Oculus Quest Will Support Oculus Go Apps Later This Year

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Later this year Oculus Quest is going to get access to a heap of new VR content thanks to support for Oculus Go apps via official emulation. ” The feature will be added sometime later this year, and will potentially bring hundreds of new apps to Oculus Quest.

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AltspaceVR Announces September 12th Oculus Quest Launch

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Taking to Twitter last Wednesday, AltspaceVR officially announced that the platform’s much-anticipated Oculus Quest launch will land on September 12 th , making the 6DoF standalone headset the seventh supported device (including 2D desktop mode on PC).

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Oculus Quest Content Library Tops 100 Games & Apps

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A little more than three months after the launch of Oculus Quest, the company’s first fully tracked mobile VR headset has 100 games & apps to call its own. Though all under the same brand, the Oculus Quest, Rift, and Go headsets each have separate content libraries.

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Quest Gets ‘Oculus Venues’, Finally Connecting Quest Users with Oculus Go & Gear VR

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While Oculus Quest was devoid of any of Facebook’s social VR applications at launch, Oculus Venues is finally available for the headset. While that’s still the case, the situation has gotten slightly better with today’s launch of Oculus Venues on Quest.

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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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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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Catch Billie Eilish Live In VR This September On Oculus Venues

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Earlier this week Oculus announced that their next Oculus Venues live performance will feature 17-year-old pop megastar Billie Eilish, marking the first time the American singer-songwriter will perform remotely for a VR audience. “It’s

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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 Rift Has Hidden Preliminary Support For OpenXR

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Facebook added basic support for OpenXR to their Oculus Rift and Rift S headsets. api_version": "1.0", "name": "Oculus OpenXR", "library_path": "c:Program FilesOculusSupportoculus-runtimeLibOVRRT64_1.dll". Oculus Rift S facebook oculus oculus rift oculus rift s OpenXR VR Development

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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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Social VR Platform ‘AltspaceVR’ Coming to Oculus Quest Mid-September

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Social VR networking app AltspaceVR is set to arrive on the Oculus Quest on September 12, according to an official announcement made via Twitter. AltspaceVR is already available for free on Steam for all major headsets, as well as on the Oculus Rift , Oculus Go , and Gear VR storefronts.

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First Look: Oculus Venues and Oculus TV

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These apps hope to make the Oculus Go your next entertainment device. The $200 standalone VR headset from Oculus has finally arrived. the Oculus Go is part of Oculus’ larger goal to getting one billion consumers into VR. Oculus Venues. Oculus TV.

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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.

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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Applications for Oculus Launch Pad Developer Program Now Open

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Applications are now open for the fourth annual Oculus Launch Pad , a program designed to help empower developers and creators from diverse backgrounds. Oculus says the program will include “up to 100 professionals.” Image courtesy Oculus.

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 Founder Nate Mitchell Departs Facebook

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Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell is leaving Facebook. After 7 incredible years, I’ve decided to move on from Oculus / Facebook.” Mitchell was the last remaining Oculus co-founder working at Facebook.

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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 Unity Integration Update Promises Lower Touch Controller Latency

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The latest update to the Oculus Unity Integration adds a feature which should reduce the latency between real world and in-VR controller position by around 10ms, according to Facebook. The post Oculus Unity Integration Update Promises Lower Touch Controller Latency appeared first on UploadVR.

Oculus Teases Updates To VR & AR Lineup At Oculus Connect 6 This September

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Facebook’s sixth annual Oculus Connect will take place September 25th & 26th at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA, introducing developers, content creators, and other VR fanatics to the latest advancements made by the Oculus team.

Healthcare & Medical Training On The Oculus Quest

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The Oculus Quest is a near-perfect combination of the Oculus Rift’s powerful 6DoF tracking and the Oculus Go’s comfort and portability. The post Healthcare & Medical Training On The Oculus Quest appeared first on VRScout.

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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The Top 5 Games for Oculus Rift

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So, you just bought an Oculus Rift and you want to know what to download first (besides the free stuff). In our breakdown of the top 5 games for Oculus Touch and top 5 for the Xbox One gamepad, we take a look at some of the best games currently on the Oculus Store.

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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 Venues Arrives On Quest Alongside Fresh Updates To Rift Platform

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Oculus’ July Platform Update is all about Social VR. Oculus has announced new features and updates to both the Oculus Quest and Rift platforms that greatly improve tracking and bring new social VR features to both platforms. Image Credit: Oculus.

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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 Quest Welcome Video & Setup Guide Have Leaked Online

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Corgi’s are a major safety hazard in this leaked video for the Oculus Quest. Thanks to a series of videos posted online by YouTuber user NyanBlade, it appears as though we now have our first look at the opening welcome video and setup guide for the upcoming Oculus Quest.

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Oculus Unveils ‘Oculus Quest’ Standalone Headset At OC5

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Standalone 6DoF VR arrives on the Oculus platform Spring 2019 for $399. Available Spring of next year for $399, the Oculus Quest, previously referred to as the Oculus Santa Cruz, is a completely wireless, standalone VR headset capable of 6DoF movement.

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Huge Oculus Rift & Touch Sale Brings Price to $400

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Oculus is giving the Rift & Touch their biggest discount yet for a six week-long sale. At the start of 2017, the Oculus Rift + Touch controllers cost $800, the same as the HTC Vive. SEE ALSO Two Ways to Play Non-VR Games With the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Oculus Rift Review.

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‘Virtual Desktop’ is Finally Coming to Oculus Go & Gear VR This Week, Oculus Quest Next Year

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Virtual Desktop (2016) , the app that lets you view and use your desktop computer in VR, is finally making its way to Oculus Go and Gear VR this week. Once Oculus Quest, the company’s upcoming 6DOF headset, launches next year, a version of the app will be available then too.

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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 Just Made It Easier to Screencast Mobile VR Sessions to Your Phone

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Oculus released screencasting in beta late last year, and while it’s been a great way of letting someone outside of VR see what’s happening during a VR session, the company just made this a lot easier in a recent update to the Oculus Mobile app. Image courtesy Oculus.

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Facebook is Developing Enterprise Versions of Oculus Quest & Go

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Facebook has been pretty hands-off when it comes to providing VR solutions for enterprise, although that may be changing with the entrance of bonafide enterprise versions for both Oculus Quest and Oculus Go. We still don’t know exactly when the $400 Oculus Quest is set to launch.

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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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Facebook’s Customer Base Spells Success For The Oculus Quest

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Though I would love to let my birthday piggyback on that accomplishment, credit actually goes to Facebook-owned Oculus, which launched its Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S headsets on that day. But what made the 21 st revolutionary for VR is the Oculus Quest.

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