Oculus Connect 6 Reveals New AR and VR Updates, Developers Weigh In

Oculus Connect 6 Reveals New AR and VR Updates, Developers Weigh In

Steve Hinan, Solo Independent VR Game Developer of METAL MULTIBALL , told us how Oculus Link will benefit duo Rift/Quest owners.“It’s very likely that any future AR headsets by Oculus will also use hand-tracking as their primary form of input,” he says.

Oculus Link

Oculus Link

It’s also pretty affordable, but users who wanted access to premium VR applications on PC have no real choice but to buy something like the Oculus Rift.Depending on how exactly this new feature is implemented, the Quest has suddenly become the best VR headset to buy from Oculus or anyone.

Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Set to Get Camera-based Hand Tracking

Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Set to Get Camera-based Hand Tracking

Whether it’s a Windows Mixed Reality headset or indeed the Oculus Quest we’re discussing here, touch motion controllers are not an optional extra.The Oculus Quest uses onboard cameras for inside out motion tracking.

Oculus CTO: ‘Rift S Still Worthwhile Even After Quest Gets PC-tether Feature’

Oculus CTO: ‘Rift S Still Worthwhile Even After Quest Gets PC-tether Feature’

The hand-tracking was also pretty good too, although Lang only got to try the upcoming Rift exclusive Asgard’s Wrath running on Quest, so there’s no telling how Link will truly perform with other titles.

We put Oculus Quest’s two craziest new VR features through their paces

We put Oculus Quest’s two craziest new VR features through their paces

The good news is that the Quest Link connection wholly emulates a standard Rift S headset, and that hardware already works great with existing SteamVR software.

Oculus: ‘We’d Eventually Like Quest PC Tethering to be Wireless’

Oculus: ‘We’d Eventually Like Quest PC Tethering to be Wireless’

Today at Oculus Connect 6, CTO John Carmack dove into the work the company has done on Oculus Link, the Quest feature which will soon allow the headset to tether to PC to play Rift games.

Oculus Link hands-on: It really makes the Quest feel like Rift VR

Oculus Link hands-on: It really makes the Quest feel like Rift VR

I'll admit, neither of my demo experiences were particularly fast-paced games, so there's a chance Oculus Link on the Quest could falter there.

Facebook's Custom Oculus Link Cable for the Quest Will Cost $79

Facebook's Custom Oculus Link Cable for the Quest Will Cost $79

At a talk at Oculus Connect, Facebook lead systems architect Behnam Bastani said the company investigated whether an ideal USB cable to run Oculus Link was already on the market, but found none.

Oculus Quest to ditch controllers for hand-tracking tech

Oculus Quest to ditch controllers for hand-tracking tech

At Oculus Connect 6, a event held Wednesday in San Jose, Mark Zuckerberg told the crowd of developers that starting early next year the company will release new hand-tracking tech.Facebook is also selling a cable that will allow you to connect your Quest to a PC.

Introducing ‘Facebook Horizon,’ a New Social VR World, Coming to Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform in 2020

Introducing ‘Facebook Horizon,’ a New Social VR World, Coming to Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform in 2020

Starting with a bustling town square where people will meet and mingle, the Horizon experience then expands to an interconnected world where people can explore new places, play games, build communities, and even create their own new experiences.

Introducing Hand Tracking on Oculus Quest—Bringing Your Real Hands into VR

Introducing Hand Tracking on Oculus Quest—Bringing Your Real Hands into VR

Not only will the current community of VR enthusiasts and early adopters benefit from more natural forms of interaction, hand tracking on Quest will also reduce the barriers of entry to VR for people who may not be familiar or comfortable with gaming controllers.

Oculus Quest @ OC6: Introducing Hand Tracking, Oculus Link, Passthrough+ on Quest, and More

Oculus Quest @ OC6: Introducing Hand Tracking, Oculus Link, Passthrough+ on Quest, and More

One feature we’re definitely excited about is Oculus Link, a new way for people who own a Quest headset to access Rift content and experiences from their gaming PC.

Virtual Hangout: Meet Up with Friends, Make New Ones in ‘Half + Half,’ Available Now on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform

Virtual Hangout: Meet Up with Friends, Make New Ones in ‘Half + Half,’ Available Now on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform

“And there are hundreds of prototypes that hit the cutting room floor.” You can play mini-games in some of the spaces, like a virtual version of hide-and-seek, or you can dive into a freeform swimming area to explore with whomever you want.

Going Nuts: VR Party Game ‘Acron: Attack of the Squirrels!’ Available Now on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform

Going Nuts: VR Party Game ‘Acron: Attack of the Squirrels!’ Available Now on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform

, Acron is a new VR party game starring a cast of fluffy squirrels and one decidedly cranky tree.You can also follow the Acron: Attack of the Squirrels!

Announcing Updated Cloud Storage for The Rift Platform, Oculus Quest and Go

Announcing Updated Cloud Storage for The Rift Platform, Oculus Quest and Go

Cloud Storage version 2 is now publicly available on PC and all mobile platforms, offering a file-based, cross-platform cloud syncing solution to application state storage and restoration.While relatively low effort to activate, make sure you read and write your save files in the designated sync directory on the device.

