Oculus Quest vs HTC Vive Focus Plus

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This year we had the launch of two amazing 6 DOF all-in-one Virtual Reality headsets : the Oculus Quest and the HTC Vive Focus Plus. The official boxes of the Oculus Quest (above) and Vive Focus Plus (below). Oculus Quest and controllers (Image by Oculus).

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Infographic: Valve Index versus Oculus Rift S

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The software that comes alongside the Oculus is much better than the Index by a long shot Click To Tweet. The software that comes alongside the Oculus is much better than the Index by a long shot, and there are many more AAA games available in the market for the Oculus.

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Oculus Brings Screen Casting to Oculus Go

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Outside of the initial setup process, you don’t really need a smartphone to run Oculus Go—after all, it’s a standalone headset for a reason. Image courtesy Oculus. The post Oculus Brings Screen Casting to Oculus Go appeared first on Road to VR.

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Jason Rubin: Oculus ‘Would Love’ To Trade VR Games With PSVR

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Could we one day see Oculus exclusive games like Lone Echo, Stormland and Asgard’s Wrath on PSVR? Oculus’ Jason Rubin would like that very much. “We’ve thought about it,” he replied when asked if Oculus games could come to PSVR.

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Community Download: How Many Headsets Do You Think Oculus Has Sold?

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According to market research firm SuperData, as quoted in CNBC , Facebook’s Oculus Go VR headset has sold two million units, Quest had sold 1.1 According to Oculus Co-Founder and inventor of the Rift, Palmer Luckey, that’s not accurate.

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Oculus Rift S vs. Oculus Quest – Specs & Features

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Oculus has announced Rift S, the headset’s fabled hardware refresh that brings with it a modest spec bump and a few other changes to the original Rift that the company hopes will appeal to new entrants in PC VR gaming. Touch controllers, Image courtesy Oculus.

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Hands-On: Espire.1 Runs Impressively Well On Oculus Quest

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Now my E3 2019 demo was actually an extra special treat because I got to not only play two levels on Rift S, but then immediately played one of those levels again on the Oculus Quest for a direct comparison. Runs Impressively Well On Oculus Quest appeared first on UploadVR. Espire.1

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Quest Teardown Shows How Oculus Crammed Cooling & Cameras Inside

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Oculus Quest is the company’s first mobile headset to offer full positional tracking, and also its first to be able to run a handful of top PC VR titles that have been ported to work with the headset. A teardown of Oculus Quest shows how it all fits inside.

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Titanfall Dev Respawn’s ‘AAA’ Oculus VR FPS To Appear At OC6

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Back at the fourth Oculus Connect developer conference in 2017 (!) we learned Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment was making an Oculus Studios game. At the time, Oculus gave a vague 2019 window for the game, but we’ve seen nothing from it since.

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Oculus Quest Dev Settings Suggest Cross-Buy With Oculus Go

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UPDATE: We reached out to Facebook and a representative issued the following statement: Oculus Quest will have a different store and requirements than Oculus Go and Rift. As they are different devices with different inputs there are no plans to implement cross-buying from Oculus Go to Oculus Quest at this time. The Oculus Platform SDK settings indicate that the upcoming Oculus Quest could have cross-buy with Oculus Go.

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Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Capture Tools Now Available

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Record yourself in the virtual world with Oculus’ official MRC kit. Yesterday, Oculus launched its official set of Mixed Reality Capture Tools for the Oculus Quest, allowing users to record high-quality gameplay footage where real-world objects and people appear in VR.

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Oculus Quest Touch Controllers Hit FCC Preceding Spring 2019 Launch

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Oculus Quest may not have a specific release date yet, although now that both the headset and its Touch controllers have undergone FCC testing, there’s little left standing in the way of the headset’s launch this Spring. Image courtesy Oculus.

New Oculus Avatar system hands-on

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Some weeks ago, Oculus has announced that it has finally released the new avateering system that had been announced at Oculus Connect 5. So, these new Oculus Avatars have not the ambition of resembling real people , but just to be better than the previous iteration.

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Sling TV Now Supports Multi-User Watching On Oculus Go

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Sling TV on Oculus TV now supports multi-user watching. That means if you and your friends are Sling TV subscribers, you should be able to watch the service together in VR from anywhere, using Oculus Go headsets. Sling came to Oculus TV back in December , along with ESPN and FOX NOW.

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How to get started with Oculus Quest development in Unity

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As soon as my Oculus Quest arrived, I immediately started playing with it and have fun with Beat Saber, Robo Recall, Creed and all the other titles. But then, as a developer, I felt the urge to understand how to develop my applications in Unity for the Oculus Quest. Image by Oculus).

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Oculus Rift S Already Works With SteamVR

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SEE ALSO Oculus Rift S Review – A Good Choice for VR Newcomers, a Difficult Choice for VR Vets. I was also able to call up Oculus Dash and even redraw my Guardian boundary with the passthrough mode without exiting SteamVR.

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YouTube VR App Confirmed For Oculus Quest

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The Oculus Quest standalone VR headset is getting the official YouTube VR app, Facebook and Google confirmed today. You can also access YouTube through the Oculus Browser. The app is already available on Daydream, HTC Vive, PSVR, Gear VR, Oculus Go and Oculus Rift.

