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Oculus VR News | December 11, 2018

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Oculus is Now Fully Part of Facebook Technologies

November 20, 2018 |

It was only a matter of time, but Oculus VR LLC has now officially been fully absorbed by its parent-company Facebook and is no longer the legal entity that it was when it first started back in 2012.

Now, Oculus … 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

‘Facebook Spaces’ Gets Major Upgrade with Revamped Avatar System

April 3, 2018 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook has announced that the avatar system in its social VR application, Facebook Spaces, is getting some big new changes that will allow users to have more expressive and customizable options than ever before.

According to Facebook, the … Read More

Facebook Makes it Easier to Share Richer, Higher-Quality 3D Content

February 22, 2018 |

Last October, Oculus-parent company Facebook introduced a new feature to the platform that would allow users to post interactive 3D objects to their News Feed. Now, the company announced on Tuesday that it is adopting the industry-standard 3D file format (gITF … Read More

Oculus Invents a New Unit of Time called ‘Flicks’ to Measure Frame Rates

January 27, 2018 |

Earlier this week, Facebook-owned Oculus introduced something new and unexpected. And no, it’s not an upgraded version of the Oculus Rift, it’s actually a new unit of time referred to as ‘Flicks’, which is designed to make it easier for … Read More

Facebook Hires AltSpaceVR CEO Eric Romo as Social VR Product Director

January 23, 2018 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has announced that Eric Romo, the CEO and founder of AltspaceVR, is joining its social VR team as a Product Director, where he will be helping the company explore new, innovative ways to connect people and … Read More

Facebook’s Head of Marketing Rebecca Van Dyck Joins Oculus as New CMO

August 31, 2017 |

Today, it was revealed that Facebook’s Head of Consumer Marketing, Rebecca Van Dyck, has now been appointed to lead the marketing efforts at Oculus, as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). She will take over the role of Elizabeth … Read More

Facebook Now Lets You Capture 360° Photos from its Mobile App

August 24, 2017 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has been a big supporter of 360-degree photos and videos on its platform for more than a year now, allowing users a unique way to share an immersive view of their world with their friends and … Read More

Facebook Introduces 4K 360 Video Streaming Support to VR

July 25, 2017 |

Oculus’ parent-company Facebook has announced several new features to its live-streaming platform in an effort to improve the experience of watching and making Live 360 video content.

First up, Facebook is introducing a ‘Live 360 Ready’ program, which essentially is … Read More

Facebook Spaces Now Lets Oculus Rift Users Broadcast Live from VR

July 12, 2017 |

Earlier this year, Facebook launched Spaces, a social VR app for the Oculus platform that lets you and your Facebook friends hang out and interact with each other in virtual reality. Now, the company has announced that Spaces is getting … Read More