The first day of Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8 had a couple of announcements including the availability of Oculus Go, AR and improvements to Facebook itself and more.
After announcing Plex VR back in January, the company has announced that it’s now available for Gear VR.
Oculus has announced that their upcoming Oculus Go headset will be manufacturer by Xiaomi as part of a partnership.
Oculus has announced that the Rift and Touch combo is now $499 CAD ($379 USD) for a limited time.
Oculus made a few announcements at their developer conference, Oculus Connect including their first standalone headset, Oculus Go, updates to their Santa Cruz prototype and more.
A jury has awarded a combined total of $500 million in damages to ZeniMax Media.
While the jury for the case said that Oculus did not misappropriate trade secrets from ZeniMax, they did say that Oculus co-founder, Palmer Luckey was in violation of a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that he signed with the company back in 2012.
Just days after Hugo Barra announced that he was leaving Xiaomi after almost four years, we now know where Barra is headed next.
In a Facebook post, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Hugo Barra would be joining Facebook to help lead their virtual reality efforts, including the Oculus team.
The infamous Oculus Rift is now available for pre-order directly from Oculus’ site for the not-so low price of $599 USD.
Even though the high price tag wasn’t revealed earlier, Oculus founder, Palmer Luckey did say a few weeks ago that the Oculus Rift would come at a premium but he did also say that VR will eventually become something that is affordable for everyone.
Here’s to hoping he’s right.
Don’t forget to make sure you have a capable PC before you pre-order the Rift.
Here are the recommended specs:
- graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
- processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
- memory: 8GB+ RAM
- output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
- input: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
- operating system: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer
The Oculus Rift will start shipping to 20 countries on March 28th 2016 and the Rift will be available in limited locations at select retailers in April.