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Oculus VR News | October 21, 2018

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Asynchronous Spacewarp 2.0 Will Help VR Run Dramatically Better on Rift

October 13, 2018 |

Back in late 2016, Oculus introduced a new technology called, Asynchronous Spacewarp (ASW), which is designed to ensure an improved virtual reality experience without dropped framerates or judder through the use of frame-smoothing techniques on lower-end hardware.

Essentially, Asynchronous Spacewarp … Read More

Oculus Rolls Out Major Core Software Update to All Rift Owners

October 11, 2018 |

Oculus has announced that its new system software for the Rift, previously known as Rift Core 2.0, is officially out of beta and is now rolling out to all Rift owners across the entire platform.

The latest version of the … Read More

Oculus’ Mobile App Now Supports the Rift Headset

September 26, 2018 |

During today’s Oculus Connect 5 developer conference, the company announced that its Oculus mobile app for iOS and Android will now support the Oculus Rift, allowing users to browse the desktop store, connect with friends, discover events, and remote install … Read More

Oculus Announces New VR Games for Rift and Quest at OC5

September 26, 2018 |

At OC5, Oculus announced that its new standalone VR headset, Oculus Quest, will have more than 50 titles available when it launches in Spring 2019 for $399. While the full list of titles has not been confirmed yet, the company … Read More

Oculus’ Major Rift Core 2.0 Platform Update Officially Arrives in October

September 26, 2018 |

This year’s Oculus Connect developer conference (OC5) was full of hardware, software, and exciting game announcements, including the highly-anticipated Oculus Quest standalone headset. The company also revealed after months of development, Rift Core 2.0 system platform, is now officially out … Read More

Oculus Rift Widens Gap Over HTC Vive in August Steam Hardware Survey

September 8, 2018 |

In the latest data from Valve’s monthly Steam Hardware Survey, the results show that the Oculus Rift has once again increased its market share gains over the HTC Vive virtual reality headset.

According to the latest Steam Hardware Survey, which … Read More

Oculus Rift Version 1.30 Rolling Out to Public Test Channel

September 5, 2018 |

Oculus announced that its latest update version 1.30 of the Oculus Rift has started rolling to its Public Test channel, bringing numerous enhancements to the user experience and performance improvements to Oculus Home, the Dash interface, and Oculus Desktop app … Read More

Oculus Education Launches VR Pilot Programs to Seattle, Japan, and Taiwan

August 28, 2018 |

Oculus is continuing to expand the adoption of virtual reality technology in classrooms, libraries, and museums in an effort to help people learn in exciting new ways. The company has now announced the launch of three new Oculus Education pilot programs … Read More

Oculus Rift Support Added to HTC’s Viveport Store and Subscription Service

August 16, 2018 |

In an interesting move, HTC announced today that Oculus Rift support will be coming to its Viveport app store, giving users official access to content built for both competing high-end virtual reality headsets.

According to the announcement, developers can now … Read More

Retro-Inspired VR Game ‘Pixel Ripped 1989’ Now Available on Oculus Store

July 31, 2018 |

The retro-inspired VR adventure game, Pixel Ripped 1989, has been one of the most long-awaited and highly anticipated indie VR titles in development since the early days of the Oculus DK2 when it was originally just a demo called ‘Pixel … Read More