While to some Oculus’ announcement of the Rift S represents the newest and best version of a good VR headset, to others it’s a far cry from what they hoped Oculus would be able to deliver three years after the first Rift.
Rift S and Quest share the same controller design, which is geared for Oculus Insight tracking, according to the Facebook spokesperson. "It's great that Facebook continues to improve Oculus," Goodman said, "but without must-have games, which none of the headsets have, interest will remain limited.".
Two-forward facing sensors on these headsets find position and also track controllers. Three years of work and Rift S is the headset Facebook’s VR leaders landed on to replace its market-leading device. Rift S includes five sensors — all on the headset.
Like the upcoming Oculus Quest standalone, Rift S instead uses onboard cameras for “inside-out” tracking. Rift S removes these headphones and instead features the same audio system as Go and Quest (GIF of Quest): Sound is piped through the side straps directly to your ears.
As well as the default refresh rate of 90 Hz and 80 Hz for the 5K+ and 8K respectively, users can now change it to 72 Hz or 64 Hz. These new features and options are all aimed at making the Pimax headsets easier to run on existing GPUs. Tom’s Hardware recently benchmarked the headset using the $700 RTX 2080.
Elizabeth Warren is running for the U.S. presidency, and one of her key campaign issues is to break up large technology companies to reduce their power. The problem is an imbalance of power between large tech companies and the U.S. government, caused in large part by several things.
Facebook’s $400 Oculus Quest standalone VR headset is launching with Beat Saber in its lineup. For Facebook, Beat Saber was a must-get its Oculus Quest launch lineup. Beat Saber doesn’t require high-end graphics hardware while making incredible use of 6dof controllers.
Facebook has targeted politicians around the world – including the former UK chancellor, George Osborne – promising investments and incentives while seeking to pressure them into lobbying on Facebook’s behalf against data privacy legislation, an explosive new leak of internal documents has revealed.
Yesterday Beat Games had to make a statement on Twitter: The app Virtual Desktop for Oculus Go allows users to virtually use their PC in their Oculus Go. It even works over the internet, so as long as your PC is on you can access it from anywhere.
(They've since moved to a larger space on the Carnegie Mellon campus, with plans to expand again in the next year or two.) Codec Avatars, as Facebook Reality Labs calls them, are the result of a process that uses machine learning to collect, learn, and re-create human social expression.
To create an avatar that looks, moves and sounds like you, 180 cameras and 500 lights capture your face from different angles, making all sorts of silly faces, reports CBS News' DeMarco Morgan, who got an exclusive look at the social media giant's new project.
His second book, The History of The Future —which was published on February 19—chronicles the dramatic, larger-than-life true story behind the founding of Oculus, and its quest for virtual reality, and the company’s $3 billion acquisition by Facebook.
The games available on Oculus Go will be able to be ported to the Quest without any problem of loss of performance, despite the additional complexity brought by the tracking of six-degree movements.
Developers of Oculus Rift games made with the Oculus Unity plugin can now add Windows MR headset support with their existing code. A developer of a game in Unity for the Oculus Rift can now add Windows MR support without having to integrate the separate SteamVR Plugin.
Facebook has been pretty hands-off when it comes to providing VR solutions for enterprise, although that may be changing with the entrance of bonafide enterprise versions for both Oculus Quest and Oculus Go. As first reported by Variety , Facebook recently published a job listing for an Oculus software engineer that details the company’s plans to launch enterprise versions of Go & Quest sometime this year.
Facebook is looking to launch enterprise edition versions of its Oculus Go and Oculus Quest virtual reality (VR) headsets this year, according to a job listing published late last week.
If you want to purchase an Oculus Rift right now on Amazon.com the VR headset may not ship until after the Game Developers Conference in March. “Rift continues to be available across our channels, at this time mainly online (Oculus.com, Best Buy online, Amazon, etc.),” explains an email this week from a Facebook representative.
Snapchat’s 3D world lenses rely on similar augmented reality-powered animations that made its selfie filters so popular. ] Snapchat Once you find what you want to capture with the rear-facing camera, tap once on the viewfinder and a grid will surface mapping the floor in front of you.
According to internal emails published on Github, Facebook planned to use its Android app to match users’ location data with mobile phone base station IDs to deliver “location-aware” products.
"This is another step towards making that vision a reality." No Fear of Competition Facebook has been the leader in social media news sites, with 43 percent of Americans getting their news from its platform.
Blake Harris’ new book The History Of The Future reveals two canceled Oculus Rift successor projects codenamed ‘Tuzi’ and ‘Venice’. In October of last year, TechCrunch reported the cancellation of a Rift 2 project codenamed ‘Caspar’.
Last November, when HTC announced its standalone Vive Focus headset was coming to the West, we said that a better one was coming. That said, while Facebook's headset is aimed at consumers, the Vive Focus - and Plus - are being pitched to businesses.
While the narrative is super engaging and helps make this story a super fun read through the key moments and technological landscape of the history of the modern resurgence of VR, the problem is that from a historical perspective it’s very difficult to source where exactly the information is coming from.
But from a content strategy which inherently defines entertainment brands like Steam or Oculus consistency means something entirely different: The biggest mistake Oculus could do in the coming years is defining itself as another gaming platform.