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Facebook unveils the Oculus Quest 2 with the Snapdragon XR2, 90Hz refresh rate for $299

Facebook-owned Oculus on Wednesday officially introduced the Quest 2, the company's second-generation standalone virtual reality headset. It's launching October 13 at a starting price of $299 for the base model—that’s $100 less than the original Quest. Interested buyers can pre-order the Oculus Quest 2 beginning today. Today’s announcement is more of a formality rather than a...

Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 will have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2, according to a leaked promo video

Leaked promotional videos have revealed Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 VR headset, which could be available as early as this week. The videos were accidentally published to Facebook Blueprint, the company's e-learning platform, before they were taken down (via The Verge). Information shared in the videos reveal the new headset will be a major upgrade over the...

A Facebook account will be required to use Oculus VR in the future

Popular VR platform Oculus has announced that the company's VR headsets will soon require users to log in with a Facebook account, much to the dismay of Oculus users worldwide. In a blog post on the matter, the Facebook-owned company said that the change will go into effect starting October 2020 and new users will...

Here’s what Facebook’s new Oculus Quest will look like

Starting with the leaked renders first, these images are posted by leaker @h0x0d (also known as WalkingCat). In terms of the design, the purported Oculus Quest refresh looks similar to the model from last year. Along with the headset, we see similar-looking touch controllers. As per the leaked render, the USB Type-C port, as well...

Samsung is killing off its XR service and VR Video apps

Samsung has been a dominant player in the mobile VR space thanks to the Samsung Gear VR, which was made in collaboration with Oculus VR — the makers of the popular standalone VR headset Oculus Rift. The company was known for offering Gear VR headsets with its previous Samsung Galaxy flagships, but that ended with...

Facebook is making a new Oculus Quest standalone VR headset that’s smaller and refreshes at 90Hz

In 2014, Facebook acquired Oculus VR Inc. for $2 billion, twice of what it paid for Instagram. In its early days, Oculus's VR efforts were largely focused on PC gaming. But that finally changed under Facebook and the company went on to launch Oculus Go, its first standalone VR headset that didn't need to be...

Firefox Reality is a new web browser built for Oculus, Viveport, and Daydream VR

While it would appear that virtual reality has fallen off in popularity in recent years, companies are still putting a considerable amount of work into it. We've seen Google working on adding support for multiple controllers in a possible future hardware revision of the Google Daydream, and Qualcomm announced a chip earlier this year directly...

Latest Oculus App Update Brings Chromecast Support to the Gear VR

While companies like Google have had to rely on the community to create VR content for Google Cardboard and Daydream, Samsung was able to launch the Gear VR with a lot of content on board from day one thanks to a partnership with Oculus. Not only was Samsung able to offer their customers a plethora of VR...

Shattering Expectations – A Deep Dive into Current & Future VR Software

I’ve had a couple of weeks to play around with the GearVR virtual reality headset, and it’s been a blast. The hardware has finally matured enough for virtual reality to be quite convincing, and at an affordable price. Since VR is such a new technology, there is currently a massive call for developers to get...