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VR vs. Oculus Rift’s Price and Release Date: When Will We See Them?


“So, we have a huge year ahead.” Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe told an audience of developers and press as well as online enthusiasts at the Loews Hotel 2 weeks back. “Gear VR is going to bring virtual reality to millions, Rift is going to enable true presence, and Touch is going to redefine the way we interact in VR. All the games, apps and experiences that you’re working on have the potential to change the world. And this is just the beginning. Everyone in this room is helping to define the next platform. The next leap forward. I can’t wait to see what we achieve together. READ MORE

Oculus VR is ‘researching’ Augmented Reality Says CEO


Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies are becoming very closely linked. Traditional takes on both involve users wearing a head-mounted display (HMD), although VR will create an entirely virtual environment to explore while AR will augment the real world instead. Some devices such as Microsoft’s HoloLens even claim to combine the 2 to create ‘mixed reality’ (MR). Oculus Rift HMD creator Oculus VR has so far distanced itself from AR, focusing purely on VR. But, according to CEO Brendan Iribe, AR could play a role in the company’s future. READ MORE

Gear VR: The VR Taste-Tester

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Samung and Oculus VR’s partnership on the Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) was announced at Samsung Unpacked, Berlin, to considerable fanfare. Warmly received by both technology and virtual reality (VR) enthusiasts, the device has since gone on to become one of the key players in the VR scene. But what’s next for Gear VR? Now that a consumer release is almost upon us, there’s a much clearer picture of what the Gear VR means to gaming, movies and general VR entertainment. READ MORE

CES 2016 to Host Expanded Gaming & VR Marketplace, Oculus Exhibiting


Virtual reality (VR) is one of the biggest topics within the technology scene right now, with 2016 promising to be the year that head-mounted displays (HMDs) truly arrive for a consumer audience. It makes sense, then, that one of the industry’s biggest events, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), will be kicking the year off with an increased focus on the technology in an expanded ‘Gaming & Virtual Reality Marketplace’ that will include exhibitors like Oculus VR. READ MORE

Luckey: ‘Most’ of Oculus Rift’s Launch Line-Up Hasn’t Been Revealed


Over its past two major events, Oculus VR has revealed a range of videogames and other software that it is preparing for either launch day or the launch window of its Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Back at E3 2015 the company revealed titles such as Insomniac Games’ Edge of Nowhere and Gunfire Games’ Chronos, whereas last week’s Oculus Connect 2 developer event gave a glimpse into the likes of BattleZone and Gang Beasts. But, while we’ve seen much of this launch line-up, Oculus VR notes that we’re still yet to learn about ‘most’ of it. READ MORE

Henry Assets are one of ‘several projects’ Story Studio Hopes to Release

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Last week’s Oculus Connect 2 developer conference had plenty of reveals for the latest virtual reality (VR) videogames, but some time was also saved for Oculus VR’s film-focused division, Oculus Story Studio. The group announced the release of a VR trailer for its latest project, Henry, during the show’s opening keynote speech on 24th September 2015. Not only that, but VP of Product Nate Mitchell also confirmed that the company would release the Unreal Engine 4 project from which the trailer was created. Recently, the team has explained the thinking behind this move. READ MORE

Oculus Believes it Can Make a ‘thriving ecosystem’ for VR

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As proved at last week’s Oculus Connect 2 developer conference in Hollywood, California, there are plenty of virtual reality (VR) videogames in development right now. Oculus VR itself has noted that there are ‘hundreds’ of titles on the way to both the Oculus Rift and Gear VR head-mounted displays (HMDs), with over 200,000 registered developers on its website. With such strong support from the community, the company believes that it will be able to create a ‘thriving ecosystem’ for VR in the future. READ MORE

Oculus Not Making a 360 Camera, Competing with GoPro ‘doesn’t make sense’


With the rise of virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs), interest in 360 degree filming is growing at a rapid rate. Today there are a number of teams that are working in this soon-to-be-big space, including the likes of cinematic VR company Jaunt and Purple Pill, which recently released its designs for a 360 degree camera rig for free. Even Gear VR mobile HMD creator Samsung has its Project Beyond. With this in mind, you might think there’s potential for Oculus VR, Samsung’s partner on Gear VR and creator of the Oculus Rift, to also make its own rig. But that isn’t the case. READ MORE

Oculus Rift Isn’t Close to Supporting Xbox One

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At Oculus VR’s pre-E3 press conference in June this year the company detailed a partnership with Microsoft. That partnership would include the Oculus Rift coming supplied with an Xbox One controller, and Xbox One games being steamed to the head-mounted display (HMD) in a virtual theatre. Since then many have wondered if the Xbox One would support the Oculus Rift, but in a recent interview Nate Mitchell, the Vice President of Product at Oculus VR has said it won’t be happening anytime soon. READ MORE