SteamVR Adds Full Support For Oculus Rift S

SteamVR Adds Full Support For Oculus Rift S

Valve just added full support for the recently released Oculus Rift S PC VR headset to the SteamVR platform. Over the last few weeks, Valve has been expanding support for Facebook’s new headset in SteamVR Beta builds.

Field of view: Oculus shifted $5 million worth of games over Quest's first two weeks

Field of view: Oculus shifted $5 million worth of games over Quest's first two weeks

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.

E3 2019: Ready At Dawn Is Bringing Echo Arena To Quest

E3 2019: Ready At Dawn Is Bringing Echo Arena To Quest

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.

Some data on Rift S and IPD…

Some data on Rift S and IPD…

While it can be assumed that the survey would be biased towards negative outcome, as people who have issues are more likely to respond. So the only thing this survey definitively proves that there are people biased against Rift S.Some actual data.

HTC is Now Giving Away 2 Free Months of Viveport Infinity to Rift Owners

HTC is Now Giving Away 2 Free Months of Viveport Infinity to Rift Owners

To that tune, the company is giving away two free months of Viveport Infinity, its Netflix-style unlimited subscription service, to anyone with a Rift, Rift S, or Index. Update (June 3rd, 2019) : Starting today, HTC is giving away two free months of Viveport to anyone who owns a Rift or Rift S headset.

Superhot Quest Launch Sales ‘300% Higher’ Than Rift Without Cross-Buy

Superhot Quest Launch Sales ‘300% Higher’ Than Rift Without Cross-Buy

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.

Valve Index Extended Hands On Preview

Valve Index Extended Hands On Preview

While every second inside Index HMD is a comfort upgrade compared with other systems like Reverb, Rift S and Quest, the new wearable controllers are here to enable more natural hand interactions, like throwing objects and grasping door handles.

How To Play SteamVR Games Like Skyrim VR On Oculus Quest

How To Play SteamVR Games Like Skyrim VR On Oculus Quest

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.

Oculus Could (and Should) Offer Rift S Accessories for Improved Audio, Visuals, & Fit

Oculus Could (and Should) Offer Rift S Accessories for Improved Audio, Visuals, & Fit

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.

Here's How Echo VR Will Work With Oculus Rift S Inside-Out Tracking

Here's How Echo VR Will Work With Oculus Rift S Inside-Out Tracking

Echo VR developer Ready at Dawn explained in a short blog post how the game will work with the inside-out tracked Touch controllers on Oculus Rift S.

The Oculus Quest Is The Most Impressive Consumer Gadget In Years

The Oculus Quest Is The Most Impressive Consumer Gadget In Years

Finally, after years of waiting for the tech to shrink and mature and get cheaper, we have the promise of a reasonably priced standalone device (meaning you don’t need to hook up to a PC or deal with a mess of cords to get it going, as you do with the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headsets), that also features “roomscale”—that is, the seemingly magical ability to track your movement as you walk through space.

Review: Oculus Rift S

Review: Oculus Rift S

If you already bought into Oculus with the Rift, you probably don't need to run out and get the S.

VR Headsets Only See 6 Hours of Usage a Month on Average – Variety

VR Headsets Only See 6 Hours of Usage a Month on Average – Variety

The typical virtual reality (VR) headset owner spends only about 6 hours a month using their device, according to a new IDC Report. The market research company queried a total of 1,643 users of that high-end VR headsets, including PC-based headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive as well as PlayStation VR.

A tale of two “inside-out” VR headsets: The $400 Oculus Rift S, $600 HP Reverb

A tale of two “inside-out” VR headsets: The $400 Oculus Rift S, $600 HP Reverb

Everything in that game looks darker and less alive than on the OLED-fueled HTC Vive Pro. A visible "mura" effect on our testing headsets resulted in uneven color reproduction across wide fields of pixels, as well.

Facebook's Oculus VR leader Hugo Barra is stepping down

Facebook's Oculus VR leader Hugo Barra is stepping down

Hugo Barra, who took over running Oculus VR from founding CEO Brendan Iribe in 2017, said Thursday that he's stepping down as the head of Oculus just as the team is preparing to release its Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S headsets this month.

Koss Porta Pro Headphone Holder for Oculus Rift S

Koss Porta Pro Headphone Holder for Oculus Rift S

This is an adapter I designed to mount Koss Porta Pro headphones to the Oculus Rift S VR Headset. Just pop the Koss speakers off of their original frames and press them into the 3D printed arm parts, making sure to keep the left and right correct.

Oculus Cloud Saves 'On The Way', Will Work Across Oculus Headsets

Oculus Cloud Saves 'On The Way', Will Work Across Oculus Headsets

Cloud saves are coming to Oculus Quest, Oculus Go, and Samsung Gear VR — the Oculus platform mobile headsets. The main problem with cloud saves on Rift, however, is that the store doesn’t state whether a given app/game supports it.

