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Oculus VR News | July 16, 2024

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News & Reviews

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

It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Around…

September 20, 2022 |

After nearly nine years and over 850 blog posts, I decided to essentially end my Oculus VR news site by putting the blog on hold indefinitely. I assure you this was not an easy decision to make, but as the … Read More

Meta Connect Developer Conference to Be Held Virtually on October 11th

September 6, 2022 |

Meta today announced that its annual AR/VR developer conference, Meta Connect, is set to take place on October 11th, 2022. The newly renamed event, originally known as Oculus Connect, is now entering its ninth year since its inception.

As with … Read More

Zuckerberg Confirms Next Meta Quest VR Headset will Launch in October

August 25, 2022 |

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has revealed during an appearance on the latest episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast that the company will debut its next long-awaited standalone headset in October.

Right off the bat of the three-hour JRE podcast, … Read More

Zuckerberg Responds to Meta Avatar Memes, Promises Upgrades to Visuals

August 19, 2022 |

Earlier this week, Mark Zuckerberg posted to Facebook announcing the release of Meta’s Horizon Worlds in France and Spain. Alongside the post was a ‘selfie’ of Zuckerberg’s digital avatar standing in front of a VR Eiffel Tower and Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia. … Read More

Meta Releases ‘First Hand’ Demo to Showcase Hand-Tracking Capabilities

August 5, 2022 |

Meta announced this week the launch of a new demo called First Hand, designed to showcase the hand-tracking capabilities and variety of interaction models that are possible without the use of a physical controller to developers. According to Meta, the creation … Read More

Meta VR Headsets No Longer Require Facebook Account Starting Next Month

July 7, 2022 |

Meta is finally reversing course on its controversial requirement for users of its virtual reality headsets to log in with a Facebook account. Instead, users will need to create a new Meta account that the company will begin rolling out … Read More

Meta Reveals VR Headset Prototypes Designed to Achieve Visual Realism

June 22, 2022 |

Earlier this week, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg showcased several new prototype head-mounted displays (HMDs) that the company is working on, which aim to advance VR display technology to the point of being indistinguishable from the real world.

During a recent … Read More

Meta Teases Project Cambria’s Color Passthrough Capabilities in New Video

May 12, 2022 |

Today, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg teased its new high-end virtual reality headset, codenamed Project Cambria, highlighting the upcoming headset’s full-color passthrough capabilities, allowing users to interact with virtual objects directly overlaid onto the physical world environment in real-time.

In a … Read More

Meta Will Reportedly Release Four New VR Headsets by 2024

May 3, 2022 |

Meta plans to release four new virtual reality headsets between now and the end of 2024, according to a report Monday by The Information.

The Information‘s report claims to have seen an internal roadmap that outlines the company’s plan to … Read More

Meta Redirects to ‘Meta Store’ Website

April 27, 2022 |

Alongside the announcement of the company’s first physical store, Meta has taken another significant step towards completely dissolving the Oculus brand.

Those visiting the website will now be redirected to a new ‘Meta Store’ website. The new site is home to … Read More