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Oculus VR News | May 16, 2021

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Oculus Headsets will Soon Require Users to Log In with Facebook Account

August 18, 2020 |

In a significant policy change that will affect current and future users of the Oculus VR platform, the Facebook-owned company has announced that it will begin to require that all users log in with a Facebook account when using an … Read More

Facebook’s Oculus Signs Multi-Year Partnership Deal with NBA

August 18, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has signed a multi-year partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), which makes Oculus an official marketing partner and the first-ever virtual reality headset to team up with the NBA, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and … Read More

Facebook ‘Neural Supersampling’ Improves VR Rendering Performance

July 3, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook has developed a technique for supersampling real-time rendered 3D content, using a machine learning-based approach that could enable much higher-resolution graphics in games and applications on future VR headsets.

In a Siggraph 2020 technical paper entitled … Read More

Facebook Researchers Reveal the ‘Thinnest VR Display’ Optics to Date

June 30, 2020 |

Facebook Reality Labs (FRL), the company’s AR/VR R&D division, has published new research on a holographic optics architecture that could enable the development of thinner, and lighter virtual reality headsets not much bigger than a pair of sunglasses.

Facebook discussed … Read More

Facebook Acquires ‘Lone Echo’ VR Developer Ready at Dawn Studios

June 22, 2020 |

Oculus’ parent company Facebook announced that it has acquired Ready at Dawn Studios, the developer team behind acclaimed VR titles including Lone Echo, Echo Arena, and Echo Combat, all of which were published by Facebook’s Oculus Studios.

Ready at Dawn has … Read More

Oculus Quest Surpassed Facebook’s Expectations, says Zuckerberg

April 30, 2020 |

On a quarterly earnings call last week, Facebook revealed that the company made $297 million in non-advertising incoming throughout the first quarter of 2020, which was driven largely by sales of Oculus VR hardware and software.

According to Facebook CFO … Read More

Facebook Signs Exclusive Deal with AR Display Maker Plessey

March 30, 2020 |

Oculus parent-company Facebook continues to take key strategic steps towards developing and releasing its own viable lightweight augmented reality (AR) headset for the consumer market, as the company has just signed an exclusive deal with Plessey, a UK-based microLED technology … Read More

Facebook is Hosting Online Game Developers Showcase for Oculus Titles

March 14, 2020 |

After withdrawing from this year’s 2020 Game Developer Conference (GDC) due to coronavirus concerns, Oculus-parent company Facebook is hostings its own online digital event showcasing an exciting lineup of upcoming VR titles.

The Facebook: Game Developers Showcase is scheduled to … Read More

Facebook Acquires Computer Vision Startup Scape Technologies

February 11, 2020 |

Oculus parent-company Facebook reportedly has acquired Scape Technologies, a London-based computer vision startup, according to regulatory filings uncovered by TechCrunch.

While the price and specific terms of the deal are yet to be disclosed, some trade analysts estimate that the … Read More

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