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Oculus VR News | April 17, 2024

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John Carmack Stepping Down as CTO of Oculus to Work on Human-Like AI

November 14, 2019 |

John Carmack has announced that he is stepping down as chief technology officer at Oculus, and will transition into a consulting role for the company as he devotes his attention to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), which is an advanced form of … Read More

Oculus CTO John Carmack says ‘we missed an opportunity’ with Gear VR

September 26, 2019 |

Oculus CTO John Carmack offered what he called a “eulogy” for the Gear VR on stage to attendees during his signature keynote at Oculus Connect 6 (OC6), calling Samsung’s mobile VR headset powered by Oculus, a missed opportunity.

“While the … Read More

Oculus Quest ‘Raw Processing Power’ Similar to Xbox 360 and PS3

September 28, 2018 |

During his trademark unscripted keynote at OC5 this week, Oculus CTO John Carmack covered a wide range of topics, including the company’s upcoming standalone VR headset, Oculus Quest, revealing that technically the headset is on par with last generation consoles—the … Read More

Carmack’s Dynamic 5K Encoding of ‘Henry’ Now Available on Go & Gear VR

June 13, 2018 |

Oculus has officially re-released Story Studio’s Emmy award-winning animated VR short film, Henry, for the Oculus Go and newer versions of Samsung’s Oculus-powered Gear VR headsets.

Oculus CTO John Carmack made the announcement on Monday via Twitter that Henry is now available … Read More

Oculus Aims to ‘Set a New Bar’ for Immersive VR Video Quality

May 28, 2018 |

Oculus CTO, John Carmack, has revealed that his work on a new high-definition VR video playback technology is coming to Oculus Go and newer versions of Samsung’s Gear VR, which he says will “set a new bar” for immersive video … Read More

Carmack Provides Details on Improved Visual Quality in Gear VR Home

April 2, 2017 |

Earlier this week, Oculus announced a major new update of Oculus Home on the Gear VR is set to begin rolling out to users over the next few weeks, adding significant improvements to the mobile VR platform. Now, Oculus CTO … Read More

Oculus CTO John Carmack Hits Back at ZeniMax with $22.5 Million Lawsuit

March 10, 2017 |

The ongoing legal feud between Oculus CTO John Carmack and his former employer ZeniMax Media continues with Camack now suing the company for $22.5 million, reports Dallas Morning News.

The complaint filed on behalf of Carmack alleges that ZeniMax wrongfully … Read More

John Carmack Slams ZeniMax’s Expert Analysis After Oculus Verdict

February 2, 2017 |

In the wake of a Dallas jury’s verdict on Wednesday, which resulted in a $500 million judgment against Oculus in the ZeniMax lawsuit, Oculus CTO John Camack took to Facebook to publicly express his frustration with the situation and the court’s decision.

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Palmer Luckey Testifies in Court: ‘I Didn’t Take Confidential Code’

January 19, 2017 |

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey—who has remained out of the public spotlight since the revelation that he had funded a polarized political campaign came to light—emerged in a Dallas federal courtroom yesterday to testify against the $2 billion lawsuit brought against … Read More

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify in $2 Billion Oculus VR Lawsuit

January 16, 2017 |

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify in Dallas court on Tuesday, January 17th, in the ongoing lawsuit filed against Oculus, which claims the VR startup company he purchased for $2 billion was based on stolen technology.

ZeniMax Media, the parent … Read More