Tag Archives: Oculus VR

Oculus Plans to Go ‘Full Consumer’ on Next Gear VR

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By Oculus VR’s own admission, the Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) isn’t perfect. That’s why the company agreed with Samsung to release the first iteration of the device as an ‘Innovator’s Edition’, a label which has also been stuck to the recently announced Gear VR for S6. However, those wondering when Oculus VR will finally start to push Gear VR as a full consumer product now have their answer; with the next iteration of the device. READ MORE

Oculus VR Game Jam Offers Unity Developer $50 in Assets

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Previously VRFocus has reported on Oculus VR’s new game jam running from the 13th April to the 11th May 2015. The mobile virtual reality (VR) game jam aims to secure content for Samsung’s Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) made in conjunction with Oculus VR. At Unity’s session at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) today, Palmer Luckey came on stage to reveal that those who are using Unity software in the Game Jam will receive a bonus of $50 USD to spend on Unity assets. This news came following the announcement of Unity 5. READ MORE

Oculus Releases Oculus Live App for GDC, PAX East

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Oculus VR has becoming an increasingly larger presence at videogame and technology industry events over the past year. For some of its most recent shows, the virtual reality (VR) specialist has released dedicated apps that allow users to register a time slot to see its Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) and Gear VR HMD. Today sees the company launch the next iteration of those apps. Instead of focusing on just this week’s Game Developers Conference (GDC), however, it appears that app will be used for all future events going forward. READ MORE

Gear VR’s Commerce Store Launched, Full List of Videogames & Prices Revealed

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Yesterday saw Oculus VR announce that a preview for the commerce version of the Oculus VR Store for the Gear VR virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) would be launching soon in the USA. It hasn’t taken the company long to make good on that promise; the first premium content for Gear VR can now be found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with which the kit runs. A full list of premium content can be seen below with prices attached. READ MORE

Oculus Launches Gear VR Game Jam With $1,000,000 in Prizes

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Videogame development jams have proven to be an effective way of discovering unique, compelling experiences in the past. Virtual reality (VR) videogames are no stranger to the concept, with Leap Motion recently hosting its own competition to support VR compatible titles. This week sees Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) creator Oculus VR announce a brand new competition in the Mobile VR Jam 2015. The contest is aims to support new projects for the Gear VR, a smartphone-based HMD created by Samsung in partnership with Oculus VR. READ MORE

Facebook Working on VR Apps, Company Confirms

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Shortly following last year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC), Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) creator Oculus VR confirmed that it was to be purchased by social network giant Facebook for some $2 billion USD. Since that time Oculus VR has been able to ramp up its operations at a considerable pace, but Facebook itself has kept its distance from becoming directly involved with VR. However it appears that the company is indeed working on its own VR content to be used with its website in the future. READ MORE

John Carmack Talking ‘The Dawn of Mobile VR’ at GDC 2015

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The 2015 Game Developers Conference is just weeks away, taking place on 2nd – 6th March 2015. The show will see virtual reality (VR) developers out in force, with both Oculus VR and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) confirming that their latest respective head-mounted displays (HMD) will be showcased, while plenty of other studios will be showing their software. A number of VR-related sessions are being hosted, one of the most important of which has recently been revealed. Legendary developer and Oculus VR employee John Carmack will be talking mobile VR at the show. READ MORE

Oculus-Developed Rocket Toss Hits Gear VR

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When Samsung released the Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) in the USA in late 2014, partner Oculus VR also launched its first internally-developed videogame for it. That title was HeroBound: First Steps, a third-person dungeon crawler that can currently be downloaded for free. Many have wondered when Oculus VR might reveal its next title. Today sees the company not only announced its new project but even release it onto Gear VR. That project is Rocket Toss. READ MORE