The XR Week Peek (2021.03.01): Sony confirms PSVR 2, Facebook teases Quest 2 Pro, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Image by Sony). Sony officially states it is going to launch the PSVR 2. PlayStation VR has been the most successful headset until now (if we exclude the crappy mobile viewers), but now it is pretty dated and people were wondering what Sony was going to do. Header image by Sony).

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The XR Week Peek (2021.05.17): HTC announces Vive Pro 2 and Vive Focus 3, PSVR 2 to feature eye tracking, and more!

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Image by Sony Interactive Entertainment). I like everything that we know on the PSVR 2 device because it is visible that Sony Interactive Entertainment is putting a lot of effort into releasing a high-quality headset that is on par with what the competition is offering.

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GDC Postponed After Almost Everyone Decided Not To Come Due To Coronavirus

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In recent days some of the event’s biggest supporters including Epic, Unity, Facebook, Sony, Amazon, and many more, along with a large number of journalists and developers, pulled out of attendance at the event.

My predictions for virtual reality in 2021

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And in fact, some weeks ago Sony has made everyone understand that it has delayed the launch of the PSVR 2 because the market is not there yet. Sony believes in VR, and we definitely believe at some point in the future, VR will represent a meaningful component of interactive entertainment.

Coronavirus: Stay Safe and Expect Delays

VR Tech News

The first cancellation of note was on Feb, 19, 2020, when Sony announced they would be skipping Pax East due to coronavirus concerns. But Sony also has plans to announce the PlayStation 5 sometime in the near future (if they want to keep their Holiday 2020 release date).

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As UploadVR Turns 2 We Reflect On The First Full Year of Consumer VR

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A series of announcements from Amazon, Crytek, Epic Games and Unity Technologies showcase an evolution among their respective game engines into VR world creation toolsets. For example, Lumberyard from Amazon is released for creating games and VR experiences, while both Unity and Epic reveal in-VR tools to speed up the development process. In fact, developers using Unity and SteamVR start effectively standardizing this mixed reality capture method.

The XR Week Peek (2020.03.02): XR2 shows the future of standalones, F8 and GDC canceled and much more!

The Ghost Howls

With this operation, Facebook secures another amazing development studio (after Beat Games), making sure that it will be able to provide high-quality games for its headsets in the future, and protecting itself from hostile acquisitions of other companies (like Sony acquiring Insomniac).

AR for Everyone: 8th Wall Doubles Down on Web AR

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Examples include Amazon Sumerian, Adobe Aero and of course Unity. It’s already powered AR experiences for Sony Pictures, Miller Lite , Porsche and others. One of the subsegments of the spatial computing universe that we think holds the greatest opportunity is “building blocks.” ” Otherwise known as picks & shovels , these democratize and lower barriers to AR creation. 8th Wall is on that list for similar reasons.

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Mark Zuckerberg and I are confusing the market about VR and AR and the future of all computing: here’s why we need to stop doing that

Robert Scoble

It isn’t alone, we know of many companies that are spending billions on same, including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Sony, Magic Leap, Huawei, and others. Yes, they use similar tools, if not the same tool, as AR developers use: like Unity. We should stop forcing developers to be joined in some sort of weird way just because they both use the same tool, Unity or Unreal Engine.

Who Will Own the Metaverse?

AR Insider

The incumbents like Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft or Snap already own global social graphs, but perhaps looking to unseat them could be the multiplayer gaming behemoths like Sony, Activision Blizzard or EA, or 3D-specific ideas like Aura’s “avatar as a service”. In another scenario, we may see game engines dominant, like Unity or Unreal. This article is the latest in AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. Authors’ opinions are their own.

This ARKit Game Transforms Your Office Into a Zen Garden

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Flutter VR was one such title we looked at just before Christmas , where players are transported to a forest where they can unwind after a stressful day by observing and cataloguing a range of pretty moths and butterflies, guided by a friendly capybara and the sights and sounds of the Amazon. Developed using a combination of ARKit and Unity, this is the first AR game from London-based independent game studio Dream Reality Interactive (DRI).

Assembling a Billion Polygons in Real-Time, with Epic Games' Marc Petit

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And some of them are built on Unity, others are built on Unreal. It's a bunch of sourcing right now on Amazon, it doesn't cost us much.

Assembling a Billion Polygons in Real-Time, with Epic Game’s Marc Petit

XR for Business Podcast

And some of them are built on Unity, others are built on Unreal. And the way you do this -- and we have not created a uniform idea -- but on our systems, you can log in with a Microsoft account, or log in with a Sony account, log in with a Nintendo account, and you can see your friends on Fortnite. It's a bunch of sourcing right now on Amazon, it doesn't cost us much.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.02): Facebook acquires Beat Games, Valve gets the Index sold-out and is maybe working on Left4Dead VR, and much more!

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It is also a defensive, move that makes it avoid the loss of its partners, as it has happened with Insomniac Studio that has just been acquired by Sony. affiliate link) More info (Quest on Amazon?—?affiliate affiliate link) More info (Pimax 5K+ on Amazon?—?affiliate

The XR Week Peek (2020.03.23): Half-Life: Alyx launches, Oculus Del Mar leaked, PS5 revealed and more!

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Unity is offering 3 months of Free Learning so that you can sharp your development skills. Regarding the compatibility of older PS4 titles (including VR ones), Sony has clarified that most of titles will be compatible, but some of them won’t work on Day 1. Today is the day!