Entries in 'oculus' (66)

Judge gives go ahead of Palmer Luckey breach of contract claim

Judge gives go ahead of Palmer Luckey breach of contract claim

The founder of Oculus Rift looks likely to end up in court over allegations that he used knowledge and technologies learned from a previous role in setting up his virtual ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2016 at 12:28PM in News
Retail dismayed by £500 Oculus Rift

Retail dismayed by £500 Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift is too expensive and lacking in must-have games, UK stores have warned.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 14th 2016 at 10:15AM in News
More than 100 games coming to Oculus Rift this year, says Luckey

More than 100 games coming to Oculus Rift this year, says Luckey

Over 100 titles will be coming to the Oculus Rift headset this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 7th 2016 at 10:42AM in News
Oculus boss Luckey apologises for Rift pricing confusion

Oculus boss Luckey apologises for Rift pricing confusion

Just hours after it was revealed that the Oculus Rift would be setting back consumers £499 (or $599), the company’s founder Palmer Luckey took to Reddit for a Q&A.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 7th 2016 at 9:55AM in News

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Oculus Rift to set consumers back £500, shipping starts in March

Oculus Rift to set consumers back £500, shipping starts in March

The Oculus Rift VR headset is now available to pre-order and its price has been revealed. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2016 at 4:16PM in News
Oculus Rift pre-orders go live in two days

Oculus Rift pre-orders go live in two days

Pre-orders for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will go live this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 4:13PM in News
Oculus Touch controller won't be ready for Rift launch

Oculus Touch controller won't be ready for Rift launch

Facebook’s much-touted virtual reality headset Oculus Rift won’t ship alongside its controller at launch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 11:44AM in News
All Oculus Rift pre-orders come with EVE: Valkyrie

All Oculus Rift pre-orders come with EVE: Valkyrie

Those who pre-order the Oculus Rift will get space shooter Eve: Valkyrie for free.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 11th 2015 at 11:48AM in News

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There's a Rock Band VR game coming to Oculus Rift

There's a Rock Band VR game coming to Oculus Rift

After bringing its Rock Band franchise back this year, Harmonix is now set to launch the IP on Oculus Rift.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 4th 2015 at 11:47AM in News
Studio behind VR platformer Lucky's Tale raises $25m in funding

Studio behind VR platformer Lucky's Tale raises $25m in funding

Playful, the developer behind virtual reality title Lucky’s Tale, has been given a sizeable bump by its latest round of investment.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 23rd 2015 at 9:10AM in News
GAME: VR needs us to succeed

GAME: VR needs us to succeed

If virtual reality is going to change the world of video games, then it will need the High Street.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 9:45AM in News
Carmack: Minecraft is 'critically important' to VR

Carmack: Minecraft is 'critically important' to VR

Industry veteran and Oculus VR chief tech officer John Carmack has explained the lengths he went to to secure a virtual reality version of Minecraft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 25th 2015 at 4:09PM in News

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Minecraft is coming to the Oculus Rift in 2016

Minecraft is coming to the Oculus Rift in 2016

The world’s biggest game will enter virtual reality next year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 25th 2015 at 10:15AM in News
You can now watch Netflix in virtual reality

You can now watch Netflix in virtual reality

Netflix has launched an official app for Samsung’s Gear VR headset.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 25th 2015 at 9:24AM in News
Samsung Gear VR headset costs $100, out this November

Samsung Gear VR headset costs $100, out this November

One of the first consumer-grade virtual reality headsets to make it to market has set a potentially market-changing price.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 25th 2015 at 9:01AM in News
Having a blast in VR

Having a blast in VR

“Cut the blue wire. No, wait – cut the red wire.”

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 8th 2015 at 2:58PM in News

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VR is currently 'pretty expensive, relatively primitive', admits Oculus Rift creator

VR is currently 'pretty expensive, relatively primitive', admits Oculus Rift creator

VR might not be for everyone just yet, but you’d be a luddite to count the nascent technology out for good.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 7th 2015 at 10:18AM in News
'Oculus Rift isn't going to sell billions in 2016 - and that's okay'

'Oculus Rift isn't going to sell billions in 2016 - and that's okay'

For 18 months, there have been a lot of exciting developments for VR.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 21st 2015 at 9:56AM in News
AR is not compelling enough for consumers yet, says Oculus

AR is not compelling enough for consumers yet, says Oculus

VR giant Oculus says that augmented reality has failed to capture the mass-market so far.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 13th 2015 at 10:02AM in News
Oculus acquires 3D hand-sensing tech company

Oculus acquires 3D hand-sensing tech company

Virtual reality firm Oculus has acquired an Israeli company behind a 3D hand-sensing technology.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2015 at 11:44AM in News
Oculus Rift 'will be an open platform', avoid 'console tactics', insists founder

Oculus Rift 'will be an open platform', avoid 'console tactics', insists founder

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has dismissed concerns that the Rift virtual reality headset will be designed as a closed ecosystem.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 14th 2015 at 9:57AM in News
Oculus is funding development of over 20 VR games

Oculus is funding development of over 20 VR games

Virtual reality company Oculus is funding development of “about two dozen” virtual reality games via its Oculus Studios program.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2015 at 2:36PM in News
VR was battling for acceptance at this year's E3 - but was it victorious?

VR was battling for acceptance at this year's E3 - but was it victorious?

Last week marked the final E3 before virtual reality would be made available to consumers.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 26th 2015 at 12:30PM in News
MICROSOFT: Xbox has partnered up with Valve for VR

MICROSOFT: Xbox has partnered up with Valve for VR

Microsoft is looking to dominate the VR space on console. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 15th 2015 at 6:48PM in News
Insomniac's Edge of Nowhere leads Oculus VR game charge

Insomniac's Edge of Nowhere leads Oculus VR game charge

Oculus last night named a number of titles that it hopes will win it its first generation of virtual reality gaming fans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2015 at 12:02PM in News