Bye-bye Rift! Oculus Goes All-in On The Quest

Bye-bye Rift! Oculus Goes All-in On The Quest

The Oculus Rift headset, which pioneered modern consumer VR, is being discontinued.It’s likely that Oculus will unify and rebrand its software, but there’s no reason to expect that new Oculus games and experiences won’t keep working on Rift headsets.

Is Facebook Killing Oculus With Its Decisions?

Is Facebook Killing Oculus With Its Decisions?

That’s changed, and Oculus Quest 2 owners have no choice but to sign up for a FaceBook account.Yet, FaceBook seems to think being forced to sign up for something you still don’t want is going to rub consumers the right way.

First time buyers of the Oculus Quest 2 will get Asgard’s Wrath for free

First time buyers of the Oculus Quest 2 will get Asgard’s Wrath for free

New purchases of the Oculus Quest 2 will also come with a free copy of the Oculus Rift game Asgard’s Wrath.“Just make sure you have the Oculus PC App installed, use any Link-compatible cable (whether Oculus or third-party) to connect a newly activated Quest 2, and then check your Rift library to download the title at no cost.”.

Oculus Gives Away ‘Asgard’s Wrath’ to New Quest 2 Users Starting Today

Oculus Gives Away ‘Asgard’s Wrath’ to New Quest 2 Users Starting Today

But if you manage to nab a new Quest 2 before the year’s end, you’ll be able to download award-winning PC VR title Asgard’s Wrath (2019) for free.It’s been one year since Oculus released beta support for Link, the company’s compatibility software that lets Quest users play Rift exclusives on PC.

'Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge' VR delivers what Disney’s theme parks can’t

'Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge' VR delivers what Disney’s theme parks can’t

If you go into Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, the latest VR co-production from Lucasfilm’s ILMxLab and Facebook’s Oculus, thinking you’ll be just fine handling blaster shoot-outs by your lonesome, you’ll quickly become acquainted with death.

Carmack teases 120Hz support for Quest 2

Carmack teases 120Hz support for Quest 2

A recent tweet from John Carmack hints at the potential of 120Hz support for the Oculus Quest 2 or other upcoming headsets.Important point: Don’t just default to the highest frame rate available, or your app will likely run poorly if we release 120 FPS support.

Game Nights: ‘Pistol Whip: 2089,’ ‘Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister,’ and ‘Myst’ Release Dates Revealed

Game Nights: ‘Pistol Whip: 2089,’ ‘Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister,’ and ‘Myst’ Release Dates Revealed

At Facebook Connect, we shared a slate of new titles coming to the Oculus Platform.Purchase of the game will also include an exclusive Myst-themed Oculus Home environment.

New hand tracking support for Vacation Simulator

New hand tracking support for Vacation Simulator

A new teaser video for the VR title Vacation Simulator looks at hand tracking support for the game on Oculus Quest.

Leaked documents from Capcom suggest Resident Evil VR is coming to Oculus headsets

Leaked documents from Capcom suggest Resident Evil VR is coming to Oculus headsets

According to leaked data from a recent hack, Capcom is developing a VR version of the classic game Resident Evil 4.According to the leaked data, a VR version of Resident Evil 4 is slated to launch in April 2021.

Cantina Music and Beyond: ILMxLAB Announces Three Composers for ‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge’

Cantina Music and Beyond: ILMxLAB Announces Three Composers for ‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge’

Last week, ILMxLAB announced that composers Bear McCreary, Danny Piccione, and Joseph Trapanese are all working on the music for Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, coming November 19 to the Oculus Quest Platform.

Quest 2 Update: Improved Resolution, 90Hz Refresh Rate, Oculus Move

Quest 2 Update: Improved Resolution, 90Hz Refresh Rate, Oculus Move

In it's first huge update for the new Quest system, Facebook-Oculus have improved functionality and even added a few new features.Facebook-Oculus have announced an image resolution improvement will come within the v23 update.

Oculus Quest 2 Update Adds 90Hz Refresh Rate

Oculus Quest 2 Update Adds 90Hz Refresh Rate

With the addition of the refresh rate update and fitness tracker, Oculus will be adding the ability to purchase gift apps for others later this month.In addition to Oculus Move, the new update will include the ability to gift games and VR apps to other Oculus members.

Inside the Wacky World of Daniel Beauchamp's Wonderful VR Experiments

Inside the Wacky World of Daniel Beauchamp's Wonderful VR Experiments

But often there's a noble ambition behind them too, like in his work with Oculus Quest hand tracking.Testing out sign language using Oculus Quest hand tracking & networking.

Oculus Delays Shipment of Quest 2 Elite Straps Amid Complaints of Premature Breakage

Oculus Delays Shipment of Quest 2 Elite Straps Amid Complaints of Premature Breakage

Some customers who ordered and are still waiting for an Elite Strap and Elite Battery Strap for Quest 2 have received an email from Oculus that maintains their shipments will be delayed, as the company is currently investigating user complaints likely surrounding premature breakage first spotted in late October.

The Oculus Quest 2: What You Need To Know Before Ordering

The Oculus Quest 2: What You Need To Know Before Ordering

If you don’t want to read through this whole article, let me say right now that the Quest 2 is definitely a clear upgrade over the original device.However, many Oculus customers, myself included don’t have a Facebook account.

