Entries in 'oculus' (63)

Gear VR

Gear VR still most popular headset, ships 782k in Q1 - SuperData

SuperData has updated its VR headset shipment figures and Samsung's Gear VR headset is once again the most shipped headset in Q1, according to the research firm's estimates. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 10th 2017 at 9:40AM in News
Virtual reality check: Oculus, HTC and Sony's verdict on the future and first year of VR

Virtual reality check: Oculus, HTC and Sony's verdict on the future and first year of VR

To say VR had an eventful first year would be an understatement. Not only do we have three major headsets on shelves, contributing to almost $1bn (£774m) worth of sales ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 8th 2017 at 1:00PM in News
Oculus is skipping E3 2017

Oculus is skipping E3 2017

UPDATE: MCV has since received the following statement from Oculus regarding its absence at this year's E3: “We will not have a booth at E3 - we’re focusing on the awesome ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2017 at 10:18AM in News

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Stephanie Llamas

SuperData: Luckey departure 'long time coming'

Palmer Luckey’s seemingly sudden departure from Oculus was “a long time coming,” according to SuperData’s VP of research and strategy and head of VR/AR strategy Stephanie Llamas, after his role ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 6th 2017 at 10:36AM in News
Batman: Arkham VR is coming to Vive and Rift

Batman: Arkham VR is coming to Vive and Rift

Rocksteady’s popular PlayStation VR launch title Batman: Arkham VR will be arriving on other virtual reality platforms later this month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2017 at 9:29AM in News
Palmer Luckey out at Oculus

Palmer Luckey out at Oculus

Six months after Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey was unceremoniously thrust into the American political limelight, the VR pioneer is leaving the Facebook-owned company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2017 at 10:06AM in News
Samsung Gear VR gets a big update

Samsung Gear VR gets a big update

Oculus and Samsung claim to have started over with their smartphone-based Gear VR as the sector’s focus once again shifts to mobile.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2017 at 9:52AM in News

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Oculus says its developer funding is 'kickstarting the entire VR industry'

Oculus says its developer funding is 'kickstarting the entire VR industry'

The debate about Oculus exclusivity and its backing of developers continues with Oculus arguing that its actions are of benefit to the entire VR sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2017 at 9:42AM in News
HTC VP: I disagree with Oculus's strategy a lot

HTC VP: I disagree with Oculus's strategy a lot

The VP of global VR for HTC has slammed VR rival Oculus for its walled garden approach to VR content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 10:02AM in News
Carmack strikes back in Oculus-Zenimax legal merry-go-round

Carmack strikes back in Oculus-Zenimax legal merry-go-round

Id Software co-founder and Oculus Rift co-designer John Carmack is suing ZeniMax for allegedly missing payments.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2017 at 10:34AM in News
Facebook to close 200 Oculus Rift demo stations in the US

Facebook to close 200 Oculus Rift demo stations in the US

200 Oculus Rift demo stations are to be closed at Best Buy stores in the US, according to the Business Insider. The website reports that Facebook ordered the closure of ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 9th 2017 at 11:45AM in News

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ZeniMax awarded $500m in Oculus lawsuit

ZeniMax awarded $500m in Oculus lawsuit

The ZeniMax vs Oculus trial is coming to an end as the jury awarded ZeniMax $500m (around £394m) after they found Oculus violated a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). ZeniMax initially asked ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 10:50AM in News
Mark Zuckerburg

Mark Zuckerberg denies accusations in Oculus vs ZeniMax trial

Mark Zuckerberg has provided new information in the $2bn lawsuit between ZeniMax Media and Oculus, denying accusations that Oculus stole VR technology from ZeniMax.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 18th 2017 at 11:45AM in News
ZeniMax claims Oculus destroyed evidence in Rift's creation

ZeniMax claims Oculus destroyed evidence in Rift's creation

The lawsuit between ZeniMax Media and Oculus VR is heating up.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 17th 2017 at 10:52AM in retail
Iribe vacates role as Oculus CEO

Iribe vacates role as Oculus CEO

Oculus has divided itself into separate PC and mobile divisions, with CEO Brendan Iribe stepping down as part of the changes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 14th 2016 at 9:27AM in News

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MCV's Review of the Year - Part 1: Hardware of 2016

MCV's Review of the Year - Part 1: Hardware of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year.

on Dec 13th 2016 at 12:00PM in News
Oculus

Oculus is staffing up with more than 100 open positions

VR firm Oculus is staffing up, with more than 100 positions currently open across many of its global offices.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 31st 2016 at 1:14PM in News
Gear VR

The Gear VR app has been disabled on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Oculus has dropped support for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with its Gear VR platform.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 11th 2016 at 10:36AM in News
Oculus

Oculus reveals completely wireless VR headset prototype

Arguably the biggest news to come out of Oculus Connect 3 was the reveal of a new wireless VR headset prototype.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 7th 2016 at 12:12PM in News
Oculus Touch

Oculus Touch controllers cost $199, will launch on December 6th

The Oculus Touch controllers will add a significant amount to the overall cost of Facebook’s VR system.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 7th 2016 at 11:11AM in News
Palmer Luckey

Palmer Luckey conspicuously absent from Oculus Connect 3 keynote

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey was not seen on stage at the Oculus Connect 3 keynote, probably due to his support of pro Trump memes.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 7th 2016 at 10:41AM in News
Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift system requirements lowered thanks to new tech

The system requirements for the Oculus Rift have been lowered, making VR a little cheaper as a result.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 7th 2016 at 10:15AM in News
ZeniMax accuses Carmack of tech theft in Oculus lawsuit

ZeniMax accuses Carmack of tech theft in Oculus lawsuit

Bethesda owner ZeniMax has amended its lawsuit with Oculus to include accusations of theft and deception.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 9:30AM in News