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Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 UTC

Facebook: Wireless Oculus Link Option Still Not ‘Mature’ Enough

Facebook says it doesn’t believe its wireless technology has “matured” enough to bring it to Oculus Link just yet. Speaking to UploadVR, Prabhu Parthasarathy, Product Manager for Quest 2, said that the company was continuing to work on a wireless solution ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 UTC

10AM PT: VR Roulette Episode 3 | SideQuest Special

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Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 UTC

No Man’s Sky Origins Update Adds ‘Millions’ More Planets

Another free No Man’s Sky update just landed, called No Man’s Sky Origins. And this one seems to be a pretty significant expansion for the VR-supported game. Origins is set to expand Hello Games’ already massive procedurally generated universe with “millions” ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 UTC

Virtua Sonic Livestream – GOTTA GO FAST IN VR!

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Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 UTC

VR Cover For Oculus Quest 2 Now Available For Pre-Order

A customizable facial interface and foam replacement set from VR Cover is now available for pre-order for Oculus Quest 2. The Facial Interface & Foam Replacement Set promises an upgrade on Oculus Quest 2 “hygiene, comfort and immersion” with a “passively ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 UTC

Editorial: Quest 2 & PSVR 2 Must Make Xbox VR Happen

Two years ago, I wrote that Microsoft was well-poised to lead the way in VR in the next-generation of consoles. Today, that statement rings truer than it did before but, frustratingly, Xbox VR seems further away than ever. Xbox VR’s Troubled History ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 UTC

Virtua Sonic Fan-Game Livestream: Gotta Go Fast In VR!

For today’s livestream we’re playing Virtua Sonic, a fan-made Sonic VR game for PC headsets! If you’re curious about how we livestream the way we do then look no further than this handy guide for general tips and this guide specific to our Oculus Quest ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 UTC

5 Ways Solaris: Offworld Combat Is Like Unreal, Quake & Doom

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Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 UTC

Sony CEO: ’99 Percent’ Of PS4 Games Are Backwards Compatible On PS5

In a recent interview with The Washington Post last week, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO and President, Jim Ryan, stated that “99 percent” of all PS4 games will be backwards compatible and playable on PS5. This is good news for PSVR users. After ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 UTC

Solaris: Offworld Combat Graphics Comparison Quest vs Rift

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Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 UTC

Minecraft Is Now Available For PSVR As A Free Update

Minecraft on PS4 received a free update today that adds PlayStation VR support to the game. PSVR owners rejoice — you can finally experience Minecraft in VR in all its blocky goodness. Support for PSVR was confirmed earlier this month but we didn’t have ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 UTC

Oculus Quest 2 Pre-Orders Backdated To November In US, Late October In UK

You may have missed your chance to get an Oculus Quest 2 on launch day. Pre-orders for Facebook’s new standalone headset are now backdated on the official website. The first people to pre-order Quest 2 will be getting the headset on October 13th. However, ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 UTC

Beat Saber Multiplayer On PSVR May Be Delayed, Developer Warns

Last week saw the long-awaited reveal of Beat Saber multiplayer support, coming to most headsets on October 13th. But PSVR owners may have to wait a little longer. Beat Saber Multiplayer PSVR Support May Be Delayed Following the announcement during Facebook ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 UTC

Surgery Training Platform Osso VR Announces $14M Series A Funding

Surgery training platform Osso VR announced it has raised $14 million in Series A funding. The funding was led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures, with participation from SignalFire, GSR, Scrum Ventures, Leslie Ventures and OCA Ventures. Osso VR provides ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 UTC

Watch: Robotic VR Boots Keep You In One Spot While You Walk Forward

Pittsburgh-based Ekto VR thinks it might have just solved VR locomotion. The company this month revealed its first product, the Ekto One. It’s a pair of robotic boots that the company claims are capable of keeping you in one spot while you walk forwards. ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 21 September, 2020 UTC

Project 17 Alyx Mod Will Remake Half-Life 2’s First Chapter For VR

The opening chapter of Half-Life 2, ‘Point Insertion’, is one of the most memorable gaming experiences of all-time. And soon, with Project 17, you should be able to play it in VR. Project 17 was announced last week — it’s a new Half-Life: Alyx mod, currently ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 21 September, 2020 UTC

Solaris: Offworld Combat Oculus Quest vs Rift Graphics Comparison

Solaris: Offworld Combat is coming out this week for Rift and Quest and we’ve already gone hands-on with the team-based sci-fi VR shooter. Check out our preview for more details and watch the graphics comparison below to see how it fares on Quest vs ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 21 September, 2020 UTC

Oculus Developer Hub Is A Game Changer For Quest Iteration

Oculus Developer Hub is a new PC program with features to make Oculus Quest development more convenient with fewer hassles. When developing for PC-based VR, testing a new change is near-instant, and by default you can see what the VR headset sees on ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 21 September, 2020 UTC

Community Download: Is Microsoft’s Purchase Of Zenimax Good For VR?

Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused article series published (usually) every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. For today’s Community Download , we ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 21 September, 2020 UTC

Solaris Hands-On Preview: 5 Ways It’s Like Unreal Or Quake In VR

Solaris: Offworld Combat is the next multiplayer shooter from First Contact Entertainment and we got the chance to go hands-on with it for the very first time last week. During my session I played the game on both Rift S and Quest and came away excited ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 21 September, 2020 UTC

Oculus Quest Getting Passthrough+ API For AR Apps, Starting With Spatial

Facebook intends to release an API next year that would essentially allow developers to support AR mode in their Oculus Quest apps. Both Oculus Quests feature four ultra wide angle monochrome cameras. The system uses them for positional tracking and ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 21 September, 2020 UTC

Zuckerberg: 35 Oculus Quest Developers Have Passed $1 Million In Revenue

At Facebook Connect last week, Mark Zuckerberg provided an update on revenue made by developers through Oculus Quest content in the last six months. The remarks came towards the beginning of the keynote presentation, shortly after the Oculus Quest 2 ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 21 September, 2020 UTC

Modern Classic Board Game Tsuro Is Coming To Quest

Oculus Quest is soon to get an adaptation of a modern classic boardgame, Tsuro. Tsuro: The Game of the Path is coming to the platform on October 23rd, priced at £7.99/$9.99. That’s just over a week after the launch of the Oculus Quest 2 on October 13th. ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 21 September, 2020 UTC

Microsoft Acquires Skyrim VR-Maker And Oculus Lawsuit Rival ZeniMax

Microsoft is to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Skyrim VR, Fallout 4 VR, Doom VFR and Wolfenstein VR publisher, Bethesda Softworks. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer announced the news on the Xbox Blog today. All of Bethesda’s family of studios, ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 21 September, 2020 UTC

The Messy Truth VR Wins Emmy Award, Doctor Who: The Runaway Misses Out

The 2020 Emmy Awards were held yesterday and one VR experience managed to win big. As reported last month, there were four VR experiences nominated across two categories this year — Outstanding Original Interactive Program and Outstanding Derivative ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 21 September, 2020 UTC

PS5 ‘Game Boost’ Will Improve Frame Rates For PS4 And PSVR Games

A new feature called ‘Game Boost’ listed on the PlayStation 5 website promises an improved experience when playing select PS4 and PSVR games on PS5. The feature has popped up on the main PlayStation 5 landing page, towards the bottom. The site says that ... more - uploadvr


Sunday, 20 September, 2020 UTC

Editorial: Oculus Quest 2 Is Putting The Rift S Out Of Its Misery

It’s no coincidence that Facebook is killing the Oculus Rift S VR headset on the same day it’s announcing the Oculus Quest 2 at Facebook Connect. On paper, the Go, Quest, and Rift families were supposed to be different devices for different markets, ... more - uploadvr


Sunday, 20 September, 2020 UTC

The 5 Most Interesting Things Mark Zuckerberg Told Marques Brownlee

Off the back of Facebook Connect this week, YouTuber Marques Brownlee released an insightful conversation with Mark Zuckerberg talking about the long-term future of AR and VR technology, and Facebook’s goals for how to get there. We recommend watching ... more - uploadvr


Saturday, 19 September, 2020 UTC

Editorial: Oculus Quest 2’s $299 Price Is Just The Beginning For Facebook

Facebook’s aggressive $299 starting price for Oculus Quest 2 shouldn’t be a surprise. For a company founded in 2004, Facebook has some catching up to do to match the scale and reach of existing tech giants. Compare that $299 offering to some of the options ... more - uploadvr


Saturday, 19 September, 2020 UTC

We Live Here: Behind The Scenes Of VR’s Hard-Hitting Account Of Homelessness

This year’s Venice Film Festival made a huge push for VR, with a good number of projects debuting on headsets. Among them was We Live Here, Rose Troche’s hard-hitting account of homelessness. Now you can go behind the scenes of the project with a new ... more - uploadvr