Oculus VR to hold its first VR conference this September

7 Jul 2014

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Oculus VR is attempting to establish itself as big a player via its first developer conference specifically for virtual reality (VR) tech this 19-20 September in Hollywood, California.

The maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, and now a subsidiary of Facebook, is by far the frontrunner when it comes to the future commercialisation of the technology. If Oculus VR is to develop the technology even further, it wants to establish itself as the leader of the future of VR technology as a whole.

The official blog post announcing the conference titled Oculus Connect said that the last two years have seen the biggest developments in terms of VR technology. “In the last two years, we’ve seen more virtual reality content built than in the last two decades, and that’s a direct result of incredible work by the community.

“With virtual reality’s momentum at an all-time high, this is a unique moment for the developer community to come together to take the virtual reality to the next level.”

The company also confirmed the acquisition of RakNet, a piece of software that is used for the development of games. Thousands of indie developers have licensed the technology, as have companies such as Unity, Havok, Mojang, Maxis and Sony Online Entertainment.

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Colm Gorey is a journalist with Siliconrepublic.com

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