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Oculus VR News | September 21, 2019

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Latest news on the Oculus Rift, and other cool VR stuff!

Facebook Partners with Ray-Ban Parent Company for AR Smart Glasses

September 18, 2019 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook has been working on augmented reality for the past couple of years, but it now appears that a new partnership with Ray-Ban parent company Luxottica aims to help design and develop Facebook’s pair of AR smart glasses to … Read More

Rift S Surpasses 10% of VR Headsets in August Steam Hardware Survey

September 6, 2019 |

In the latest data from Valve’s monthly Steam Hardware Survey, Oculus’ flagship VR headset, the Rift S, has surpassed double-digits for the first time since its launch back in late May with 10.85% of the connected headsets used on the … Read More

Facebook Details the Story Behind Oculus Insight Technology

August 24, 2019 |

Oculus’ parent-company Facebook has published a blog post that explains the background story behind the development of its inside-out positional tracking system called Oculus Insight, which is the cutting-edge technology that powers both Quest and Rift S without the use … Read More

Oculus’ Head of Mobile Max Cohen Departs Facebook

August 21, 2019 |

It appears another high-profile Oculus executive has left the Facebook-owned company. Max Cohen, an early key member of the Oculus team and VP of mobile, has left the company earlier this week, as first reported by Variety.

Cohen joined the Oculus … Read More

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 Rift / Rift S Combine for Nearly Half of All VR Headsets Used on Steam

August 7, 2019 |

The latest data from Valve’s monthly Steam Hardware Survey has revealed that both the Oculus Rift S and the original Rift are the most used virtual reality headsets on the Steam platform.

According to the July figures, which is based … 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