Oculus VR » News https://www.oculus.com Oculus VR, a technology company revolutionizing the way people experience video games. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:33:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Oculus unveils Mobile VR Jam with $1M in prizes https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-unveils-mobile-vr-jam-with-1m-in-prizes/ https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-unveils-mobile-vr-jam-with-1m-in-prizes/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:46:34 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=6829 Facebook’s Oculus VR division announced it will hold its Mobile VR Jam on April 13 with $1 million in prizes.

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Oculus offers $1 million prize pool for Gear VR developers https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-offers-1-million-prize-pool-for-gear-vr-developers/ https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-offers-1-million-prize-pool-for-gear-vr-developers/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:45:08 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=6826 Oculus VR has a challenge for aspiring game and app developers: Create something new and exciting for the Gear VR Innovator Edition, Samsung’s Oculus-powered headset, and get a shot at a cash prize from a $1 million pool.

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I just saw the first movie from Oculus, and it is the future https://www.oculus.com/news/i-just-saw-the-first-movie-from-oculus-and-it-is-the-future/ https://www.oculus.com/news/i-just-saw-the-first-movie-from-oculus-and-it-is-the-future/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:03:35 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=6665 Earlier today Oculus announced Story Studio, its in-house production team dedicated to producing virtual reality movies. We’ve been seeing VR narrative experiences for years at this point, and while they’ve been getting more and more impressive, they’ve still been iterative steps forward.

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With Story Studio, Oculus VR embarks on its Hollywood takeover https://www.oculus.com/news/with-story-studio-oculus-vr-embarks-on-its-hollywood-takeover/ https://www.oculus.com/news/with-story-studio-oculus-vr-embarks-on-its-hollywood-takeover/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:00:33 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=6663 Around the time Oculus VR began experimenting internally with the creation of tech demos, investor Marc Andreessen, impressed with what he’d seen, urged Brendan Iribe, Oculus VR’s CEO, to show them off to Hollywood.

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Oculus co-founder describes CES demo — and what comes next for virtual reality (interview) https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-co-founder-describes-ces-demo-and-what-comes-next-for-virtual-reality-interview/ https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-co-founder-describes-ces-demo-and-what-comes-next-for-virtual-reality-interview/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 01:37:19 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=6618 We caught up with Mitchell at the 2015 International CES, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas last week after viewing the Crescent Bay demo, which transported me to another world and let me turn around in 360 degrees to view it.

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Oculus Confirms CES Crescent Bay Units Feature ‘New Audio’ https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-confirms-ces-crescent-bay-units-feature-new-audio/ https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-confirms-ces-crescent-bay-units-feature-new-audio/#comments Wed, 07 Jan 2015 19:26:39 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=6604 As expected, virtual reality (VR) specialist Oculus VR is at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in full force, showcasing its Crescent Bay prototype for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).

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Oculus Brings 3D Audio To Virtual Reality, And It Sounds Great https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-brings-3d-audio-to-virtual-reality-and-it-sounds-great/ https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-brings-3d-audio-to-virtual-reality-and-it-sounds-great/#comments Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:16:37 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=6601 You’ve probably already surmised that the Crescent Bay just has a pair of stereo headphones attached, not a fancy surround sound system. What you might not know is that Oculus licensed a technology called RealSpace3D Audio from VisiSonics last year. Here at CES is the first time the company’s showing off the fruits of that deal, and I gave it a go.

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Palmer Luckey: Defying Reality https://www.oculus.com/news/palmer-luckey-defying-reality/ https://www.oculus.com/news/palmer-luckey-defying-reality/#comments Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:13:46 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=6598 “One day, we believe this kind of immersive, augmented reality will become a part of daily life for billions of people,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded spaces and experiences with the people in your life.”

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Oculus launches Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for virtual reality developers https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-launches-samsung-gear-vr-innovator-edition-for-virtual-reality-developers/ https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-launches-samsung-gear-vr-innovator-edition-for-virtual-reality-developers/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:13:38 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=6515 The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition works with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone and deliver high-quality virtual reality experiences for mobile users, said Max Cohen, the head of mobile at Oculus, in an interview with GamesBeat. The device is available for $200 (not including the smartphone) and $250 with a game controller.

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Samsung Gear VR Launches Today For $199 https://www.oculus.com/news/samsung-gear-vr-launches-today-for-199/ https://www.oculus.com/news/samsung-gear-vr-launches-today-for-199/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:54:48 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=6511 Anyone with a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 can take a dip into virtual reality today with the launch of the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition.

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