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Oculus Sold $5M in Quest Content in Two Weeks After Launch

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‘LOW-FI’ is a Moody Cyberpunk Game That Presents a Dark but Plausible Future

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LOW-FI is an upcoming VR game from the veteran indie VR developer behind TECHNOLUST (2016). The game presents a dark but plausible future where most of the population lives in a VR simulation, while at the same time the city’s poor inhabitants live unseen on the streets of the real-world.

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Analysis: Monthly-connected VR Headsets on Steam Pass 1 Million Milestone

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Valve’s monthly Steam Survey has long offered useful insight into the share of VR headsets in use on Steam. But the figures provided are relative to the non-static Steam population, which obfuscates the actual adoption trend of VR headsets on the platform.

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Zero-G Sports Game ‘Echo Arena’ is Coming to Oculus Quest

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Ready at Dawn’s Echo Games today announced at UploadVR’s E3 VR showcase that Echo Arena (2017) , the zero-G sports game exclusive to Rift, is coming to Oculus Quest.

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Oculus is Forcing the Removal of SteamVR Streaming from Quest App, Dev Says

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The developer of Virtual Desktop , a Quest app which allows users to stream their PC desktop to the headset for use in VR, says that after the recent addition of a feature which allowed SteamVR games to be played on Quest, Oculus is forcing him to remove the feature.

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Xbox Game Studios Has (inadvertently?) Acquired Heaps of VR Development Talent

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Watch: ‘Beat Saber’ 360 Mode Feels like a New Way to Play

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Developer Beat Games last week revealed a new ‘360 mode’ for their VR hit Beat Saber. Notes can now come from all around the player instead of just straight ahead. While it feels like a fun new way to play, it makes beat mapping considerably more complex.

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‘Game of Thrones’ VR Experience Coming Exclusively to Viveport Infinity

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HTC today announced that a VR experience based on HBO’s hit TV series Game of Thrones is set to launch exclusively on Viveport Infinity starting tomorrow, supporting Vive and Rift.

Ultrahaptics Acquires Leap Motion for a Reported $30M

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Leap Motion, the pioneer in optical hand-tracking, has been acquired by Ultrahaptics, the enterprise-focused immersive haptics company. According to the Wall Street Journal , Ultrahaptics reportedly acquired Leap Motion for approximately $30 million.

‘Superhot VR’ Studio: Quest Launch Saw 300% Increase in Revenue Over Rift Launch

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The studio behind the infectiously cool action game SUPERHOT VR (2017) say the Oculus Quest launch last week has brought them another big helping of success.

Preview: Valve Index is the DSLR to the Oculus Rift S Point-and-shoot

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While we offered our initial hands-on impressions with the Valve’s new Index headset last month , we’ve now had many more hours inside the headset, and an opportunity to put it side by side with others. Here’s a deeper look at Index ahead of a full review still to come.

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Get ‘Obduction’ for Free on PC VR from Now Until June 1st

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GOG is giving away Obduction (2016) , the latest VR puzzler from Cyan, the studio behind iconic ’90s adventure puzzlers Myst (1993) and Riven (1997). To get it, simply log into (or sign up for) your GOG account, and add the game by clicking this link.

Apple Offers Impressive Web-based AR Previews of New Mac Pro

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Apple is taking advantage of a recent iOS feature called AR Quick Look to allow potential customers to see the company’s new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR at scale in augmented reality right from on an iPhone.

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Vive Cosmos Release Date Confirmed for Q3, Dev Kits Now Heading to Developers

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Following mostly silence about the headset from the company after the reveal in January, HTC has confirmed that Vive Cosmos is due to launch in Q3. Vive Cosmos dev kits are now on their way to developers.

Studio Behind Social VR App ‘Rec Room’ Raises $24 Million in Funding

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Against Gravity, the studio behind the popular social VR game Rec Room , has raised an addition $24 million in venture capital across two investment rounds.

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Indie Gem ‘Vanishing Realms’ to Get a “full expansion within weeks”

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Indie VR title Vanishing Realms brought Zelda-esque room-scale RPG action to SteamVR all the way back at the launch of the first PC VR headsets in 2016. The game is one of the top rated titles on SteamVR, but remains in Early Access more than three years after launch.

Sony Hints Next-gen PSVR Could Bring HDR, Wireless, Eye-tracking & More

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Speaking this week at the Collision 2019 conference in Toronto, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Vice President of Research and Development, Dominic Mallinson, detailed a number of “must-have ‘evolutionary’ improvements” for future VR headsets.

‘Beat Saber’ Gets Imagine Dragons DLC Music Pack, New 360 Game Mode Coming Soon

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Beat Games today announced that Beat Saber (2018) just dropped a ten-song DLC music pack featuring the music of Grammy Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons.

‘Star Wars Vader Immortal’ is Coming to Rift June 20th, Cross-buy with Quest

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Star Wars Vader Immortal – Episode 1 arrived on Oculus Quest late last month as a key launch title for the standalone headset. ILMxLab today announced that the Star Wars-themed experience is getting ready to launch it on Rift & Rift S soon.