British Airways will give you VR for in-flight entertainment

British Airways will give you VR for in-flight entertainment

That means they aren't just going to hand you an Oculus Quest on your next British Airways flight.British Airways is the first British airline to give in-flight VR a shot, but it's not the first in general.

I Played BoxVR In The Oculus Quest And Didn’t Trip Once

I Played BoxVR In The Oculus Quest And Didn’t Trip Once

If you’ve got an Oculus Quest or are on the fence about buying one, I recommend getting the headset and this game (it costs $29.99).If you’ve got an Oculus Quest or are on the fence about buying one, I recommend getting the headset and this game.

Mix it Up: ‘Sports Scramble’ Available Now on the Rift Platform

Mix it Up: ‘Sports Scramble’ Available Now on the Rift Platform

Sports Scramble mixes traditional athletics with a grab bag of surreal elements; think playing baseball with a golf club or bowling with pineapples.If you’re ready for a little virtual competition, try Sports Scramble on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform today!.

360° Thrills: ‘Ninja Legends’ Become Reality on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform

360° Thrills: ‘Ninja Legends’ Become Reality on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform

Well, wait no longer because those dreams are about to become reality with the launch of Ninja Legends on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform.David Geisert: Coinflip studios is comprised of seven people who have been working together in the games industry for nine years at different companies.

Say Hello to Amazon Prime VR

Say Hello to Amazon Prime VR

If you have an Oculus Quest, Go or Gear VR you can grab the Prime VR App and watch everything regular app users can, as well as any content bought through Amazon.Which sets it apart from the likes of Netflix, who only offered the traditional content experience.

Rift surpasses Vive as VR devs' top platform in new XRDC Innovation Report

Rift surpasses Vive as VR devs' top platform in new XRDC Innovation Report

When we asked survey respondents which AR/VR/MR platform(s) they’re currently developing for, 29 percent said the Oculus Rift, 24 percent said the Oculus Quest, and 24 percent said the HTC Vive.

Firefox Reality for Oculus Quest

Firefox Reality for Oculus Quest

Following our releases for other 6DoF headsets including the HTC Vive Focus Plus and Lenovo Mirage, we are delighted to bring the Firefox Reality VR web browsing experience to Oculus' newest headset. Like all Firefox browser products, Firefox Reality is available for free in the Oculus Quest store.

Masked Mischief: ‘Raccoon Lagoon’ Available Now on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform

Masked Mischief: ‘Raccoon Lagoon’ Available Now on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform

Hidden Path Entertainment set out to achieve total parity across both the PC and standalone VR versions of the game, and they wanted to ensure people could easily play with friends across the Oculus ecosystem.

Firefox Reality Brings Secure VR Web Browsing To Oculus Quest

Firefox Reality Brings Secure VR Web Browsing To Oculus Quest

Yes, Mozilla’s Firefox Reality MR browser has officially arrived on the 6DOF VR headset alongside a plethora of much-needed updates that make your VR web browsing experience even more enjoyable.

Swords of Gargantua Review: Beat Up Big Bads With Buds

Swords of Gargantua Review: Beat Up Big Bads With Buds

While it won’t make such a big impact on PCVR players who’ve had their hands on GORN and Blade & Sorcery for some time now, Swords of Gargantua offers fully physics-based combat, crossplay co-op with up to three other players in addition to yourself, and standalone Oculus Quest support.

The Thrill of the Fight is Coming to Oculus Quest!

The Thrill of the Fight is Coming to Oculus Quest!

I’ll be working out details like the launch date as I get closer to finishing the Quest port, but I wanted to go ahead and share the good news.

This Week’s VR Game Roundup — Quest for Greatness

This Week’s VR Game Roundup — Quest for Greatness

GORN makes use of the tracked motion controllers as you swing your weapons at anyone who stands in your way. Link: The Copper Canyon Shoot Out. Gun Club VR (Oculus Quest).

Okay, Seriously, Maybe VR Gaming Is About To Have Its Big Moment

Okay, Seriously, Maybe VR Gaming Is About To Have Its Big Moment

The solution and the push is for a device called the Oculus Quest, which launched in the spring to rave reviews, including from us: “The Oculus Quest Is How Virtual Reality Should Work .” It’s a VR headset without wires, without sensors, without the need to be plugged into a PC or console, yet it can still run some impressive games.

Journey of the Gods VR Game Review Oculus Quest – An Active Adventure to Remember!

Journey of the Gods VR Game Review Oculus Quest – An Active Adventure to Remember!

After that there is no arena mode or even a level select so you’ll probably not be playing past that, but it’s a full size single player action RPG with a lot of fun content.

Oculus Rift S Patch Dramatically Improves Controller Tracking, Coming To Quest In Future

Oculus Rift S Patch Dramatically Improves Controller Tracking, Coming To Quest In Future

Oculus PC software Public Test Channel version 1.39 brings important improvements to Touch controller tracking on Oculus Rift S . We tested the update today, and found that it dramatically improves controller tracking close to the headset, and noticeably reduces cases of controller occlusion breaking tracking.