Oculus Quest Goes ‘Out Of Stock’ In North America After Backorder

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Oculus Quest is ‘Out of Stock’ in some countries after being backordered into March. Oculus Quest is a completely standalone VR headset that operates without any wires.

Vive Focus Standalone Launches In North America And Europe

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HTC’s Vive Focus standalone is launching in North America and Europe starting today with a pitch toward enterprise. The focus on business uses for the headset outside China is an interesting one as the company is facing stiff competition for consumers in the United States from the Google-powered Lenovo Mirage Solo , as well as the $200 Oculus Go headset from Facebook which features a similar pointer-like hand controller.

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‘Sairento VR’ Launches on PSVR in Europe, Arriving in North America Next Week

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Singapore-based studio Mixed Realms today released their high-flying ninja combat game Sairento VR (2018) in Europe on PSVR; the North American release is slated to arrive next week. North American customers will have to wait until July 9th to download, and August 13th for the hard copy. The game is also currently available on Steam (Vive, Rift, Index), Oculus Store (Rift), Viveport (Vive, Rift, Windows VR).

TPCast for Vive is Now Available for Pre-order in North America at $300

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The company suffered somewhat of a false start when they first announced pre-order availability in North America back in September. TPCast is also gearing up for the release of its Oculus Rift-compatible trasmitter , with a pre-order page spotted on Overclockers.co.uk. No information on North American availability has been made public yet. The post TPCast for Vive is Now Available for Pre-order in North America at $300 appeared first on Road to VR.

The PlayStation Store Summer Sale has Begun, in North America

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With the Oculus and Steam summer sales over, now it’s the turn of PlayStation VR owners to enjoy some sunny savings on the best virtual reality (VR) title the platform has to offer. That’s just so long as you live in North America, as the European store isn’t listing any discounts just yet.

Can You Fall in Love in VR?

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That’s the question Oculus, Tool of America, and director Kevin Kornish set out to answer with the new experimental VR experience, Fall in Love VR. He pitched the idea to Tool of America, who jumped on board right away. “ We knew immediately that he was a creator we wanted to sign, and that this was a project we wanted to produce,” said Julia Sourikoff, executive producer VR at Tool of North America. The free experience is available now out on Oculus Rift.

NFT Artists Come Together In VR To Raise Money For Haiti

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The app will be publicly available on the Oculus App Lab immediately after the event. News App Lab NFT Oculus Quest Oculus Quest 2 VR For GoodBid on NFT artwork from popular NFT artists to help rebuild Haiti after this year’s devastating earthquake.

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Oculus Link Beta Now Supports Some AMD GPUs

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Launched last month in beta, Oculus Link lets you connect your Oculus Quest standalone headset to a VR-ready computer, letting you play PC VR games simply by hooking up a high-quality USB 3 cable. ” SEE ALSO How to Tell if Your PC is Ready for Oculus Link.

Oculus Quest Is Back In Stock, Ships By Late May (Except UK & Ireland)

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Facebook’s Oculus Quest is back in stock in most regions, with a current shipping estimate of ‘by May 27’ for buyers in North America. Oculus Quest is the first room scale standalone VR headset with tracked controllers sold to consumers.

Official Quest 2 Third-party Accessories: Two Logitech Headphones, VR Cover Facial Interface

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Availability: Available in North America at Oculus.com. Description: Oculus Ready G333 VR is the official in-ear audio solution for Oculus Quest 2. Availability : Available in North America at Oculus.com and Logitech.com, and through retail partners Amazon and Best Buy.

ESL & Oculus Go Big For VR League Season 3

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For season three, ESL & Oculus are giving their budding VR competitive series a fresh coat of paint. Along with new games, VR League is also offering more broadcasts of their weekly cups in both Europe and North America, all of which culminating with an inn-person grand final in Leicester, UK at the historic Haymarket Theatre. 2019 will be a huge year for VR gaming with the launch of Oculus Quest and Season 3 & 4 of the VR League,” states Christopher K.

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Oculus Delays Shipment of Quest 2 Elite Straps Amid Complaints of Premature Breakage

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Image courtesy ‘Hmoomh505’ Here’s the email Oculus sent out to customers yesterday evening: Dear [Person’s name], We are reaching out to inform you that we won’t be able to ship your Quest 2 Elite Strap with Battery and Carrying Case by the estimated ship date.

