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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...

How to Tell if Your PC is VR Ready

With a growing number of affordable next-gen PC-compatible headsets like Quest 2 and HP Reverb G2, there's more reason than ever to finally jump into...

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...

There’s Now a Fully-functional Commodore 64 Emulator for Oculus Quest

Commodore 64, the iconic 8-bit computer from the early '80s, was one of the first home computers for many people back in the day. Its...

Oculus Begins Rolling Out New Avatars, Eventually Headed to Facebook, Messenger, & Instagram

Facebook is rolling out its latest avatars, Oculus Avatars 2.0, which it hopes will finally unify virtual identify across Oculus applications and Facebook products....

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’s Bosworth: Quest 2 Has Outsold All Oculus Headsets Combined

During an interview with Bloomberg this week, Facebook Reality Labs VP, Andrew Bosworth, said that Quest 2 has outsold all Oculus headsets combined, a significant...

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...

Oculus Announces Two Sponsored Sessions at GDC Showcase Next Week

Ahead of a larger Game Developers Conference planned for July, the organization is hosting a virtual event next week, called GDC Showcase, from March...

Facebook Messenger Comes to Oculus Quest in New Update

Facebook announced that the v25 software update for its Quest platform is set to include Facebook Messenger, which will be available to anyone who...

Oculus Quest 2 Surpasses Original Quest in Monthly Active Users

In a look back at 2020, Facebook Reality Lab's head Andrew Bosworth revealed that Quest 2 quietly celebrated a few new milestones shortly after...

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...

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...

Quest 2 Jailbreak Effort Reports Success Bypassing Facebook Services

Calls for a Quest 2 'jailbreak'—a means of freeing the device from Facebook account requirements and other software-based restrictions—cropped up within days of the...

Facebook to Discontinue Rift Product Line in 2021, Will No Longer Build PC-only VR...

Capping off dwindling interest in the PC side of the VR spectrum, Facebook said today that it will discontinue the Rift product line early...
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