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Oculus VR News | October 26, 2020

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Oculus Quest 2 Pre-Orders Already Backordered to November in US, High Demand in Several Regions

September 22, 2020 |

It was just last week Facebook officially announced its highly-anticipated Oculus Quest 2 and opened up pre-orders for the new standalone headset ahead of its October 13th release date. Now, it looks like the Quest 2 is already beginning to … Read More

Facebook to Launch Ray-Ban Branded ‘Smart Glasses’ in 2021

September 19, 2020 |

During this year’s Facebook Connect live stream event on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company is launching its first pair of consumer smart glasses as a branded Ray-Ban product, in partnership with EssilorLuxottica sometime next year in 2021.

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Facebook’s ‘Project Aria’ Will Help Build the Future of Wearable AR Devices

September 19, 2020 |

During this year’s annual Facebook Connect event on Wednesday, Oculus’ parent company Facebook announced ‘Project Aria,’ a new research project that will help the company to understand how to build the necessary software and hardware for wearable augmented reality (AR) … Read More

Facebook ‘Infinite Office’ Will Bring Work and Productivity to Quest Platform

September 18, 2020 |

Facebook continues its push to take virtual reality beyond just gaming. Alongside plenty of new and exciting game and hardware announcements at this year’s Facebook Connect event, the company revealed Infinite Office, a new set of productivity-focused features designed to … Read More

Facebook is Discontinuing the Rift Product Line in 2021, Will Focus on Standalone VR Headsets

September 16, 2020 |

With the reveal of the Oculus Quest 2 at the newly renamed Facebook Connect online event today, the company also announced that it plans to discontinue the sale of the Oculus Rift S early next year to focus its efforts … Read More

Watch the Facebook Connect Keynote Livestream Here

September 16, 2020 |

The seventh annual Facebook Connect AR/VR developer conference, formerly known as Oculus Connect, is being streamed online today. Oculus’ parent company Facebook is expected to make several announcements, including the official reveal of the long-rumored Oculus Quest 2, which has … Read More

Facebook Wants to Build AR Glasses that Gives Users Hearing Superpowers

September 4, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has been working on developing its own pair of AR glasses for quite some time now, and a new report from the Facebook Reality Labs Research (FRL) team reveals how sound could play a significant role … Read More

Facebook Halts Oculus Headset Sales in Germany Amid Regulatory Concerns

September 2, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has temporarily halted the sales of all Oculus hardware in Germany, including the Oculus Rift S and the Quest, due to pending discussions with regulatory authorities.

“We’ve temporarily paused the sale of Oculus hardware to consumers … Read More

Facebook ‘Horizon’ Invite-Only Beta Will Start in the “Coming Weeks”

August 28, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has been working on its new social VR experience, Facebook Horizon, for quite some time now. This week the company announced that it is expanding access to Horizon and making it available as an invite-only beta.

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Oculus Connect is Now Facebook Connect, Set for September 16th

August 25, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook is continuing its efforts to rebrand the Oculus name. The company has revealed that its annual Oculus Connect event will now be known as Facebook Connect. This year the event will be held virtually on September … Read More