Latest Oculus Rift AR & VR news

Oculus 'Half Dome' prototype headset offers wider FOV in the same compact package
Oculus 'Half Dome' prototype headset offers wider FOV in the same compact package By Max Langridge

Following a day talking about a new dating service and the launch of the Oculus Go standalone headset, Oculus took to the stage once again at Facebook's... Read more

Oculus issues fix for security problem: How to unbrick your Oculus Rift
Oculus issues fix for security problem: How to unbrick your Oculus Rift By Rik Henderson

Oculus Rift owners were in a proper flap yesterday as their VR headsets stopped working completely. Many vented their anger online, claiming their devices... Read more

Oculus shows off new Santa Cruz standalone headset and controllers
Oculus shows off new Santa Cruz standalone headset and controllers By Elyse Betters

Oculus has revealed a new Santa Cruz prototype headset design at it's annual conference giving us a first hand look at what the new headset will look... Read more

What is Facebook Spaces and how can I use it? Social VR explained
What is Facebook Spaces and how can I use it? Social VR explained By Mike Lowe

When Facebook purchased Oculus VR - the company that makes Rift, a virtual reality (VR) headset - there were questions looming over how the social media/network... Read more

Oculus Rift and Touch controllers bundled with free games, still just £399 for now
Oculus Rift and Touch controllers bundled with free games, still just £399 for now By Rik Henderson

Earlier this week, Oculus announced a massive discount on its Oculus Rift headset and Touch controllers for a limited period. In the UK, it dropped the... Read more

Oculus might unveil a cheap standalone VR headset this year
Oculus might unveil a cheap standalone VR headset this year By Elyse Betters

Oculus made a wireless virtual reality headset.According to Bloomberg, Oculus is working with China’s Xiaomi to manufacture a new headset for global... Read more

Oculus just slashed prices for the Rift headset and Touch controllers
Oculus just slashed prices for the Rift headset and Touch controllers By Elyse Betters

You can now get a basic Oculus Rift setup at a price much more affordable than the HTC Vive VR package.The company announced at GDC 2017 that it cut the... Read more

Oculus Rooms and Parties explained: How does Facebook see us being social in VR?
Oculus Rooms and Parties explained: How does Facebook see us being social in VR? By Elyse Betters

Virtual reality isn't limited to gaming.Ever since the Oculus Rift VR headset debuted a few years ago, most of the talk surrounding the latest VR craze... Read more

Oculus Touch controllers: These 54 titles support them at launch
Oculus Touch controllers: These 54 titles support them at launch By Elyse Betters

You can now buy Oculus Touch and use them with a giant selection of games.Oculus VR previously announced that Oculus Touch will launch with 54 supported... Read more

Oculus Touch controllers: When can you buy them and for how much?
Oculus Touch controllers: When can you buy them and for how much? By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Oculus VR has finally released its Rift Touch controllers.During the virtual reality company's third-annual Oculus Connect conference in... Read more

Oculus Santa Cruz standalone headset: What's the story so far?
Oculus Santa Cruz standalone headset: What's the story so far? By Elyse Betters

During the third-annual Oculus Connect keynote, Facebook-owned Oculus VR announced something nobody expected: a standalone Rift headset.Facebook CEO Mark... Read more

Oculus VR opens up pre-orders for Rift Touch controllers
Oculus VR opens up pre-orders for Rift Touch controllers By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Oculus VR is accepting pre-orders for its handheld controllers.The virtual reality company revealed at its third-annual Oculus Connect conference... Read more

Oculus announces 'Earphones' in-ear headphones for Rift
Oculus announces 'Earphones' in-ear headphones for Rift By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Oculus VR has introduced a new audio product for Rift.It's called Oculus Earphones.As you've probably guessed, Earphones are in-ear headphones,... Read more

Oculus is making a non-tethered standalone VR headset, see it here
Oculus is making a non-tethered standalone VR headset, see it here By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Oculus VR is holding a keynote address, where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has introduced a VR headset that works without cables.When it... Read more

Oculus Touch controllers price revealed, prepare to take a sharp breath
Oculus Touch controllers price revealed, prepare to take a sharp breath By Rik Henderson

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset went on sale in UK stores yesterday, and with it came pricing details for the long-awaited Oculus Touch controllers... Read more

Oculus Rift now available in UK stores, get a demo in John Lewis and other shops
Oculus Rift now available in UK stores, get a demo in John Lewis and other shops By Rik Henderson

Although UK customers have been able to order the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset from the company's US website, the device is now officially available... Read more

Oculus Rift available at UK retailers from 20 September, here's where
Oculus Rift available at UK retailers from 20 September, here's where By Cam Bunton

Oculus announced this morning that its high-end VR headset, the Oculus Rift, is going to be available to buy from UK retailers starting on 20 September.Customers... Read more

