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Oculus Gets New Offices in Seattle

Oculus VR has been rapidly expanding ever since it was purchased by Facebook for $2 billion USD back in 2014. The company has taken on high profile developers and engineers such as Michael Abrash and, more recently, moved its headquarters from Irvine to Menlo Park, California, which is where its parent company is also based. It appears that the virtual reality (VR) specialist isn’t quite done moving about, however, as it’s been revealed that Oculus VR has now leased some new office space in Seattle, Washington.

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The Daily Journal of Commerce has today reported that Oculus VR has leased one floor at the Stadium Innovation Center in Sodo, taking up about 51,000 square feet of the building. The Center itself can be found southwest of the CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field sports stadiums. It’s not clear what role these new offices will play in Oculus VR’s work. The company already has an R&D team operating in the city and, again, it’s not known if this new space will serve as a future venue for that team.

Oculus VR has a big week ahead of it, as it plans to detail more about the consumer version of its Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) at a pre-E3 press conference on 11th June 2015. Some of those details leaked yesterday as the company launched a new website, though it has assured that there will still be plenty more to learn at the event itself. Fans are hoping to learn much more about the device’s compatible videogames, specifications and input solutions at the event as it starts at 10:00 PT. Following that, Oculus VR will have its own booth at E3 from 16th – 18th June where it will hopefully display more of its latest tech.

VRFocus will continue to follow Oculus VR closely, reporting back with the latest updates on the company’s progress.