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Oculus VR News | September 26, 2020

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

Oculus New Social Features Makes it Easier to Play and Connect with Friends

July 22, 2020 |

Oculus has introduced a couple of new social features that are now rolling out across its platform to help you connect with friends in VR and make it easier to jump into the same game together for a much more … Read More

Facebook ‘Neural Supersampling’ Improves VR Rendering Performance

July 3, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has developed a technique for supersampling real-time rendered 3D content, using a machine learning-based approach that could enable much higher-resolution graphics in games and applications on future VR headsets.

In a Siggraph 2020 technical paper entitled … Read More

Facebook Researchers Reveal the ‘Thinnest VR Display’ Optics to Date

June 30, 2020 |

Facebook Reality Labs (FRL), the company’s AR/VR R&D division, has published new research on a holographic optics architecture that could enable the development of thinner, and lighter virtual reality headsets not much bigger than a pair of sunglasses.

Facebook discussed … Read More

Oculus Discontinues the Go Headset to Focus More on the Quest and Rift

June 24, 2020 |

Oculus’ entry-level VR headset will soon be gone. The company has announced that it is discontinuing the sale of the Oculus Go this year as the company begins to shift away from three-degree-of-freedom (3DoF) VR products to focus its efforts … Read More

Facebook Acquires ‘Lone Echo’ VR Developer Ready at Dawn Studios

June 22, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook announced that it has acquired Ready at Dawn Studios, the developer team behind acclaimed VR titles including Lone Echo, Echo Arena, and Echo Combat, all of which were published by Facebook’s Oculus Studios.

Ready at Dawn has … Read More

Oculus Quest Enterprise-Edition for Businesses is Now Officially Available

May 22, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has announced that its new Oculus for Business program is now available for all companies to purchase. The new initiative program, which was first announced at F8 2019, has been in closed beta ever since and … Read More

Oculus Quest Content Sales Surpassed $100 Million in First Year

May 20, 2020 |

As this week marks the first anniversary of Oculus Quest, Oculus’ parent company Facebook revealed that more than $100 million has now been spent on content for the Quest standalone headset to date.

It was just last month that Oculus … Read More

Oculus Link Now Supports Nearly Any USB Cable

May 15, 2020 |

For some months now, Oculus Quest users have been able to connect their standalone headset to a gaming PC to gain improved performance and access high-end VR content with the Oculus Link feature, which rolled out in beta late last … Read More

Oculus Reportedly Working on a Smaller and Lighter Quest VR Headset

May 5, 2020 |

Oculus is reportedly working on the next iteration of its standalone Oculus Quest headset, which is expected to feature a smaller form-factor that is lighter and has a faster refresh rate than the current standalone model, as well as redesigned … Read More

Oculus Quest Surpassed Facebook’s Expectations, says Zuckerberg

April 30, 2020 |

On a quarterly earnings call last week, Facebook revealed that the company made $297 million in non-advertising incoming throughout the first quarter of 2020, which was driven largely by sales of Oculus VR hardware and software.

According to Facebook CFO … Read More