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Oculus VR News | August 20, 2019

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Oculus Co-Founder Nate Mitchell is Leaving Facebook

August 14, 2019 |

Nate Mitchell, one of the last original Oculus co-founders at Facebook, has announced that he is leaving the parent-company after seven years since launching the first Oculus Rift prototype (DK1) with a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign back in 2012.

Mitchell, who … Read More

Oculus Connect 6 Registration Now Officially Open

August 1, 2019 |

The sixth annual Oculus Connect developer conference, OC6, is scheduled to take place on September 25th-26th in San Jose, California at the McEnery Convention Center. For those planning to attend OC6, Oculus has announced that registration for its most anticipated … Read More

‘Firefox Reality’ VR Web Browser Now Available for Oculus Quest

July 29, 2019 |

Firefox Reality, a cross-platform virtual reality web browser, is now available on the Oculus Quest, taking full advantage of the standalone headset’s performance and 6DoF capabilities to deliver a more compelling web browsing experience.

Firefox Reality was initially released in … Read More

Oculus Quest Will Get Go Emulation Later this Year

July 26, 2019 |

Oculus plans to boost the Oculus Quest content library by adding emulation support for Oculus Go apps later this year, according to Oculus CTO John Carmack. This will potentially bring hundreds of Oculus Go games and experiences over to the more powerful, mid-range Oculus … Read More

Oculus Platform Update Improves Tracking and Adds Venues on Quest

July 24, 2019 |

Oculus has announced a new update is rolling out across the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S, which brings several key improvements to both platforms—including a boost in controller tracking, new social features, and an improved Quest’s Guardian system.

According to … Read More

Facebook Reportedly Signs Deal to Bring Ubisoft AAA Franchises to Oculus

July 10, 2019 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook has reportedly signed an exclusive deal to bring two popular AAA franchises to the Oculus platform. According to The Information, Facebook struck a deal with Ubisoft for the IP rights to bring VR versions of the Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s … Read More

Oculus Summer Sale 2019 Brings Big Savings to Rift and Go Titles

July 2, 2019 |

Oculus has announced that its annual Summer Sales event is officially underway, which offers big savings and discounts across a wide range of VR titles for both the Rift platform and Oculus Go headset now through July 7th. However, it … Read More

Oculus Connect 6 Developer Conference Set for Sept. 25th-26th

June 20, 2019 |

It’s time to mark your calendars, as Oculus has announced the dates for its sixth annual developer conference, Oculus Connect, that will take place on September 25th-26th and returning to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA.

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Oculus Sold $5 Million in Quest Content in First Two Weeks of Launch

June 12, 2019 |

Early indicators seem to suggest the recent launch of that the Oculus Quest is a hit with consumers, with reports of the new standalone headset selling out across major retail stores. And, although Oculus has not yet released any official … Read More

Oculus Quest Selling Out Across Multiple Retailers, After One Week

May 30, 2019 |

Oculus’ new standalone virtual reality headset, the Oculus Quest, appears to be a big hit among consumers after initial reports indicate that the Quest headset has sold out across a number of U.S. retailers just one week after its launch … Read More