New Oculus Rift SDK v0.3.1 Preview: John Carmack’s Timewarp, Improved Distortion, and More

Oculus VR has launched a preview build of their latest Oculus Rift SDK, v.0.3.1. The new SDK adds initial support for the Oculus Rift DK2, improved distortion quality, John Carmack's 'Timewarp' technique to reduce latency, and much more. … Read the full article …

Cyber-thriller ‘Technolust’ for Oculus Rift Launches Kickstarter, Unveils New Prototype (Developer Interview)

Futuristic cyber-thriller Technolust launches its Kickstarter today and unveils a stunning new prototype for the Oculus Rift. Brian Hart takes a look and speaks with its developer, Blair Renaud. … Read the full article …

New 360 Video Trailer Teleports You to Japan, Courtesy of the Oculus Rift

Polygon Window Productions are a company specialising in the capture of immersive movies. Their latest project leverages the power of the Oculus Rift to deliver a 360 video in which you can look around at will. We take a look at the teaser trailer. … Read the full article …

What’s the Mystery Port on the Oculus Rift DK2? (Update: Mystery Solved, But More Questions Arise)

The Oculus Rift DK2 includes a number of upgrades over the DK1, one of those being a conveniently placed USB port for people who want to experiment with other devices attached to the Rift, like depth cameras. Next to the USB port is another port with an unidentified function. … Read the full article …

Virtual Reality Will Go Mainstream, But Here’s a Little Perspective

Virtual reality, with Oculus Rift as the industry front-runner, is poised to become the 'next big thing,' but it isn't there just yet... in fact, there's a long way yet to go. … Read the full article …

‘RiftUp!’ Promises to Bring 1080p Upgrades to Your Oculus Rift DK1, IndieGogo Campaign Now Live

"Hmmm, upgrades!" The first Oculus Rift Developer Kit will hopefully be viewed fondly in retrospective articles of the future citing its, at the time, revolutionary impact on the gaming industry and it's resurrection of a abandoned tech dream. One thing that's unlikely to remembered fondly however, is the panel Oculus were forced to adopt in those DK1 units shipped to Kickstarter backers and early adopters. Owners know well the issues; motion blur, poor contrast and colour saturation, low … Read the full article …

Oculus Founder on Facebook Buyout: ‘It lets us greatly lower the price of the Rift’

Palmer Luckey has been open and communicative with the VR community since founding Oculus VR Inc. Tonight he spent time responding to questions and concerns regarding Facebook's acquisition of the company. Among other bits of info, Luckey confirmed that the deal could significantly lower the price of the Oculus Rift. … Read the full article …

Facebook / Oculus VR Acquisition: Investor Webcast Highlights and Breakdown

Facebook / Oculus VR Acquisition: Investor Webcast Highlights So, while we were still reeling from Mark Zuckerberg's announcement on his own personal Facebook page of their intentions to acquire Oculus for a cool $2 billion dollars, the official press release landed. In that, everyone holding an interest in the deal should pop along via phone or webcast to hear Mark Zuckerberg and Brendan Iribe (amongst others) explain why this deal is in the offing and what their vision is for the … Read the full article …

GDC 2014: Oculus Rift DK2 ‘Couch Knights’ Gameplay and Impressions (Video)

Ben Lang goes hands-on and shares his impressions of Oculus' new tech demo were using to to showcase their new VR Headset, the Development Kit 2 - Couch Knights. … Read the full article …

GDC 2014: Oculus VR Event – Developing Virtual Reality Games and Experiences, Live Blog @ 2:30pm PDT (21:30 GMT)

Developing Virtual Reality Games and Experiences (Presented by Oculus VR) Ben Lang's fingers of steel know no limits as he continues his Live Blog marathon, this time he's live from Oculus VR's presentation on developing VR experiences. Tom Forsyth, Oculus VR Software Architect is presenting and it kicks off at 2:30 PDT (21:30 GMT) … Read the full article …