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FA Discussion => General => Topic started by: Tbone on October 05, 2016, 03:24:36 pm

Title: The Latest from Oculus Connect 3!
Post by: Tbone on October 05, 2016, 03:24:36 pm
I'll try to keep this updated as news comes in!

Wednesday
-Mark Zuckerberg teases more info on Facebook/Oculus Social coming tomorrow! (https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/561gfg/getting_ready_to_demo_something_new_weve_been/)
-Trailer for Landfall, a new multiplayer RTS (https://youtu.be/RLtblo1tLis)
-Trailer for Vox Machinae (https://youtu.be/IFXVrsagjTs). Some of you may remember the demo for this game back in the day
-Trailer for Dead Hungry, a Touch game where you feed zombies hamburgers (https://youtu.be/rj29SklUxzU)
-Trailer for Enigma Sphere, a co-op Touch game that is being compared to Portal 2's co-op. (https://youtu.be/Nw7dt0h7xEw)
-Day 1 Daily Intel Summary via Oculus Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/oculus/v/93232480)
-Carmack Teases Inside-Out Tracking Announcement During Keynotes (https://twitter.com/uploadvr/status/783830511814709248)

Thursday
-Touch pre-orders open October 10th. Price is $199. Launches December 6th. (http://www.thefuriousangels.com/index.php?topic=8561.msg129274;topicseen#new)
-You can buy a third sensor for $79 to get roommscale.
-New (better, apparently) headphones available for $49.
-Asynchronous Spacewarp announced (Timewarp that works for positional tracking as well). This effectively lowers the minimum spec requirement for Rift. (http://www.thefuriousangels.com/index.php?topic=8562.msg129276;topicseen#new)
-Oculus Avatars, Parties, and Rooms announced. (http://www.thefuriousangels.com/index.php?topic=8563.msg129277;topicseen#new) Bunch of social stuff! Launching on GearVR in a few weeks and Rift at the beginning of next year.
-Free games bundled with Touch: The Unspoken and VR Sports Challenge. RoboRecall will also be free, but isn't releasing until early next year.
-RoboRecall trailer, what BulletTrain has turned into! (https://youtu.be/82wB3zS5ZXU)
-Oculus shows inside-out future tech. States a standalone Rift is the future. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH446jDdGzI)

Friday
-Touch Reviewed (CNet) (https://youtu.be/Zz3iItw-KWM)
-Tested Hand-On with Lone Echo (https://youtu.be/ggZvKL3pArc)
-Full Facebook Social Demo (https://youtu.be/NCpNKLXovtE)
-Oculus WebVR (Beginning of the Metaverse) (https://developer.oculus.com/webvr/). Reminds me of JanusVR.
-Superhot Hands On (https://youtu.be/8lEPg95mqe4)
-Tested VR Minutes Podcast: OC3 Special (https://youtu.be/8R5PbBMOtk8)
Title: Re: The Latest from Oculus Connect 3!
Post by: Tbone on October 05, 2016, 08:40:26 pm
Day 1, as predicted, was pretty slow. There were some vague teases of announcements for tomorrow - most noticeably Facebook Social, which possibly will become a key part of Oculus' platform. There were also some trailers released for upcoming games. Most devs were just checking out demos. John Carmack did critique GearVR apps for a few hours. All the big stuff is coming tomorrow!
Title: Re: The Latest from Oculus Connect 3!
Post by: Tbone on October 06, 2016, 02:24:59 pm
-Touch pre-orders open October 10th. Price is $199. Launches December 6th.
-You can buy a third sensor for $79 to get roommscale.
-New (better, apparently) headphones available for $49.
-Asynchronous Spacewarp announced (Timewarp that works for positional tracking as well). This effectively lowers the minimum spec requirement for Rift.
-Oculus Avatars, Parties, and Rooms announced. Bunch of social stuff! Launching on GearVR in a few weeks and Rift at the beginning of next year.
Title: Re: The Latest from Oculus Connect 3!
Post by: Tbone on October 06, 2016, 03:47:13 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fGg70OKh1s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fGg70OKh1s)