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Oculus is getting a new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge game this year

An original game starring new and iconic characters, set in Blackspire Outpost.

What you need to know Oculus Studios will be publishing Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge, set for release in late 2020. The story takes place in Blackspire Outpost on the planet Batuu, the same location you’ll find in Disney theme parks. ILMxLAB is working to tie in several pieces of Star Wars lore to build on Blackspire Outpost’s importance. This action-adventure game is  [Read More…]

Facebook VP says that AAA titles for Oculus Quest are coming soon

There are some caveats, however.

What you need to know Jason Rubin, VP of special gaming initiatives at Facebook, says that there is interest in making the Quest/other Oculus products more powerful. Users can expect to see more AAA titles within the next year or so. Whether that can be accomplished without cloud computing is unclear at this time.

The Oculus Quest is a great, consumer-ready VR headset with one small issue: its catalog. While there are  [Read More…]

Oculus Quest’s Guardian system now warns you when something is in the way

Maybe now you’ll avoid jumping into your TV.

What you need to know Oculus Software version 17 for Quest brings automatic Playspace Scanning to detects objects that get in the way of your VR experience. Your Guardian playspace will warn you of objects by switching to a mixed-reality mode and highlighting the object in red. The guardian boundary color can now also be customized with a blue, purple, or yellow color.

The Oculus Quest is an amazing  [Read More…]

Oculus Quest hand tracking is now generally available

Hand tracking is now generally available for the Oculus Quest, and games can use it later this month.

What you need to know Oculus Quest hand tracking is now generally available. Hand tracking has been an experimental feature for a year. Third-party games can include hand tracking starting on May 28, 2020.

Oculus announced a slew of updates and bits of information to celebrate the anniversary of the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S. One of the  [Read More…]

The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets gains hand tracking on Oculus Quest

Now your actual hands will appear in the game!

What you need to know The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets is now the first commercial game on the Oculus Store with hand-tracking support. You’ll no longer need controllers to play the game on the Oculus Quest once the update launches later this month. Curious Tale is already one of the most accessible VR games on the market since it includes automatic height adjustment and content tailored  [Read More…]

Best ways to create art in VR on the Oculus Quest

Virtual reality offers an excellent digital space for unique 3D artwork, graphic design, and animation. Yet the wireless Quest lacks the PC processing to handle several excellent artistic VR apps, and the few quality Quest ports lose some key features. Despite this, we’d argue it’s a fair tradeoff for an untethered, 3D painting experience. The Quest port of our top choice for VR art creation, Tilt Brush, benefits strongly from a lack of wires, as do our other  [Read More…]

Oculus Link now works with the cable that comes with your Oculus Quest

You’ll no longer need to buy an additional cable just to play PC VR games with your Oculus Quest.

What you need to know Oculus Software update v17 enables USB 2.0 cables to work with Oculus Link. The 3 meter USB Type-C charging cable that’s included with every Oculus Quest can now work as an Oculus Link cable. Not all motherboards will support the new connectivity, so your mileage may vary with compatibility.

For some months now,  [Read More…]

Echo VR open beta brings zero-gravity multiplayer to your Oculus Quest

Ender’s Game becomes a real game with Echo VR

What you need to know Echo VR open beta is available for free all Oculus Quest owners on the Oculus Store. Echo VR, formerly known as Echo Arena, pits players in zero-gravity arenas with the goal to throw a disc through a goal on the opposing team’s side. Oculus Quest players can play with Oculus Rift players in the same arenas.

It’s been a long time coming, but  [Read More…]

It looks like the Oculus Quest 2 may be delayed

Facebook may need to level up its supply chain before this Quest is complete.

What you need to know The Oculus Quest 2 looks to be delayed from the end of 2020 to sometime in 2021. New ‘Jedi’ controllers will feature improved ergonomics, motion tracking, and possibly more features. A refined headset could include reduced weight, smaller size, better headstraps, and even an improved display with a higher refresh rate.

If you’re one of the lucky owners  [Read More…]

Wiz Khalifa’s Oculus Venues concert: When is it & how to watch

Just last month, Wiz Khalifa released his latest EP “The Saga of Wiz Khalifa“. Now he’ll be hitting the stage in Los Angeles to perform songs from the new project as well as some of his biggest hits live, and you can score a front-row seat right at home. Khalifa is partnering up with Oculus to make the event happen in virtual reality, and while it’s free to watch, you will need an Oculus headset and the Oculus Venues app  [Read More…]