News Bits: Birthday Celebration for Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Included in Connect Conference Schedule

Oculus VR hosts its inaugural Connect developer conference in September. The company has remained quiet about the schedule until recently posting the initial itinerary which features keynotes from John Carmack (CTO), Michael Abrash (Chief Scientist), and Brendan Iribe (CEO), along with a birthday toast for Palmer Luckey (Founder) on the conference's opening day.  … Read the full article …

Gamescom 2014: Oculus VR Interview – Oculus Connect, DK2 Launch, and Smash Bros. Rivalry

Oculus VR are, arguably, the most exciting company in the tech industry right now. In the 12 months since I last met Palmer Luckey (Founder) and Nate Mitchell (VP of Product) at Gamescom, their business has exploded. Facebook's acquisition has catapulted them even further into the public eye and given them the resources to change the world by introducing what they believe to be the last platform, virtual reality. I got a chance to sit down with the dynamic duo at Gamescom 2014 to reflect on a … Read the full article …

News Bits: Palmer Luckey Joins Community in VR Chat for Informal 2 Hour Q&A

VR Chat is the go-to application for socialising in virtual reality and is used extensively by the VR community for doing just that. Cymatic Bruce's post Live Stream meetups in VR Chat have by all accounts been a great opportunity for like minded enthusiasts to share their thoughts on the VR world. So, it's entirely appropriate then that at the most recent VR Chat event, Palmer Luckey turned up unannounced and informally held court whilst other participants quizzed him on all manner of … Read the full article …

E3 2014: Nate Mitchell and Palmer Luckey Talk Oculus Rift Games, DK2 Shipping and More

E3 2014 was the year of content not hardware for virtual reality, and Oculus lead the charge proudly demonstrating the fruits of their push to get developers to support their Oculus Rift platform. Ben Lang caught up with Nate Mitchell, VP of Product and Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus VR to talk about the new games on show and briefly on the subject of DK2 manufacturing and shipping progress. … Read the full article …

Palmer Luckey on Why Building the Virtual Reality Metaverse is a Moral Imperative (video)

During a panel that I was fortunate to moderate at last week's SVVR Conference & Expo in Mountain View, California, EnterVR's Cris Miranda offered up a question from the audience. He asked Palmer Luckey to elaborate on previous statements that building the virtual reality metaverse is a moral imperative. Above you can see the relevant clip from the conference, and below is a transcript of Palmer Luckey's answer. "...this is one of those crazy-man topics. But... I guess it comes down to … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 65): Post SVVR Conference & Expo Breakdown with Forest Gibson

I’ve been home for a week, but I am still riding the high from the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference & Expo.  There are so many wonderful experiences to talk about, so I invited a fellow attendee, Forest Gibson, to join me for a chat. … Read the full article …

SVVR Con: Ubercast 2014 – With Special Guest, Palmer Luckey

They have each individually done their part to fill your ears, minds, and souls with VR conversations and to help keep the enthusiasm for VR going. Now, at the 2014 SVVR Conference & Expo, Cris Miranda, Matt Carrell, Brian Bullard, and Reverend Kyle join up to give you the first ever UBERCAST! Oh, did I mention Palmer Luckey joined us too? … Read the full article …

Oculus VR Responds to Legal Claims, Says Zenimax Cancelled Doom 3 BFG VR Support After Refusal of Equity Demands

Today Oculus VR offers up a candid response to Zenimax's recent and very public claims that the maker of the Oculus Rift VR headset infringed upon its intellectual property. Plus, why Doom 3: BFG for the Oculus Rift was really cancelled. … Read the full article …

The Faces of SVVR Conference & Expo 2014 – New Speakers and Panellists Announced!

The first Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference and Expo is gathering serious momentum with a flood of new speakers, exhibitors and panellists now confirmed. … Read the full article …

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 …