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Oculus Quest Shortage Is A Good Sign For VR

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Facebook’s standalone 6DOF headset, Oculus Quest hit retail stores on May 21 st , and in just one week after launch, the VR headset was listed as sold out at many U.S. Image Credit: Oculus. Image Credit: Oculus. News Facebook Nathie Oculus Oculus Quest Oculus Quest Sales

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Oculus Summer Sale Kicks Off For Rift And Go But Not Quest

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Today marks the official start of the Oculus Summer Sale for the Rift platform on PC and Oculus Go standalone headset. However, the Oculus Quest is conspicuously missing from the sale. We’ve reached out to Oculus for a statement about the exclusion.

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Oculus Working on Update to Improve Rift S Audio

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Oculus is aware of the sub-par audio quality on Rift S and says that an upcoming update will make a “meaningful difference.” I recently opined that Oculus should release accessories to deal with the issue.

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Oculus Headsets Lineup Explained: Should You Wait For Oculus Quest?

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What’s the difference between the Oculus Rift and Oculus Go ? What’s the Oculus Quest ? Read on for our rundown of the current Oculus line-up. Oculus Rift. It’s the flagship product of the Oculus lineup. Oculus Go. Oculus Quest. Oculus Go and Quest are meant for people who don’t own a high-end PC. Oculus facebook Oculus Go Oculus Quest oculus rift VR Headset

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Oculus CTO Explores Next-gen Oculus Go Feature Wishlist

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Legendary programmer and Oculus CTO John Carmack took the stage today at Oculus Connect to have another one of his famous off-script, stream-of-thought talks. SEE ALSO Oculus Quest Hands-on and Tech Details.

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Oculus Connect 5 mega round-up: all you need to know about Oculus Quest and the other announcements!

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As it is tradition of this little blog, I will write a full round-up of the Oculus Connect 5 , the very important Oculus event that has been held in San Jose on 26th and 27th of September (2018). Oculus Quest. Oculus Quest has been the rockstar of this event. Oculus Go.

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Oculus Audio SDK Update Adds Geometry-Based Sound Propagation

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The latest update to the Oculus Audio SDK adds the long awaited dynamic audio propagation feature. This will be important for the the upcoming Oculus Quest. Oculus oculus audio sdk Oculus Go Oculus Quest oculus rift oculus sdk spatial audio vr audio

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Oculus should change how it rejects apps for Quest

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I’m writing my review on the Oculus Quest (it will be out tomorrow!) All the developer studios working on Oculus Quest when the Quest was announced (Image by Upload VR). Oculus wants to ensure that every person buying a Quest will be able to play only high-quality games.

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Oculus CTO: Quest Will Feature Same Sideloading Process as Oculus Go

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Developers creating VR apps for Oculus Quest will probably have a harder time getting through the review process than they did previously with Rift or Go. Oculus Quest is slated to release in Spring 2019 starting at $400.

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Oculus ‘Rift S’ Will Be Present At GDC 2019

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Reports indicate Oculus’ next headset will make its debut later this month. In October of last year, a report by Techcrunch claimed that Facebook’s Oculus would be abandoning its plans of a proper Oculus Rift 2 in favor of minor hardware updates to the existing Rift headset.

Aperture Hand Lab Updated For Oculus Touch Players

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The latter feature is required to actually get through this experience, which stopped Oculus Touch users right in their tracks. The developer behind The Gallery series this week took to the Oculus Reddit to provide an update.

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Oculus Job Listing Points to Eye-tracking in ‘next gen AR/VR products’

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Oculus seems to be on a bit of a hiring spree as of late; its parent company Facebook is advertising over 400 positions dealing with AR/VR via its job portal at the moment. ” We knew Oculus was working on their own eye-tracking solution for a while now.

Rift S is the Lowest Rated Oculus Headset on Amazon, Quest Vaults Ahead

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Though Oculus touts the Rift S as its “most advanced, PC-powered gaming headset,” the headset is notably trailing other Oculus headsets (including the original Rift) in customer ratings on Amazon.

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Oculus Rift S Patch Dramatically Improves Controller Tracking, Coming To Quest In Future

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Oculus PC software Public Test Channel version 1.39 brings important improvements to Touch controller tracking on Oculus Rift S. Since the Oculus Quest uses the same Insight tracking system, it will also receive these improvements in a future firmware update.

Oculus Quest Sideloading “Same Process” As Oculus Go

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Eager to sideload apps not available from the Oculus Store when you get your Oculus Quest? CTO John Carmack confirmed on Twitter that the sideloading process will be the same as the Oculus Go. Tagged with: john carmack , Oculus Go , Oculus Quest , oculus store , sideloading Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Oculus Quest Sideloading “Same Process” As Oculus Go appeared first on UploadVR.

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My predictions for Oculus Connect 5

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Next week, on September 26th-27th, Oculus will perform its annual showcase event: Oculus Connect , that has now arrived at its 5th edition. Of course, we still don’t know exactly what will be announced by Oculus/Facebook. Oculus Santa Cruz. Oculus Monterey.

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Oculus reveals the Rift S: all you need to know

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Today at GDC, after a lot of rumors, Oculus has finally unveiled the successor of the Oculus Rift CV1: the Rift S. Oculus Rift S. Benjamin Lang wearing the Oculus Rift S. The Rift S seems like a mix of an Oculus Rift CV1, a Vive Cosmos and a Lenovo Explorer.

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Facebook Shuffles Top Oculus Executives

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It looks like Facebook is shaking up Oculus and reassigning some of its top executives to new positions within the parent company, notably affecting head of content Jason Rubin and Oculus leader Hugo Barra. The post Facebook Shuffles Top Oculus Executives appeared first on Road to VR.

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