Oculus has released an update to its software yesterday, allowing its games to run on other headsets. “We continually revise our entitlement and anti-piracy systems, and in the June update weâ€™ve removed the check for Rift hardware from the entitlement check,” the company said in a statement. “We wonâ€™t use
Samsung’s Gear VR had 1 million users last month, reported its content partner, Facebook’s Oculus VR. Oculus also reported that Gear VR now has 250 apps, including the recently-added Minecraft. The average user spends 25 minutes a day using the headset, which was released six months ago. MediaÂ the killer app
Oculus VR is now taking pre-orders for the Oculus Rift headset, but at $600 it’s about twice as expensive as many expected. The purchase page says the headset will start shippingÂ in May to 20 different countries. By comparison, the developer kit cost about $350. The company says that the headset
Virtual reality poster child Oculus VR has just acquired Surreal Vision, a computer vision firm that works onÂ real-time 3D scene reconstruction. “By achieving the ability to continuously reconstruct and track the world around us, weâ€™ll be able to build an understanding of the world at a semantic level,” said Surreal
Hawaii-basedÂ Total Recall Technologies is accusing Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey of violating a confidentiality agreement that he signed as a former employee of the company. According to the lawsuit, he was hired specifically to developÂ a head-mounted displayÂ butÂ used proprietary information for his Oculus RiftÂ Kickstarter campaign. Read more about the case atÂ Reuters.
Oculus Connect 2, the second annual developer conference, will bring together engineers, designers, and creatives from around the world to learn about the future of the Oculus platform and push virtual reality forward. This yearâ€™s Connect will feature keynotes from Brendan Iribe, Michael Abrash, and John Carmack, plus everything developers