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Now Available: New Quest Rendering Tech Promises Massive Gains in App Performance

At Connect 2021 last week, Meta revealed a new Quest rendering technology called Application Spacewarp which it says can increase the performance of Quest...

Oculus Expanding Quest Mixed Reality Capabilities With Enhanced Developer Tools

Oculus plans to further open up the mixed reality capabilities of Quest with new tools that will allow developers to build apps which more...

The Dismal Reception of ‘Carrier Command 2 VR’ is a Cautionary Tale

Carrier Command 2 launched earlier this month alongside a separate version including full VR support. While the non-VR version of the game sits at...

Oculus is “All in on OpenXR,” New Developer Features Will Come to OpenXR Only

Oculus is making hard shift away from its proprietary developer APIs in favor of OpenXR, an industry-backed project that aims to standardize the development...

Oculus Plans to Enable DLC & In-App Purchases for App Lab Developers Later This...

Oculus App Lab is a way for developers to publish their apps on Quest without being subject to curation, but it comes with a...

Quest is Getting a Third-person Spectator View for Casting

The latest update to the Oculus Integration for Unity includes a beta release of a spectator camera capability which will allow developers to show...

‘The Unity Cube’ is the Worst Quest Game on Oculus App Lab—on Purpose

The Unity Cube is an experiment from developer Tony "SkarredGhost" Vitillo to test the limits of what Oculus will allow into the App Lab...
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What I Learned by Building an Iconic Weapon From ‘Apex Legends’ in VR

In the decade that I've spent studying and reporting on VR I've had the fortune of experiencing a wide range of VR game design—a...

Oculus App Lab Lets Devs Distribute Apps on Quest While Bypassing Curation Process

Oculus today introduced a program called App Lab, a new effort which will allow developers to distribute their VR apps on Quest without being...

Valve VR Programmer Aims to Extend SteamVR with AR-like Utilities, Launches ‘Aardvark’ Platform in...

Long-time Valve VR programmer Joe Ludwig, working in his own capacity, is building an open-source platform to bring AR-like utilities into virtual reality. The...

Oculus Unity Plugin Adds Experimental OpenXR Support & Latency-reducing Tech for Quest

The latest version of the Oculus Integration for Unity, v23, adds experimental OpenXR support for Quest and Quest 2 application development. A new technique...

Quest’s Official Non-store App Distribution Channel is Coming in Q1, 2021

Facebook announced back in June that it planned to offer developers a way to distribute Oculus Quest apps outside of the official, curated, Quest...

How a Solo Indie Developer Built the Best Rated Game on Oculus Quest

Recently released on the Quest store, Cubism is a spatial puzzle game with a slick minimal presentation. Designed by a solo indie developer Thomas Van Bouwel...

‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Update with In-game Commentary Likely to Release Soon

Half-Life: Alyx is likely soon to see an update which would add in-game developer commentary similar to previous Valve games. Fans of Valve games will...

Unity ‘Accelerating efforts’ on OpenXR Support, Preview Expected by End of Year

Unity has long been a public supporter of OpenXR—an industry standard designed to streamline VR development by making it easier for apps to support...
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