More stories on: Oculus Rift


Minecraft for Oculus VR would have been free. Notch is not “driven by capitalism” as war of words rages with Bleszinski

The exchange of words between Cliff Bleszinski  and Markus “Notch” Persson continued over Persson’s decision to not bring Minecraft to the Oculus Rift earlier this week following the Facebook acquisition of Oculus VR.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2014 | 1

The Oculus Facebook Deal Risks Alienating its Supporters

There are a lot of unhappy nerds in the world today.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Mar 2014 | 13

No Minecraft for the Oculus Rift – Persson doesn’t trust Facebook

On the back of this evening’s announcement of an Oculus VR acquisition  by Facebook, the industry has been chipping in with their thoughts on the deal.

By Paul Younger | 26 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

Facebook acquiring Oculus VR for $2 billion

Here’s some rather large tech news, Facebook is acquiring Oculus VR for $2 billion in cash and stock. 

By Paul Younger | 26 Mar 2014 | 5

Oculus to release Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 in July

Oculus have been keeping quiet about the release of the Oculus Rift second development kit but today they have revealed that Dev Kit 2 will release this July.

By Paul Younger | 19 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

Zero Point to offer a head-tracked Oculus Rift film

Fans of futuristic vision-based alternate-reality technology, rejoice! Games aren’t the only thing the Oculus Rift headset is good for, as Condition One – a new company devoted to creating immersive films for the Oculus Rift – has announced a movie called Zero Point.

By Tim McDonald | 20 Feb 2014 | 1

Enterprising coder gets Oculus Rift working on Elder Scrolls Online

An enterprising chap named Chris Gallizzi has managed to get the Oculus Rift working with the beta of The Elder Scrolls Online.

By Tim McDonald | 10 Feb 2014 | Comments Off

Eve: Valkyrie to be an exclusive Oculus Rift launch title

The latest Oculus Rift newsletter reveals that CCP Games’ Eve: Valkyrie will be an exclusive Oculus Rift launch title, and co-published by the VR hardware developers.

By Peter Parrish | 5 Feb 2014 | Comments Off

John Carmack explains his resignation from id

Despite what you may have thought, id’s John Carmack would have liked to have stayed on at id and not completely jumped ship to Oculus.

By Paul Younger | 5 Feb 2014 | 1

Rust’s Garry Newman says Valve VR makes the Rift “feel like a torture device”

During the Steam Dev days developers were ushered into a room to test out Valve’s prototype VR system and feedback that was coming from the event was very positive.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2014 | 6

Steam Dev Days made VR enticing, now it needs to be convincing

Thanks to the information that’s been flowing out of Steam Dev Days since last week, we have a much clearer idea how two big names will be approaching virtual reality on PC.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Jan 2014 | 2

Valve’s Michael Abrash shares his Steam Dev Days VR slides and talk

Valve’s Michael Abrash has updated his blog and kindly shared his talk and slides covering the VR portion of Steam Dev Days.

By Paul Younger | 19 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Oculus VR releases “Best Practices” guide for developers

As ever more developers dive into the realistic 3D sensory pool of virtual reality, it might be a good idea if a company were to collate a series of helpful tips for developing on VR hardware.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Jan 2014 | 1

Valve has no current plans to release their own VR hardware

Well, this is an interesting development. You know all the rave reviews Valve’s virtual reality (VR) prototype has been getting at Steam Dev Days?

By Peter Parrish | 17 Jan 2014 | 1

Valve releases SteamVR beta prior to Dev Days event

Well, we knew that Valve were thinking of doing something with VR, and now users of Steam’s beta client are reporting that a beta version of SteamVR has been sneakily and quietly released.

By Tim McDonald | 14 Jan 2014 | 1

Oculus Rift dev kit 2 will be as close to consumer version as possible

Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey and VP of Products Nate Mitchell  were keen to share the latest Oculus Rift Crystal Cove developments at CES in an interview with Reddit and there were some pretty interesting nuggets of information.

By Paul Younger | 12 Jan 2014 | 2

Oculus Rift “Crystal Cove” prototype brings new features

The team working on the much talked about Oculus Rift have been working hard at improving the VR experience and the latest prototype has just been shown at CES for the first time.

By Paul Younger | 8 Jan 2014 | 1

Cyberith demonstrate how the Virtualizer can traumatise people

We’ve shown a few videos of the Cyberith Virtualizer in action before.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Jan 2014 | 1