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Oculus VR News | February 23, 2019

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Facebook Gets New VP to Lead its AR/VR Hardware Division

January 17, 2019 |

Oculus’ parent-company Facebook has made some internal changes by bringing on a new executive head to lead its AR and VR hardware division.

Rafa Camargo announced via Twitter his move from his previous role as VP of Portal at Facebook … Read More

Facebook Open Sources ‘DeepFocus’ AI-Powered Rendering System

December 19, 2018 |

Oculus’ parent-company Facebook has announced that it’s releasing the code behind its AI-powered rendering system, DeepFocus, which is used to create realistic and natural looking real-time blur for a more true-to-life visual experience in virtual reality.

The DeepFocus AI-powered software … Read More

Facebook and ZeniMax Media Settle Oculus VR Lawsuit

December 13, 2018 |

After nearly five years, the long-running legal battle between Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media and Oculus’ parent company, Facebook, over the VR technology developed the Oculus Rift headset has finally come to an end.

According to a statement released … Read More

Will Oculus Quest Launch at Facebook F8 Conference in April?

December 5, 2018 |

Oculus’ parent-company Facebook has announced that its F8 annual developer conference is set to take place on April 30th-May 1st of next year, and many are speculating that this will be when the company launches its highly-anticipated Oculus Quest.

The … Read More

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