Oculus Rift News


Project Cars patch 5.0 makes big improvements to Oculus Rift support

By Daniel Perez, Oct 09, 2015 8:25am PDT

Slightly Mad Studios has released a new patch for Project Cars that will offer some big improvements to your Oculus Rift driving experience.


Oculus Rift price point would be 'at least $300'

By Daniel Perez, Sep 25, 2015 7:43am PDT

The VP of product at Oculus, Nate Mitchell, revealed we could expect to pay a few hundred dollars for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift.


Minecraft coming to Oculus Rift in spring 2016

By Daniel Perez, Sep 24, 2015 10:46am PDT

Oculus VR and Microsoft have announced Minecraft will be available on the Oculus Rift in spring 2016.


"Pretty sure they said it's coming to both the Windows Store and the Oculus Store."

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Watch the Oculus Connect 2 Keynote livestream here!

By Daniel Perez, Sep 24, 2015 9:16am PDT

Oculus VR is set to kick off its keynote during Oculus Connect 2, so be sure to come and watch the event with us!


Opinion: TIME Illustrates Virtual Reality's Uphill Battle

By Steve Watts, Aug 07, 2015 12:00pm PDT

TIME's goofy cover photos and tone-deaf nerd-shaming ignited a firestorm, but serves as a reminder of a simple reality: virtual reality has a long way to go to entice the mainstream.


"I honestly had no idea that was Palmer Luckey I thought for sure that was and 8 year old kid."

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No Man's Sky may support Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus VR headsets

By Daniel Perez, Jul 28, 2015 12:56pm PDT

Get ready to journey through a never-ending universe with a VR headset strapped to your dome.


"Makes sense! Even the on foot stuff looks deliberately slow paced and manageable with VR. They'd ..."

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Insomniac founder discusses Edge of Nowhere and the move to virtual reality

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 02, 2015 2:00pm PDT

There weren't a lot of details released about Edge of Nowhere when it was first announced, so Shacknews spoke to Insomniac founder and CEO Ted Price to learn more about the studio's first virtual reality game.


The 10 Best E3 2015 Surprises

By Steven Wong, Jun 22, 2015 1:30pm PDT

Every E3 has its share of surprises, but this year seemed to top every other. Here are 10 big reveals that had fans cheering or gasping.


"Oh damn I need to finish A Stick of Truth, the sequel should be fun. "

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10 VR Games to Prepare You for Owning a Headset

By Steven Wong, Jun 19, 2015 7:00am PDT

The HTC Vive VR headset is due to release this fall, and the Oculus Rift will come out in 2016, but what is there to play on them? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are 10 games that have VR support, and are available right now. So, start building up your library and ...


"I wouldn't be surprised if they brought back PS Home with Project Morpheus support."

- Th3rdSun see all 5 comments

Opinion: E3 2015 Shows Off the Year of the PC

By Steven Wong, Jun 18, 2015 7:00am PDT

Between big announcements from Sony, Microsoft and other developers at this year's E3, it's easy to overlook how the PC has grown its own significant presence. That's ok, because as console makers vie for the top prize, the PC is walking away with the most toys.


The Oculus and Microsoft Partnership: A Silly Start to a Brilliant Relationship

By Steven Wong, Jun 12, 2015 1:30pm PDT

Yesterday, at the Oculus pre-E3 presentation, we found out about the partnership between Oculus VR and Microsoft. Although the revealed features seem pretty underwhelming right now, it could be the start of bigger things to come. 


Oculus Touch announced as Oculus Rift hand tracking input

By Steve Watts, Jun 11, 2015 11:05am PDT

Oculus VR announced a new, dedicated input device for hand-tracking today, called Oculus Touch.


"yup that makes no sense, it just looks like the oculus touch won't be ready by CV1 release and ..."

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Oculus VR will put $10 million towards Oculus Rift indie game development

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2015 10:53am PDT

Oculus VR is looking for new gaming experiences, only it wants to see the next big indie game come to virtual reality. That's why it is contributing $10 million towards that cause.


Insomniac Announces Edge of Nowhere for Oculus Rift

By Steven Wong, Jun 11, 2015 10:50am PDT

In a suprise announcement today, Insomniac introduces Edge of Nowhere for the Oculus Rift.


Oculus Rift conference overview: Oculus Touch, Microsoft, Consumer Edition detailed

By Daniel Perez, Jun 11, 2015 10:25am PDT

The consumer version of Oculus Rift is being introduced by Oculus VR with new information and details.