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Vive Cosmos Expected to Launch in Q3

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With a flurry of new headsets hitting the market, news about the next consumer headset from one of VR’s leading players, HTC, has been notably absent.

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‘Primitive’ Visualizes Complex Code for Collaborative Analysis in VR

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Primitive represents one of the most interesting use-cases I’ve seen for VR so far—it creates 3D visualizations of source code that can be collaboratively explored and analyzed in VR.

Multiplayer VR Shooter ‘Pavlov’ Confirmed for Release on Oculus Quest

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Pavlov VR is one of the most well known VR shooters, partially thanks to its viral success among YouTubers, and partially because it basically delivers on the dream of playing Counter-Strike in VR. Now, the studio behind Pavlov VR says a Quest version is currently in the works.

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‘Super Smash Bros’ Gets Limited Support for Switch VR Labo Goggles

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Nintendo today announced that the latest update to Super Smash Bros Ultimate has added a special mode which allows the game to be played with the Switch VR Labo Goggles.

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‘Star Wars Vader Immortal’ Review on Quest – Come for the Story, Stay for the Lightsabers

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Though Oculus Quest still doesn’t launch until the 21st, Oculus has seen fit to give us full access to one of its biggest launch titles: Star Wars Vader Immortal – Episode 1.

Vive Pro Eye Now Available in Europe, Starting at €1,700

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HTC opened up orders in Europe today for their latest VR headset, Vive Pro Eye , a version of the company’s enterprise headset with integrated eye-tracking.

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Next-gen Xbox Revealed with No VR in Sight, Sony Forges Ahead with PSVR on PS5

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With the curious case of Microsoft initially announcing VR support for Xbox One X and then later pulling the plug before launch, it wasn’t clear if the company would use its next console as its opportunity to finally jump into VR.

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‘Vacation Simulator’ Launches Today on PSVR

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Job Simulator (2016), the popular simulator parody game from Owlchemy Labs, served up a sequel on PC VR headsets back in April—its more laid-back cousin Vacation Simulator (2019). Starting today, users on PSVR can get into fun too, and just in time for the summer vacation season.

This Modder Brought Custom Tracks to ‘Beat Saber’ on Oculus Quest

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Oculus Quest—and one of its main launch titles Beat Saber (2018) —has only been out for a week now. A big question until recently was whether users would be able to bring the much beloved mods once only available on PC to the Quest version.

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‘Moss’ is Getting a Brand New Chapter Soon, Coming First to Oculus Quest

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Polyarc today announced their critically acclaimed VR adventure puzzler, Moss (2018) , will be getting some fresh content soon in the form of a new chapter. Coming first to Oculus Quest for its May 21st launch, the update will also make its way to all supported platforms sometime in June.

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‘Vacation Simulator’ Among Steam’s 20 Top-selling Games Released in April

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Vacation Simulator (2019) , Owlchemy Labs ‘ recently released sequel to their smash hit VR parody game Job Simulator (2016) , seems to be garnering its fair share of kudos; Valve today announced that Vacation Simulator was one of the top 20 earners for all games released on Steam in April.

Magic Leap is Giving Away 500 AR Headsets as Part of Epic’s $100M Unreal MegaGrants

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At Unreal Engine Build: Detroit 2019, Magic Leap today announced that the company will be giving away 500 Magic Leap One Creator Edition AR headsets as part of the recently unveiled Epic MegaGrants.

‘Superhot VR’ Has Now Generated More Revenue Than The Original PC Game

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Superhot VR (2017) just celebrated a big milestone. Having sold more than 800,000 units across all supported platforms, developers Superhot Team say the VR title has now generated more revenue than their original hit PC game Superhot (2016).

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Rift S is the Lowest Rated Oculus Headset on Amazon, Quest Vaults Ahead

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Though Oculus touts the Rift S as its “most advanced, PC-powered gaming headset,” the headset is notably trailing other Oculus headsets (including the original Rift) in customer ratings on Amazon.

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DJ Platform ‘Electronauts’ Now on Oculus Quest with Cross-Buy

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Survios just released its music-making platform Electronauts (2018) on Quest, letting you build, drop, and remix tracks using the DJ app’s clever VR-native controls.

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Virtuix Debuts ‘VR Arena’ Attraction at Dave & Buster’s Austin Location

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Virtuix, the company behind the VR treadmill Virtuix Omni , debuted their previously announced VR eSports attraction ‘Omniverse VR Arena’ at the Dave & Buster’s location in Austin, Texas this past week.

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HTC Invests in 17 AR/VR Startups in Latest Vive X Accelerator Program

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HTC is now on its fourth batch in its $100 million accelerator program, which offers education, investment and mentorship to startups doing unique and and interesting things around VR and AR.

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Rebellion Unveils ‘Sniper Elite VR’ Gameplay Footage, Confirms PS Aim

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At E3 today, Rebellion unveiled some fresh gameplay footage and revealed more details behind Sniper Elite VR , the critically acclaimed shooter’s first VR game. The studio also confirmed that PS Aim support is definitely coming to the PSVR version of the game.

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