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
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
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
Oculus VR is undoubtedly the first and most important name in the virtual reality (VR) industry. Never has this been more true than today, as the company hosted its first Oculus Connect developer conference and revealed the Crescent Bay prototype for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). But by the company’s own admission, it wouldn’t be where it is today with out the help of some friends. One such friend is Half-Life developer Valve, which Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe labelled as a ‘major contributor’ in the VR space during his keynote at Oculus Connect today. READ MORE
Following some introductory sessions yesterday, Oculus Connect gets fully underway today at 09:30 PDT. The developer-focused conference is set to deliver a host of new virtual reality (VR) news as CEO Brendan Iribe takes to the stage for a keynote that kicks off a full day of talks, panels and presentations about the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). You can watch each and every one in a live stream embedded below. The full schedule for the day can also be seen. READ MORE
With the new Crescent Bay prototype for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) revealed, Oculus VR has started talking about software development for the device at its Oculus Connect developer conference in Hollywood, California. The company’s VP of product Nate Mitchell has already announced Showdown from Epic Games, but didn’t stop there. Mitchell followed up with an exciting announcement from Unity. READ MORE
Oculus VR is live streaming its Oculus Connect developer conference today, which can be seen on VRFocus. But if you’re not able to see the video for whatever reason then make sure to stick to the site for live blogs on a range of the talks and presentations. Today kicks off with CEO Brendan Iribe’s keynote at 09:30 PDT.
Just what Iribe will cover in his hour-long talk it unknown. VRFocus will bring you all the updates as they happen.
Playful Corp.’s Paul Bettner is not shy about expressing his opinion on all things related to the videogames industry. By-and-large, this is a gush of enthusiasm from someone who loves being part of an entertainment industry. Bettner loves videogames, and in a new interview with VRFocus he reveals why he feels virtual reality (VR) is the future of the medium. READ MORE
Virtual reality’s (VR) potential to enhance education is undoubtedly one of the most exciting aspects of the technology’s revival. It’s clear that Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) feel the same way; last week CEO Brendan Iribe donated some $31 million to the Univeristy of Maryland which he attended. Speaking about the donation, Iribe revealed that Oculus VR believes its product will be ‘transformative’ for education. READ MORE
Oculus VR has been on quite a journey in 2014. Cast your mind back to January of this year when the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) was a much smaller outfit with one of Kickstarter’s biggest success stories on its side. Just nine months on and we’ve been treated to new development kits, high-profile hires, collaborations with Samsung and, of course, an acquisition that totalled some $2 billion USD. You’d be forgiven for thinking that, following the shipment of the second development kit (DK2), Oculus VR would be lying low for the rest of 2014, but in fact one of the company’s biggest events is still to come. READ MORE