Oculus CEO thinks VR headsets could eventually be free with subsidies

Oculus CEO thinks VR headsets could eventually be free with subsidies

With companies like Microsoft and Sony selling consoles cheaply and making up their investments in software licensing, Iribe thinks there’s room in the industry for some more inventive approaches to hardware sales.

Stanford Research Shows VR Users Can Be Identified Using Only 5 Minutes of Motion Data

Stanford Research Shows VR Users Can Be Identified Using Only 5 Minutes of Motion Data

“In both the privacy policy of Oculus and HTC, makers of two of the most popular VR headsets in 2020, the companies are permitted to share any de-identified data,” the paper notes.

Oculus Quest 2 pre-orders were five times higher than Oculus Quest

Oculus Quest 2 pre-orders were five times higher than Oculus Quest

Oculus Quest 2 pre-orders were five times higher than Oculus Quest Mark Zuckerberg sets a target of "ten million active units" to make Facebook's VR platform self-sustaining.Pre-orders for the Oculus Quest 2 were five times higher than Oculus Quest, according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Introducing ‘Temple of Darkness,’ ILMxLAB’s Short VR Story Coming to ‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge’

Introducing ‘Temple of Darkness,’ ILMxLAB’s Short VR Story Coming to ‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge’

It’s an exciting new adventure in a galaxy far, far away, and it’s coming to the Oculus Quest Platform as part of Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge on November 19.The High Republic is set hundreds of years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, when the Jedi Order and Galactic Republic are at their apex.

Quest 2 Jailbreak Effort Reports Success Bypassing Facebook Services

Quest 2 Jailbreak Effort Reports Success Bypassing Facebook Services

A researcher from the XR community has gained root access to Oculus Quest 2 and is able to bypass Facebook Login.XRSI wants to help extend the same to AR/VR headsets, which would including protecting the right of users to jailbreak devices like Quest 2.

Deleting your Facebook Account Makes You Lose Ownership to Oculus Games

Deleting your Facebook Account Makes You Lose Ownership to Oculus Games

Last week we brought you a report on how you could end up with a paperweight of an Oculus Quest 2 VR HMD if your Facebook account linked to the headset is banned.

Samsung, Stanford make a 10,000PPI display that could lead to 'flawless' VR

Samsung, Stanford make a 10,000PPI display that could lead to 'flawless' VR

They’ve developed (via IEEE Spectrum) OLED technology that supports resolutions up to 10,000 pixels per inch — well above what you see in virtually any existing display, let alone what you’d find in a modern VR headset like the Oculus Quest 2.The newOLED tech uses films to emit white light between reflective layers, one silver and another made of reflective metal with nano-sized corrugations.

If you delete your Facebook account, you will lose all Oculus purchases and information

If you delete your Facebook account, you will lose all Oculus purchases and information

If you have linked your old Oculus account to Facebook or created a new one when you set up an Oculus Quest 2 and then decide you want to delete your Facebook account, you will also lose all of the purchases that you have made on the Oculus Store.

Quest 2 will not support Oculus Go apps.

Quest 2 will not support Oculus Go apps.

New Quest 2 users noticed that the Oculus Go tab was missing from the library, the truth of the matter was confirmed by John Carmack on Twitter, “Support was removed on Quest 2.

Petition · Rollback the forced switch to Facebook accounts on the Oculus platform. · Change.org

Petition · Rollback the forced switch to Facebook accounts on the Oculus platform. · Change.org

If these changes are not made soon, people who have bought a new entertainment system may be left with bricks if they don't meet Facebook's account requirements.Facebook has recently been falsely suspending people, and asking for excessive info, so people can keep their Facebook / Oculus account.

Oculus Founder to Match $5,000 Reward for Anyone Who Can Jailbreak Quest 2

Oculus Founder to Match $5,000 Reward for Anyone Who Can Jailbreak Quest 2

There’s still no getting around Oculus services or the need for a valid Facebook account to use Quest 2 though, which is why Robert Long, a senior software engineer at Mozilla working on WebXR, is offering up $5,000 to anyone who can successfully jailbreak Facebook’s latest standalone headset.

Oculus Quest 2 doesn't support Oculus Go games and apps

Oculus Quest 2 doesn't support Oculus Go games and apps

When someone asked Oculus CTO John Carmack on Twitter why they couldn’t find the drop-down menu that lets you access the Go library, the executive replied that the company removed support for the Go library on the Quest 2.

Some Oculus Quest 2 Owners are Getting Banned From Using Their Headsets

Some Oculus Quest 2 Owners are Getting Banned From Using Their Headsets

The Oculus Quest 2, the first Oculus headset to require new users to log in with a Facebook account rather than an Oculus account, started shipping out to customers this week.

Facebook Is Permabanning Oculus Quest 2 Owners for Owning an Oculus Quest 2

Facebook Is Permabanning Oculus Quest 2 Owners for Owning an Oculus Quest 2

Presumably, Facebook will fix this account-banning issue, but readers who encounter it are advised (by myself) to box their Quest 2 back up and return it to the store.If the Oculus Quest 2 lacked mandatory Facebook integration I’d be willing to recommend it to anyone whose eyes could use it.

Experience Sword Fighting With Stunning Visuals in the VR Game “Until You Fall”

Experience Sword Fighting With Stunning Visuals in the VR Game “Until You Fall”

The VR sword fighting adventure created by Schell Games has been available as version 1.0 on PlayStation VR and Oculus Quest since September 29.On October 27, the VR game will exit Early Access and the Version 1.0 will be available on these two platforms as well.