News tagged: Oculus Rift
After temporarily cutting $200 off the Rift and Touch controller bundle to $399, the company has made another announcement. Going forward, the Touch controllers will be bundled with all future headsets, at a total price of $499. The controllers were previously selling for $99
A virtual reality headset that's not dependent on a connected smartphone or PC could be released by Facebook's Oculus next year. Bloomberg reports the company is working on a new headset that'll be significantly cheaper than the Rift, which has a higher price tag.
Oculus has dropped the price of its Rift virtual reality headset and Touch controllers to $399 for the rest of the summer. With this temporary deal, the bundle significantly undercuts HTC's Vive and it brings the Rift and Touch in-line with paying for a PlayStation VR.
It looks like now is the best time to purchase a new VR headset. There are great deals on the two most popular virtual reality headsets, Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. The former is currently available at discounted rates from Amazon in the US, where it is selling for
In the PC-based virtual reality market, the HTC Vive is doing better than the Oculus Rift. According to SuperData Research, the Vive had 95,000 sales during the first quarter, compared to 64,000 for the Rift. Mobile and console virtual reality systems outperformed both.
The Superhot and Superhot VR team says the latter is going to reach the HTC Vive "soon." It announced the upcoming expansion of the title on Twitter, but it didn't offer an exact release date. The game is currently limited to the Oculus Rift, which it reached in December.
Later this month, Batman Arkham VR will be released for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Both platforms are receiving the virtual reality game on April 28. It's been available on the PlayStation 4's PSVR system since October of last year. Preordering will open soon.
During an interview with TechCrunch, Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell revealed a few important details regarding the Rift and Mac platform. Although he likes Mac, Mitchell said that the Oculus Rift support for the platform is not in the works and won't be released in the next six
Tilt Brush, an impressive painting app created by Google for 3D VR spaces, is now available on the Oculus Rift. It wasn't possible to effectively use the app on that platform until the Rift's Touch controllers began shipping. The app is available for $30.
Ubisoft's virtual reality Star Trek experience, Bridge Crew, has hit another delay. This is the second time the game has been pushed back. It's no longer set to arrive in March and instead it has received a May 30 release date, at which point it'll be out for the PS4 and PC.
Photos of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have revealed a prototype version of gloves that'll work with the Oculus Rift to assist VR interaction like typing. The gloves were tested during Zuckerberg's tour of Oculus Research's location in Redmond, Washington.
Many of the Oculus Rift demo spots in Best Buy retail stores are closing. Business Insider reports the setups will disappear from 200 of the 500 locations that have them. The demo spots let people experience the Rift's VR capabilities for free before buying.
Rock Band VR, an exclusive to the Oculus Rift, now has a release date. The game will be available on March 23, says developer Harmonix. Preorders have begun, with the game selling for $70 with a bundled guitar peripheral. The game was unveiled in late 2015.
Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games, claims the HTC Vive is outselling Facebook's Oculus Rift two-to-one. Much of the performance difference can be tied to the Vive being a more open platform, says Sweeney. Games like Doom 3 have helped the Vive in the market.
The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive both require a wired PC connection to run, but Rivvr has introduced a wireless solution for both virtual reality headsets. Its device attaches to either headset and doesn't add much heft to the overall setup since it only weighs 300 grams.
Games for the Xbox One can now be streamed to Oculus' Rift virtual reality headset. The feature was first announced in 2015 and now it's finally possible to play console games in the device. You can add the new Xbox One Streaming app to the Rift for free.
Oculus has revealed a set of 53 games that'll work with the Rift's Touch controllers when they're released. Those titles will be available when the $199 motion controllers are released on December 6. Oculus' Touch controllers will have a significant impact on the user experience.
Oculus Rift owners can begin streaming Xbox One games on their VR headset next month. Microsoft's partnership with Oculus has led to an app that'll let Rift users play the console's games on a "massive" project screen. You can place the screen in different environments.
Oculus Rift required relatively high-end computer to run perfect. At its Connect conference last month, the company did say it is working on "asynchronous timewarp" that would let VR titles run smoothly at half the normal frame rate, meaning lower-end computers would be supported
Ubisoft's virtual reality Stark Trek title, Stark Trek: Bridge Crew, has been delayed to 2017. In the game, which was supposed to come out this fall, players can experience a Federation starship in VR. To make sure the game is as good as possible, Ubisoft opted to delay.