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Oculus VR News | April 6, 2020

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Contributor: Staff Writer

Palmer Luckey Explains Why Oculus Joined Facebook and the Future of VR

April 15, 2014 |

Last month the unexpected announcement of Facebook acquiring Oculus VR for $2 billion sent shock waves throughout the gaming community. Early supporters of the Oculus Rift that initially funded the project on Kickstarter were among the many that expressed their … Read More

Makemedia Delivers Sci-Fi Racer VR Experience with Oculus Rift Support

April 3, 2014 |

During the Electronica Productronica China (EPC) event in Shanghai, that took place earlier in March—RS Components, the global leaders in manufacture and delivery of electrical components, as well as creators of the Raspberry Pi computer, approached software developer Makemedia to … Read More

Oculus Gains Another Valve Developer: Aaron Nicholls to Join Oculus VR

April 1, 2014 |

Look’s like Oculus is not slowing down anytime soon with recruiting new talent. Valvue developer Aaron Nicholls, is yet another employee from Valve to be added to the Oculus roster as the newest addition to the VR team, according to a … Read More

Oculus CTO John Carmack Responds to Facebook’s Oculus Acquisition

March 31, 2014 |

Oculus CTO John Carmack, is one of the most respected and legendary game developers in the industry today.

Nearly a week after the unexpected announcement of Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR, Inc., for $2 billion—Carmark finally expressed his opinions surrounding … Read More

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