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Oculus VR News | August 20, 2019

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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

Facebook is Working on an AI Voice Assistant for Oculus Headsets

April 18, 2019 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook is currently working on its own artificial intelligence-based digital voice assistant that may rival the likes of Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and the Google Assistant.

The news, first reported by CNBC, says that the company has been … Read More

Facebook Reality Labs is Working on Real-Time, Lifelike Avatars

March 13, 2019 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook is aiming to redefine the future of communication with new groundbreaking 3D capture technology and AI systems that can create lifelike avatars of people.

In an Oculus blog post today, Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) chief scientist Michael … Read More

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