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Oculus Connect 7 Shifts to Digital-Only Format Later this Year

Oculus Connect 7 Shifts to Digital-Only Format Later this Year

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Oculus’ parent-company Facebook has announced that its upcoming Oculus Connect 7 (OC7) developer conference will be held as a digital event later this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

According to a blog post on the Oculus website, the company states that the decision to shift OC7 to a digital-only format is to ensure the health and safety of developers, employees, and everyone involved in the event.

“In light of the evolving public health risks related to COVID-19, we’ve decided to shift Oculus Connect 7 to a digital format later this year,” writes the Oculus team. “This was a tough decision to make, but we need to prioritize the health and safety of our developer partners, employees, and everyone involved in OC7. Oculus Connect gives us an unprecedented opportunity to connect with our global developer community. OC7 will be no exception, and we look forward to sharing more details about the digital event in the coming months.”

The company also plans to donate $500,000 to help support organizations serving local San Jose residents, the city where Oculus has hosted its annual Oculus Connect developer conference for the last several years.

In a tweet, Oculus promises that there will be “tons of exciting announcements” as part of this year’s OC7 digital event, and the team looks forward to sharing more details in the coming months ahead.