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Oculus Story Studio could have been Pixar for VR. Facebook just shut it down.

Oculus Story Studio could have been Pixar for VR. Facebook just shut it down. Bad news for fans of VR film: Oculus Story Studio is being shuttered, effective immediately.The decision was announced on Thursday by Jason Rubin, Oculus' vice president of content.

Oculus Closes VR Movie Studio: Story Studio

Oculus Closes VR Movie Studio: Story Studio Story Studio, which produced the Emmy-award winning VR short Henry, has been shuttered by Oculus.The studio in question is Story Studio, a division of the company that focuses on VR movies, rather than games.

Oculus is ‘winding down’ Story Studio, its film development division

Oculus is ‘winding down’ Story Studio, its film development division Although there has certainly been some debate on Oculus’ content strategies over the past year or so, there’s no denying its first-party releases helped show what’s possible in the fledgling VR market.Alongside some of its in-house game developments like Luckey’s Tale, it released short films like Henry, Lost and more recently, Dear Angelica.

Oculus Founder Cosplays as Metal Gear Solid 5’s Quiet

Oculus Founder Cosplays as Metal Gear Solid 5’s Quiet Last month, 24 year old billionaire and founder of Oculus Palmer Luckey departed from Facebook under mysterious circumstances.Instead of sulking about leaving Facebook, and by extension Oculus, Palmer Luckey is attending anime conventions in costume as Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain‘s scantily clad sniper Quiet.

Microsoft announces ntrollers for mixed reality headsets

Microsoft announces ntrollers for mixed reality headsets Affordable mixed reality headgear costing roughly $300 will be arriving this year from Windows and partner companies such as Asus, Lenovo and Acer.” Developers have two headsets to choose from: a $300 Acer one and a $329 HP one, both of which are available now for pre-order.

Microsoft Files Trademark Application for 'DirectReality' as E3 Approaches

Microsoft Files Trademark Application for 'DirectReality' as E3 Approaches Now, we know the company is possibly looking to emphasize VR or AR with a new trademark filing for DirectReality.The single-word trademark describes itself as applying to “Computer software; computer game software; computer software for holographic applications… Online computer software; online computer game software; online computer software for holographic applications; Software as a Service (SaaS).

Ex-Oculus head donates money to mess with Facebook and Oculus

Ex-Oculus head donates money to mess with Facebook and Oculus As some of you suspected the sudden extreme jump in the pledge amount is indeed by Palmer Luckey.I'd like to thank him for his pledge and everything he has done for the VR community as a whole.

Oculus Founder Donates to Rift VR Hack Program

Oculus Founder Donates to Rift VR Hack Program Palmer Luckey, the inventor of Oculus, appears to have just supported the ReVive platform with a large donation on Patreon.Facebook acquired Oculus in 2014, and in early 2017 Palmer Luckey left Oculus.

Oculus Rift and Touch get price drop to $399, finally making high-end VR accessible

Oculus Rift and Touch get price drop to $399, finally making high-end VR accessible Starting Monday, the price of Oculus Rift and the Oculus Touch controllers will be reduced, for a limited time, to $399 at all stores (Best Buy, Amazon, and all others where it's available).This represents a huge price cut that suddenly puts the VR device on a par with popular gaming consoles like the PlayStation and the Xbox.

Oculus Rift Gets Price Cut at Major Retailers

Oculus Rift Gets Price Cut at Major Retailers The Oculus Rift VR headset and its Oculus Touch motion controllers have received a major discount to the tune of hundreds of dollars.And to top it off, the Oculus Rift bundle also includes at least 7 software titles out of the box, including the awesome Robo Recall.

Facebook Spaces adds live video, letting users without Oculus Rift peek into VR in real time

Facebook Spaces adds live video, letting users without Oculus Rift peek into VR in real time After months of letting Oculus Rift users connect with friends and family in virtual reality, Facebook is opening up the party to the rest of your social network by introducing Live video.The feature will let all Facebook users see what others are seeing in virtual reality, even without a headset.

The next Oculus Rift is starting to take shape

The next Oculus Rift is starting to take shape The next VR headset from Oculus may have more in common with the Samsung Gear VR than the company's category-defining Oculus Rift.The first Oculus Rift, released in March 2016, was highly anticipated but saw limited success after its launch.

Oculus Working on New Wireless VR Headset

Oculus Working on New Wireless VR Headset As it so happens, the VR firm is reportedly working on a brand new version of its headset that would be a standalone wireless iteration with a price point of $200.According to Bloomberg, the forthcoming Oculus headset is inteded to become a cheaper alternative to the more high-end headsets that are currently available on the market.

Oculus Working With Qualcomm on Wireless Rift, Slashes Price in Half

Oculus Working With Qualcomm on Wireless Rift, Slashes Price in Half As the graph above shows, HTC’s overall market share remained flat from February to June, still locked in at 0.76x more market share than Oculus Rift enjoys, but the Rift is slowly creeping up while HTC looks like it’s nearly stopped.

Virtual reality turned me into a bunch of Marvel characters and it was really freaking cool

Virtual reality turned me into a bunch of Marvel characters and it was really freaking cool In case we needed another reason to get excited for Marvel's upcoming VR title, we now know the identity of a fourth character that will costar in the game: Deadpool.That's right: everybody's favorite, foul-mouthed antihero will be taking centerstage, along with the Hulk, Captain Marvel, Rocket Raccoon, and several other unannounced characters.

There's No Oculus Rift 2 Coming Anytime Soon

There's No Oculus Rift 2 Coming Anytime Soon In the wake of Oculus’ decision to cut the price of the Oculus Rift with controllers to $400, there’s been some worry that this move indicates a major new platform update is imminent.” While Nate Mitchell (co-founder of Oculus) and Rubin gave neither Rift sales figures nor a launch date for a future Oculus Rift 2.

This is how Mark Zuckerberg's Oculus VR gloves actually work

This is how Mark Zuckerberg's Oculus VR gloves actually work Those mysterious virtual reality gloves Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed off back in February still aren't available to the public, but now we have video of exactly how they work., and along with those notes he included video of Zuckerberg's secret Oculus gloves in action.

WiFi Track Could Dramatically Improve VR

WiFi Track Could Dramatically Improve VR If you’ve played VR, you know that, while awesome, the technology has some serious draw backs.The cords can get tangled all over (someone really should get on making wireless VR a thing).

Watch the weird new trailer for Oculus' first full-length VR movie

Watch the weird new trailer for Oculus' first full-length VR movie Virtual reality company Oculus on Thursday released a trippy trailer for its first full-length film, and you won't want to miss it.And you're not just watching the movie passively.