Oculus Rift: Price, shipping date and everything you need to know
Oculus Rift: Price, shipping date and everything you need to know By Luke Edwards

Oculus Rift was a long time coming, but it's actually a real-life consumer headset these days. Oculus Rift, made for everyone rather than just developers,... Read more

No more Oculus Rift delays, pre-orders shipped and you can buy one now
No more Oculus Rift delays, pre-orders shipped and you can buy one now By Rik Henderson

Almost four months after its consumer launch, the Oculus Rift is now available to buy without having to wait for ages.Oculus has finally fulfilled the... Read more

You can now play Oculus Rift games on HTC Vive (again)
You can now play Oculus Rift games on HTC Vive (again) By Cam Bunton

VR specialist Oculus has reversed its position on blocking titles from being ported to work on one of its biggest competitor's headsets. In the lead up... Read more

Virtual reality skydiving on Oculus Rift is amazing, here's why
Virtual reality skydiving on Oculus Rift is amazing, here's why By Cat Thomas

The arrival of VR hand controllers has led to a rash of virtual reality shooter games so we were pleasantly surprised to find something different on the... Read more

Watch Game of Thrones intro in 360-degree VR for some cool easter eggs, right here
Watch Game of Thrones intro in 360-degree VR for some cool easter eggs, right here By Luke Edwards

Ever wondered what you'd see if you looked up while passing under the legs of the skirt-wearing Titan at Braavos? Now you can as the entire Game of Thrones... Read more

Oculus Rift hits shipping delays, blaming component shortages
Oculus Rift hits shipping delays, blaming component shortages By Chris Hall

There has been no shortage of buzz surrounding the launch of the first full virtual reality system, Oculus Rift, but it seems there might be a shortage... Read more

The first Oculus Rift has shipped, deliveries start 28 March
The first Oculus Rift has shipped, deliveries start 28 March By Elyse Betters

OMG. If you were among the lucky few to pre-order the Oculus Rift in January, you'll be beyond happy to know that it should finally arrive on your doorstep... Read more

Oculus Rift games: The complete list of launch titles and how to get them
Oculus Rift games: The complete list of launch titles and how to get them By Chris Hall

With Oculus Rift landing on 28 March, the company has provided some of the missing pieces of the puzzle. While a lot of the talk has been about the hardware... Read more

Oculus founder Luckey slams Apple, no Mac Oculus Rift support for now
Oculus founder Luckey slams Apple, no Mac Oculus Rift support for now By Rik Henderson

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has explained why there won't be support for Mac with the consumer release of Oculus Rift and, in the process, cheekily criticised... Read more

The first Oculus Rift PC bundles are now available for preorder
The first Oculus Rift PC bundles are now available for preorder By Elyse Betters

The Rift is almost here.Facebook-owned Oculus VR has confirmed its Rift virtual-reality headset will be available from March, but now you can finally pre-order... Read more

These are the first Oculus Rift PC bundles - preorders start next week
These are the first Oculus Rift PC bundles - preorders start next week By Elyse Betters

The Rift is coming.Facebook-owned Oculus VR has already confirmed its Rift virtual-reality headset will be available from March, but now we have word about... Read more

David Haye’s return to the ring will be first ever fight filmed in VR
David Haye’s return to the ring will be first ever fight filmed in VR By Rik Henderson

British boxer David Haye has revealed that his upcoming comeback fight against Australian Mark De Mori will be filmed in virtual reality. 360-degree cameras... Read more

Oculus: We'll have Star Trek Holodeck VR experience in 15 years
Oculus: We'll have Star Trek Holodeck VR experience in 15 years By Rik Henderson

One of the things often associated with modern virtual reality headsets and the experiences they provide is the Star Trek Holodeck; the fictional room... Read more

Virtual reality is one step closer to Total Recall, it builds genuine memories says Oculus
Virtual reality is one step closer to Total Recall, it builds genuine memories says Oculus By Rik Henderson

During a chat with Max Cohen, vice president of mobile at Oculus, at CES in Las Vegas last week he told us something that made us finally realise why we... Read more

Oculus to offer more affordable headsets than Rift with future Gear VR models
Oculus to offer more affordable headsets than Rift with future Gear VR models By Rik Henderson

Oculus will continue to develop affordable VR headsets like the Gear VR going forward as it believes that there are two different types of consumer interested... Read more

Don't expect to buy those Oculus Touch controllers for a while
Don't expect to buy those Oculus Touch controllers for a while By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Oculus VR has just announced that its handheld motion controllers for the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset have been delayed until the... Read more

Rock Band... in virtual reality... on Oculus Rift: Take our money!
Rock Band... in virtual reality... on Oculus Rift: Take our money! By Elyse Betters

