Oculus articles

Facebook closes its Oculus VR movie studio

Facebook has decided to pull the plug on its in-house Oculus Story Studio. The closure of the award-winning unit, which created short films for viewing on the Rift and Gear VR headsets, was announced in a blog post by Oculus’…

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey departs Facebook

Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus VR, is leaving Facebook. In a statement to UploadVR, Facebook said Palmer will be dearly missed and that his legacy extends far beyond Oculus. His inventive spirit helped kickstart (no pun intended) the modern VR…

Rock Band VR is coming in March, pre-orders now open

Oculus and Harmonix, makers of the popular Guitar Hero and Rock Band series, said in late 2015 that they were working together to develop a virtual reality version of Rock Band. On Monday, the duo revealed the game’s launch date…

Oculus Touch to launch on December 6th for $199

Oculus finally shipped the consumer edition of its VR headset back in March, after several years of hype, tech demos and developer kits. But without dedicated motion controllers it was an incomplete experience compared to the HTC Vive. Today the…

HTC launches Viveport storefront to showcase VR experiences

HTC has launched a new app store for its Vive virtual reality headset where it’ll highlight a variety of VR experiences beyond gaming including art, design, education, music, sports, travel, and more. Dubbed Viveport, the storefront is available now in…