Tag: Oculus Quest

Crisis VRigade adds co-op via SideQuest, seeks community support

After two rejections from Facebook and procuring nearly 80,000 downloads for Oculus Quest anyway, the developers of Time Crisis-inspired Crisis VRigade are seeking community support as they launch a co-op mode. The new pay-as-you-want Itchio store page for the free SideQuest game coincides with the launch of a cooperative mode. You and a couple partners can take on Crisis […]

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Facebook: 90% of those who got a Quest for Christmas were new to Oculus

During the introduction video for the Facebook: Game Developers Showcase, Oculus’s Chris Pruett revealed an interesting stat regarding just how popular the Oculus Quest has been since its release in May. “We look at the folks that turned on their devices around Christmas [in 2019] and 90% of those people are brand new to Oculus,” said […]

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Oculus Quest will test multiple windows and redesigned universal menu

Facebook’s standalone VR headset Oculus Quest has enjoyed strong sales since its debut last year, and continued to add both new features and refinements at a surprisingly steady pace. That’s continuing this month with a new Quest “system experience” that consists of several quality of life user interface tweaks, one of which is decidedly bigger […]

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Oculus Quest wishlist: 4 upgrades we want

The Oculus Quest standalone VR headset is an incredible device that’s redefining what virtual reality means. The $400 all-in-one released in May with some great games like Superhot VR and Beat Saber working with complete wireless freedom. Just set up your guardian boundaries wherever you are and start playing. By the end of the year, […]

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Facebook ‘thinking about’ opening Quest to apps outside the Oculus Store

Facebook’s Chris Pruett gave details on the Oculus Store curation policy for Oculus Quest in a Twitter thread, along with teasing a potential official way for distributing Oculus Quest apps outside of the Oculus Store. The entire thread from the director of content ecosystem at Facebook’s Oculus is as follows: Focus on polish & quality […]

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Virtual Desktop dev rewrites Oculus Quest’s wireless PC VR feature

Guy Godin rebuilt the wireless streaming feature Oculus Quest owners use to PC VR play games from their computer using Virtual Desktop. The new update adds the “[cap]ability to stream native Oculus Rift games without needing Revive or SteamVR.” Godin notes you should have the Oculus PC software installed on your PC for the new […]

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Unity gets controller-free hand-tracking in the editor with Oculus Link

The latest update to the Oculus Integration for Unity adds the Quest’s controller-free hand-tracking to the editor. Facebook added experimental controller-free hand-tracking for Quest in December. It lets you use your hands in the open air to interact with VR content rather than through Touch controllers. This is done through advanced computer vision algorithms powered by […]

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The VR world doesn’t need 4 Vive Cosmos headsets or 2 Proton glasses

I’m a huge fan of hardware experimentation and prototyping — enough to enjoy looking back at abandoned designs and forgotten products that either never made it to market, or were replaced by more memorable sequels. While iteration is a necessary part of the innovation process, a successful company generally settles on a single, polished final […]

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SteamVR beta adds new dashboard, Oculus Quest icon

The beta version of SteamVR now has an all-new interface, as well as adding an icon for Oculus Quest in Oculus Link mode. SteamVR is Valve’s PC virtual reality platform for Windows, macOS, and Linux. The runtime is downloaded and updated via Steam. SteamVR supports all PC VR headsets, so developers building SteamVR apps can […]

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Oculus Quest’s hand-tracking now turns on when you’re not using Touch controllers

Hand-tracking now activates automatically on Oculus Quest when you aren’t using the Touch controllers. The feature is the biggest change in the new v13 software update to Quest headsets, which is rolling out over the week. Facebook added experimental controller-free hand tracking for Quest in December. It enables you use your hands in the open […]

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Unity now supports Vulkan for Oculus Quest

The Unity game engine, which powers most of the apps on the Oculus store, now supports the Vulkan graphics API with Oculus Quest. Vulkan is the successor to OpenGL, the industry standard graphics API that has been in widespread use for over two decades. OpenGL is similar to DirectX up to version 11, but controlled […]

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Harmonix’s Audica will finally hit Oculus Quest on January 28

Initially announced last year at Oculus Connect 6, Audica is finally launching on the Oculus Quest on January 28. The Quest version of the music shooter was initially scheduled for a release last year, but will now launch next week after a small delay. Oculus Quest is the last of a multitude of VR platforms […]

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How to play Half-Life on Oculus Quest

Ahead of the release of Valve’s upcoming flagship VR title, Half-Life: Alyx, you might be looking to play through some of the earlier entries in the Half-Life series. While all of the games in the series so far are traditional games and only available to play officially on PC and Mac computers, a sideloaded Oculus […]

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Ironlights combines epic VR melee fighting on Quest with LAN multiplayer support

Ironlights is a new combat-and-dueling melee VR game coming to the Oculus Quest, Rift and SteamVR this spring. The announcement coincides with a Kickstarter with a $15,000 goal aimed at helping developer E McNeill “finish the game strong” before launch. Most notably, the game will support LAN play between two Oculus Quests, so you can […]

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