Oculus Rift News


Video Game Release Date Schedule 2018

By Kevin Tucker, Apr 17, 2018 12:00pm PDT

Check up on all the hottest video games scheduled to release in 2018.


Defector Hands-On Preview: Secret Agent Man

By Blake Morse , Apr 13, 2018 1:26pm PDT

Oculus Rift owners will soon get to experience what it's like to be an average, everyday stereotypical super spy. 


Oculus Rift's 2-Year Anniversary is a $28,000 Gold Rush With a Shot at 100 Free VR Games

By Charles Singletary, Mar 28, 2018 10:30am PDT

In addition to a large collection of updates in celebration of two strong years in VR, Oculus is giving out $28,000 in prizes.


L.A. Noire VR Case Files Comes To Oculus Rift This Week

By Charles Singletary, Mar 28, 2018 9:30am PDT

Part of Oculus' two-year anniversary celebration includes Rockstar hit crime adventure.


GDC 2018: Long Awaited VR Stealth Game Budget Cuts Gets Official Release Date

By Charles Singletary, Mar 19, 2018 11:25pm PDT

Neat Corp has set a date for one of the most highly anticipated VR games thus far.


Oculus Go Standalone VR HMD Rumored to Launch at Facebook's F8 Conference in May

By Charles Singletary, Mar 19, 2018 2:35pm PDT

Unnamed sources seem to think May 1 will be the official launch date of the affordable standalone VR HMD.


"This is my attitude. I understand the importance of market adoption but personally only ..."

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Oculus Offers Store Credit After Rift VR Downtime

By Charles Singletary, Mar 08, 2018 7:05am PST

Along with a software update to fix the runtime error, some store credit will be provided sometime soon.


"Credit is only for those who have used their Rift at least once on or after February 1, 2018."

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Rift VR 'Can't Reach Oculus Runtime Service' Error

By Charles Singletary, Mar 07, 2018 10:40am PST

An expired ticket is causing frustration for those attempting to use their Oculus Rifts.


"Well if you're on Oculus, yes. But not so much with a Vive or other headset with steam VR support."

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Most Anticipated VR Games of 2018

By Charles Singletary, Mar 02, 2018 1:40pm PST

Take a look at the most anticipated virtual reality games we're looking forward to playing in 2018.


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Brass Tactics Impressions: Tabletop Strategy In Virtual Reality

By Charles Singletary, Feb 21, 2018 2:40pm PST

The VR RTS (VRTS?) Brass Tactics launches this week and I've got some impressions from the first mission.


VR MMORPG OrbusVR Enters Early Access

By Blake Morse , Feb 01, 2018 12:51pm PST

It's a first for the world of VR and it's already going beyond the developer's expectations.


"Right, not much of a discount to be a beta tester for a game that seems to be grind heavy. Also ..."

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Oculus VR Selections From Sundance Film Festival 2018

By Charles Singletary, Jan 30, 2018 10:35am PST

The annual film festival has closed, but you can still check out what VR selections from Oculus were submitted.


"I really, really recommend Dispatch. It’s quite awesome and a co-worker was lead dev on this."

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Survios' VR Platformer Sprint Vector Closed Beta Starts This Weekend

By Charles Singletary, Jan 17, 2018 9:30am PST

A lengthy testing period for this high-speed VR platformer starts soon and you could get access to the closed beta from the Shacknews team.


"It looks fun, but I suspect it'll have rampant cheaters playing. Kids with anabolic steroids in ..."

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CES 2018: Facebook Teams With Xiaomi To Expand Oculus Brand To China

By Charles Singletary, Jan 09, 2018 11:10am PST

HTC runs the VR scene in China, but Oculus is finally going to be joining the virtual party.


VR Action Title Raw Data Gets New PvP Map In Free Intercept Update

By Charles Singletary, Dec 19, 2017 6:00am PST

The Hostile Takeover PvP mode is getting a cool free update and the devs are celebrating with a price drop for the full game.