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  • Blog Post: Oculus Acquires Pebbles Interfaces To Enhance Hand Tracking

    Oculus has announced that its family is growing with the acquisition of Pebbles Interfaces, an Israeli company specializing in hand movement tracking. That team will be working on tracking and human-computer interactions. In the video below, you’ll see a bit of what Pebbles Interfaces has been... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Virtual Reality Roundup: Oculus, Morpheus, HoloLens, And More

    For the past three years, E3 has become an increasingly large stage for virtual reality leaders and hopefuls. This year, three major players all showcased new technology and experiences, with support from a variety of developers. We also got a chance to check out a couple of third-party peripherals that... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus CEO More Fully Explains Pricing, Talks Rift Life Cycle

    At E3, we had a chance to catch up with Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe to discuss what it’s going to take to bring the first consumer Rift home. Iribe had previously been quoted as saying that consumers can expect to spend about $1,500 for a PC and the Rift kit. We asked him some more specifics about... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are Some Developers And Games Revealed For The Oculus Rift

    At this morning's Oculus pre-E3 press conference, we learned a bit more about the software that will be coming to the system. A number of games were mentioned by name, with other companies appearing on a partial list of those developing for the hardware. Earlier, we reported on Gunfire Games'... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Unveils Final Version Of Oculus Rift Headset

    Brendan Iribe, CEO of Oculus Rift, welcomed those in attendance at Oculus' E3 2015 press conference by revealing the final version of the Oculus Rift VR headset. The headset has been adjusted numerous times over the course of the past three years, and Iribe feels confident that this is the version... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Oculus Rift Ships With Xbox One Controller, Prototype VR Input On Display

    Update: Oculus had "one more thing" to show us at the end. The company has prototyped a pair of made-for-VR controllers, meant to be held in each hand, called Oculus Touch. The Oculus Touch features tracking, like the headset, haptic feedback, a thumbstick, two buttons, and a trigger. Additionally... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Offering $10 Million To Accelerate Independent Game Development

    While the Oculus Rift hardware coming closer to consumer reality, the company is now turning more of its attention to software. We saw new games from Gunfire Games (Chronos) and Insomniac (Edge of Tomorrow). We also know that High Voltage, Sanzaru, Coatsink, CCP, Playful, and Carbon Games are working... More
  • Blog Post: Gunfire Games Shows Off Chronos For Oculus

    David Adams of Gunfire Games took the stage during today's Oculus E3 press conference to show off its new VR experience. Chronos is a fantasy game that takes place over the course of the main character's life. Chronos is an atmospheric RPG that sees the player character exploring the depths of... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Starting E3 Early With Thursday Press Conference

    E3 doesn't technically start until next week, but Oculus isn't constraining itself to that timeline. The company is holding its E3 press conference this Thursday in San Francisco, California. The event will be streamed on Twitch and the VR company's site, so you can watch it from home, too... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Plus PC Will Cost Approximately $1,500

    Speaking at Re/code’s Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe laid out the "all-in price" for the Oculus Rift VR headset. "We are looking at an all-in price, if you have to go out and actually need to buy a new computer and you’re going to buy the... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus VR And Palmer Luckey Sued For Alleged Violation Of Confidentiality Agreement

    Oculus and Palmer Luckey find themselves on the defending end of another lawsuit today. This time, the company and its founder are alleged to be in breach of contract and “wrongful exploitation” of intellectual property owned by one of Luckey’s former employers. Total Recall Technologies... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Will Launch For Consumers In First Quarter Of 2016

    Oculus has announced the long-awaited release window for its consumer virtual reality head-mounted display. Pre-orders are scheduled to start later in 2015, but price has yet to be revealed. Details are still early, as Oculus has yet to reveal specific hardware and software specifications (though the... More
  • Blog Post: Ultrasound May Be The Answer To VR’s Tactile Troubles

    The conundrum of providing users physical feedback from virtual reality has seemed like a sci-fi dream for years, but British company Ultrahaptics ’ new technology may change all that. Co-developed by Professor Sriram Subramanian at the University of Bristol, the technology focuses points of ultrasound... More
  • Blog Post: Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition Arrives At Retail This Week For Demo And Purchase

    Samsung has announced that you’ll soon be able to purchase its self-contained head-mounted display at retail. If you’ve been curious about trying out one of the recent virtual reality products for the first time, you’ll likely have your chance. Starting on Friday, March 27, Gear VR... More
  • Blog Post: HTC Partners With Valve For SteamVR-powered VR Headset, Vive

    HTC announced today at Mobile World Congress its virtual reality headset, the Vive, which it is building in collaboration with Valve. The Vive will have two 1200 x 1080 displays with 90 FPS refresh rates. It will allow full 360 degree viewing and a “full room-scale” experience, which will... More
  • Blog Post: Samsung Gear VR Arrives For 'Innovators' In December Starting At $199

    Oculus has announced that its first mobile virtual reality headset will be available next month for those looking to get in on the ground floor. The "Innovator Edition" will cost $199, but that doesn't include the Samsung Note 4 you'll need to make use of it. The Note 4 is available... More
  • Blog Post: The Wait For A Consumer Oculus Rift Is Now Being Counted In Months

    Before we get your hopes up too high, Oculus still has not announced a release date for the Oculus Rift. The company isn’t even confirming that it will be released in 2015, though there are certainly customers ready for that. Speaking at Web Summit 2014, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe says that the consumer... More
  • Blog Post: Here's How To Unlock Oculus Rift Support For Alien: Isolation

    Hackers have figured out way for Alien: Isolation to support Oculus Rift, and it's fairly straightforward and doesn't require extensive coding or modding. Reports on Reddit and NeoGAF have offered the following easy tutorial on how to get Oculus going in Alien: Isolation on PC: Go to the game’s... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Is Virtual Reality The Future Of Computer Interactivity?

    During today’s Oculus Connect event , the company spoke in grandiose terms about the future of virtual reality and how it will influence the way we interact with technology. What do you think? Oculus certainly made some good points during its keynote about how virtual reality will allow us to interact... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Is Creating A WinAmp-Like Visualizer For Gear VR

    The concept of seeing your music isn’t anything new. Music players like WinAmp were a mainstay in the 1990s, creating visual depictions of the music they played. Harmonix wants to do that, but in virtual reality. The company announced earlier in the week that it’s working on a project for... More
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