Omgomgomg.Oculus VR and Harmonix have announced that a virtual reality version of Rock Band is coming to the Oculus Rift, meaning you'll soon be able to... Read more

Even Flickr is jumping on the VR bandwagon, view 360-degree photos on Oculus
Even Flickr is jumping on the VR bandwagon, view 360-degree photos on Oculus By Rik Henderson

With the world poised for the first major wave of consumer virtual reality headsets, plenty of video services are displaying their intentions to provide... Read more

Oculus Rift meets adult entertainment: VR porn is here
Oculus Rift meets adult entertainment: VR porn is here By Chris Hall

The adult entertainment industry has been pioneering in many ways, especially when it comes to delivery of content through the adoption of emerging technologies. Private... Read more

StarVR offers double the field of view Oculus Rift can, plus dual QHD displays
StarVR offers double the field of view Oculus Rift can, plus dual QHD displays By Luke Edwards

The race for virtual reality gaming headsets claiming a space on your face is well and truly on and StarVR is a promising new contender.StarVR is the product... Read more

What is Oculus Touch and how does it work with the new Oculus Rift?
What is Oculus Touch and how does it work with the new Oculus Rift? By Elyse Betters

So, the consumer model of the Oculus Rift is coming.We know that because Oculus VR, the company that makes Rift, unveiled the new headset while at an event... Read more

It's finally here: Oculus VR unveils consumer Rift, coming in early 2016
It's finally here: Oculus VR unveils consumer Rift, coming in early 2016 By Elyse Betters

Oculus VR is now on stage at its small press event in San Francisco, where the Facebook-owned company is for the first time unveiling a version of the... Read more

Oculus VR countdown site leaks consumer Rift concepts and details ahead of event
Oculus VR countdown site leaks consumer Rift concepts and details ahead of event By Elyse Betters

Oculus VR accidentally orchestrated its own leak this morning.Facebook-owned Oculus VR is holding a press event on Thursday ahead of E3, but to get you... Read more

Guess how much a consumer model Oculus Rift setup will cost
Guess how much a consumer model Oculus Rift setup will cost By Elyse Betters

You officially have less than one year to save up for the - what we now know will be - the extremely pricey Oculus Rift.That's not because the headset... Read more

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes
Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes By Stuart Miles

When you read you don't move your head from side-to-side, just your eyes. And when you are looking around in your normal field of vision, you are not expected... Read more

Here are the minimum specs you'll need for Oculus Rift and how much it could cost you
Here are the minimum specs you'll need for Oculus Rift and how much it could cost you By Rik Henderson

The Oculus Rift consumer model will be released early 2016 and although other renowned virtual reality headsets might beat it to market, it will be the... Read more

Horse racing punters will soon be able to ride the horse they backed live through Oculus Rift
Horse racing punters will soon be able to ride the horse they backed live through Oculus Rift By Rik Henderson

Online and high street betting firm William Hill has seen a decline in the number of bets on horse racing it receives in recent times, with punters focusing... Read more

Oculus Rift consumer model finally confirmed for early 2016: Here are 5 things it needs to have
Oculus Rift consumer model finally confirmed for early 2016: Here are 5 things it needs to have By Rik Henderson

Oculus has announced that the long-awaited consumer model of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be available to buy from early next year.There's... Read more

Become a Hobbit and face off with Smaug in Oculus VR thanks to Weta
Become a Hobbit and face off with Smaug in Oculus VR thanks to Weta By Luke Edwards

If you’ve seen The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and the big screen didn't feel immersive enough there's hope. Weta Digital, the special effects team... Read more

SteamVR headset teased by Valve, looking rather Oculus Rift like
SteamVR headset teased by Valve, looking rather Oculus Rift like By Luke Edwards

UPDATE: According to @SteamDB, Valve has uploaded the above outline image of its SteamVR headset "for use on the Steam Universe demo signup page". The... Read more

Virtual reality is perfect for news coverage, says director Spike Jonze
Virtual reality is perfect for news coverage, says director Spike Jonze By Rik Henderson

Spike Jonze, director of Her and Being John Malkovich, teamed with virtual reality filmmaker Chris Milk and Vice News to record a one-off news broadcast from... Read more

Oculus Rift gets its first immersive feature film, Banshee Chapter
Oculus Rift gets its first immersive feature film, Banshee Chapter By Luke Edwards

The future of cinema could be a 360-degree viewing experience if Oculus Rift takes centre stage. The first film has been released that takes advantage... Read more

We've tried the Oculus Rift Interstellar IMAX experience, you can too
We've tried the Oculus Rift Interstellar IMAX experience, you can too By Luke Edwards

We popped along to the BFI IMAX in London's Waterloo today to try an Oculus Rift experience of the film Interstellar. You can do the same.For one day only... Read more

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