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Google Glass lead electrical engineer joins Oculus VR team

Building a new entertainment medium requires lots of money and very talented engineers. Facebook ensured that Oculus VR has plenty of the former, and now the company has set its sights on the latter goal, by hiring Google Glass lead electrical engineer Adrian Wong. Though neither Wong nor his...

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Oculus CEO envisions billion-person MMO

Adding a handful of zeroes to your bank account overnight can inspire lofty goals, such as Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe's plot to create a virtual world populated by over a billion real people. "This is going to be an MMO where we want to put a billion people in VR," Iribe told an audience at the...

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Oculus Rift: From $2.4 million Kickstarter to $2 billion sale

Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR stunned the game industry. In less than two years, Oculus VR and its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset have gone from (literal) overnight Kickstarter success to subsidiary of a social networking giant. To put it another way: John Carmack, one of the principal...

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Oculus Rift gets $75 million in funding from Netscape founder's firm

Oculus VR received $75 million in funding from venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, led by Netscape founder Marc Andreessen. Oculus VR previously secured $16 million in its first round of funding in June. The company's Oculus Rift augmented reality hardware also earned $2.4 million on...

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One Oculus Rift for consumers, will tether to PC and Android

Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe clarified to Engadget that there will be one Oculus Rift model for consumers, despite previous reports to the contrary. "We will be delivering a single Oculus Rift which is a tether to multiple different devices," Iribe told Engadget, "and now we're looking to also...

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Oculus Rift retail headset will tether to Android [update]

Update: Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe has clarified that there will be one Oculus Rift headset available at retail, despite the Gamesbeat report calling out a different lighter headset for Android. Oculus VR, the technology company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, is preparing a...

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Oculus Rift planned for PC and mobile, consoles 'not a focus'

Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe recently told EDGE that the Oculus Rift headset will focus on PC and mobile devices. "I love consoles but internally we're a lot more excited about where mobile's going to go, and being able to plug it right into a next gen cellphone," Iribe said. "Those things are...

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Oculus dreams of offering a free, subsidized Rift

The Oculus Rift being offered as a free product is just one "fantasy idea" posited by Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe. "We have all kinds of fantasy ideas," Iribe told Edge at last week's Develop conference in Brighton. Though the company is set on a $300 price for the virtual-reality headset at the...

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