Oculus VR » News https://www.oculus.com Oculus VR, a technology company revolutionizing the way people experience video games. Fri, 29 May 2015 15:32:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.2 Oculus’ next big move is to make VR a social experience https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-next-big-move-is-to-make-vr-a-social-experience/ https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-next-big-move-is-to-make-vr-a-social-experience/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 18:17:54 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=7805 VR turned me into a movie character — a tiny, bright yellow firefly. But here’s the best part: I got to experience it with someone next to me, both literally and virtually, in a dark room with headsets strapped to our heads. For Oculus Story Studio, arguably the Pixar of virtual reality, this is the first step in making the medium more social.

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Facebook’s Oculus VR Acquires Startup Surreal Vision https://www.oculus.com/news/facebooks-oculus-vr-acquires-startup-surreal-vision/ https://www.oculus.com/news/facebooks-oculus-vr-acquires-startup-surreal-vision/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 16:35:12 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=7801 Here’s more proof that Facebook’s plans for Oculus VR go beyond gaming: Oculus announced Tuesday the acquisition of Surreal Vision, a company specializing in making virtual worlds look more like real ones.

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Oculus acquires 3D mapping company Surreal Vision to turn reality into a video game https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-acquires-3d-mapping-company-surreal-vision-to-turn-reality-into-a-video-game/ https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-acquires-3d-mapping-company-surreal-vision-to-turn-reality-into-a-video-game/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 16:33:30 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=7798 Virtual reality company Oculus has acquired Surreal Vision, a UK company whose software can map and recreate the real world in a virtual one. Surreal Vision grew out of its three co-founders’ Ph.D. research at Imperial College London; the team will now move to Oculus’ lab in Redmond, Washington.

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Oculus Acquires Surreal Vision To Bring The Real World To VR https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-acquires-surreal-vision-to-bring-the-real-world-to-vr/ https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-acquires-surreal-vision-to-bring-the-real-world-to-vr/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 16:32:02 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=7796 Oculus VR announced the acquisition of Surreal Vision today, bringing the company’s expertise on recreating real-time 3D representations of the outside world into virtualized environments. This means making things like virtual telepresence possible, letting you “be there” without actually being there.

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Oculus Connect 2 Will Give Developers What They Need For Consumer Rift Launch https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-connect-2-will-give-developers-what-they-need-for-consumer-rift-launch/ https://www.oculus.com/news/oculus-connect-2-will-give-developers-what-they-need-for-consumer-rift-launch/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 19:01:02 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=7770 Oculus is hosting its second annual primary developer conference between September 23 and 25, the company announced today. The big show, called ‘Connect 2′ in keeping with the original event last September, will feature keynote presentations from Oculus execs Michael Abrash, John Carmack and Brendan Iribe, and will also provide “everything developers need to know to launch on the Rift and Gear VR.”

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Virtual reality headset Oculus Rift is coming in early 2016 https://www.oculus.com/news/virtual-reality-headset-oculus-rift-is-coming-in-early-2016/ https://www.oculus.com/news/virtual-reality-headset-oculus-rift-is-coming-in-early-2016/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 17:40:25 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=7241 The first virtual reality headset to make waves finally has a full release date. The Oculus Rift headset will be available as a full product at retail during the first quarter of 2016, its maker Oculus VR announced Wednesday morning.

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The finished Oculus Rift is shipping early next year https://www.oculus.com/news/the-finished-oculus-rift-is-shipping-early-next-year/ https://www.oculus.com/news/the-finished-oculus-rift-is-shipping-early-next-year/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 15:32:35 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=7235 It’s finally happened: Oculus has announced a date for the finished version of its Rift virtual reality headset. The Oculus Rift consumer edition is going to be shipping in the first quarter of 2016, with pre-orders opening later this year.

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Say Hello to the Final Oculus Rift – Coming 2016 https://www.oculus.com/news/say-hello-to-the-final-oculus-rift-coming-2016/ https://www.oculus.com/news/say-hello-to-the-final-oculus-rift-coming-2016/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 15:24:44 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=7225 Virtual reality is coming—and now, we finally know when. You will actually be able to buy a real, consumer version of the Oculus Rift in the first quarter of next year. You’re looking at it right now. Let me repeat: this is not another prototype.

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I saw ‘Lost,’ the first ever virtual reality movie — and it absolutely blew me away https://www.oculus.com/news/i-saw-lost-the-first-ever-virtual-reality-movie-and-it-absolutely-blew-me-away/ https://www.oculus.com/news/i-saw-lost-the-first-ever-virtual-reality-movie-and-it-absolutely-blew-me-away/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:15:47 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=7187 Whether you love film, or video games – or both! – your favorite medium is on the precipice of enormous change. That change is virtual reality.

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A new creative team at Oculus tossed out the rules of film to tell a VR story https://www.oculus.com/news/a-new-creative-team-at-oculus-tossed-out-the-rules-of-film-to-tell-a-vr-story/ https://www.oculus.com/news/a-new-creative-team-at-oculus-tossed-out-the-rules-of-film-to-tell-a-vr-story/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:12:12 +0000 http://www.oculus.com/?post_type=news&p=7183 Being at the forefront of an exploding technology, it’s in Oculus’ best interests to help others leverage the new medium in creative ways. That thinking is what led to the birth of Story Studio.

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