Facebook created a new open platform for embodied AI research called AI Habitat, while Facebook Reality Labs (which up until last year was Oculus Research) released a dataset of photorealistic sample spaces it's calling Replica.
Backed by Oculus Studios, Sanzaru Games’ next big title for Rift, Asgard’s Wrath, doesn’t have a release date yet, although at E3 this week I got a chance to try out the latest demo, which reveals more of the game’s story, dungeon crawling, light puzzles, and magical beast companions.
We were treated to Star Wars: Vader Immortal - Episode 1 on the Oculus Quest last month upon launch, and now ILMxLab, the company behind the experience, has revealed at E3 that it's preparing to bring it to Rift owners.
Original Story: Guy Godin, the developer behind VR productivity app, Virtual Desktop, says Facebook’s Oculus is “forcing” him to remove a key feature from the Quest version. Virtual Desktop was of one around 50 apps to launch on the Oculus Quest last month.
Facebook’s Oculus Quest standalone VR headset hasn’t been out long, but VP of AR/VR Andrew Bosworth says the company is already selling a substantial amount of content for the device. We have not gotten any details on device sales, though Facebook has never shares sales data on their VR products.
During UploadVR’s E3 VR showcase, RAD CEO and creative director Ru Weerasuriya revealed the popular Oculus Rift multiplayer game will make the zero gravity jump to the Oculus Quest standalone VR gaming console.
Virtual Desktop for Oculus Quest now lets you play your PC games using the Quest’s own Touch controllers. Previously it was possible to pair an Xbox controller or similar bluetooth gamepad and use it within Virtual Desktop. Tagged with: Oculus Quest, virtual desktop.
HTC's most-advanced VR headset, the Vive Pro Eye with built-in eye-tracking, is now available in North America. It's an expensive VR headset for sure, and it raises an obvious question: Why would anyone buy the Vive Pro Eye over the wireless Oculus Quest , which starts at $399?
But it looks like iOS players will get a richer Minecraft experience using some of the new tech introduced with Apple's AR platform. We've already played a lot of the best new Oculus Quest VR games and experiences , and it's fair to say that on the whole we've been impressed.
Abrash showed off capture technology that could produce digital versions of real environments with uncanny accuracy. This takes a while to process right now, but the Oculus veteran predicted that instant capture would make it possible to interact with someone else's real-world space in a convincing way.
VIVE/HTC Corporation There are a lot of new headsets coming to market, but it feels like the focus is now largely on standalone mobile headsets like the Oculus Quest.
Notably, Superhot is one of several VR games that launched on Quest without cross-buy support on Rift. Cross-buy is an optional feature for developers, allowing them to provide players with both a Rift and Quest copy of the same game through Oculus Home.
We've also reduced download sizes for faster item delivery. As always, if you encounter any issues with this software release, please be sure to report them using the Help Center > Provide Feedback option within the Oculus desktop software.
Facebook’s new Oculus Quest virtual reality (VR) headset seems to be a hit with early adopters, causing inventory shortages at a number of retailers. Facebook’s website seemed unaffected by the stock shortages, and promised to ship either model by early June.
This modder found out how: Brian Tate released a video last week showing off his preliminary work, however the custom songs weren’t properly synced with the corresponding blocks. Now, Tate has uploaded a new video showing off the custom song ‘Good Life’ by *litmus perfectly matched up to the beat.
Read on below for details on a potential Vive Cosmos release date, an intriguing PlayStation VR patent, Oculus Rift S updates and more.
While it’s the best pass-through video we’ve seen on any consumer headset so far, the feature will soon be enhanced to take advantage of new capabilities available in NVIDIA’s latest GPUs. Oculus’ motion smoothing tech, Asynchronous Spacewarp, will also be similarly upgraded.
Streaming SteamVR to Quest is possible via sideloading VRidge and using the RiftCat desktop app. Here is a video I recorded of myself playing Skyrim VR on Oculus Quest using this method — but please be aware the actual quality inside the headset is lower than the footage makes it seem since this video is recording my desktop view.
Facebook has lofty ambitions for what the far future of social interaction could look like with VR, but between the parent company and the Oculus brand, there’s a confused smattering of different social VR offerings which do a poor job of connecting users across the platform.
Read on for the games you absolutely need to consider if you're taking the plunge into this new Oculus platform. If you're only getting one game for your Quest, Beat Saber should be it.
With the right app, you can do stuff your parents could only dream of doing, like running your Windows PC (all of it) in virtual space, or painting in 3D, or watching movies with friends that live on the opposite side of the world on a massive theater-sized screen.
That’s why I came up with this quick list of seven ways to really get out there and juice Beat Saber to its max potential with the added versatility afforded by the cable-free, fully mobile Oculus Quest headset.
Obviously you still need an active Netflix subscription to use the app, but it’s great to know that people will be able to watch their favorite shows and movies from a virtual theater inside their headset.
Luckily there’s a path forward—the Rift S design is relatively modular, allowing both the headstrap and the face gasket to be removed, meaning that Oculus could (and should) offer accessories to improve the experience.