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Star Wars: Squadrons VR Support Confirmed

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Star Wars: Squadrons VR support has been confirmed by publisher EA. First teased last week after a leak, Star Wars: Squadrons is a new space dogfighting game set in the beloved franchise. It’s developed by EA Motive and is on the way to consoles and PCs later this year.

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Disney Releases Myth: A Frozen Tale On Oculus Quest

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Disney released its Myth: A Frozen Tale VR short on Oculus Quest. The project based around Frozen 2 is available now for $2.99. You can check out the trailer here: The project runs just over eight minutes long and is narrated by Evan Rachel Wood with music by Joseph Trapanese.

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Wraith: The Oblivion ? Aftermath Is A World Of Darkness VR Horror From Fast Travel Games, Exclusive Look At The VR Showcase

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Wraith: The Oblivion – Aftermath is the first VR game set in the World of Darkness universe, and it’s being made by Fast Travel Games. The studio just revealed the project with a teaser trailer seen below. Wraith will be published by World of Darkness owner, Paradox Interactive.

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Oculus Quest Networked Hand Tracking Points To The Future Of Social VR

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A new demo made by Daniel Beauchamp allows for greater social expression in VR by bringing the hands of people wearing Oculus Quests into the same virtual room.

Facebook Research: 3D Body Reconstruction From Just One Camera

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For the annual computer vision conference CVPR, Facebook is showing off an algorithm which can generate a fairly detailed 3D model of a clothed person from just one camera. Facebook is the company behind the Oculus brand of virtual reality products.

Social VR Music Platform ?Wave? Raises $30M In Series B Funding

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Wave, a social VR music platform that hosts virtual concerts and live performances inside virtual reality, has raised $30 million of Series B funding. They’ve raised $40 million to date. Wave’s funding is split up between a wide assortment of companies.

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Boeing Is Using Varjo Headsets To Train Astronauts For Its Starliner Spacecraft

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US aerospace giant Boeing will use Varjo’s VR-2 advanced mixed reality headset to train astronauts for its Starliner spacecraft. NASA has used virtual reality for training for decades, but the low resolution limited the range of tasks that could be simulated.

Valve Releases OpenXR Developer Preview For SteamVR

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Valve released a developer preview for OpenXR support in SteamVR. The release is a big step toward what should ultimately represent industry-wide support for an open standard in VR and AR.

Manus Polygon Available Now, Offering Full VR Body And Hand Tracking

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As announced back in March , orders and licenses for Polygon, the VR body and tracking system from Manus, can now be placed online. Prices for the full Polygon system are not listed, but quotes can be requested on the Manus site.

Don’t Worry, Sony Just Reconfirmed PSVR ‘Is Compatible With PS5’

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Despite the fact that the PlayStation 5 reveal event didn’t include a single mention of PSVR or the upcoming successor VR headset, don’t worry too much.

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The Best VR Games Of 2020 (So Far)

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Looking for the best VR games in 2020? Look no further! We’re six months into 2020 and there’s already been a lot of great VR games. As we approach the halfway point, it’s time to reflect on some of the best experiences released for headsets so far.

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Star Wars: Squadrons Is ‘Oculus Recommended’ On PC, HOTAS Support Confirmed

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Star Wars: Squadrons, the new space combat game set in the iconic franchise, is coming to PSVR and PC VR headsets on October 2nd (with HOTAS support).

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Gambit Is A 4 Player Co-Op Shooter From The Developers Of Zero Caliber

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Looking for your next VR co-op shooter? Gambit might have you covered. Announced this month with the brief teaser trailer below, Gambit is the new shooter from XREAL Games, the team behind A-Tech Cybernetic and Zero Caliber VR , developed in partnership with 2ndGig.

Watch The Upload VR Showcase: Summer Edition Right Here, 9am June 8

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Yes, this is the VR Showcase you’re looking for. Bookmark this page, because the Upload VR Showcase: Summer Edition goes live at 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm BT! Wait, what’s the Upload VR Showcase: Summer Edition?

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HP Reverb G2: 4K VR Headset With Valve Audio/Lenses, Touch-Like Controllers, & IPD Slider For $600

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HP appears to be taking notes from both Valve and Facebook with its latest headset, the Reverb G2, featuring four outward-facing tracking cameras, Valve’s audio and lens technology and redesigned Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) controllers that look a lot more like Oculus Touch. Reverb G2 is priced $600.

Ecosphere Brings A VR Safari To Oculus Quest Next Week

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Get ready for a VR safari on your Oculus Quest when Ecosphere launches next week. This series of VR videos, recorded in 180 degrees 3D, comes from Phoria. The app offers several encounters with exotic wildlife from across the globe.

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Panasonic Targets 2021 For Its Slim VR Glasses

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Qualcomm today revealed its expectations for wired and eventually wireless VR and AR viewers in the coming decade. As part of the update Panasonic also released a statement indicating the company is targeting 2021 for its lightweight VR glasses.

Unity Launches Its MARS Augmented Reality Tools June 1

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Unity is launching its new augmented reality creation tools collectively known as MARS on June 1. The tools have been under construction for a few years now and are meant to make cross-platform development of robust augmented reality projects easier with Unity.