Oculus Quest Social Strategy Unclear Three Weeks Before Launch

Oculus Quest Social Strategy Unclear Three Weeks Before Launch

Facebook is marketing the Quest as a gaming-first platform, similar to the Oculus Rift, but fans of non-gaming media apps like Netflix, multi-user social hangout spaces like Oculus Rooms , or live event social apps like Oculus Venues , are left wondering about the status of those experiences.

Oculus Rift S Already Works With SteamVR

Oculus Rift S Already Works With SteamVR

Even though the headset doesn’t ship for another three weeks, the Rift S already works just about flawlessly with SteamVR games, save for a bug which prevents the Rift S controllers from rumbling.

Field of view: VR support for Super Mario and Zelda officially hits Nintendo Switch

Field of view: VR support for Super Mario and Zelda officially hits Nintendo Switch

Though the Valve Index and Oculus Rift S aren't yet available to buy just yet, those who are scheduled to pick the new headsets up are in store for a surprise from Viveport - providing they can pick up the offer fast enough.

Oculus Sells Out Of First 3 Days Of Quest And Rift S Stock

Oculus Sells Out Of First 3 Days Of Quest And Rift S Stock

Facebook opened preorders for the Oculus Quest and Rift S yesterday, with an initial shipping date of May 21. Orders placed early yesterday still show a shipping date of May 21, so this isn’t an overall delay- it’s simply stock being sold to preorders.

Oculus Rift S review

Oculus Rift S review

Where previous room-scale VR efforts like the Oculus Touch controllers and the HTC Vive required base stations—sensors you place around your room to track the headset and controllers in 3D space—the Rift S uses an inside-out tracking system.

Oculus Rift S Review – A Good Choice for VR Newcomers, a Difficult Choice for VR Vets

Oculus Rift S Review – A Good Choice for VR Newcomers, a Difficult Choice for VR Vets

Even if not comparing the Rift S speakers to the original Rift’s pretty darn good headphones, the Rift S audio quality still leaves me wanting, and even Oculus Quest’s hidden speakers seem to do a better job thanks to offering up a bit more bass.

Secret Location Brings Philip K. Dick’s ‘The Great C’ from Rift to Oculus Go and Gear VR

Secret Location Brings Philip K. Dick’s ‘The Great C’ from Rift to Oculus Go and Gear VR

Dick’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi story of the same name—for PC VR headsets late last year, Road to VR heralded it as “an early triumph in VR storytelling.” Today, we’re excited to share that the developer behind Blasters of the Universe and Transpose is bringing The Great C to Oculus Go and Gear VR !.

This Portable Oculus Rift Rig Is Ready In "Under 60 Seconds"

This Portable Oculus Rift Rig Is Ready In "Under 60 Seconds"

Canadian engineering company Iris Dynamics created a portable Oculus Rift rig which can go from folded to fully booted inside VR in “under 60 seconds”. The pelican case has a full gaming PC built into it, alongside a touchscreen and space for the Rift and Touch controllers .

Top 10 VR Gadgets We’re Sweating Over in 2019

Top 10 VR Gadgets We’re Sweating Over in 2019

That’s almost certainly when we’ll get more details on the Oculus Quest launch date, and my fingers are crossed that both the Quest and the Rift S will see a May 1st release.

Jason Rubin: ‘When Oculus was young, it was a startup… now we have a plan’

Jason Rubin: ‘When Oculus was young, it was a startup… now we have a plan’

But just as important is that the Rift S sits alongside the recently announced Oculus Quest, the company’s all-in-one, mobile-chipset driven device, with both sharing the same controllers and Oculus boasting of the ease with which titles can be ported across, creating a single, mature platform for VR for the first time.

Oculus Explains Why It Doesn’t Think the Time is Right for ‘Rift 2’ or ‘Rift Pro’

Oculus Explains Why It Doesn’t Think the Time is Right for ‘Rift 2’ or ‘Rift Pro’

It was suggested that the company could have opted to offer a ‘Rift Pro’ for that latter group at the same time as the Rift S, but Facebook’s Jason Rubin explained in a recent interview why they didn’t think that was the right call.

Firmament by Cyan Worlds, Inc.

Firmament by Cyan Worlds, Inc.

Thanks so much for getting us to this milestone - now let’s push Firmament past the finish line! The Rift S is Oculus’ update for the Rift, and the Index is the new VR Headset from Valve.

Borderlands 2 “May” About to be Released For Oculus Rift.

Borderlands 2 “May” About to be Released For Oculus Rift.

Just recently, Borderlands developers added that support, which means that porting it to the PC side of things and making it work with Oculus Rift and its controllers are not that hard.