Oculus Rift News


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."

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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.


Watch the full Oculus E3 2015 press conference here [Update: Watch the replay!]

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2015 9:00am PDT

The major E3 2015 press conferences are set to begin on Monday, but Oculus is not waiting until then. Their big press conference and today and you can watch it right here on Shacknews.


"Interesting contribution. This isn't what I expected from you at all"

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Oculus will talk about VR Controllers during E3

By Josh Hawkins, May 27, 2015 4:30pm PDT

Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus, took the stage during today’s Code Conference to tease input devices, and other controllers for VR, and the possibility of answering the questions surrounding these devices at E3 this June.


Oculus acquires Surreal Vision in hopes to bring the real world to VR

By Daniel Perez, May 26, 2015 1:16pm PDT

Oculus has announced they have acquired Surreal Vision to hopefully bring the real world into the world of virtual reality.


"Mo cap and model generation in one step? Rather than trying to merge the two? I have no idea. ..."

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Oculus announces PC requirements for retail Oculus Rift

By Josh Hawkins, May 15, 2015 1:45pm PDT

Oculus has taken to their blog to release the newest details surrounding the Oculus Rift. The Retail version will require quite a beefy computer to run, and gaming laptops just don't make the cut.


"I think it is safe to say you can use the recommended specs of any game and go 3x more powerful ..."

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Ubisoft is developing VR games for 2016 release

By Daniel Perez, May 13, 2015 6:35am PDT

The world of VR gaming is about to get a major supporter as Ubisoft has announced they are currently developing a number of titles for release in 2016.


Oculus Rift officially launching in Q1 2016

By Daniel Perez, May 06, 2015 6:35am PDT

After years of development, Oculus VR has announced its Oculus Rift will be launching early next year.


"OK, so it looks like I will have to buy a new rig in 2016. With this and Project Morpheus coming ..."

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