Is It the End of the Road for Oculus Go?
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by vradmin
1w ago
Although Meta’s attention may have turned toward the Quest range, there are still some Oculus Go users out there. Until recently, Go owners could enjoy their six-year-old devices despite the fact that Meta had stopped supporting the headset two years ago.  Now, many users are having issues opening apps. So far, Meta’s advice on fixing this problem hasn’t helped, and the statement issued on the subject suggests it’s time for legacy owners to hang up their headsets.  So, is Meta closing the doors on the Oculus Go for good? Let’s examine the headset’s history and explore the issues user ..read more
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LG and Meta Partnership Breaks Up Over Lack of Synergy
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by vradmin
1w ago
Less than four months ago, Meta and LG revealed they were partnering on a next-generation XR device. There was considerable speculation this would be a follow-up to the Meta Quest Pro. LG CEO William Cho met with Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg in South Korea to finalise the deal.  But now, the partnership has ended, and instead of a 2025 release, the fruits of the project will not be with us until 2027. According to industry sources in the South Korean media, LG pulled the plug on the union when the two companies started disagreeing. LG stated that there “was not much synergy” between them and ..read more
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Meta Closes Quest App Lab and Opens Quest Store to Smaller Developers
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by vradmin
3w ago
Meta has begun changing how apps from smaller developers are made available to users. These changes mean that apps and games that were previously unlisted will now appear in the main Quest Store.  The Quest App Lab was launched in 2021 and was designed as a secondary platform for distributing apps. However, after three years, Meta is now closing the Quest App Lab while opening the Quest Store to developers who could only previously see their content available through limited channels.  Including App Lab games and apps on the Quest Store means users can find this content far more easi ..read more
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Quest 3 Lite: What We Know So Far
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by vradmin
3w ago
Over the last few months, it has been reported that Meta is working on a budget version of the Quest 3. Thus far, dubbed “Quest 3 Lite” or the “Quest 3S”,  the new headset looks set to replace the Quest 2, which appears to be facing upcoming retirement.  Since last October, when the Quest 3 hit the shelves, Meta has dropped the Quest 2 price several times to its current record low of £200 and sliced the prices of official accessories in half.  Let’s take a look at the news and speculation surrounding the upcoming launch of the Quest Lite.  Meta Is Preparing to Say Goodbye t ..read more
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Meta Makes Strides With First Fully Augmented Reality Glasses
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by vradmin
1M ago
In late 2021, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the company was working on “Project Nazare,” which he stated would be Meta’s first “fully augmented reality glasses.”  But since that announcement, there has been complete radio silence on the device’s progress. In the meantime, we’ve seen Meta pick up and drop projects, develop and launch the popular Quest 3 headset and witness Zuckaberg’s hype around the metaverse fade.  So, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Project Nazare had stalled or sidelined.  Now, Meta’s Head of AR Hardware, Caitlin Kalinowski, has brought the conversati ..read more
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Is Low Vision Pro Demand the Reason for Reduced International Launch Shipments?
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by vradmin
1M ago
Although a date has yet to be set in stone, the Apple Vision Pro is set to have an international release at some point in the not-too-distant future. But while people in Europe, China, and other parts of the world wonder when they can get their own Vision Pro, the go-to analyst on all things related to Apple’s supply chain, Ming-Chi Kuo, is pessimistic about international debut shipment volumes.  When the Vision Pro was launched in the United States on February 2nd, quantities were limited. Pre-orders of the $3,500 device accounted for most of the initial shipments. The slow rollout of Vi ..read more
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Meta Rebrands Quest Software Making It Available On Other Devices
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by vradmin
1M ago
Meta is taking a giant leap and is set to rebrand its Quest software platform to Meta Horizon OS. This new name coincides with news that could change the future of mixed reality. The rebranded software will now be available to third-party headset makers.  The Meta Quest range of headsets will retain its existing name, but this change of approach will mean people who use other headsets can enjoy the same apps and experiences as those who own Quests. Meta is set to continue developing and manufacturing new Quest headsets,  Any headset that uses the rebranded platform will include a “Bu ..read more
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Meta Drops Quest 1 Support for New Apps
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by vradmin
1M ago
Five years after the May 2019 launch of the Oculus Quest, Meta will cease to allow support for the headset on any new Quest Store or App Lab apps.  Meta (then known as Facebook) stopped selling the Quest 1 after the Quest 2 was launched in October 2020. However, given the headset’s popularity, many users still own and use their original Quest.  The upcoming changes to Quest Store and App Lab support only affect new content. Existing games and apps will still be available and supported on the Quest. The changes come into effect after April 30th 2024.  This news follows price redu ..read more
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Low Sales Prompt Sony To Stop PSVR 2 Production
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by vradmin
2M ago
The PSVR 2  has only been on the shelves for just over a year, and it looks like it’s not selling as well as Sony had hoped. Consequently, reports are circulating that Sony has decided to pause production.  Since its launch last February, sales of the PSVR 2 have progressively slowed. To meet the expected demand, Sony produced more than two million units. Unfortunately, since then, stocks have increased, and demand and production levels have been slower than expected.  Now, Sony is pressing pause on PSVR 2 production while they sell through some of the inventory backlog. This su ..read more
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Meta Quest News Round-Up: Quest 2 Price Drop, Quest 3 Promo Extended, and Meta VR Studio Fund Launched
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by vradmin
2M ago
After six months on the market, the Quest 3 is garnering less attention than its new rival, the Apple Vision Pro. However, despite increased competition, the Quest headset range continues to sell well.  But without any major product launches on the horizon, it doesn’t mean Meta is not busy.  Recently, a series of smaller stories hint at the future of Meta’s mixed reality strategy. This includes another Quest 2 price decrease, the extension of the Quest 3 Asgaard’s Wrath 2 promo, an Unreal Engine XR showcase, and some exciting news about a VR studio fund.  Let’s explore the lates ..read more
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