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‘The Walking Dead Onslaught’ VR Gameplay Revealed Alongside Official Release Date

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The Walking Dead Onslaught launches September 29th on PSVR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive; just in time for the season 10 finale October 4th on AMC. This digital launch will be followed by a physical release on PSVR October 2nd in Europe and October 13th in North America.

VR Esports League Continues Push into High Schools with Echo Arena Tournament

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The High School VR League continues to introduce immersive esports to high school students across North America and announces the Echo Arena Zone War tournament with a 6-week mini-season starting July 12 that culminates in a Lightning Final on August 29.

Bank Of America Turns To VR For Soft Skills Training

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VR training designed to help Bank of America employees better understand the diverse needs of their customers. Image Credit: Bank of America. Through the power of VR, Bank of America learning leaders will have access to real-time analytics collected as part of the VR training.

5 Half-Life: Alyx Easter Eggs & Secrets You May Have Missed

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Turn the globe over and you’ll uncover additional information regarding the fate of North America. Hidden references and world-building secrets galore. Valve’s debut VR experience is chock full of hidden secrets just aching to be discovered.

ESL & Oculus Announce Esport’s VR League Season 3, Biggest Prize Pool Yet

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ESL, the world’s largest esports organizer, and Oculus announced that season three of the VR League will kickoff on March 24th. VR League: Season 3 will have weekly cups in both Europe and North America, and terminate in an offline Grand Finals event at Haymarket Theatre in Leicester, UK. 2019 will be a huge year for VR gaming with the launch of Oculus Quest and Season 3 & 4 of the VR League,” said Christopher K. McKelvy, head of esports at Oculus.

Zuckerberg to Shareholders: ‘Quest is selling as fast as we can make them’

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Addressing shareholders during Facebook’s Q2 2019 earnings call last week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that unit sales of Oculus Quest are exceeding the available supply of the headset. Facebook and Oculus has always been mum about sales figures for their VR headsets, but Zuckerberg confirmed what seemed apparent from the lack of Quest stock at major retailers since launch: supply is struggling to keep up with demand. Image courtesy Oculus.

Oculus Deploys New Age Rating System for VR Content

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By March 1st 2017, every title in the Oculus Store will be assigned through the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC) rating process. In a recent entry on their Developer Blog , the Oculus Team announced that the Oculus Store has moved to the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC) rating process, effective immediately for all new titles. The Oculus Store adds to the list of participating storefronts, which includes Google Play, the Nintendo eShop and the Windows Store.

Expecting Parents Can Meet Their Baby Using VR

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Sequentially-mounted MRI slices are used to construct accurate 3D models of the womb, umbilical cord, placenta and fetus that can then be examined in an Oculus Rift VR headset. Their full research will be shared at the Radiological Society of North America next week. Research and image sources: Radiological Society of North America , November 21, 2016. News Health Medical Oculus Rift

Facebook Artist Unveils Impressive Oculus Quest Experience ‘The Last Oasis’, Built in ‘Quill’

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Facebook Art Director Goro Fujita works at the company’s Social VR team, and while he’s typically occupied with creating modest, but fantastical “quillistrations” as a part of his daily regime using Facebook’s first-party art tool Quill (2017) , Fujita today unveiled his latest work that he says helped him explore the possibility of bringing larger-scale Quill art to Oculus Quest. Numerous superstorms have made North America’s entire West Coast inhospitable.

Oculus and Kaleidoscope Announce DevLab VR Art Incubator

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Originally started in 2015 as a traveling VR film festival spanning 10 cities in North America, Kaleidoscope has really come into its own this year. Now the team that has been showcasing independent VR projects and hosting events around the world is kicking off a new program to support creators in collaboration with Oculus. Successfully funded projects will go into production in early 2017 and will be available on the Oculus platform.

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FREEDIVER: Triton Down Extended Cut Makes a Splash on Oculus Quest and PlayStation VR Today

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So Archiact has gone and rectified that today by releasing a new version specifically for PlayStation VR and Oculus Quest – FREEDIVER: Triton Down Extended Cut. News Archiact FREEDIVER: Triton Down FREEDIVER: Triton Down Extended Cut Oculus Quest PlayStation VR

TikTok Owner Considering Buying VR Headset Maker Pico – Report

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Most recently it launched the Pico Neo 3, a 6 degrees of freedom (6DOF) headset with similar specs to Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2, including the Snapdragon XR2 chipset. North America and Europe, meanwhile, get the enterprise-focused Neo 3 Pro and Neo 3 Pro Eye with eye-tracking.

