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  • OC5: Ready At Dawn, Insomniac And More Are Experimenting With Oculus Quest
    OC5: Ready At Dawn, Insomniac And More Are Experimenting With Oculus Quest

    Oculus Quest, Facebook’s new standalone VR headset, is promising over 50 games for launch next year, and a list of developers shown at this week’s Oculus Connect conference gives us some idea of what’s on the way.

    Hugo Barra, Facebook’s VP of VR, revealed a look at a handful of developers that have been experimenting with Quest and its six-degrees of freedom (6DOF) tracking over the past year. On-screen behind Barra was a list (seen above) that included Lone Echo (and Lone Echo II!) developer Ready at Dawn Studios, Rock Band VR creator Harmonix, and Dragon Front studio High Voltage Software.

    There were also some developers with already-confirmed Quest games, like the Superhot team and Polyarc, the developer of Moss. Other VR staples include Arizona Sunshine‘s Vertigo Games, Sprint Vector‘s Survios, and Wilson’s Heart‘s Twisted Pixel.

    Note that this doesn’t necessarily confirm these developers will definitely have Quest games ready for launch. Barra described these team’s work as “exploring what’s possible and what they can build on Oculus Quest.” Still, practically every developer on the list has at least one Rift, Go or Gear game that we’d love to see ported to Quest (Echo VR please), so we’ll keep a close eye on them.

    Barra’s words also led into a video that revealed yet more developers that have been playing around with the device, including Insomniac, the studio behind the upcoming Stormland (or, for most people, those guys that just made that great Spider-Man game) and Tender Claws, the makers of the ever-excellent Virtual-Virtual Reality.

    Quest is arriving in spring 2019 for $399. Expect full impressions of our hands-on time later today.

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  • OC5: Oculus Quest Uses Snapdragon 835 Processor
    OC5: Oculus Quest Uses Snapdragon 835 Processor

    Oculus had a lot to say about its new standalone VR headset, Quest, at the opening keynote for Oculus Connect 5 yesterday, but one thing it didn’t really mention was the processor powering the device. We now know it’s a Snapdragon 835.

    Oculus confirmed as much following the kit’s reveal in San Jose. The 835 isn’t the latest processor from Qualcomm (it’s used in Samsung’s Galaxy S8 but was replaced with the newer 845 in this year’s Galaxy S9), but it is a step up from the 821 found in Oculus’ other, lower-cost standalone, Oculus Go. It’s also used in other standalone devices like Google and Lenovo’s Mirage Solo.

    Go, though, is still able to run a wide range of Gear VR apps given that its older hardware is entirely dedicated to VR performance and not being partially applied elsewhere as it would on a smartphone. We can expect the same to be true of the 835; it won’t be as strictly powerful as an S9 but all of its horsepower will be going on VR alone. That might be one of the key reasons why Oculus is going to be able to get games like The Climb and Robo Recall onto the device. Still, don’t expect these games to make it to Rift unscathed in some way, be it visual downgrades or reduced enemy numbers, and we doubt more intense games like Lone Echo will be able to make their way over.

    We also know Quest offers 1600 x 1440 resolution per eye, which is basically the same as Go, and it sports built-in audio too. It’s also got full six degrees of freedom (6DOF) control using the new Oculus Insight inside-out tracking system.

    Quest is going to be launching in the spring of next year for $399. We’ve been hands-on with it at Connect this year so expect a full rundown of the experience later today.

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  • Preview: Face Your Fears 2 – Why’s it Always Spiders? Face Your Fears heads to Oculus Quest, almost missing the point.
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  • OC5: Echo Combat Release Date Finally Announced
    OC5: Echo Combat Release Date Finally Announced

    The long wait for the full launch of Ready at Dawn’s Echo Combat is nearly at an end.

    During its Connect developer conference, Oculus today announced that the highly-anticipated expansion to Echo VR would be arriving on November 15th following multiple beta testing periods that began this summer. Echo Combat, which complements the existing Echo Arena, was first announced at Oculus Connect 4 last year.

    The game builds upon the zero gravity traversal that was established in both Arena and Ready at Dawn’s single-player experience, Lone Echo. As the name suggests, though, this one ups the action by having players gun each other down. It’s unlike anything else you’ve played in VR (except for Downward Spiral) and it’s thoroughly addictive.

    Echo Combat will launch exclusively on the Oculus Rift. We went hands-on with the game just ahead of OC5, so look for our latest impressions soon.

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  • OC5: Up Close Photos Of The Oculus Quest Controllers
    OC5: Up Close Photos Of The Oculus Quest Controllers

    We’re still chasing around demos at Oculus Connect 5 that show us what Oculus Quest will be capable of when it launches early next year, but in the meantime we were able to take some close up photos of the controllers which are being shown with the new headset.

    The controllers share the same basic buttons and thumbsticks as Oculus Touch, except that the tracking ring has been flipped to a new position so it can be seen more easily by the headset’s outward-facing cameras.

    The controllers are being shown with games like Superhot and multiplayer tennis during OC5, and we’ll have hands-on reports as soon as we can gather together our thoughts. Oculus Quest doesn’t launch until early next year but, at $400 with more than 50 games at launch, it is likely to hit a sweet spot between price and capabilities that will see a number of great PC games ported to standalone VR.

    The key to Oculus Quest’ success is going to be the quality of these controllers. At first glance, they look a lot like a more evolved Oculus Touch controller, but the proof will be in how often the headset loses tracking given the new inside-out configuration.

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  • Oculus Quest Features Multi-Room Guardian and Arena-Scale Tracking Using Oculus Insight The tracking technology aims to offer even more immersive freedom.
  • ‘Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series’ Launches On Oculus Quest 2019

    Episode one of the three-part interactive series lands on the upcoming standalone headset sometime next year. It’s only day one of Oculus Connect 5 and already we’ve seen new hardware, new content, and bold new ideas for the future of VR. Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment initiative, ILMxLAB, was also present at the event to deliver news

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  • What’s Stormland Like to Play? Check Out This new Gameplay Video from OC5 VRFocus got some demo time with Insomniac Games' latest.
  • Oculus’ Nate Mitchell Reveals What’s Happening at Oculus Connect 5 All the games and predictions for 2019.