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Oculus VR News | December 14, 2019

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Facebook Acquires ‘Beat Saber’ Developer Beat Games, Now Part of Oculus Studios

November 26, 2019 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook announced that it has acquired Beat Games, the studio behind the popular virtual reality rhythm game Beat Saber. The Czech Republic-based developer will continue operating as an independently operated studio in Prague, but now joining as part … Read More

Oculus Reveals New Compact ‘Half Dome’ VR Prototypes

September 25, 2019 |

At Oculus Connect 6 (OC6), Facebook Reality Labs Chief Scientist Michael Abrash took to the stage and revealed two new versions of the ‘Half Dome’ prototype the company showed off last year, which uses a varifocal display to automatically adjust … Read More

Facebook Confirms AR Glasses in the Works, Reveals Plan for LiveMaps

September 25, 2019 |

At Oculus Connect 6 (OC6), Facebook has officially confirmed after months of speculation that the company is developing its own a dedicated pair of consumer-focused augmented reality (AR) glasses.

Facebook’s VP of AR/VR, Andrew Bosworth, revealed on stage during his … Read More

‘Facebook Horizon’ is a New Social VR App Coming to Quest & Rift in 2020

September 25, 2019 |

Today at Oculus Connect 6 (OC6), Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company’s next big push into social VR by unveiling its new social VR experience, called ‘Facebook Horizon‘ for both the Oculus Quest and Rift platform launching in 2020.

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Oculus Adding Hand-Tracking to Quest in Early 2020

September 25, 2019 |

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced today at Oculus Connect 6 (OC6) that the Oculus Quest standalone headset will support full hand-tracking in a software update to the Quest’s built-in camera sensors early next year, as an alternative to using … Read More

Facebook Acquires Brain-Computing Startup CTRL-Labs

September 23, 2019 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook has announced that it will acquire CTRL-Labs, a brain-computer interface startup based in New York City, that is developing neural hardware and software capable of transmitting electrical signals from the brain to be used for computer input.

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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

Facebook Reportedly Signs Deal to Bring Ubisoft AAA Franchises to Oculus

July 10, 2019 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook has reportedly signed an exclusive deal to bring two popular AAA franchises to the Oculus platform. According to The Information, Facebook struck a deal with Ubisoft for the IP rights to bring VR versions of the Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s … Read More

Hugo Barra Steps Down as Head of Oculus for New Facebook AR/VR Role

May 10, 2019 |

It appears that Oculus’ parent-company Facebook is shaking up the leadership at the top of its VR division. Hugo Barra, who has led the Oculus team since 2017, announced that he is stepping down as the head of Oculus to take … Read More

Watch Facebook F8 2019 Keynote on Oculus Go & Gear VR

April 30, 2019 |

Facebook’s annual F8 developers’ conference kicks off today at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. As in prior years, the two-day event will be filled with the latest feature updates and news from across Facebook’s various platforms—including the … Read More