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AR/VR Weekly | June 26, 2019

Jason Rubin has reason to feel "great" about Oculus at the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3),
AR/VR Weekly | June 26, 2019
Jason Rubin has reason to feel “great” about Oculus at the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), one of gaming’s most important trade shows. The Oculus Quest is selling out, and a number of critics (including me) like the wireless VR headset. The Oculus Rift S isn’t getting as much praise as the Quest – it’s a pricey upgrade for Rift owners, but it is attractive for VR newcomers. 
But, as always, it’s the software that matters. 
A couple of weeks ago, our Dean Takahashi talked with Jason Rubin, the boss at Oculus (and a VP at Facebook). It’s a far-ranging conversation, and it’s worth reading. 
The big question in my mind about the next year at Oculus: Does PC VR really make sense for  companies like Facebook? I hope it does, but as technology improves, we’re going to see more powerful iterations of Quest and similar standalone headsets. And these are attractive options – I dig being able to play Vader: Immortal or Beat Saber in my bedroom, which is two floors above my home office with my gaming PC. I can’t do that with PC VR unless I lug my rig upstairs. 
Facebook is a mobile-first company. Quest lines up with that vision better than PC does at this time. My genuine hope is that Facebook continues to support PC VR in the future – until the mobility of Quest and the power of Rift merge into a new device. 
And if you’re a VR developer, it’s worth checking in on these Quest tips and tricks from Immerse head of product Justin Parry. 
For AR/VR coverage, send news tips to Dean Takahashi and Jeremy Horwitz. Please send guest post submissions to Rowan Kaiser. Please be sure to visit our AR/VR Channel.
– Jason Wilson, GamesBeat managing editor

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