Tag: Oculus Rift

Oculus Link beta: What to expect from linking PC and standalone VR

Oculus Link addresses one of the most requested features for the Quest standalone VR headset from Facebook. Facebook announced the upgrade at its Oculus Connect 6 VR developer’s conference in September and, when Oculus Link arrives sometime in November, the Oculus Quest all-in-one wireless VR headset will be able to convert into a PC-powered mode […]

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Facebook: Oculus Link will work with SteamVR games, too

You should be able to play SteamVR games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and No Man’s Sky on your Oculus Quest when Oculus Link arrives in November. Facebook revealed this new feature at Oculus Connect 6. The free update will enable a Quest to play Rift games when you plug the headset into a VR-ready […]

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Oculus reveals release dates for Stormland and Asgard’s Wrath during games showcase

Facebook’s Oculus Connect 6 event today was light on giant news, but it did spend some time showcasing games. The games section of the show ended with a big reveal: Respawn’s new Medal of Honor game. Oculus also gave us some updates and news for anticipated VR games. And one of the most popular VR […]

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Facebook teases Oculus Half Dome 2 and 3 prototypes

Having previously revealed a prototype next-generation Rift headset called Half Dome, Facebook today revealed new prototypes called Half Dome 2 and Half Dome 3. The goal in each version is to deliver a combination of wider field of view than current compact VR headsets, with variable focus that matches the human eye’s ability to shift […]

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Vader Immortal: Episode II is available now

Developer ILMxLab used Facebook’s Oculus Connect 6 developer conference to launch the Vader Immortal: Episode II today. The Star Wars VR experience is available for both Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest right now. As you would expect from an episodic experience, Vader Immortal’s second installment picks up where the last one left off. It has […]

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How Respawn is creating Medal of Honor in VR for the Oculus Rift

Three years ago, Respawn Entertainment began making a new Medal of Honor first-person shooter set in World War II. The team included developers who had worked on the original video game nearly two decades earlier, and they wanted to bring it back. And thanks to a couple of deals, Medal of Honor is coming back […]

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Facebook Horizon is Oculus VR’s Roblox-like social space

Facebook introduced its latest social platform at its Oculus Connect 6 developer conference today. Horizon is a shared VR world for Oculus Quest and Rift that is coming in 2020. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said that the company is building Horizon using its experience with traditional social platforms and previous VR communities. Horizon is more […]

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Oculus Quest will get hand-tracking, Oculus Link to play Rift PC games

Just before the annual VR/AR conference Oculus Connect 6, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a teaser video hinting at a software-based hand and finger recognition system. Today, the company revealed that the feature will indeed come to Oculus Quest in a software update next year, following another major development: Oculus Link, a hardware/software solution that will […]

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Oculus Connect time machine: How well has Michael Abrash predicted VR’s future?

For the last half-decade at each Oculus Connect, Facebook’s top VR researcher presented an annual look at the future of the technology. The research-focused talk by Michael Abrash is a highlight of the annual conference hosted by Facebook and we’ll hope to see a similar update during Oculus Connect 6. Hired from Valve, Abrash built […]

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Facebook ‘evaluating options’ for out-of-warranty Rift CV1 cables

UploadVR has heard from a number of concerned owners of the Oculus Rift CV1 — Facebook’s first consumer-oriented PC-based VR headset released in 2016 — who are worried about getting replacement parts after its discontinuation earlier this year. So we reached out to Facebook and a representative wrote in an email “for customers who are […]

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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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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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Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot launches without Oculus Rift support on Steam

Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot is out and will not have official support for the Oculus Rift on Steam. If you’re curious to know what we thought of Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, you can read (or watch) our full review right here. We weren’t very impressed. It has some good ideas and takes advantages of one of the most well-known IPs in […]

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June Steam hardware survey: The Rift-Vive cap shrinks … sort of

We took a month off in May (forgive us! E3!) but June’s Steam Hardware Survey results are in. Put simply, they don’t show much change in the overall landscape. The Oculus Rift still leads the charge with 44.12% of the overall VR headset use on Steam. Pairing the 40.76% share that HTC Vive has with the 1.66% […]

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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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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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VR multiplayer shooter Pavlov is coming to Oculus Quest without cross-play with Rift

Pavlov is coming to the Oculus Quest according to developer Dave Villz. Pavlov is a multiplayer shooter that has often been likened to a VR version of Counter-Strike. It currently sits at 89% positive reviews on Steam, and is a frequently recommended buy in the VR community. Pavlov was first hinted at coming to Quest all the way back […]

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