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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 games and announcements we’ll share throughout this year.” Instead, the company will be focusing on events and opportunities where it …

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Palmer Luckey’s Trump donations see Chrono Trigger make global headlines

What’s the betting that Chrono Trigger’s Wikipedia page has enjoyed record traffic in the last few hours? In an odd turn of events, The Washington Post has discovered that now departed Oculus founder Palmer Lucky has been surreptitiously donating to Donald Trump via shell companies with names relating to 1995 …

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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 had become increasingly redundant” in the wake of Oculus’ lawsuit with ZeniMax. Oculus is failing compared to its competitors and …

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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. The game will be released on both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on April 25th. The motion controllers for both systems will be supported. Arkham VR differs from Rocksteady’s other …

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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. Palmer will be dearly missed,” Facebook said in a statement first provided to UploadVR. Palmer’s legacy extends far beyond Oculus. His inventive spirit helped kickstart the modern …

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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. Both Oculus and HTC have alluded to a shift of priorities away from their high-end headsets and toward the more financially accessible smartphone market, and this new Gear …

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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. HTC recently voiced stern criticism of Oculus’ model, which sees developers receiving funding in return for releasing games exclusively on Oculus Rift. Oculus VP of …

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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. Joel Breton told GameSpot that HTC has an internal policy to encourage its development partners to release their titles on as many platforms as possible. Oculus, in contrast, has come …

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