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