Mon.May 13, 2019

Ubisoft Bringing Assassin’s Creed VR Escape Rooms To Over 100 Locations

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Ubisoft has been more deeply involved in VR development than most AAA-caliber game studios.

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Snapchat’s Gender Swap AR Face Filter Is A Big Hit

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Imagining yourself as the opposite sex is as simple as taking a Snap.

Fan-Made Star Wars X-Wing VR Game Is Also A Study On Sim Sickness

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Want to take on the Death Star trench run in VR and also help fight sim sickness? Then check this fan-made app out. University of Utah computer science student Dylan Stout recently shared this project with us.

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Digital Human Presents Live TED Talk

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Digital Domain’s Doug Roble delivers a talk alongside his ‘DigiDoug’ virtual avatar.

China’s Netflix Just Released A $300 4K 3DoF Standalone Headset

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iQiyi, the company best described as the Chinese equivalent of Netflix, just released another 4K 3DoF standalone headset. iQiyi is a subsidiary of Baidu, the Chinese equivalent of Google.

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Noctvrnal: audio in AR/VR is 51% of the experience

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I had the amazing pleasure of interviewing Helena McGill and Anna Wozniewicz of Noctvrnal , a startup focused in audio and music production, with special attention to immersive experiences. Helena and Anna from Noctvrnal (Image by Noctvrnal).

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Somnium Space Raises $1M to Expand Social VR Platform

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Somnium Space , the studio behind the titular social VR platform, announced they’ve successfully completed a $1 million seed round, something the company says will help them “further strengthen its development of a huge-scale Persistent, Open and Social Virtual Reality world.”

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Watch Oculus Quest’s Tracking Put To The Test In A Field

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Oculus Quest’s inside-out tracking allows you to go beyond the limits of room-scale VR. The only problem is, most of us don’t have actual rooms that go beyond those limits too. But what if you could play in a larger area? What if you had, say, an entire field at your disposal?

‘Echo Combat’ Gets New Payload Map ‘Surge’, Boasts 15% Longer Track

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Echo Games have released an update to Echo Combat (2018) , the studio’s zero-g, team shooter for Oculus Rift, that brings a new payload map to the game. Dubbed ‘Surge’, the map is said to include a payload track that’s 15% longer than Fission’s.

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VR Sci-Fi Shooter Space Ops Gets New Trailer, Release Date

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It was only announced a few weeks ago but Fibrum and DevCube Studio’s next VR shooter, Space Ops VR, is nearly here. As such, our best look at the game yet just arrived. The first trailer for Space Ops just landed.

Steam Survey: HTC & Windows VR See Gains as Oculus Awaits New Headsets

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As the VR market is poised for a handful of new headsets launching in the coming weeks, the latest Steam Survey unsurprisingly shows Vive and Windows VR making some gains after Oculus discontinued the Rift ahead of the launch of the Rift S.

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Eternal Starlight Puts An Ender’s Game Twist On VR Tactical Strategy

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Strategy games fit VR wonderfully. The sense of scale afforded when the camera zooms out such as in Brass Tactics or when you move units around a 3D galactic war zone like in Tactera is unlike anything else.

HP Reverb Release Date Slips, Retailers List Headset as ‘Out of Stock’

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The new HP Reverb Windows VR headset was due to launch initially in “late April”, but eventually the company settled on a May 6th release date. The date has come and gone, but the headset still isn’t technically available despite being listed at several retailers.

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