Tag: Oculus

Respawn’s documentary Oscar for Colette is a win for VR

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Virtual reality earned a great public relations coup from the Oscars. Respawn Entertainment, a division of Electronic Arts, and Oculus Studios won an Academy Award on Sunday for Best Documentary Short for the film Colette. The win is a momentous […]

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Oculus shows off 12 VR games at its gaming showcase

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Facebook’s Oculus division showed off 12 virtual reality games at its first branded Oculus Gaming Showcase event. With strong sales for the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset, VR is enjoying a resurgence. Back in February, Oculus said that 60 games […]

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Oculus launches subscriptions on Oculus Quest VR headsets

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Facebook’s Oculus division has launched premium subscriptions on its Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headsets. Subscriptions are the rage with the success of services like Netflix and Disney+. The subscription model has had mixed success in games, […]

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Oculus plans a virtual reality gaming showcase for April 21

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Facebook’s Oculus division will hold a virtual reality gaming showcase on April 21. The first-ever Oculus Gaming Showcase will take place at 3 p.m. Pacific online. It will stream live on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube in the U.S. and Japan. […]

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GamesBeat + Oculus present: “Science fiction, tech, and games” in VR

Science fiction, tech, and games inspire each other; what was once science fiction is becoming technological fact. Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia, has often said that “we’re living in science fiction.” And that’s the topic of the latest VR event by GamesBeat and Oculus, “Science fiction, tech, and games”, coming up February 17, 10-11 a.m. […]

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You Can Now Chat With Friends In VR Using Facebook Messenger

Virtual reality is a fun piece of technology. It immerses people into virtual worlds which is great for gaming. We’ve also seen how it can be therapeutic, and now if you happen to own an Oculus VR headset, it seems that Facebook has finally integrated its Messenger service into the platform. Advertising This means that […]

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60 Oculus virtual reality titles have generated more than $1 million in revenue

Facebook’s Oculus division has picked up momentum, and the company said more 60 virtual reality games and apps on the Oculus Quest VR headset platform have generated more than $1 million in revenue. In a blog post, Facebook Reality Labs’ Mike Verdu said that six titles have generated more than $10 million in revenue on […]

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How Unity is positioning itself to democratize the metaverse

“Right now we’re just at the cusp of getting to the point where a lot of technologies, a lot of concepts, are coming together, and will enable a revolution,” said Dr. Danny Lange, senior VP of AI at Unity, during the “Tools for the Metaverse” panel at the GamesBeat “Into the Metaverse” event. Lange and […]

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Enterprise AR will follow these 3 paths in 2021

Thanks largely to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital collaboration tools became critically important to enterprises and small businesses in 2020, with multi-person video chats and team messaging apps becoming mandatory as offices moved to remote work. Less conspicuously, augmented reality technologies gained traction this year within certain industries, enabling people to “see” digital people, objects, and […]

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Why game developers need to sit down and shut up to lead the charge in diversity and inclusion  

“One of the things that has to change profoundly in the gaming industry is the fundamental misapprehension of the size of your audience, the diversity of your audience, and the importance of your own perspective,” says Eve Crevoshay, executive director of Take This, a mental health advocacy and training non-profit that serves the game industry […]

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What is shaping the next generation of games? And what exactly will it look like?

The next generation of games is here, with the release of the newest consoles, from the PS5 and Xbox Series X to the Oculus Quest 2. They’re bringing in to play the factors that have been influencing every new generation of games. Is it enough for the gamers who have been waiting? “There’s something cyclical […]

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GamesBeat and Oculus team up to present exclusive games content

Part of what makes GamesBeat special is the audience it attracts and the community we’ve forged. Lead writer Dean Takhashi along with the GamesBeat team have always been focused on bringing the best people into the room together to network, inspire each other and make deals happen. Now that room is a next-level virtual reality […]

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Will Facebook Horizon be the first step toward the metaverse?

The excitement around a metaverse is growing, as it’s not just a thing of science fiction anymore. And Facebook Horizon, a user-generated virtual reality world which is still in closed beta testing, might be one of the first steps toward creating one. The metaverse is the universe of virtual worlds that are all interconnected, like […]

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Can Oculus Quest 2 overcome Facebook’s tarnished reputation?

Calling myself “deeply conflicted” about Facebook’s upcoming standalone VR headset Oculus Quest 2 would be an understatement. My long but not perfect memory can’t recall any device this compelling from such a seriously troubled company — one that’s hoping to win new customers even as employees keep jumping ship over crises of conscience. That polarized situation from a […]

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Facebook’s whacking of Oculus Rift S is a mercy killing, not a mob hit

It’s no coincidence that Facebook is killing the Oculus Rift S VR headset on the same day it’s announcing the Oculus Quest 2. On paper, the Go, Quest, and Rift families were supposed to be different devices for different markets, but they’ve coalesced over a much shorter period of time than people expected. Just as […]

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Facebook unveils $300 Oculus Quest 2, kills Rift

Facebook has unveiled its Oculus Quest 2 standalone wireless virtual reality headset, with prices as low as $300 and 50% more pixels than the previous version. Meanwhile, Facebook said it won’t make any more PC-based Oculus Rift headsets. A 64GB version will cost $300, while a 256GB model will go for $400. The headsets will […]

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Jon Favreau’s Gnomes & Goblins VR game debuts on September 23 after 5 years of work

Virtual reality game publisher Wevr announced it will launch its long-awaited Gnomes & Goblins virtual reality game on September 23. The VR game was created by filmmaker Jon Favreau, creator of Iron Man and The Mandalorian, in collaboration with VR director Jake Rowell. Produced in partnership with Madison Wells Media and Favreau’s Golem Creations, Gnomes […]

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Altdeus: Beyond Chronos merges visual novels and mech battles in VR

Nine months on from its initial announcement, we finally have more details about Tokyo Chronos sequel, Altdeus: Beyond Chronos. The game, developed by MyDearest, is coming to the Oculus platform first in Q4 2020. It’s a full sequel to Tokyo Chronos which, you may recall, was a stab at adapting the visual novel genre popular in […]

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