Wed.Jun 12, 2019

Oculus Quest Review: consumer Virtual Reality v1 is here

The Ghost Howls

The time for my Oculus Quest review has come.

E3 2019: Beat Saber In 360 Mode On Oculus Quest Feels Like A New Game


Beat Games is a studio that just won’t stop. Not only did they release a brand new music pack this week for Beat Saber featuring licensed music from Imagine Dragons, but they also debuted 360-degree versions of two of those new songs (Believer and Thunder) at E3 2019.

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Toyota Rolls Out Web-Based AR Advertising Campaign via 8th Wall

Next Reality AR

While Toyota ranks as the leading automotive brand in the world, the company is a follower when it comes to augmented reality. Nonetheless, Toyota is catching up with the competition with a web-based augmented reality advertising campaign for the 2020 Corolla.

Richie’s Plank Experience Is Coming To Oculus Quest This Month


Get ready to walk the plank without wires for the first time ever. Yes, Richie’s Plank Experience is coming to Oculus Quest. Unfamiliar with this one? It’s developed by Toast and has long been a popular choice to showcase VR’s sense of height and vertigo.

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KAT VR Announces ‘KAT loco’ VR Locomotion System


Node-based tracking offers a simplistic alternative to omnidirectional treadmills.

E3 2019: Q&A With Oculus’ Jason Rubin On Quest, Rift, Go And Valve Index


At E3 this week in Los Angeles I played an early demo version of official 360-degree songs from Beat Saber and learned to steer a kayak in VR.

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E3 2019: Lone Echo 2 Is A Bigger, Longer, And More Involved Sequel


Yesterday I got the chance to try the first ever playable demo of Lone Echo 2, the highly anticipated sequel to our 2017 Game of the Year winner, Lone Echo. In the series you play as Jack, a robotic ally to Liv, one of VR’s most emotive and well-developed NPC companions.

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

Road to VR

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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HTC Vive Cosmos Launching Q3, Will Have Full SteamVR Compatibility


HTC’s Vive Cosmos VR headset will launch in Q3 of this year. HTC’s getting started guide explains that the headset uses the OpenVR SDK, so it should support existing Vive and Vive Pro content.

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

Road to VR

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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Men In Black Is Getting A Location Based VR Experience At Dreamscape In LA


If you’re a Men in Black fan in or near LA, you’re in luck. LA-based location based VR company Dreamscape is launching a new experience called Men in Black: First Assignment.

Making the French Curriculum Immersive: LEXYZ

EON Reality

Thanks to a collaborative partnership with the French State and the Pays de la Loire Region, EON Reality installed the AVR Platform in schools for use with LEXYZ.

Oculus ‘Forcing’ Virtual Desktop To Remove Quest SteamVR Streaming


Guy Godin, the developer behind VR productivity app, Virtual Desktop, says Facebook’s Oculus is “forcing” him to remove a key feature from the Quest version. Virtual Desktop was one around 50 apps to launch on the Oculus Quest last month. But users have since discovered an incredible use for the streaming app; playing SteamVR games inside your standalone headset.

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Focusing on AVR Aerospace and Industry 4.0 in France

EON Reality

Focusing on aerospace, the Laval team will be at this year’s Paris Air Show, showcasing its broad range of commercial learning and training Augmented and Virtual Reality products, services and technologies at the 2019 Paris Air Show, which runs June 17-23 at Paris-Le Bourget Airport.

An Interesting Infographic Gives Glimpses into the Possible Future of VR Technology


RS Components, a UK-based electronics company, has recently compiled an infographic of predictions for VR technology by 2050. I’m not going to unpack all of it in this article but take a look at the whole infographic below.