Oculus would not have partnered with Microsoft or Sony, founder says

Xbox and PlayStation wouldn’t have been right for Oculus, even if they could have ponied up the $2 billion Facebook paid out for the virtual reality tech firm.

Oculus headlines

  • Bethesda owner is suing Oculus VR over trade secrets

    ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Fallout and Elder Scrolls developer, Bethesda, has filed a lawsuit against Oculus VR today, accusing Oculus of “wrongfully taking” the firm’s intellectual property.

  • Oculus and Sony "helping each other", says Yoshida

    Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus may eventually end up as rivals in the virtual reality space, but for now the two products are only giving each other a boost, according to SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida.

  • Facebook boss tried Morpheus before buying Oculus

    Project Morpheus marketing executive Guy Longworth has revealed Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg’s request for a tech demo of the PlayStation 4 VR tech in the lead up to the social network’s acquisition of rival Oculus Rift.

  • Oculus distances itself from the Immersive Tech Alliance

    The Immersive Technology Alliance was officially launched at GDC today, but the most famous VR manufacturer, Oculus, has distanced itself from the group.

  • Valve releases SteamVR beta for Oculus Rift

    As Valve prepares to show its virtual reality SDK to developers, the company has released a VR beta for the Oculus headset.

  • Oculus CEO compares Rift headset to Kinect

    Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe has said VR headset Rift is “just gonna change everything”, in a way that making bigger and better consoles can’t – but something like Kinect could.

  • Gaikai executive jumps ship for Oculus Rift

    Former Gaikai chief product officer Brendan Iribe has joined the company behind virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, Develop reports. Oculus Rift has attracted over $1.6 million in funding with over two weeks remaining on its Kickstarter, which requested just $250,000. The headset tech was demonstrated at E3 2012 by John Carmack, and has been praised […]

  • Kickstarter: Oculus-Rift virtual reality headset hits funding goal

    Oculus-Rift a new virtual reality headset backed by id Software’s John Carmack aunched a Kickstarter page this morning, and it’s already surpassed its $250,000 goal with 1,402 backers pledging $346,703.

  • Oculus Rift VR headset aims to be Kickstarter funded

    Oculus Rift, a virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD) designed by Palmer Luckey and backed by John Carmack, will see its Kickstarter appeal begin around July 19, according to the designer.