There were reports recently that Facebook-owned Oculus might launch a new virtual reality headset and it has done just that today. The company announced its Oculus Rift S virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference today. The new headset costs $399 and will be available for purchase this spring.
It has been a while since the Oculus Rift headset has been refreshed. This is versus headsets like the HTC Vive which has seen several variations launched to date. There were talks about a Rift 2, but as Engadget points out, a report from TechCrunch back in 2018 suggested that the company might be looking to release a lightly-refreshed Rift S headset instead.
Facebook has the ability to stream live for a while now, such as the games you’re playing or if you just want to get in front of the camera and talk to your friends or followers. However it looks Facebook is now giving users more options when it comes to streaming, one of which is the ability to live stream what you’re seeing in VR via the Oculus Rift headset.
Is virtual reality (VR) still too much of a novelty to be considered a must-have device when it comes to gaming? Unfortunately that seems to be the case, but the good news is that according to Valve’s monthly Hardware Survey (via UploadVR) of its Steam store, it appears that while VR gaming isn’t exactly dominating, it has doubled in usage.
Watching movies in virtual reality (VR) is one of the uses of the technology, so it was no surprise that devices like the Oculus Rift had options to allow users to rent titles to watch using the headset. However according to a report from Variety, it appears that the feature has since been shut down.
Facebook-owned Oculus is one of HTC’s main competitors in the virtual reality arena and yet the company is now opening up its VR subscription service for Oculus Rift owners. HTC has decided to allow Oculus Rift owners to purchase a Viveport VR subscription. The subscription service will thus be available on a non-HTC virtual reality headset.
HTC launched its Viveport VR store back in 2016. Many couldn’t really understand the need for it back then seen one could easily find the VR experiences on Steam as well. However, a subscription plan was made available last year which allowed subscribers to get five VR titles for a low monthly fee. Now, support for the HTC Viveport VR store is being added to the Oculus Rift as well.
We know that games and movies are great to watch in virtual reality (VR), but what about the news? For those who think that watching the news in VR seems like it would be a great idea, you’ll be interested to learn that CNN has partnered up with Magnopus to bring the news onto the Oculus Rift.
Last year Bethesda announced that Skyrim VR would be headed onto the PC where it would be playable on devices like the HTC Vive. It was largely assumed that it would be only available on the HTC Vive, but the game’s pre-order page on Steam (via GameSpot) has revealed a surprise and that is it will support the Oculus Rift as well.
Every single Oculus Rift virtual reality headset stopped working yesterday. It was immediately unclear why all headsets had essentially been bricked but it was soon discovered that Oculus apparently forget to renew its security certificate. The expired certificate caused part of the Rift app to crash and rendered it incapable of accessing VR software. Oculus said yesterday that it was looking into the matter and has now confirmed that all […]
If you tried using your Oculus Rift headset today and found it to be bricked for no good reason, well now there’s clarity on the matter. Every single Oculus Rift headset stopped working today because of an issue that appears to have been caused by an expired certificate in the Oculus Runtime Service.
When virtual reality (VR) headsets were first launched, they weren’t exactly cheap, not to mention that back then, you would require a pretty powerful PC in order to support it which in turn made the whole process a rather pricey one. These days things are cheaper, and in fact Oculus has decided to make its Oculus Rift bundle cheaper by discounting further.
Oculus has been working on a full-fledged standalone virtual reality headset for quite some time now. It unveiled the project called Santa Cruz at its developer conference last year. The idea behind this headset is to bring the magic of a PC VR experience to a headset that doesn’t need to be tethered to a PC. The company today unveiled an improved Santa Cruz prototype with a new design and […]
Oculus is making its flagship VR headset a bit more affordable. The company was offering a temporary price cut for this headset over the summer, discounting it from $499 to $399 for a limited time. The company has now decided to make this price cut permanent. The new Oculus Rift price will prove customers who have been on the fence about this headset an incentive to spend their money on […]