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Posts tagged “Oculus”

Oculus updates the Quest 2’s refresh rate to 90Hz

The Oculus Quest 2’s refresh rate has been given a boost in its first major update. From now on, the VR headset will be able to run natively at 90Hz in all apps and games. Before today it was only via an experimental update that you could boost the device beyond 72Hz, and even then it was only in certain apps. The new update covers…

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Deleting your Facebook account will also delete your Oculus games

Oculus are making Facebook accounts mandatory for their new VR headsets and ending support for Oculus accounts on January 1st, 2023. It's a decision which Katharine rightly says sucks. Worse yet, because your Oculus headset and Facebook account will be inextricably tied, it turns out your Oculus purchases will be deleted if you ever choose to delete your Facebook account. It makes sense, in a bleak…

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Facebook is locking some Oculus Quest 2 owners out of their headsets

By all accounts, the Oculus Quest 2 is a lovely bit of kit. Resident hardware buff Katharine reckons it's the best low-budget VR headset you can get your hands on in her Oculus Quest 2 review, with the caveat that you don't mind creating a Facebook account for it. Turns out, that last part may be more of a dealbreaker than first thought, with some…

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Feature: A worthy if divisive successor to the Oculus Rift S

Oculus Quest 2 review

When I tested the Oculus Quest earlier in the year, it was one of the most freeing VR experiences I've ever had. It was also one of the most uncomfortable. Ditching the cable for wire-free VR is definitely the way forward as far as I'm concerned, but not when the headset in question crushes my nose, pinches my cheeks and makes me feel like I…

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Myst is returning yet again, this time for VR too

Myst on Android! Myst on PS4! Myst on Nintendo DS! Myst on Switch! And now, Myst on the Oculus Quest! Jeez, we get it Cyan Worlds, you like re-releasing Myst. Yesterday's Facebook Connect revealed the freshly "reimagined" version of the 1993 adventure game, which is set to arrive sometime this December. While the focus is on the fact it's being made for VR, the new…

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Oculus is getting exclusive Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell VR games

During today's Facebook Connect developer conference, Facebook revealed the Oculus Quest 2 launch date and price along with information on a whole slew of games coming to the VR platform. Among them will be Oculus-exclusive Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell games and quite a few other VR games.

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Oculus Quest 2 will start at £299 when it launches in October, replacing the Rift S

Facebook have confirmed that the Oculus Quest 2 will start from £299 / $299 when it launches on October 13th, which is a full £100 / $100 less than the original Quest. Sadly, the arrival of the Quest 2 also signals the death of our current favourite VR headset, the Rift S, as Facebook also announced they'll be focusing on standalone VR headsets going forward,…

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Facebook have leaked the Oculus Quest 2 early

Facebook have accidentally leaked the Oculus Quest 2 after a pair of videos detailing the new VR headset emerged on their Blueprint training site yesterday. The successor to the standalone Oculus Quest is due to be officially announced tomorrow during Facebook's Connect developer conference on September 16th, but you can watch both videos right here to get an early sneak peek. Boasting a display with…

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Oculus VR headsets will soon require a Facebook account, and that sucks

Oculus plan to make Facebook accounts mandatory for all of their VR headsets, starting with new users from October 2020, Oculus announced last night. The move comes as part of the VR giant's plans to end support for existing Oculus accounts on January 1st 2023 and shift everyone over to the same system as their parent company, Facebook. The idea is that it will "make…

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Oculus Go is going away this December

Oculus have announced they're ending sales of the Oculus Go this year, just two years after it first launched. The all-in-one Oculus Go was the precursor to the now wildly popular Oculus Quest, offering an untethered VR experience that didn't rely on you on having a particular kind of phone or a powerful PC. It also cost a fraction of the price, with 32GB models…

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Feature: Quest for perfection

Oculus Quest review: a better buy than the Rift S?

Unlike the Oculus Rift S, the Oculus Quest doesn't technically need a PC in order to play VR games. Instead, it's a standalone VR headset that you can play completely wire-free without having a great big gaming PC at your disposal. Naturally, this means it's not quite as powerful as a PC-based headset, and the games you can play on it are limited to what's…

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Feature: Second only to the Valve Index

Oculus Rift S review: the best VR headset for the masses

When Oculus launched their original Rift headset back in 2016, I was one of those people who was firmly in the HTC Vive camp. Back then, I just couldn't see the appeal. The Rift didn't do proper room-scale VR, it didn't come with any motion controllers, and it was just as much of a faff to set up due to its external sensor. Fast forward…

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Feature: Every VR headset tested for comfort, visuals and experience

What’s the best VR headset for Half-Life: Alyx?

Half-Life: Alyx may have been built from the ground up to support Valve's super expensive Index headset, but as you may have seen from my Half-Life: Alyx PC requirements and VR headset specs article, you can actually play it on any VR headset that supports SteamVR, including the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift headsets and any Windows Mixed Reality headset. Heck, you can even play Half-Life:…

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Feature: Get your Quest playing Half-Life: Alyx in seven easy steps

How to play Half-Life: Alyx on Oculus Quest

Half-Life: Alyx can be played on practically every PC VR headset under the sun, from the super expensive Valve Index to entry-level Windows Mixed Reality headsets. However, you can also play it on the standalone Oculus Quest when you take advantage of Oculus Link, which connects your Quest to your PC like an ordinary Rift headset. In this article, I'll walk you through exactly how…

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Save £60 on an Oculus Rift S just in time for Half-Life: Alyx

Good news VR headset deals hunters. Currys' UK Ebay outlet has shaved £60 off the Oculus Rift S, taking the normally £399 headset down to a much more appealing £339. That's even cheaper than it was over Black Friday, making it a great time to snap one up if you're thinking about getting a headset for the launch of Half-Life: Alyx on Monday. Here's how…

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Feature: Everything you need to get ready for Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx PC requirements and VR headset specs: How to get your PC VR ready

If you're looking forward to Half-Life: Alyx as much as we are here at RPS (it's one of our most exciting games of 2020, don't you know), then you'll want to make sure your PC is prepped and ready to play it come its big release day on March 23rd. The good news is that you don't need an expensive Valve Index headset to run…

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Facebook have bought the makers of Beat Saber

The Oculus lords at Facebook have bought Beat Games, the makers of VR breakout hit Beat Saber. That's the rhythm game where you gogg up to slash through blocks representing beats of a song - Guitar Hero meets Star Trek in cyberspace. Y'know, one of the games that people recommend a lot as a getaway to VR. That one. It's Facebook's. Beat Games say they'll…

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