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400K Live Viewers Tuned In For Lindsey Stirling’s VR Violin Performance


The dancing violinist broke new ground with her one-of-a-kind VR performance. Last month acclaimed electronic violinist, dancer, and singer-songwriter Lindsey Stirling performed a one-of-a-kind VR performance for a live crowd of 400,000 viewers scattered all across the globe.

HTC Vive Cosmos Supports Optical Finger Tracking


The HTC Vive Cosmos will support the same finger tracking SDK as Vive and Vive Pro, as shown in a video posted to Twitter by HTC Vive’s China President. Early native #HandTracking demo possible already on the #ViveCosmos from our Beijing #AI team. No external sensors needed!

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‘Death Lap’ Mashes up Mario Kart Racing & Twisted Metal, Coming Soon to Rift & Quest

Road to VR

OZWE Games, the studio behind the Anshar VR franchise, today announced a new game for Rift and Quest that looks straight out of Mad Max. Called Death Lap , Ozwe says in an Oculus blog post that it was inspired by both the Twisted Metal and Mario Kart franchises.

Classic VR Horror Game Dreadhalls Comes To Quest Next Month


A classic VR horror game, Dreadhalls , is finally getting its Quest release soon. Dreadhalls hits the standalone headset on October 3 for $9.99. Full cross-buy support is available for anyone that’s already bought the game on Oculus Rift.

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Well-funded AR Headset Startup DAQRI is Shutting Down

Road to VR

DAQRI, the Los Angeles-based AR headset company known for its enterprise-focused Daqri Smart Glasses , is shutting down.

Oculus Rift Has Hidden Preliminary Support For OpenXR


Facebook added basic support for OpenXR to their Oculus Rift and Rift S headsets. OpenXR is the open standard API for VR/AR. It was developed by a working group managed by Khronos, a non-profit industry consortium.

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Five Nights At Freddy’s AR Brings The Terror Of Creepy Animatronics To Your Living Room


Five Nights at Freddy’s, the smash-hit indie horror franchise about spending the night in a deranged kids play place overrun by twisted animatronic creatures come to life, is getting an AR spin-off later this year.

XR Company LucidWeb Launches Platform for Distributing VR Content


The Belgium-based XR technology startup, LucidWeb, recently launched a beta of a new platform. The platform allows users to easily create 3D videos and VR experiences to share on their websites or social media.

VR Arcade Shooter After-H Is Coming To Home Headsets For Free


We often see successful VR games played at home make their way to arcades. After-H, however, is doing things the other way around. This competitive first-person shooter, developed by French team smartVR first launched in arcades.

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5 great VR headsets available now

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Espire 1 Preview: Five Things We Love (And Two Things To Improve)


Espire 1: VR Operative is getting ready to step out of the shadows. We’ve been looking forward to this VR stealth game from Digital Lode for longer than we can remember. This week we finally got an extended look at the game, free from the constraints of industry demo booths.

Vehicular Combat Experience Death Lap Will Tear it up on Oculus Quest & Rift

Peter Graham

Known for its sci-fi franchise Anshar Wars, virtual reality (VR) developer OZWE Games is going for a more grounded approach for its next videogame Death Lap.

Death Lap Is A First-Person Shooter Racer Coming To Quest + Rift


Anshar Wars developer OZWE Games is back with its first project for Oculus Quest. Meet the wonderfully-named Death Lap , the latest game from publisher Oculus Studios. As you might have guessed, Death Lap takes a page from the book of vicious racing movies like Death Race.

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Delve Into the Mind Bending World of Transpose for Free This Weekend on Oculus Rift

Peter Graham

Secret Location has a habit of making rather interesting and enjoyable virtual reality (VR) videogames, such as Blasters of the Universe and 2018s Transpose.

Headset Heaven: Vive Cosmos, Apple AR, Quest Case + Nintendo – VRecap


This week’s VRecap is headset heaven! We’ve got four news stories to cover this week, and each of them covers something new you might be strapping to your eyes soon. First, there’s Vive Cosmos launch details.

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Doctor Who: The Edge of Time Playable at London Vive Cosmos Event

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Yesterday HTC Vive announced that its next headset, the Vive Cosmos is now available to pre-order ahead of its official launch in October.

Next No Man’s Sky Update To ‘Significantly Improve’ PSVR Image Quality


The next patch for No Man’s Sky will bring “ significantly improved image quality in PSVR “ That’s according to the 12/09 experimental build changelog posted on Steam.

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Scare Yourself Everywhere With Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery Later This Year

Peter Graham

Augmented reality (AR) firm Illumix came out of stealth in 2018 after securing funding from Silicon Valley VC investors to make AR videogames.

WATCH: HTC Vive Cosmos Hands-On Impressions Analysis


[link]. Earlier this week I visited HTC’s office in San Francisco, CA and finally tried out their upcoming new HTC Vive Cosmos ( official website ) VR headset that launches on October 3, 2019, for $699. Pre-orders are now live.

Arcade FPS After-H to get Free Steam Early Access Release

Peter Graham

Plenty of home virtual reality (VR) titles have made the leap into arcades as a way to make more money for studios. The same can’t be said for the other way around though.

XR Talks: Solving the Dilemma of Remote Collaboration

AR Insider

XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, as well as narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own.

360 Video Cloud Encoding Profiles


Some of you may know we have written multiple blogs about 360 video encoding dating back to 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Bringing Lego Fish and Global AR Gnomes to Life, with Trigger Global's Jason Yim

XR for Business Podcast

Step 1: Plant augmented reality gnomes across the world. Step 2: …? Step 3: PROFIT! Just kidding -- Trigger Global's army of AR gnomes has a more solid business plan than the Underpants Gnomes, as well as many other ventures across popular brands, utilizing mixed reality technologies to bring them to life. CEO Jason Yim emerges from his hidden meadow to talk about a few of them. Alan: Hi, my name is Alan Smithson, the host of the XR for Business Podcast, and today's guest is Jason Yim.

Unity, Video formats and codecs, Player SDK’s and Spatial Audio


In our previous blog we defined our Cloud encoding profiles, In this blog we will go in-depth on why we made our choices regarding video quality and video compression and what to keep in mind when setting up your own encoding profiles. The industry really professionalized over the last couple of years and we are […]. The post Unity, Video formats and codecs, Player SDK’s and Spatial Audio appeared first on Headjack.

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Introducing ‘Death Lap,’ a Frenetic VR Combat Racing Game Coming Soon From OZWE Games


Not all racing games are created equal, and today, we’re thrilled to introduce a new title that challenges you to drive to survive. Coming soon