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Facebook-own virtual reality developer Oculus revealed a flurry of new content coming to VR, including projects based on Disney characters and experiences based on the upcoming sequel Blade Runner 2049. Also Thursday at the Oculus Connect 3 VR developers conference in San Jose, Oculus revealed that its anticipated Touch handheld motion controller for Oculus Rift VR headsets will be available on Dec. 6 for $199. AND, it announce hundreds of millions of dollars in virtual reality content creation investment, as well as new product features and future development plans during a news-packed keynote. Is really happening. More than a million people are using VR products, says Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, which bought Oculus for $2 billion in 2014. We're here to make VR the next major computing platform. On the content side, biggest Hollywood news includes Oculus' collaboration with Disney, which may offer VR content by year's end; as well as a partnership with Alcon Entertainment's newly formed Alcon Interactive, which will make VR experiences based on Blade Runner 2049 starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling and directed by Denis Villeneuve. Blade Runner VR experiences will be exclusively distributed on the Oculus platform around October 2017 release of the film. During the keynote, Zuckerberg confirmed that Oculus has already spent $250 million on developer community to PRODUCE VR content, and committed another $250 million to fund additional content. He added that to generate more educational VR content, $10 million education fund has been launch. Later in keynote, Oculus committed $10 million to fund a new diversity program and continue investment in programs like VR for Good and Diverse Filmmakers Project. During the keynote, Oculus unveiled new features and products, including Oculus Avatars, feature that let you customize your VR identity; Oculus Earphones for Rift, available Dec. 6 for $49; Oculus Parties, which let you start voice calls with up to eight people on VR; and Oculus Rooms, meet-up area for up to eight users. For Rift, Oculus' $599 headset that requires support and tether computer, wider range of Oculus-support laptops are now available. Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe revealed technical developments such as asynchronous spacewarp, which is effectively aimed at enabling lower-cost VR through a wider range of hardware. Zuckerberg emphasized that VR is the perfect platform to put people first. That doesn't mean every experience will be social, but we should build software and experiences that follow the way minds work. He used his time during keynote to demonstrate some prototype developments while urging the community to start the next phase by building quality software experiences. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, who has been the subject of some recent controversy, didn't appear during the keynote. Several developers that work in the VR industry had said they are pulling their support of Oculus Rift after learning that Luckey had contributed funding to a group of Donald Trump supporters behind anti-Hillary Clinton memes; Luckey has since apologize.

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