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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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 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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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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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 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.

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 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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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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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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New Quest Ad Spot is One of Oculus’ Best Yet

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Oculus’ new ‘Defy Reality’ ad spot for Quest effectively uses mixed reality video capture to show players in VR, instead of just showing first person footage that’s hard to understand if you haven’t actually been in a headset before.

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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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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 VR Covers Now Available

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Oculus Quest Foam & Interface Basic Set // Image Credit: VR Cover. Future Quest owners can choose from two sets–both of which vailable now over at VRcover.com : the first, the “Oculus Quest Foam & Interface Basic Set.” News Oculus Quest VR Cover VR Cover

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‘Moss’ is Getting a Brand New Chapter Soon, Coming First to Oculus Quest

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Coming first to Oculus Quest for its May 21st launch, the update will also make its way to all supported platforms sometime in June. The post ‘Moss’ is Getting a Brand New Chapter Soon, Coming First to Oculus Quest appeared first on Road to VR.

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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 Reveals More Quest Launch Titles in Fresh Teaser Trailer

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PAX East officially starts tomorrow, and to keep the Oculus Quest hypetrain chugging right along, the company today released a new video showing some of the confirmed launch titles coming to Quest in Spring 2019.

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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 Quest Review – The First Great Standalone VR Headset

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Oculus Quest is now available for pre-order and will launch on May 21st. After testing the headset for several weeks, our Oculus Quest review is here. Oculus Quest Review Summary. Image courtesy Oculus. – – — – – Oculus Quest In-depth 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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Oculus Rift + Touch Now Permanently Priced at $350

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After Oculus’ big Black Friday sale, which saw Rift & Touch temporarily cut from its regular price of $400 to $350, Oculus now says they’re permanently dropping the price of the bundle to just $350.

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Phantom: Covert Ops Looks Like Metal Gear Solid For Oculus Quest And Rift

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Today nDreams is announcing their next VR game with Phantom: Covert Ops in collaboration with Oculus Studios. We’re eager to find out more about Phantom: Covert Ops, so hopefully Oculus has more details at E3 next month.

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Netflix Is Officially Coming To Oculus Quest At Launch

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Despite the fact that the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset is primarily a gaming device, plenty of people anticipated using it for media streaming as well. After all, that’s one of the most popular use cases for the Oculus Go. Entertainment Oculus Quest netflix

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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 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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GDC 2019: Oculus Rift S Officially Confirmed, Arrives Spring 2019

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Oculus’ latest PC VR headset features a higher resolution and five camera inside-out tracking. After months of speculation, Oculus has officially unveiled the latest addition to their hardware lineup, Oculus Rift S. Image Credit: Oculus.

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New Oculus Touch Replacements Now On Sale For $69 Each

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Facebook’s two new VR headsets, the updated Oculus Rift S and the standalone Oculus Quest, are now out. Oculus is also selling replacement facial interfaces for both devices and even a replacement headband for Rift S. Take note, though, that the controllers don’t work with the original Oculus Rift, so don’t buy these if you’re sticking with that. Looking for more Oculus Quest and Rift S launch coverage?

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Oculus Quest Enterprise Edition Brings Standalone VR To Businesses

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We learned that both the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S will be shipping to customers May 21st and that Viveport Infinity would be offering owners of either the recently-announced Valve Index or Oculus Rift S two free months of the popular game subscription service.

Oculus Quest Hands-on and Tech Details

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Oculus Quest was the main attraction at Oculus Connect 5 this week. Oculus Quest (formerly Project Santa Cruz) is officially set to launch in Spring 2019, priced at $400. In any case, it feels like Oculus has done a very good job with Quest and its insight tracking system.

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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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Facebook is Working on a Voice Assistant for Oculus Devices, Portal & More

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Notably, it’s intended to support Oculus headsets in addition to Portal, and “future products.” SEE ALSO Oculus Job Posts Point to Facebook-built AR Headset on the Horizon.

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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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Up Close With Oculus Quest

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Oculus Quest (formerly Santa Cruz) has been officially revealed, launching Spring 2019 for $400. Update (3:00 PM PT) : In a previous version of this article, it was stated that Oculus Quest and Oculus Go shared the same resolution.

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Oculus Go to Hit UK & European Retailers This Month, Pre-orders Now Available

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Oculus today announced that Oculus Go, the company’s standalone 3DOF headset released last month, is finally available for pre-order through Oculus retail partners in the EU and the UK.

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Oculus Rift S Pre-orders Now Live, Launching May 21st for $400

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Facebook today announced at F8, their annual developer conference, that pre-orders for Oculus Rift S are now officially live. Rift S is slated to ship on May 21st alongside the standalone VR headset Oculus Quest across 22 countries. Read our full review of Oculus Rift S.

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Oculus Holiday Deal Brings Modest Discounts to Oculus Go & Rift

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Black Friday is nearly upon us, and Oculus is cutting a few bucks off both Oculus Go and Oculus Rift to celebrate. Today, Oculus announced that Go is getting in the fun too, knocking its base 32GB model down by $20 (or local equivalent), bringing it from $200 to $180.

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Five Highly-Anticipated VR Games Coming To Oculus Quest

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What’s on deck for the Oculus Quest? After what feels like eons of waiting, the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset is finally available to the public, along with over 50 immersive launch titles. Vacation Simulator is confirmed for release on the Oculus Quest this holiday season.

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