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.
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.
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.
This week, we're talking Sony's future VR plans, big games landing for the Oculus Quest (which launches later this month) and a new BBC VR experience that we think you'll want to try out.
If you already bought into Oculus with the Rift, you probably don't need to run out and get the S.
All 50+ Oculus Quest Launch Titles Confirmed So Far. However unlike the previous mobile versions, Virtual Desktop for Quest will undoubtedly be a more comfortable experience thanks to the headset’s ability to track your head in 3D space (AKA 6DOF).
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.
No matter where I go, I put on the headset, draw the magical boundaries of my new space like a boy making his window out of magic chalk, and I'm there.
You can even share the fun with friends using our casting feature (in beta on Quest), which lets you cast to the Oculus mobile app or to your TV.Our launch lineup includes 50+ titles that run the gamut from fast-paced shooters to pass-and-play social games.
My team and I are just out of a 4 month production cycle that led to the creation of Mr. Hack Jack: Robot Detective, which is my first fully fledged cross-platform consumer VR game for Oculus/Vive and Oculus Go. I'm writing this because I'd like to share a few game design decisions and takeaways from this short but interesting project.
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.
Oculus still hasn’t appended a launch date to Quest, its $400 standalone VR headset. The game has garnered plenty of success in its three years of existence, rating ‘Very Positive’ on Steam and commanding a strong [4.5/5] stars on the Oculus Store.
The Quest is Oculus' first stand-alone virtual reality headset featuring 6 degree of freedom (6DoF) inside-out tracking with two 6DoF controllers. When will the Quest be Available? The Oculus Quest will be available in (at least) two storage configurations: 64GB and 128GB. The 64GB Quest will retail for $399 USD.
We’re not sure exactly when Vader Immortal will launch but, hopefully, it’s around the same time Oculus Quest arrives. Tagged with: ilmxlab , Oculus Quest , oculus rift , Star Wars: Vader Immortal Episode 1.
To Kaczmarczyk, the number of Superhot VR copies sold has a strong correlation to overall headset sales, something he says has a lot to do with a largely unshakable best-sellers list across all platforms.
What controls do users have over how much data Oculus Browser sends to Facebook? When you are in private browsing mode, we don’t log data about the domain names users visit.
Schell Games, makers of I Expect You to Die (2016), have announced their hit spy-themed puzzle game is going to be a day-one launch title for Quest. Furthermore, the studio announced that I Expect You To Die will be among the many games available for cross-buy on Quest.
Rubin sat down with Road to VR for a wide-ranging interview at GDC 2019 last month , during which he spoke to the fact that Oculus opted to work with Lenovo in the design and manufacture of the Rift S.
It has also released some cool advances in stand-alone VR technology like Oculus Go and the upcoming Oculus Quest . Oculus calls the Rift S “the most advanced PC VR Headset”, but what kind of VR technology is it packing?
In Spring of 2019 Oculus will be releasing their new Rift S headset to the public. As you probably know, the original Oculus Rift was the device that kickstarted modern VR revolution. As great as the original Rift is, there was a lot of room for improvement.
While the result is an across the board improvement in the system and ease with which one can use it, it’s still not enough to call it an Oculus Rift 2, Rubin said.
Thanks to cross-platform entitlement on the Oculus Store, if you currently own the game on Rift, you’ll be able to play the game on Quest without an additional cost. Reborn will also feature seamless cross-platform play between Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, HTC Vive, and other OpenVR headsets.
To compete with the Quest, HTC's releasing the Vive Focus Plus, its own standalone VR headset with built-in head and hand-tracking on April 15. HTC's detailed the Vive Focus Plus' battery capacity (4,000 mAh), but Oculus has only said the Quest will last between 2-2.5 hours on a charge.
It’s loosely similar to the upcoming Oculus Quest , but instead of aiming at a mass-market gaming audience, HTC designed the Vive Focus Plus for business customers.