The fifthDeveloper Conference runs this week in San Jose, California. In addition to being able to meet VR developers and discuss the future of immersive technologies, Facebook – the owner of Oculus ̵
When is Oculus Connect?
The event is Wednesday and Thursday, September 25th and 26th in San Jose.
The grand keynote presentation begins today (Wednesday) at 10PM PT (1PM ET, 6PM UK) and is scheduled to last 2 hours
How do I look online?
The keynote will be streamed live on Facebook. Watch the livestream starting at 10 o'clock PT. (We'll try to embed the video on this page as soon as the stream starts.)
If you do not want to sign up for Facebook, videos should also be posted on Facebook's YouTube channel Oculus VR.
How can I see in VR?
Facebook streamed the Oculus VR keynotes for the first time in theVR app of the company. Oculus Venues is Facebook's first attempt to create a live social viewing site where videos can be viewed in a virtual stadium environment with an audience of human avatars. Oculus Venues is only available on and headsets. Here are the options:
- Download Oculus Venues on Oculus Go or Samsung Gear VR, which promises broadcasts alongside VR avatars throughout the conference, if you'd like to see it. (I'll keep a Samsung Galaxy smartphone powered up with Gear VR or Oculus Go.)
- VR's VR eSports page displays VR game information and events associated with Oculus Connect.
- Oculus Rift users can not use places, but there are ways to make a group Hangout and watch the stream in the Rift Core 2.0 Beta.
What to Expect
Last year, Facebook unveiled its first standalone VR headset. This year, Oculus will be introducing many more details about its standalone next-generation VR headset codenamed which has not yet got a price, release date, or even a real name. It is expected that this model sits between the high-end PC-connected Oculus Rift and the $ 199 Oculus Go entry-level model introduced earlier this year.
It is always possible that we hear of price cuts for the agingPC headset or this year's Oculus Go. Connect will also discuss the sometimes far beyond any immediate time frame.
We will update this page with the most important news from the event.