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  • 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: ILM Experience Lab Bringing Star Wars Into Virtual Reality

    A new video has released announcing the existence and showcasing the work of the ILM Experience Lab (shortened to ILMxLAB). The newly formed division of ILM and parent company Lucasfilm is exploring experiential interactive entertainment opportunities for Star Wars and other properties like Jurassic... 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: 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: Insomniac Announces Edge Of Nowhere Exclusively For The Oculus Rift

    During Oculus' recent press conference, Ratchet & Clank's developer Insomniac announced it was working on a completely new franchise called Edge of Nowhere. President and CEO of Insomniac Games, Inc. Ted Price took the stage to show off Edge of Nowhere. During the short demo we saw a man... 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 Rift Won’t Require You To Break The Bank On A Compatible PC

    Oculus has shared details regarding required specifications for the first consumer Rift display. The good news is that the list is reasonable, though you may need to upgrade if you haven’t in a while. Oculus chief architect Atman Binstock posted a detailed analysis of what the Rift needs and why... More
  • Blog Post: Butts: The VR Experience Might Not Be What Oculus Had In Mind (But That’s OK)

    I have experienced quite a number of virtual reality experiences. I’ve soared through space with EVE Valkyrie . I’ve calmed myself with Harmonix’s VR music program . I’ve nearly fallen off a building . I have not yet seen cartoon butts. Butts is a short film created by Tyler Hurd... More
  • Blog Post: Game Developer's Conference 2015 News Round-Up

    Check out our round-up to make sure you didn't miss any of the big stories coming out of this year's Game Developer's Conference. Game Developer's Choice Awards The industry's annual developer-chosen awards were held, and there were some surprise winners. GDC Award Winners Revealed... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Will You Be A Day One Virtual Reality Early Adopter?

    When the consumer versions of Oculus Rift, Vive , Morpheus, or any of the other virtual reality headsets launch, will you be first in line? It will be expensive tech, and there won't be a whole lot of software available initially, but those same cons don't stop early adopters from being first... More
  • Blog Post: DARPA Is Using The Oculus Rift As Part Of Its Cybersecurity Work

    On a recent episode of 60 Minutes on CBS, Lesley Stahl investigated one of the United States Government’s lesser known agencies. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has had varying degrees of influence in the creation of the Internet, GPS, and even Apple’s Siri technology... 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: Test Drive A New Lexus With The Oculus Rift

    The luxury carmaker is letting prospective owners "test drive" its new RC F car with the Oculus Rift. The company created this demo, a perfect scale representation of the car's interior, for the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Monterey, California. By strapping on the Oculus... More
  • Blog Post: Gearbox Is Tinkering With Oculus Rift And Project Morpheus Virtual Reality Hardware

    Last week, we got to see Battleborn’s competitive and cooperative gameplay in action. During the question-and-answer session, someone inquired about whether the studio had explored the potential of virtual reality, specifically Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus. “We have development... More
  • Blog Post: Leap Motion Moves Into VR

    VR is on the horizon, while gesture-based gaming is yesterday's fad. But that doesn't mean that VR and motion-based gaming can't combine forces. Leap Motion – creators of the self-named device that lets you play PC titles with your hands – has launched a mount and a new software... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Connects With Devs With New Event, Acquires RakNet

    In its continued effort toward openness with its virtual reality platform, Oculus VR has announced designers and engineers will have the opportunity to workshop their ideas with the Oculus team. On September 19 and 20, the company will host a conference called Oculus Connect , an event where attendees... More
  • Blog Post: Brace Yourself For This VR Journey Through Westeros In Minecraft

    Winter has arrived on the Minecraft Game of Thrones -themed server, WesterosCraft, and one Virtuix employee braved virtual Westeros on-foot on the Omni treadmill. Virtuix Omni has released a demonstration of a developer using the Omni and the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to traverse iconic locales... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus-Powered Alien: Isolation Stabbed Me Through The Chest

    If you've been following our coverage of virtual reality innovations emerging throughout the industry, you probably suspected that Oculus VR would be here at E3 in Los Angeles. Despite that crystal ball-like foresight, you might not have anticipated that Creative Assembly's upcoming Alien: Isolation... More
  • Blog Post: Naughty Dog Founder Jason Rubin Joins Oculus Rift

    Today, Oculus Rift announced that Naughty Dog founder and former THQ executive Jason Rubin has joined the company. Rubin will be leading Oculus Rift’s first-party content development for the VR headset. In a post on Oculus’ website, Rubin said, “There have only been a handful of times... More
  • Blog Post: Jimmy Fallon And Channing Tatum Take Project Morpheus For A Spin

    Last night on The Tonight Show , Jimmy Fallon and guest Channing Tatum spent some time with Sony's Project Morpheus. We haven't seen much of Project Morpheus publicly yet, though that will likely change next week during E3. In the video Fallon, Tatum, and technology journalist Joshua Topolsky... More
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