Tag: Oculus Quest

Horror VR classic Dreadhalls is coming to Oculus Quest in time for Halloween

Classic VR horror game Dreadhalls is finally getting itsQuest release  soon. Dreadhalls hits the standalone headset on October 3 for $9.99. Full cross-buy support is available for anyone that’s already bought the game on Oculus Rift. Developed by White Door Games, Dreadhalls is a first-person dungeon escape game. The game uses randomly generated labyrinths in which horrific […]

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Oculus Quest devs see standalone VR as good for sales despite curation frustration

We’ve heard from a growing list of VR developers who made it through Facebook’s stringent approval process for the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset and found a lot of buyers waiting to purchase their content on the other side. While we still don’t have enough reports to nail down the specific size of the Quest market we […]

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Main Event brings Beat Saber to its VR arcades

Did you have a good Saber Day Weekend? No, that’s not a typo. That’s the nickname that VR-arcade company Main Event wants to give to Labor Day to celebrate the launch of Beat Saber at its event centers. Beat Saber is one of the top VR games across multiple platforms like Oculus, Steam VR, and […]

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Vader Immortal: Episode II is coming to VR this year

From the moment you feel the lightsaber in your grip in Vader Immortal: A Star Wars Series you start to feel like your open hand is missing something. Vader Immortal: Episode II should fix that by giving you Force powers. The next episode in the three-part series from ILMxLab is due for release later this […]

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Microsoft’s AltspaceVR social space hits Oculus Quest on September 12

Social VR is expected to eventually become of virtual reality’s major selling points, but hasn’t taken off quite yet, as evidenced by the ups and downs of pioneering app AltspaceVR. Now owned by Microsoft, the multi-person shared space experience is expanding next month to another platform — Oculus’s increasing popular standalone headset Quest — in […]

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Red Matter’s Oculus Quest sales eclipse its Rift sales in just 1 week

Sales of Red Matter on Oculus Quest have already surpassed the game’s lifetime sales on Rift, according to the developer Vertical Robot. The Rift version of the game launched 15 months ago. It currently has 172 ratings on the Rift store, averaging 4.4 stars. The Quest version is now at the No. 1 spot on the […]

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Space Pirate Arena takes advantage of Oculus Quest for a tennis court-sized playfield

The developers of one of VR’s earliest and most popular wave shooters — Space Pirate Trainer — are showing footage from a multiplayer Oculus Quest game requiring court-sized play areas. Space Pirate Arena needs a large open space for a VR play area and players connected on the same Wi-Fi network to work, says I-Illusions […]

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Red Matter’s developers pull off a near-perfect Oculus Quest port

Believe the hype: Red Matter looks pretty incredible on Oculus Quest. I’ve played through the first half of the mobile VR port, which is due for release next week. As we teased earlier this month, developer Vertical Robot has gone to great lengths to keep this version of its excellent adventure game looking incredibly sharp. I’m […]

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Unreal Engine now supports Vulkan for Oculus Quest and Go

The latest version of the Oculus Unreal Engine Integration adds support for Vulkan on Oculus Quest and Oculus Go. Unity told us they will add the same “later this year.” What is Vulkan? Vulkan is a low-level graphics API developed as a successor to OpenGL, which was originally released in the early ’90s. Vulkan was developed […]

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Sci-fi VR adventure Red Matter is coming to Oculus Quest — with better visuals

Developer Vertical Robot just confirmed that its hugely enjoyable puzzle game Red Matter will land on the standalone headset August 15. That’s the same day as Pinball FX2 VR and Time Stall. A busy day for Oculus Quest fans, then. That said, you should definitely check out Red Matter if you haven’t already. In the game, you […]

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Time Stall is a time-bending VR puzzler on a crowdfunded escape craft

Landfall developer Force Field Entertainment is back with its latest Oculus Quest exclusive, Time Stall. Time Stall cropped up on Quest’s coming soon section today, but the trailer below confirms it’s coming August 15. Oculus Studios is publishing the game so don’t expect to see it anywhere else. It’s a puzzle game in which humanity has abandoned […]

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Firefox Reality VR browser is now available for Oculus Quest

Mozilla’s cross-platform VR/AR web browser Firefox Reality has come a long way in the last year, transitioning from an April 2018 preview to an official release on multiple platforms, then becoming HTC’s browser of choice for Vive devices. Today, Firefox Reality is arriving on the Oculus Quest, taking advantage of the standalone headset’s 6DoF hardware for a more […]

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Amazon launches Prime Video VR for Oculus Go, Quest, and Gear VR

Amazon’s Prime Video service hasn’t become as big of a player in the streaming video market as Netflix, Hulu, or YouTube, but as a spiff for Prime delivery subscribers, it can be fun to explore. Today, Amazon is releasing a new Prime Video VR app to expand the service’s footprint in two ways: It’s launching […]

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Oculus Quest developer shares tricks to optimize Rift and Vive ports

In the days leading up to Oculus Quest’s launch, the company’s head of third-party content told VentureBeat that porting higher-end PC titles to the standalone platform was more about art asset formatting than code optimization. Now early third-party Quest developer Immerse is revealing exactly how art reformatting brought a PC-caliber enterprise training app to the […]

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Battlewake’s pirates are sailing to Oculus Quest and PSVR

Hopefully you enjoyed UploadVR’s look at Survios’ latest game, Battlewake, in our E3 VR Showcase this week. If you were hoping to play the game on other headsets beside the Oculus Rift and , we have good news; it’s coming to Quest and PSVR, too. The latter version was confirmed on Kinda Funny’s E3 Showcase earlier […]

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Facebook’s Jason Rubin: The state of Oculus Quest, Rift, and Go at E3 2019

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this week in Los Angeles I played an early demo version of official 360-degree songs from Beat Saber and learned to steer a kayak in VR. Afterward, I went to get lunch with UploadVR senior editor David Jagneaux ,and we found Jason Rubin “VP of Special Gaming Strategies” at Facebook […]

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Facebook: Oculus Quest content sales hit $5 million in 2 weeks

Facebook probably isn’t going to tell us how many Oculus Quest standalone headsets it’s sold any time soon, if ever. But it did recently offer one curious metric to measure the kit’s impact. Speaking at the recent Code conference (as reported by TechCrunch), Facebook’s VP of AR/VR Andrew Bosworth reportedly said that Quest had seen $5 […]

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Oculus forces Virtual Desktop to stop streaming SteamVR apps to Quest

Less than a month after releasing the standalone VR headset Quest, Oculus is already hobbling one of its most appealing abilities, developer Guy Godin told users on Reddit: low-latency wireless streaming of SteamVR content from a PC to the headset. The feature was included in Godin’s app Virtual Desktop, but Oculus apparently told him to remove […]

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Superhot VR’s sales on Oculus Quest are 300% higher than its 2016 Rift launch

Superhot VR was one of around 50 titles available when Oculus’ new Quest headset arrived last week. Despite stiff competition, the development team says sales were 300% higher than when it first launched on Rift. The developer didn’t provide any specifics, as to how long that launch window is or, indeed, how many units it […]

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Apple’s in Top 3 in smartglasses … with no product

Despite having no smartglasses product, Apple ranked as the third most important smartglasses platform after Microsoft HoloLens and Magic Leap in a recent survey of AR/VR industry insiders by Digi-Capital and AWE. While this highlights Apple’s natural advantages and industry support, how does a company which hasn’t even hinted at a product rank higher than […]

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