PSA: Oculus Quest VR headsets are *finally* back in stock

PSA: Oculus Quest VR headsets are *finally* back in stock

It'll arrive as soon as next week if you place your order through either Best Buy or the Oculus website, but if those options sell out by the time you read this, Amazon also has it in stock with shipping "within 1 to 2 months.".

Automated artifact building for both SteamVR and Oculus Quest

Automated artifact building for both SteamVR and Oculus Quest

This is the final article from the series about porting Unity SteamVR games to Oculus Quest.And of course, it’s possible to automate artifact building for Windows and Oculus Quest while having the same code for both platforms.

Oculus Quest All-in-one VR Gaming Headset – 64GB

Oculus Quest All-in-one VR Gaming Headset – 64GB

Au rang des (petits) points négatifs, le prix des jeux (on n'est plus très habitué avec les applications gratuites Android), le fait que le casque tienne assez chaud (surtout qu'on s'agite pas mal en VR !!!).

‘Phantom: Covert Ops’ Now Available on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform

‘Phantom: Covert Ops’ Now Available on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform

Phantom: Covert Ops feels like a serious game for serious gamers , rather than a casual title for VR first-timers.” —Road to VR.“Phantom: Covert Ops really is about stealth more than big gun action, and that’s due to the kayak.

Best VR Hand Tracking Games for Oculus Quest in 2020

Best VR Hand Tracking Games for Oculus Quest in 2020

However, game developers imagined something better: games in which players only have to move their empty hands, and the movement is tracked and has effects in the virtual world.Please note you may need to install the SideQuest application in order to play some of the hand tracking games.

Facebook says farewell to the Oculus Go and goes all-in on 6DOF products

Facebook says farewell to the Oculus Go and goes all-in on 6DOF products

“Just past the one-year anniversary of Quest, we’re humbled by its continued success,” Oculus wrote.Carrying on the theme of acquiring gaming studios – Beat Games, bought in November last year , springs to mind – Mike Verdu, VP of AR/VR content at Facebook, said ‘the future of groundbreaking content in VR has never looked brighter.’.

Oculus discontinues Go and plans its official open Quest Store

Oculus discontinues Go and plans its official open Quest Store

While we don’t have many details to share beyond that yet, we’re conscious that development cycles take time – so we wanted to get this news out to the dev community as soon as possible, to help those currently building for Oculus Go to pivot and target Quest if they choose.

An Update on the Evolution of the Oculus Platform

An Update on the Evolution of the Oculus Platform

Today we’re also excited to share a sneak peek at a new way for developers to distribute Quest apps starting next year, so that even more of you can join the next chapter along with us.

Ubuntu Unity Distro: An Unofficial Desktop Revival

Ubuntu Unity Distro: An Unofficial Desktop Revival

After Ubuntu 18.04 LTS was released in early 2018, the developer abandoned Unity 7 in favor of the GNOME 3 desktop.I also received numerous reader requests for Unity desktop options and a few notices about new Unity-based distros being released.

VR Games OhShape and Synth Riders Available Together for Quest

VR Games OhShape and Synth Riders Available Together for Quest

“We think this collaboration is the beginning of a great way to explore synergies between our games and our communities, and it’s been great to tag-team it with our friends at OhShape,” Synth Riders CEO Arturo Perez said in a release shared with ARPost .

‘Trover Saves the Universe’ Now Available on Oculus Quest: Interview with Justin Roiland

‘Trover Saves the Universe’ Now Available on Oculus Quest: Interview with Justin Roiland

Justin Roiland: When I first started thinking about Trover Saves the Universe, I wanted to combine an idea I had previously had about a villain who kidnapped a character’s dogs and stuffed them into his eye holes with a fun, humorous, and immersive action-packed platformer that put players front and center of the game while having to work together with the main character to progress.

‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ Will Have VR Support On Both PC And PS4

‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ Will Have VR Support On Both PC And PS4

Considering Star Wars already has a significant presence on Oculus platforms, thanks to the Vader: Immortal series (which was not published by EA), I can't see Squadrons being completely incompatible with the Rift S or a link-cabled Quest either.

Pico Neo 2 Eye review

Pico Neo 2 Eye review

Headset & Controller Tracking.The most unique and interesting feature of this headset is the built-in eye-tracking.Unlike Oculus, Pico gives you complete control over the headset.The Neo 2 is priced less than the Quest and the integrated eye-tracking opens so many interesting doors and possibilities.

Optimization techniques for porting Unity SteamVR games to Oculus Quest

Optimization techniques for porting Unity SteamVR games to Oculus Quest

You should pay special attention to patch plugins that add: Post-processing effects for a camera Additional cameras New CommandBuffer or commands for a camera In our product, we found that a 3rd party plugin for decals added an additional CommandBuffer for the player’s camera, which significantly decreases performance on Oculus Quest but doesn’t affect the PC SteamVR version.

Oculus Link and the USB 2.0 Update: Does It Work?

Oculus Link and the USB 2.0 Update: Does It Work?

Now, in a new update, Oculus allows the use of the USB 2.0 Type C cable that it comes with for Oculus Link, but how well does it work?Is it really such a big deal to just buy a USB 3.0 cable for use with Oculus Quest?

