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Oculus VR News | January 22, 2022

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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

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