Oculus Quest 2 VR headset launches for $299, with 2K/90Hz efficiency thumbnail

Oculus Quest 2 VR headset launches for $299, with 2K/90Hz efficiency

Facebook’s new Quest 2 headset delivers a significant performance upgrade at a significantly lower price. Facebook Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors The Oculus Quest 2 is here. Announced Wednesday at Facebook Connect, it builds upon the untethered appeal of Facebook’s original Oculus Quest,…

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New Oculus headset owners will need a Facebook account

Why it matters: Facebook has been trying to integrate all of its properties under one umbrella. Oculus is no different as the company will soon require all new Oculus owners to sign in with their Facebook account. Facebook says this helps streamline social VR capabilities while keeping everything under one security and privacy policy. Starting…

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Oculus VR headsets will soon require a Facebook account

The moment Oculus users have dreaded for years has finally come. IDG / Daniel Masaoka Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors From the moment Facebook acquired Oculus in 2014 we’ve been expecting this news, and it’s finally come. Starting in October, you’ll need a…

Oculus Quest dev discovers replay, passthrough features in system software thumbnail

Oculus Quest dev discovers replay, passthrough features in system software

Oculus Quest developer Gerald McAlister has made more discoveries while digging inside the Quest system software after finding a potential “Guardian Couch” feature earlier this week. New code he uncovered indicates that an instant replay feature is being developed for the Quest, as well as a “passthrough portal” feature. Instant Replay feature incoming too. Really happy…

What Are The ‘Oculus Quest 2’ Leaks Telling Us About The Lenses? thumbnail

What Are The ‘Oculus Quest 2’ Leaks Telling Us About The Lenses?

Yet another apparent ‘Oculus Quest 2’ render just leaked from WalkingCat, this time showing the lenses from a central bottom angle. On Wednesday, WalkingCat shared apparent renders of the front of the headset with the new controllers. Earlier today, the account shared another apparent render, this time from a side angle. Also today we saw…

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New Oculus Quest headset image seemingly leaked on Twitter

A picture of a new Oculus Quest virtual reality headset has seemingly leaked online. The image was posted by Twitter user WalkingCat, who has produced credible leaks in the past. It shows a headset very similar to the existing Oculus Quest, but with a black-and-white color scheme, a potentially slimmer design, and a possibly controversial…

Report -- New Oculus Headset Enters Production This Month, Sony Ramping Up PS5 Manufacturing thumbnail

Report — New Oculus Headset Enters Production This Month, Sony Ramping Up PS5 Manufacturing

A recent report from Japanese publication Nikkei claims that a new Oculus headset from Facebook will enter production later this month.Note: The featured image above is a previously-shown Facebook research prototype called Half-Dome 2, not the rumored new headset.The report quotes ‘a source with direct knowledge’ of the matter, who says that the “new Facebook…

Oculus co-founder and games industry vets form Mountaintop Studios thumbnail

Oculus co-founder and games industry vets form Mountaintop Studios

Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell is heading up a new game development house called Mountaintop Studios, joined by colleagues from around the gaming industry. The company aims to leave the crunch and toxic culture pervasive in game studios behind and make one that’s “collaborative, anti-crunch, diverse and inclusive.” The founding team includes Mitchell’s former colleague Mark…

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Oculus Quest 2: what we want to see

Home News (Image credit: Oculus) If the rumors are true, we won’t see the Oculus Quest 2 for another few months – October at the earliest and, if the coronavirus pandemic continues for another few months, not until 2021. At least, that’s the latest from a Bloomberg report that gave us our best look yet…