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Oculus VR News | May 23, 2019

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Oculus Heading to GDC, Pax East, and E3 2019

February 13, 2019 |

Oculus has announced plans to attend this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC), PAX East, and the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), where the company will showcase its latest games and hardware—including the highly-anticipated Oculus Quest set to launch later this Spring … Read More

Oculus Quest Touch Controllers Passes FCC Certification

February 11, 2019 |

The Oculus Quest standalone headset is one step closer to its major launch later this Spring, following new filings passed by the FCC for the headset’s touch controllers, as first reported by Road to VR.

While the Oculus Quest is not … Read More

Oculus Audio SDK 1.34 Adds Audio Propagation Based on Geometry

February 8, 2019 |

Oculus has recently released the latest update to its Audio SDK, which provides developers with the tools necessary to create a more immersive, and realistic virtual reality experience beyond the visuals.

The company’s latest Audio SDK version 1.34 introduces an … Read More

Oculus ‘Rift S’ Reportedly Listed in PC Software Code

February 6, 2019 |

The rumors of next iteration of the Oculus Rift headset are newly emerging, as details of code discovered by UploadVR in the Oculus PC software seem to confirm the existence of the ‘Rift S’ headset.

The code hints some of … Read More

Oculus Debuts Two VR Experiences at Sundance 2019

January 26, 2019 |

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival taking place in Park City, Utah, Oculus has premiered two virtual reality experiences—one titled Traveling While Black for Oculus Go & Rift, and the other called The Under Presents, which was teased as an … Read More

Facebook Gets New VP to Lead its AR/VR Hardware Division

January 17, 2019 |

Oculus’ parent-company Facebook has made some internal changes by bringing on a new executive head to lead its AR and VR hardware division.

Rafa Camargo announced via Twitter his move from his previous role as VP of Portal at Facebook … 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