Oculus Rift News Bits: DK1 Shipping Ends, Oculus VR Hires Valve VR Wizard, Heads to GDC 2014

We welcome a return to our [ir]regular news roundup for all things concerning the Oculus Rift. This edition looks at the end of an era as DK1 shipping begins to wind down, Oculus Hires Valve's VR Guru and we look at their plans for GDC. … Read the full article …

Watch VR Presentations from Michael Abrash, Palmer Luckey, and Joe Ludwig at Steam Dev Days

Last month's Steam Dev Days saw developer Valve committing to and promoting virtual reality in a big way. Now all of the virtual reality talks from the conference are available for your viewing pleasure. … Read the full article …

Palmer Luckey and Nate Mitchell Interview: Low Persistence ‘Fundamentally Changes the Oculus Rift Experience’ [video]

At CES 2014, Road to VR had the opportunity to meet with Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus and inventor of the Oculus Rift, and Nate Mitchell, VP of Product at Oculus. We got our hands on the much anticipated 'Crystal Cove' Oculus Rift prototype and sat down to have the dynamic duo answer our curious inquiries. … Read the full article …

Does This Wired Article Image Hold Clues To Oculus Rift 2.0′s Positional Tracking?

A recent Wired article featuring a visit to Oculus VR HQ includes an image that might just hold clues to the secretive Oculus Rift 2.0 (or DK2) and it's rumoured positional tracking capabilities. We take a look. … Read the full article …

Valve to Demonstrate Prototype VR HMD and Talk Changes to Steam to “Support and Promote VR Games”

It looks like Valve is ready to take the gloves off at Steam Dev Days 2014. Two talks to be given at the event will include a demonstration of Valve's secret prototype VR HMD that is "capable of stunning experiences", and a discussion on forthcoming changes to Steam to "support and promote virtual reality games." Palmer Luckey will also take to the stage to speak about best practices for VR developers. … Read the full article …

Oculus Co-founder, Palmer Luckey, Also Confirms Oculus Rift Developer Kit 2 Coming in 2014

Earlier words from Oculus CTO, John Carmack, seemed to confirm that a second Oculus Rift developer kit (DK2) was in the works, but the language was a bit ambiguous. Now, Oculus Co-founder Palmer Luckey explains clearly that a second Oculus Rift developer kit will be released before the consumer version. … Read the full article …

GamesCom 2013: Palmer Luckey and Nate Mitchell talk Carmack, InfinitEye and HD Prototypes [Video]

At Gamescom this year I was lucky enough to be granted time with Palmer Luckey (Founder of Oculus VR) and Nate Mitchell (VP of Product) to talk all things VR. Here's the video of that interview. … Read the full article …

Gamescom 2013 Day One Roundup: Oculus, EVE Valkyrie, and Cyberith

After a hectic first day here in Cologne at Gamescom 2013, here's a quick roundup of what and who we've seen so far. … Read the full article …

Oculus VR Receive $16M in Funding from Venture Capitalists

Reported by various news outlets and later confirmed in the latest Oculus Kickstarter update, it seems Oculus have received a substantial financial shot in the arm from two Venture Capitalist firms. … Read the full article …

Watch Palmer Luckey’s Oculus Rift GDC Presentation and Q&A Here

At GDC 2013, Oculus VR Inc. gave a series of presentations on virtual reality. The company has now posted Palmer Luckey's talk, 'Virtual Reality: The Holy Grail of Gaming' online for your viewing pleasure. Palmer Luckey's Oculus Rift GDC 2013 Presentation, 'Virtual Reality: The Holy Grail of Gaming' "For years, developers have strived to make immersive virtual worlds, and gamers have spent countless billions on the systems that play them best. Software, hardware, and input devices have all … Read the full article …

Oculus Rift Interview with Palmer Luckey and Nate Mitchell at GDC 2013 [video]

Looking for a 5 minute 'interview' montage about the Oculus Rift? You won't find it here. I sat down with Palmer Luckey (Founder) and Nate Mitchell (VP of Product) at GDC 2013 for an 18 minute chat about the Oculus Rift. For those of you who shared your questions on Reddit, I do apologize that I wasn't able to include all of them in the interview. There were some 130 comments on the thread and there's no way I could use them all! But I do thank you for contributing and I incorporated those … Read the full article …

Unity Free not to support Oculus Rift, Palmer Luckey responds to criticism

In another update to Oculus Rift Kickstarter backers, Oculus have announced that a 4 month free trial of Unity Pro is to be supplied as part of the soon-to-be-shipped Developers Kit. However, many early adopters have been disappointed by the revelation that there's now to be no Oculus Rift support in the free version. We take a look at the details and Palmer Luckey's response to the criticism. … Read the full article …