VR Summer Showcase, New Quest Rumours, PSVR News & Win Saints & Sinners! – VRecap

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Reports surfaced this week of Facebook’s plans for a lighter and overall better Oculus Quest, the main nugget of info being a higher refresh rate. This means the new Oculus Quest could show more solid and realistic objects and movements! North America Only).

‘Space Channel 5 VR’ Headed to PSVR This Month, PC VR & Quest Versions TBA

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says the rhythm game is headed to PSVR on February 25th in North America (prices at $40), and in Europe & Oceania one day later.

TPCAST Shows Off Oculus Rift Wireless Module, Due Out By Year’s End

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TPCAST announced last month plans for an Oculus Rift version of their wireless module. At the SVVR Meetup #46 on Tuesday, TPCast showed the first public demo of their wireless Oculus Rift module. The post TPCAST Shows Off Oculus Rift Wireless Module, Due Out By Year’s End appeared first on Road to VR. News wireless oculus rift Wireless VR tpcast tpcast oculus rift tpcast rift wireless rift

Oculus Link Cable Specifications and Recommendations

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It’s an exciting day for Oculus Quest as the headset can finally be cabled to a PC to play Oculus Rift videogames, all thanks to Oculus Link. Facebook plans on releasing its own cable to connect PC’s and Oculus Quest but that’s not available just yet, with the company saying in a blog post : “Later this year, we’ll release a premium, custom optical fiber cable to provide a best-in-class experience with maximum throughput while using Oculus Link.

Pico Announces 2 New Versions of Its Latest 3DOF VR Headset

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Oculus Go’s days are numbered , however Pico Interactive seems undeterred by Facebook’s move to retire the 3DOF VR headset. Starting today, a new version of its Pico G2 “4K” headset is available; another enterprise-focused iteration set to follow this year.

Alyx is Coming, Prince of Persia VR & WIN A QUEST! – VRecap

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Not only have we had some great announcements, we ourselves have something great for you – count this as your Valentine’s Day present from UploadVR: the potential to win an actual Oculus Quest headset! Oculus Quest Custom Home Environments Include Simpsons House And More.

Confirmed: TikTok Owner ByteDance Buying Pico VR

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Currently the company sells its Pico Neo 3 standalone VR device as a consumer product with games in China, but only as an enterprise-focused ‘Pro’ device in North America and Europe.

Update: Fitness-focused ‘HTC Vive Air’ Is Just a Concept

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Original Article (8:30 AM ET): According to the page, the headset is called ‘Vive Air’ and is set to launch to consumers in Asia, Europe, and North America sometime this year.

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Discovery and Google Announce VR Travel Series ‘Discovery TRVLR’, First of 38 Episodes to Arrive in November

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This means you can watch on Google Daydream View and Cardboard, and with a little extra creativity, on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with Opera’s new experimental browser and Gear VR through Samsung Internet. Chapters for North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia consist of six episodes each, while the chapter for Antarctica features two episodes, for a total of 38 episodes in the series.

Sandbox is Building an SDK so Anyone Can Create for Its VR Attraction Platform

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Sandbox operates a number of VR locations in major cities across North America as well as Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, and Jakarta. Sandbox says however that developers can create using more modest setups such as an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.

Here’s When You Can Play Robinson: The Journey on PS VR

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Crytek today announced that its upcoming Robinson: The Journey will be arriving on November 8th in North America and November 9th in Europe. Robinson: The Journey to launch November 8 in North America & November 9 in Europe for @PlayStation VR. For now, Robinson is exclusive to PS VR, but it looks like the game could come to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift later down the line.

Lenovo Targets Business Training With Mirage S3 Standalone VR Headset Priced Under $450

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Facebook removed Oculus Go from its business program choosing instead to focus on its Oculus Quest for business targeting a $1,000 price with enterprise-level support. Lenovo is targeting its standalone 3dof headset the Mirage VR S3 toward training uses at businesses.

Retrofuture Cold War Adventure ‘Red Matter’ Heading to PSVR This Month

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Red Matter (2018), the retrofuturistic first-person adventure game previously launched on PC VR headsets, is headed to PSVR this month in North America and Europe. Vertical Robot released word of the PSVR launch in a tweet , saying the single-player adventure game is headed to the PlayStation store starting December 6th in Europe, and December 11 in North America.