Vader Immortal for Oculus Quest Review

Vader Immortal for Oculus Quest Review

However, as it turns out, Vader Immortal is a much better game without a tether.Playing all three episodes of Vader Immortal was a fun experience, but it’s hard to recommend paying full price for what’s essentially a once-off, on-rails experience.

HTC’s former CEO is making a risky bet on a new VR headset and virtual world

HTC’s former CEO is making a risky bet on a new VR headset and virtual world

The Oculus Quest is still only sporadically available, so the Mova launch actually happens as planned, it wouldn’t be impossible for XRSpace to find a space in the market — but only with more evidence of good hardware and a software ecosystem.

Open for Business: Oculus Enterprise Platform Available Now

Open for Business: Oculus Enterprise Platform Available Now

Companies like InsiteVR, a developer of VR meeting software for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) project teams, have used Oculus Quest to help their clients connect and collaborate across distance.

A year after launch, Oculus says Quest is starting a VR revolution

A year after launch, Oculus says Quest is starting a VR revolution

Quest can run AAA games — like the groundbreaking Half Life: Alyx from Valve — while plugged into a computer, but not in wireless mode for the simple reason that the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor inside the headset is far less powerful than modern computer GPUs. Jason Rubin, Facebook's vice president for special gaming initiatives, said that standalone VR headsets are fundamentally constrained — but new technologies like game-streaming could allow PC-quality graphics without wires in the future.

‘Phantom: Covert Ops’ Preview – A Compelling Take on VR Stealth, but Comfort Challenges Could Muddy the Waters

‘Phantom: Covert Ops’ Preview – A Compelling Take on VR Stealth, but Comfort Challenges Could Muddy the Waters

I’m still looking forward to Phantom: Covert Ops because of all the stuff it’s doing right so far, and I hope nDreams might able to find some solutions to improving smooth turning comfort ahead of the game’s June 25th release date on Rift and Quest.

David Hayter Takes Us Behind the Scenes of ‘Phantom: Covert Ops’

David Hayter Takes Us Behind the Scenes of ‘Phantom: Covert Ops’

Today, the renowned voice actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of the iconic Snake from the Metal Gear Solid series takes us behind the scenes of Phantom: Covert Ops—the award-winning VR stealth game coming to Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform on June 25.

The Living VR Headset: The Oculus Quest, 1 Year Review And Analysis

The Living VR Headset: The Oculus Quest, 1 Year Review And Analysis

While it’s a great sign that the Quest is selling more than Facebook or Oculus expected, it’s not good for the VR ecosystem to prolong the time it takes for people to get headsets in their hands.

Tetris Effect is Seemingly Heading to Oculus Quest Soon

Tetris Effect is Seemingly Heading to Oculus Quest Soon

However, it seems as though the store’s page went live a bit too soon, as Enhance Games has yet to formally reveal that Tetris Effect is coming to Oculus Quest.

Porting basic Unity SteamVR game's functionality to Oculus Quest

Porting basic Unity SteamVR game's functionality to Oculus Quest

So the hardest part is to heavily optimize the project to have it running on Oculus Quest (which is based on the Android mobile platform).The next step is to activate developer mode on the Oculus Quest device which is required to build and install custom apps and games.

If Oculus Is Actually Making A Slimmer Quest VR Headset, I Might Buy It

If Oculus Is Actually Making A Slimmer Quest VR Headset, I Might Buy It

Nothing has been publicly confirmed by Facebook, but the company might be building a smaller and lighter version of the current Quest, which also might include redesigned controllers and a faster screen refresh rate of at least 90Hz, up from the current 60Hz. There is testing being done on a 120Hz screen, but that could drain the Quest’s battery much faster.

Oculus Quest Production Stymied by Pandemic

Oculus Quest Production Stymied by Pandemic

A VR headset is a single-purpose device, which "makes it more difficult for the mass market to adopt in the same way that some people don't want to buy a game consoles," Nguyen told TechNewsWorld.

Open Beta for Echo VR on Quest is live!

Open Beta for Echo VR on Quest is live!

• Disc should show the appropriate point range (2-points vs 3-points).• Fix issue that would launch players when holding geo and then entering the pause menu.• Users should have access to party features now while in a match.• Set max party size to 10.• Fix for tracking tutorial progress even when disconnected from the network.• Various art/lighting fixes to the lobby.

Oculus Exclusive ‘Star Wars Vader Immortal’ Coming to PSVR This Summer

Oculus Exclusive ‘Star Wars Vader Immortal’ Coming to PSVR This Summer

You’ve been wanting to try out the Oculus exclusive series Star Wars Vader Immortal since it first came to Rift and Quest last year.

'Half-Life: Alyx' added nearly 1 million VR users to Steam

'Half-Life: Alyx' added nearly 1 million VR users to Steam

Road to VR has used historical data and direct Valve data to calculate that Steam users added nearly 950,000 VR headsets in April — a huge spike over March.The recently added ability to use the Quest as a PC headset may have spurred gamers ahead of Alyx’s March 23rd launch.

Echo Arena open beta launches May 5 on Oculus Quest

Echo Arena open beta launches May 5 on Oculus Quest

Ready At Dawn announced that starting May 5, Echo Arena will be available in open beta on Oculus Quest.According to Ready At Dawn, development on Lone Echo II “has been greatly impacted” but they still intend to launch the game in 2020 with more updates coming soon.