VR Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell games are coming

VR Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell games are coming

Ubisoft has announced new Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell games built entirely for virtual reality. The games, announced during the Facebook Connect (previously called Oculus Connect) virtual keynote on Wednesday, mark a long-rumored but still potentially exciting addition to VR. We don’t know anything else about the games, except that they’ll be developed by Ubisoft’s … Read more

Undertale’s surprise concert got the internet in its feelings

Undertale’s surprise concert got the internet in its feelings

Heartfelt role-playing game Undertale celebrated its fifth anniversary on Sept. 15, and to mark the occasion, merch website Fangamer and Japanese localizers 8-4 held a sweeping, epic concert. An orchestra got together and played many of the game’s iconic tracks, all while a plush of Undertale’s annoying dog oversaw the proceedings. The concert begins at … Read more

Facebook’s Infinite Office is a virtual office space for the WFH crowd

Facebook's Infinite Office is a virtual office space for the WFH crowd

A couple of years ago, Facebook announced Oculus for Business, a software suite for enterprise-grade VR. But today, at Facebook Connect, the company is introducing a new virtual office experience for the work-from-home crowd. It’s called Infinite Office, and it promises to make WFH a lot more immersive. With Infinite Office, you can put on … Read more

Facebook Connect 7: all the VR and AR news from the Oculus event

Facebook Connect 7: all the VR and AR news from the Oculus event

The seventh annual Facebook Connect — formerly Oculus Connect — covers virtual and augmented reality news from the social media giant. Held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced the Oculus Quest 2, a $299 successor to its standalone Quest VR headset, as well as a slate of new games and the retirement … Read more

Why Facebook thinks this is the only VR headset you need

Why Facebook thinks this is the only VR headset you need

Facebook has a bold new plan for bringing virtual reality to the masses. Facebook currently sells the Rift S to players who want a higher-end virtual reality experience powered by their gaming PC, alongside Oculus Quest, which is a less powerful, but standalone and portable, VR headset. But both products will be taken from the … Read more

Facebook’s first AR glasses are a research project called ‘Aria’

Facebook's first AR glasses are a research project called 'Aria'

Beyond thrilled to finally share a sneak peek of our Facebook partnership with Ray-Ban! Our first smart glasses will launch next year, and that’s just the beginning… The future will be a classic and it’s coming in 2021 😎 pic.twitter.com/l9992ZQGoy — Hugo Barra (@hbarra) September 16, 2020 “We’re envisioning a time when we have all … Read more

The original Myst is coming to VR

The original Myst is coming to VR

Myst creator Cyan Worlds is adapting its classic adventure game to virtual reality. Facebook and Cyan announced that Myst will get a VR remake for the Oculus Quest later this year, launching after the release of the upcoming Oculus Quest 2 headset. The VR version of Myst is described as a “reimagining” of the 1993 … Read more

Oculus Quest 2 review: smaller, cheaper, better

Oculus Quest 2 review: smaller, cheaper, better

The Oculus Quest 2 will be the only VR hardware Facebook offers after spring of 2021. This is the headset Facebook is banking on, saying farewell to the tethered, fussy Oculus Rift headsets that launched this wave of virtual reality enthusiasm. The Quest 2 isn’t the most impressive headset on the market, at least in … Read more

‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘Splinter Cell’ are coming to Oculus

‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘Splinter Cell’ are coming to Oculus

Facebook has snagged two made-for-VR Ubisoft titles. Virtual reality versions of Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell are coming to Oculus. Facebook made the announcement during its Connect event today. Ubisoft will develop the VR versions of both games. They’ll be built from the ground up but will stay true to both franchises. Ubisoft’s other VR … Read more

The Oculus Quest 2 has an optional, more comfortable head strap

The Oculus Quest 2 has an optional, more comfortable head strap

Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset is being released alongside several optional accessories, including two head strap variants, Logitech earbuds and headphones, a “fit pack” for different head sizes, and the Link USB-C cable. As Facebook announced today, the Quest 2’s base model costs $299, but getting the absolute best experience on it will … Read more