Tag Archives: Oculus VR

Luckey: Oculus ‘lost money’ on Kickstarter by ‘grossly underestimating’ Resources


The origins of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) have been well documented. Though its far from the start of the story, in 2012 creator Palmer Luckey and the rest of the team at Oculus VR ran an immensely successful Kickstarter campaign for the device, raising nearly $2.5 million USD to create its first development kit. You might think that, with this kind of money, the company would have more than enough resources to deliver on their obligations. As it turns out, it wasn’t enough. READ MORE

Mass Effect Director Hints at Oculus Rift Involvement in New Project


Back in August 2014 celebrated videogame developer BioWare said goodbye to one its most high-profile staff members in Casey Hudson, the director of the Mass Effect trilogy. Hudson left his position as he neared 16 years of working with the company in order to ‘take on a new set of challenges’. At the time the developer didn’t reveal exactly where he would be moving to next. This week he has suggested that, wherever he’s going, virtual reality (VR) will play a big part. READ MORE

Oculus VR ‘worried’ about PC Prices with Oculus Rift


Oculus VR has made of point of making the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) affordable. Although the company is yet to put an official price on the upcoming consumer version of the kit it has in the past said that it is aiming to place it in the range of $200 USD – $400. But an Oculus Rift all on its own won’t run VR experiences; it also needs a solid PC to run truly immersive videogames. The price of such hardware is something the company has admitted that it’s ‘worried’ about. READ MORE

Samsung Packs Upcoming Developer Conference With VR Content


South Korean technology giant Samsung has become one of the biggest names in virtual reality (VR) technology with the reveal of its Gear VR smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD). Made in partnership with Oculus Rift HMD maker Oculus VR, the device runs with Samsung’s own Galaxy Note 4 smartphone and is expected to release at some point in 2014, even with that gap quickly narrowing. The device and VR in general are set to be a big focus at the company’s upcoming developer conference next month. READ MORE

Palmer Luckey Honoured at Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awards


There can be no question of the contribution Palmer Luckey has made to the virtual reality (VR) industry. As the designer of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) and one of the founding members of Oculus VR, Luckey has both metaphorically and literally kickstarted the consumer VR industry in the past few years. Now the 22-year old will has had his achievements honoured at the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awards. READ MORE

Oculus Shows IndieCade 2014 Stand, Rift Compatible Titles Revealed


This weekend sees the 2014 International Festival of Independent Games, also known as IndieCade, take place in Culver City, California. Virtual reality (VR) has proven popular within the indie scene throghout the year and Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) maker Oculus VR will be at the show which runs from 9th – 12th October. Recently the company provided a glimpse of its IndieCade booth, which looks quite different to the living room-esque areas its set up at most of this year’s industry events. READ MORE

VisiSonics Details Oculus VR RealSpace 3D Collaboration


VisiSonics Corporation, a supplier of 3D audio software, has today revealed new details on the licensing of its RealSpace 3D Audio engine by Oculus VR, the virtual reality (VR) technology company that created the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). As previously reported by VRFocus, Oculus VR announced the deal at Oculus Connect, the company’s first developer conference, in Los Angeles, California, and now VisiSonics Corporation has detailed the potential of it’s use in VR videogames and applications. READ MORE

Luckey: Oculus’ Input Solution to be Shown ‘if and when we have something to be proud of’


Oculus VR surprised the entire virtual reality (VR) community last weekend with the reveal of a new prototype for its Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) at the Oculus Connect developer conference in Hollywood, California. While it was known that the company would be talking about the its latest hardware, many had suspected that this would in fact be the control input solution that the company has said it is working on. But according to company founder and Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey, such a device won’t be shown until Oculus VR has something it is ‘proud of’. READ MORE

Oculus: Eye Tracking Might Not Work With Rift Until 4K Displays Utilised


Eye tracking is a popular talking point among the virtual reality (VR) community at this point in time. It could prove to be an essential tool for creating fully immersive VR experiences on head-mounted displays (HMD) such as the Oculus Rift. However, according to Oculus VR Chief Technology Officer John Carmack, the technology might not be relevant to the Oculus Rift until it advances even further beyond what’s been seen with the Crescent Bay, revealed today at Oculus Connect. READ MORE

Oculus: Making VR’s Killer App ‘not what we’re supposed to do’


As everyone in the virtual reality (VR) community knows, Oculus VR is paving the way for the future of the technology. The Oculus Rift head-mounted displays (HMD) continue to set a new bar for VR with the reveal of every developer kit and prototype, the most recent of which is the Crescent Bay prototype revealed at the Oculus Connect developer conference in Hollywood, California today. But will the company set the same kind of standard for VR software? According to Chief Technology Officer John Carmack, that’s not up to them. READ MORE