Oculus Rift News


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 ..."

- Freon see all 8 comments

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."

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 3 comments

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 ..."

- Matt Burris see all 2 comments

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.


3-Months of Viveport Free If You Spend $29.99 On VR Games For HTC Vive

By Charles Singletary, Dec 18, 2017 4:25pm PST

There are tons of deals across Viveport and developers are getting a 100% revenue share until December 31.


Oculus Drops Rift Bundle Price To $379 For A Limited Time

By Charles Singletary, Dec 18, 2017 2:15pm PST

Oculus has set the bar with great deals for the best VR content throughout the year and it continues with a bundle special and end of the year Winter sale on software.


"I’ve lost track of the over priced VR sets. Which one is better? Oculus or Vice? Are they ..."

- IHATEDUST see all 5 comments

Best Cyber Monday VR Deals 2017

By Charles Singletary, Nov 27, 2017 11:20am PST

If you don't catch one of the Black Friday 2017 deals, you'll have another opportunity to invest in the future of gaming and entertainment on Cyber Monday.


Best Black Friday VR Deals 2017

By Charles Singletary, Nov 21, 2017 2:15pm PST

We've compiled the best VR deals from a collection of retailers just in time for you to join the immersive future of gaming and entertainment.


CCP, Studio Behind Eve Valkyrie, Pulls Plug On VR Development

By Charles Singletary, Oct 30, 2017 2:10pm PDT

100 staff members were let go from CCP's 370 with one office closing and another up for sale.


"Maybe don't release your VR game tied to a closed vr marketplace (oculus) only to release it to ..."

- klearlyunseen see all 6 comments

Palmer Luckey Aims to Make America Safe Again with Anduril AR/VR Defense Company

By Asif Khan, Oct 23, 2017 9:50am PDT

The co-founder of Oculus is now back in Orange County with an 'Advanced Defense' company. This isn't how supervillains are born, nope.


"Nope, just former military who gets a kick out of all the misconceptions about the military."

- athmpsn see all 77 comments

Shackcast Episode 009: We're Mad at Nintender and VR is Not Dead

By Asif Khan, Oct 21, 2017 9:45am PDT

The conversation gets a bit heated when Asif explains why Shacknews still doesn't have a review copy of Mario Odyssey. Please understand.


"Im in Japan so it was slightly more expensive than the states. It did arrive in 4 days though!"

- Nighteyes see all 16 comments

Watch John Carmack's Oculus Keynote Here

By Charles Singletary, Oct 12, 2017 9:08am PDT

Tune in for day two!


"I was just poking fun. I loved the fact that you audibly called out how tiny his mic was. ..."

- Ride-My-Rocket see all 46 comments

Oculus' Untethered VR Prototype Santa Cruz Enters Next Phase

By Charles Singletary, Oct 11, 2017 11:25am PDT

The untethered PC VR project takes its next step with fully tracked controllers.


"I'm guessing they won't. Microsoft head sets will have the same problem though."

- cptincognito see all 7 comments

Rift Core 2.0 Adds Oculus Dash and Home Update in December

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 11, 2017 10:58am PDT

Rift Core 2.0 is adding some new features for Oculus Rift users.


"My little desktop already looks like imax in Steam desktop mode. Yours must be like cinerama ..."

- gaplant see all 8 comments