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Oculus VR News | October 21, 2018

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

Oculus Medium Annual Halloween Pumpkin Sculpting Contest

October 17, 2018 |

It’s almost time for Halloween, and to help to get you into the festive spirit Oculus is holding its annual pumpkin sculpting contest in Oculus Medium.

This year, the Oculus Medium team is introducing two categories to the contest, allowing … Read More

Asynchronous Spacewarp 2.0 Will Help VR Run Dramatically Better on Rift

October 13, 2018 |

Back in late 2016, Oculus introduced a new technology called, Asynchronous Spacewarp (ASW), which is designed to ensure an improved virtual reality experience without dropped framerates or judder through the use of frame-smoothing techniques on lower-end hardware.

Essentially, Asynchronous Spacewarp … Read More

Oculus Rolls Out Major Core Software Update to All Rift Owners

October 11, 2018 |

Oculus has announced that its new system software for the Rift, previously known as Rift Core 2.0, is officially out of beta and is now rolling out to all Rift owners across the entire platform.

The latest version of the … Read More

Oculus Connect 5 Developer Session Videos Now Online – Part 2

October 1, 2018 |

Last week Oculus’ biggest annual event of the year, Oculus Connect 5, took place in San Jose, California, where developers and VR creators from around the world gather together to explore new ideas, learn about breakthrough VR technological advancements, and … Read More

Oculus Connect 5 Developer Session Videos Now Online – Part 1

September 30, 2018 |

Last week more than 3,000 people gathered in San Jose, California, for Oculus’ fifth annual Oculus Connect developer conference (OC5), where speakers across more than 40 talks shared the latest in virtual reality techniques and technological advancements that will push … Read More

Oculus Quest ‘Raw Processing Power’ Similar to Xbox 360 and PS3

September 28, 2018 |

During his trademark unscripted keynote at OC5 this week, Oculus CTO John Carmack covered a wide range of topics, including the company’s upcoming standalone VR headset, Oculus Quest, revealing that technically the headset is on par with last generation consoles—the … Read More

Facebook and RED Unveil ‘Manifold’ 3D VR Camera

September 27, 2018 |

At Oculus Connect 5 yesterday, the company’ s annual developer conference, Oculus’ parent-company Facebook and RED revealed a first-look at their 360-degree VR camera, called Manifold, which can capture 8K immersive video content at 60 fps simultaneously in raw format.

Designed … Read More

Oculus Go Is Getting Cast Support, YouTube VR, and NBA Livestreams

September 27, 2018 |

Oculus has announced that it is bringing casting support to the Oculus Go standalone headset, allowing the person wearing the VR headset to share their virtual experience with others in the real world.

With casting support coming to the Oculus … Read More

Oculus’ Mobile App Now Supports the Rift Headset

September 26, 2018 |

During today’s Oculus Connect 5 developer conference, the company announced that its Oculus mobile app for iOS and Android will now support the Oculus Rift, allowing users to browse the desktop store, connect with friends, discover events, and remote install … Read More

Oculus Announces New VR Games for Rift and Quest at OC5

September 26, 2018 |

At OC5, Oculus announced that its new standalone VR headset, Oculus Quest, will have more than 50 titles available when it launches in Spring 2019 for $399. While the full list of titles has not been confirmed yet, the company … Read More