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Oculus Pre-E3 Press Conference

  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:20:15 PM
    He's calling it a partnership between Microsoft and Oculus.
  • James Martin 6/11/2015 5:20:20 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:20:43 PM
    "The opportunity for us to bring our wireless controller, the one we spent so many years refining, to every Oculus user at launch is incredibly exciting," Spencer says.
  • James Martin 6/11/2015 5:20:53 PM
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  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:21:19 PM
    Windows 10 has also partnered with Oculus, Spencer says. "The Rift will natively work with Windows 10 to make it easy to set up, jump in and have incredible virtual reality experiences from day one."
  • James Martin 6/11/2015 5:21:32 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:21:42 PM
    We believe we'll be able to create state of the art virtual reality experiences on Windows, Spencer adds.
  • James Martin 6/11/2015 5:21:55 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:21:58 PM
    Xbox One games can stream to Windows 10 devices, Spencer added.
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:22:22 PM
    Now, the streaming capability will work on Oculus Rift. Xbox One games like Halo, Forza and Sunset Overdrive can work with Oculus, he says.
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:22:36 PM
    There's a virtual cinema experience, Spencer says, that shows the games.
  • James Martin 6/11/2015 5:23:00 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:23:03 PM
    The cinema looks like a home theatre, for example.
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:23:30 PM
    It's not ideal, but it at least brings a bunch of games to the Rift.
  • James Martin 6/11/2015 5:23:41 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:24:15 PM
    Lots more planned, Iribe says (he's back on stage). Maybe seeing friends, for example, in that cinema.
  • James Martin 6/11/2015 5:24:25 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:24:26 PM
    "I'm just thrilled to have that device in there," Iribe says of the Xbox One controller.
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:24:52 PM
    As it all comes together, the VR technology isn't worth much without content, Iribe says. "It's content that makes you feel like you're there."
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:25:06 PM
    Now Jason Rubin, head of Oculus Studios, on stage.
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:25:20 PM
    40 years ago "Star Wars" came out and blew the world away, Rubin begins.
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:25:48 PM
    It took six years for Rubin to convince his parents to buy his first computer, but he immediately began making games. Those led to Crash Bandicoot and others, he says.
  • James Martin 6/11/2015 5:25:59 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:26:07 PM
    There was always an unfulfilled promise though. A window they couldn't step through, whether it was a monitor or TV.
  • James Martin 6/11/2015 5:26:20 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:26:32 PM
    "We've worked with some of the best developers and publishers in the industry," he says.
  • James Martin 6/11/2015 5:26:33 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:26:46 PM
    Now Hilmar Veigar Petursson, CEO of CCP games (Eve franchise) is on stage.
  • James Martin 6/11/2015 5:26:56 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:26:59 PM
    Many of the early employees at CCP worked on VR 20 years ago, he says.
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:27:23 PM
    "Our company vision is to create virtual worlds more meaningful than real life," Petursson says.
  • James Martin 6/11/2015 5:27:36 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:27:44 PM
    So now we're talking about Eve Valkyrie, a space shooting game.
  • James Martin 6/11/2015 5:27:50 PM
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  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:28:02 PM
    A small group of developers in Iceland were so inspired by the Kickstarter for Oculus that they began trying it.
  • James Martin 6/11/2015 5:28:29 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/11/2015 5:28:29 PM
    It's no surprise that the first thing they did with the Oculus was a "tech-demo space shooter." But it surprised Petursson how good it was.
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