Ten months after Oculus revealed that its VR headset would get Minecraft support, Microsoft said today that it will add support for the Rift to its Windows 10 Edition Beta "in the next few weeks."
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Nvidia has released new drivers for its graphics cards, optimizing their performance for upcoming VR titles. The new versions also fix some performance issues with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
VR Cover has started a new Kickstarter campaign that will allow backers to purchase foam pad replacements and new facial interfaces for the Oculus Rift. The campaigns ends in 29 days.
The new VR game puts players in control of the USS Aegis, a brand new Federation starship, on a mission to explore uncharted space in search of a new Vulcan homeworld, while evading the Klingons.
Having racked up its billionth download last year, the popular game for fans of fruit-slicing mayhem will soon be making its way to virtual reality, starting this month with the HTC Vive.
Microsoft Research has developed a system which allows even the lowest-end laptops and smartphones to run high-quality VR. Dubbed FlashBack it offers 8x better framerates and 15x latency reduction.
Microsoft unveiled major plans at Computex earlier today. The company is opening up its Windows Holographic platform, which powers HoloLens and wants it to be adopted by OEMs like HTC and Oculus.
Rumors had mentioned Microsoft would be unveiling a slimmed down Xbox One version at this year's E3, but the convention's website now seemingly points to the company's VR plans being unveiled as well.
A 40%-smaller Xbox One, with a 2TB hard drive and 4K video support, is expected at E3 next month. But another model - up to 4 times more powerful, and with VR support - is said to be coming in 2017.
A recent update to the Oculus Rift blocked a piece of software named Revive. Now, Revive has received an update which restores its functionality, while also making VR piracy way easier.
VR headsets can easily make users experience nausea and headaches, but Microsoft has a novel solution that seems to address the problem. And the best part is that it would be very cheap to implement.
The Oculus Rift will be released on March 28, and 30 games will be made available to coincide with its launch - but Oculus says that's "just the beginning", promising over 100 more games this year.
When asked if Mac support was on the way for its Rift virtual reality headset, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey said that it's "up to Apple. If they ever release a good computer, we will do it."
I go hands-on with a future version of Minecraft featuring support for the Oculus Rift VR headset. Watch me battle monsters and explore the blocky terrain through a new perspective.
A week before the HTC Vive virtual reality headset pre-order opens, device partner Valve have released a Portal-themed performance diagnostic test on Steam.
Pre-orders for the first consumer model of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset are now live, costing $599 for the headset, two controllers, two games and all required additional cables.
Oculus unveiled their partnership with Harmonix and announced that a brand new Rock Band VR game will be a launch title for the Rift VR headset, which seems to be a big win with the fans.
Oculus has announced that it will add support for Minecraft Windows 10 Edition to its VR headset. The game's launch date on the Oculus Rift was not announced, but the headset is due sometime in 2016.
The USS Enterprise-D from 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' is being built "in its entirety" as an Oculus-ready VR experience built on Unreal Engine 4... and so far, it's looking pretty good.
The worlds first virtual reality game centre has opened in Melbourne promising a seamless meshing of digital and real worlds as you are fully immersed in a zombie apocalypse.
Microsoft is partnering with Facebook subsidiary Oculus by providing a bundled Xbox One controller with each Rift as well as Xbox One game streaming and Windows 10 support.
Oculus is holding a special event in just a few minutes, discussing the Rift, VR technology in general and the future of this emerging field. You can watch the event live right here.
On Friday we learned what sort of rig Oculus Rift owners should have to experience the VR headset "at its peak" the team followed up with a post that OSX and Linux development has been paused.
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Oculus VR has released its recommended PC specs for the Oculus Rift headset. Although the system requirements are fairly average, the graphics card is undoubtedly at the top-end of the spectrum.
Microsoft is serious about VR and it's not ignoring the likes of Oculus Rift. The company is developing Irides, a project that allows for higher quality and lower latency on VR headsets.
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The consumer version of the Oculus Rift finally has a firm launch date: the company says it will be available in Q1 2016, and promises further info on specs and new VR games "in the weeks ahead".
At a SXSW panel discussion about virtual reality, Palmer Luckey indicated that while things "haven't gone horribly wrong", he has backed down on actually releasing the headset later this year.
Mainstream virtual reality is just on the horizon, but until then, it's beginning to be used as a tool in sports to help athletes train as well as learn from their mistakes during matches.
Facebook has given us a hint as to where it sees VR technology going in the near future. The company is already creating apps and testing scenarios that might soon become commonplace.
Oculus has announced a new prototype headset, Crescent Bay. They also announced a native mobile app that will be making its way to Windows Phone, iOS, and Android; a release date was not mentioned.
Virtual reality headset maker Oculus has announced a new prototype codenamed Crescent Bay with new features such as 360 degree head tracking and improvements over the previous generation Oculus Rift.
A group of high school students are making waves with their VR headset that resembles Google Cardboard, but predates it by over a week. The headset is made with household items and a mobile phone.
A new report claims that not only is Samsung working on its own virtual reality helmet, it is collaborating with Oculus VR on its development, even as Oculus works on its own helmet.
ZeniMax Media has now officially filed a lawsuit against Oculus VR, claiming that its CTO John Carmack helped to develop the Oculus Rift hardware and software while still working at id Software.
Oculus VR has hired Kenneth Scott, formerly the Art Director at Microsoft's 343 Industries on Halo 4, to fill out its first party game content team for its virtual reality helmet.
A new statement from Oculus VR strikes back against ZeniMax Media's claims that its CTO John Carmack took any IP from id Software to Oculus, saying there is no Zenimax code "in any Oculus products."
ZeniMax Media, the owner of id Software, has sent out legal notices to both Oculus VR and Facebook, claiming that John Carmack improperly took Zenimax's IP when he left id to become CTO of Oculus VR.
Oculus VR co-founder Palmer Luckey stated that company employees, and even some of their family members, have received death threats since their deal to be acquired by Facebook was announced.
The loss of one of Valve's most valuable assets in the realm of virtual reality could lead to them failing to other competition, such as Sony's recently revealed Project Morpheus, and the Oculus Rift.
The New York Times reports, via an unnamed source, that Facebook eventually plans to put its own logo and user interface in a redesigned version of the Oculus Rift VR helmet.
Minecraft creator Markus Persson has posted word via Twitter than he has canceled talks to port the popular game to the Oculus Rift VR device, due to the company's upcoming acquistion by Facebook.
Facebook has announced in a surprise blog post that they will be purchasing Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift headset, for a total of $2 billion.
A recent interview has revealed the previously unclear reasoning behind John Carmack's decision to leave id Software for OculusRift, a company focused on virtual reality technology.
Valve demoed its virtual reality technology today and company reps said that VR hardware for consumers could be ready within two years. Valve has no VR device plans of its own at the moment.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is already using the preview version of Microsoft's Kinect for Windows v2 hardware and software to control a robotic arm with the help of the Oculus Rift VR product.
In a surprise announcement, id Software co-founder and lead programmer John Carmack has announced he has joined Oculus VR, the makers of the Oculus Rift, as its CTO, but will remain at id.
id Software co-founder John Carmack says that, in terms of making games, he would be happy if Windows 8 didn't exist, while also saying he is "kind of excited" about checking out a Surface tablet.