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Oculus VR News | August 14, 2020

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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

Controller-Free Hand Tracking Now Automatically Enabled on Oculus Quest

February 6, 2020 |

Oculus’ latest 13.0 software update is rolling out to Quest headsets this week and features a number of new improvements to enhance its functionality, most notably tracking a user’s hands in virtual reality without the need of a Touch controller … Read More

Oculus Store Sold Nearly $5 Million Worth of VR Content on Christmas Day

January 30, 2020 |

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed during a recent quarterly earnings call with investors that people have purchased nearly $5 million worth of VR content in the Oculus Store on Christmas Day alone.

Zuckerberg says in the Q4 2019 earnings call … Read More

Oculus Go Gets a Permanent Price Cut to $149

January 16, 2020 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook has announced that it has permanently cut the price of its entry-level standalone VR headset, the Oculus Go, to just $149 for the 32GB version and $199 for the 64GB version.

Facebook confirmed the new pricing with UploadVR, … Read More

Oculus Quest Sells Out Due to High-Demand, Backordered Until February

December 26, 2019 |

If you’re looking to get your hands on an Oculus Quest this holiday season you may be out of luck, as it appears that due to high-demand the popular standalone VR headset has sold out across several online retailers and … Read More

Oculus Quest Hand-Tracking Starts Rolling Out This Week

December 10, 2019 |

Oculus has announced that it is rolling out its much-anticipated hand-tracking feature for its Oculus Quest standalone virtual reality headset, starting this week.

Hand-tracking support for Quest was first announced earlier this year at Oculus Connect 6 and was initially … Read More

Adobe Acquires ‘Oculus Medium’ Immersive 3D Sculpting Tool

December 6, 2019 |

Oculus-parent company Facebook announced that Adobe, the company behind Photoshop, Illustrator, and other well-known creative tool applications, has acquired Oculus Medium, the company’s immersive 3D sculpting tool for an undisclosed amount.

Oculus Medium was first launched back in 2016 alongside … 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

Oculus Link Beta Now Available, Allowing to Play Rift Games on Quest

November 18, 2019 |

Oculus has announced that the beta version of its highly-anticipated Oculus Link software is now available, which will allow Quest owners to access the entire library of the Rift titles on a VR-ready PC.

With Oculus Link, Quest owners will … Read More

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