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Facebook Just Bought Its Fifth VR Studio, ‘POPULATION: ONE’ Developer BigBox VR

Facebook today announced its fifth VR studio acquisition. This time it’s BigBox VR, the studio behind the popular VR battle royale POPULATION: ONE which launched just...

Facebook’s Previous Head of Oculus & Reality Labs Partnerships Leaves Company

Hugo Barra, one-time head of Oculus and VP of Facebook Reality Labs partnerships, has announced that he's left Facebook. Barra announced the news in a...

Facebook Acquires ‘Onward’ Developer Downpour Interactive in Fourth VR Studio Acquisition

Facebook today announced its fourth VR studio acquisition. This time it's Downpour Interactive, the studio behind the popular VR shooter Onward which has been continuously...

Facebook is Offering a Free Quest 2 to Tens of Thousands of Employees

Reportedly according to an internal Q&A, all Facebook employees are eligible for a refund from the company if they purchase a Quest 2 headset....

Have Facebook’s Big Bets on Oculus Exclusive Games Been Successful? A Data-driven Look

Facebook has purportedly spent at least $500 million to bring a wide range of content to its VR headsets. A portion of that investment...

Facebook Already Working on Quest 3 & 4, Zuckerberg Talks Key Features for Future...

In an interview with The Information, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg continued to project his bullish outlook on XR as the future of computing, saying that...

Report: Nearly 10,000 People at Facebook Are Working on AR & VR

By now, it's pretty clear Facebook is serious about leading virtual and augmented reality. Further underling Facebook's bet that immersive technologies are the future...

Zuckerberg: Quest 2 ‘on track to be first mainstream VR headset’, Next Headset Confirmed

During Facebook's Q4 2020 earnings call today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Quest 2 is "on track to be the first mainstream virtual reality...

Parents Who Gift Quest 2 to Kids Under 13 Years Old are in for...

Christmas day has come and the evidence suggests that Quest 2 was a hot gift item this year. While it may have inspired screams...

Germany Opens Legal Action Against Facebook Account Requirement for Oculus Headsets

Today, Germany's Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) announced it was initiating formal abuse proceedings against Facebook for its controversial policy of requiring new Oculus device...

FTC Sues Facebook Over Alleged Monopolization – What it Could Mean for Oculus

The United States Federal Trade Commission today announced it has filed a lawsuit with the Washington, D.C. US District Court alleging anticompetitive practices that...

Led by Former Oculus Exec, Facebook’s New Cloud Gaming Service Paves the Way to...

This week Facebook announced the launch of cloud-streamed games from Facebook Gaming. These are games which are rendered in the cloud and then streamed...

Mark Zuckerberg: ‘Oculus Quest 2 pre-orders were five times higher than original Quest’

Oculus Quest 2 has celebrated a pretty successful launch, with some developers saying they've seen a dramatic jump in both sales and engagement across...

Facebook’s Expanded VR Policies Disallow “invading personal space” and “sexual gestures”

As Facebook moved to require Facebook accounts to be used with Oculus headsets, the company also updated and expanded its VR policies which now...

Report: Facebook Acquires Varifocal Startup Lemnis Technologies

It's come to light that Lemnis Technologies, a startup creating varifocal optics for use in VR headsets, has reportedly been absorbed by Facebook in...
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