Oculus VR

Today, Facebook owned Oculus announced their follow up to the Oculus Rift VR headset, and they’ve decided to make the entry point to Oculus VR much easier to access. At $199, the new Oculus Go is significantly undercutting the $599 launch price of the Rift, which has seen its own price cut to $399 since it launched about a year and a half ago. But the Go is not just a less expensive version of the Rift. It’s a self-contained VR system, providing untethered VR capabilities. Despite the lower price, the Go has a higher resolution display than the Rift. The Go features a 2560x1440 “Fast-switch” LCD display, which is a bump up from the 2160x1200 combined resolution of the two OLED displays in the...

Oculus Announces Six Week Sale of $399 Rift + Touch Bundle

Update: On 7/14/17, Oculus permanently reduced the cost of the Rift + Touch bundle to $499. Meanwhile, the bundle is still available for $399 for the next six weeks. In...

32 by Nate Oh on 7/10/2017

Oculus VR Acquires The Eye Tribe, Developer of Eye Tracking Technologies

It has been announced that Oculus VR as bought The Eye Tribe, a company known for its eye tracking hardware and software technologies, earlier in December. Facebook’s VR division...

17 by Anton Shilov on 12/30/2016

Oculus Touch Controllers Shipping In December for $199

Back when the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets launched earlier this year, one of the main differentiating features was the inclusion of touch/motion controllers. The Rift was...

14 by Ryan Smith on 10/6/2016

HP and MSI Demonstrate Backpack PCs for VR Gaming

Virtual reality gaming promises to drive demand for higher-performance graphics cards as well as richer game content. But even before the first AAA VR games make their debut, computer...

22 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2016

Oculus Rift Launch Day News: New AMD & NVIDIA Drivers; Async Timewarp & Platform Restrictions Added To SDK

After just over three and a half years and a Facebook acquisition in between, Oculus’s first-generation Rift headset is launching today. We took a hands-on preview of the headset...

11 by Ryan Smith on 3/28/2016

Hands On With the Retail Oculus Rift: Countdown to Launch

Today I'll be going over my hands-on session with the final, retail version of the Oculus Rift, Oculus's soon to launch VR headset. As part of their GDC festivities...

75 by Ryan Smith on 3/16/2016

Oculus VR Reveals Retail Price of Its Virtual Reality Headset: $599

Oculus VR on Wednesday revealed the price of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset as well as its launch date. The price of the VR hardware appears to be...

74 by Anton Shilov on 1/7/2016

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