced via twitter that they have cancelled their potential plans to bring the Oculus Rift version of Minecraft following unexpected announcement of Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR, Inc.

“We were in talks about … Read More

Facebook Announces to Buy Oculus VR for $2 Billion

March 25, 2014 |

In a surprising turn of events, Facebook has announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Oculus VR, Inc., the company behind the highly-anticipated Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, for approximately $2 billion. This includes $400 million … Read More

Oculus Rift DK2 Headset Ready for Pre-Order, Ships in July

March 19, 2014 |

Within hours after Sony unveiled of their own virtual reality headset prototype, codenamed Project Morpheus, Oculus VR did not hesitate to announce that their new and improved second-generation Oculus Rift development kit, simply referred to as “DK2″—is now available for … Read More

Sony Project Morpheus VR headset Goes Up Against Oculus Rift

March 19, 2014 |

Well, the rumors were true…After months of speculation Sony has finally revealed its virtual reality headset, codenamed Project Morpheus, for the Playstation 4 during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2014 in San Francisco. As reported by The Verge, Shuhei Yoshida, … Read More

Valve Adds Easier Access to ‘Virtual Reality Mode’ in Latest Steam Beta

March 19, 2014 |

Valve in recent months has expressed strong support and desire towards helping push virtual reality gaming and technology forward to deliver the best quality and immersive experiences possible to users.

Currently, while the majority of gamers lack any type of … Read More

Oculus Rift Gun Peripheral Delivers Realistic FPS Experience

March 17, 2014 |

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has generated a lot of excitement ever since it’s Kickstarter campaign back in 2012. And while the feedback, so far, has been amazing—there are a few aspects that still need to be figured out … Read More

‘Second Life’ Oculus Rift Support is Ready for Beta Testing

March 14, 2014 |

One of the most popular and free massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs) available is, Second Life. With around 33 million registered users, Second Life, puts players in control of their own customizable avatar within a 3D online virtual … Read More

Oculus VR Strategically Opens New Office in Seattle

March 13, 2014 |

Oculus VR, the company behind the highly-anticipated Virtual Reality headset, the Oculus Rift announced that it will be opening a new Research and Development office in the Seattle area.

With over $100 million in funding, Oculus VR, which is currently … Read More