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Apparent Leak: HP & Valve?s New WMR Headset With Side Cams, IPD Adjust, New Controllers

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Prolific Microsoft leaker WalkingCat just Tweeted what seems to be images of HP & Valve’s upcoming new WMR headset and Microsoft’s new VR controllers.

Free Oculus Quest Demo For Vanishing Grace Promises A Compelling Narrative Adventure

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There’s a free demo for an Oculus Quest game named Vanishing Grace available on SideQuest right now, and it promises much more than your usual tech demo fare. In fact, if you’d told me Vanishing Grace was actually an Oculus Store release, I’d have probably believed you.

Resolve On Oculus Quest Allows Teams To Review Huge BIM Files In VR

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A new meeting and collaboration app, Resolve , is available in Early Access for the Oculus Quest. The app is aimed at design and construction teams, allowing them to review models and designs on their projects while together in VR.

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Oculus Quest Hand-Tracking Gets Full Release, Official Games Coming Soon

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A new era for VR is dawning with a new update for Facebook’s Oculus Quest all-in-one VR headset removing the need for controllers.

Confirmed: First PS5 Showcase Coming On June 4th

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The news you’ve been waiting for is here; the very first PS5 showcase takes place on June 4th. Sony just confirmed as much on the PlayStation Blog. A digital showcase ( like ours! will be going live at 1pm PT on June 4th.

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See How/If PS5 Fits On Your TV Cabinet Using AR

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While we don’t know the official PS5 size just yet, Sony’s new console looks like a beast. More so than any other console it’s launched thus far, in fact. Yes, even including the George Foreman grill PS3. But will it fit in your gaming setup? You can now use AR to find out.

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Elite Dangerous: Fleet Carriers Update Available Now, Compatible With VR

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The latest update for Elite Dangerous is now available, bringing a whole new type of mobile starship called the Fleet Carrier, and it’s fully compatible with VR. The new content was announced back in March and a beta was set to run in April.

Oculus Link Now Works With Almost Any USB Cable- Including The One In the Box

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The latest Oculus PC software beta update allows Oculus Link to work with many USB 2.0 cables- including the one in the box.

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5 PS5 Games We Hope Get PSVR Support

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Yesterday’s PS5 reveal went down a treat with most gamers, but there wasn’t much to say on the PSVR front. This was to be expected, of course; Sony wants to market its console for launch and talking about additional hardware at this stage complicates that.

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Sony Reveals PS5, Including New HD Camera And Discless Digital Edition

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Sony revealed its next generation PlayStation 5 console today, which features a new white design, a white DualSense controller, media remote and a new HD camera.

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Beat Sage Adds MP3 Upload Support For AI Generated Beat Saber Maps

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Beat Sage, a powerful tool that uses neural networks and artificial intelligence to generate custom Beat Saber maps , now supports MP3 uploads.

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Half-Life: Alyx Mod Brings P.T. To VR (Again)

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Someone’s remade long-lost VR horror demo P.T. in VR via a Half-Life: Alyx mod. Because of course they have. If you don’t know, P.T. is a now-legendary PS4 demo that served as a viral teaser for a new Silent Hill game from Metal Gear Solid creator, Hideo Kojima.

VR And AR Projects Releasing Online After SXSW 2020 Cancellation

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, several VR and AR projects that were set to be presented at this year’s SXSW Festival are being released online this month after the festival’s cancellation.

Playing The Original DOOM In VR On Quest Is A Bloody Blast

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With more creativity and technological power at our finger tips than ever before, the most excited I’ve been about VR in quite some time comes from playing a VR version of a game originally released in 1993. Go figure. Nostalgia is a powerful, weird thing.

Qualcomm?s Wi-Fi 6E Chips Support Wireless VR headsets, Packed Spaces

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While wireless technologies have continued to improve in bandwidth, distance, and resilience against interference, most businesses and general consumers haven’t yet upgraded to Wi-Fi 6, last year’s sequel to the older, popular 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) standard.

iQUT 2Pro Is A $560 4K, 6DOF Standalone VR Headset From China’s Netflix

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It was this time last year that iQiyi, a Chinese streaming service similar to Netflix, launched its own 4K standalone VR headset for media viewing. One year on and the company’s next headset, the iQUT 2Pro, promises some significant upgrades.

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Watch: Richie’s Plank Experience Delivers Heightened Thrills With Quest Hand Tracking

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Richie’s Plank Experience is known for being a VR title that gets people equally immersed and terrified. But now, with beta support for Oculus Quest hand tracking, it just got a whole lot more immersive.

You Can Finally Disable The Red Dot When Casting Or Recording On Oculus Quest

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The red dot shown in VR while casting, recording, or streaming on Oculus Quest can now be disabled. The new option is available in system software version 17, which is currently rolling out.

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University Project Shows Hot And Cold Temperature Change VR Research

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A recent project by college students demonstrates a new method of emulating hot and cold sensations while in VR, using a thermal display emitting specific scents that trigger the feeling of a change in temperature.