Tue.Jul 16, 2019

Riding the Hyperloop in Virtual Reality

Tech Trends VR

VR Hyperloop Passenger Experience in Virtual Reality Unveiled at SpaceX. We’ve been reporting on the Hyperloop for a while here at Tech Trends.

SIGGRAPH 2019: Foveated AR With Prescriptions And A Physical Tail


Computer graphics conference SIGGRAPH is coming up at the end of this month in Los Angeles and we’re starting to get a sense of some of the interesting VR and AR-related projects premiering at the event. New optical designs for AR headsets from NVIDIA at SIGGRAPH 2019.

‘Tetris Effect’ Coming to PC with VR Support Next Week

Road to VR

Tetris Effect (2018) , the latest entry in the iconic tile-stacker series, is officially headed to PC on July 23rd, which also includes support for VR headsets.

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Multiplayer VR Shooter Telefrag To Get PSVR Aim Controller Support


Time to dust off the ol’ Aim controller; Anshar Studios’ Telefrag is set to support it. The developer confirmed as much in an ask me anything session on Reddit this week. The team couldn’t promise that Aim support would arrive on launch day.

Disney Animation Studios to Debut VR Short Film ‘A Kite’s Tale’ Later This Month

Road to VR

Disney Animation Studios is set to debut its second VR short film, A Kite’s Tale , late this month at the SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles.

Architecture & Design Collaboration Platform ‘The Wild’ Launches On Oculus Quest (For Businesses)


VR architecture and design collaboration platform ‘The Wild’ launched on Oculus Quest today. The Wild for Oculus Quest dramatically reduces the complexity of collaborating in VR,” stated to The Wild’s founder and CEO, Gabe Paez.

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Sean Murray: Over One Million No Man’s Sky Players Already Have VR


No Man’s Sky could see over a million people playing in VR when support arrives later this year. The studio’s Sean Murray revealed as much in a recent interview with LadBible. Somewhat surprisingly, Murray revealed around “one in four” people who own a VR headset also own a copy of No Man’s Sky VR. “On the Venn diagram of people interested in VR and who already own No Man’s Sky, there’s a massive overlap,” Murray said.

The Glitch Mob To Perform Live In VR For The First Time


Fans can expect a never-before-heard set, virtual pyrotechnics, and zero gravity. LA-based electronic music trio The Glitch Mob will make their VR debut tomorrow afternoon ( 5PM PT/8PM ET ) when they perform a live 1-hour set on VR social platform Sansar.

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Tetris Effect Comes To PC VR Exclusively From The Epic Games Store


The Epic Games Store is getting Tetris Effect exclusive to its PC marketplace for a time with support listed for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Tetris Effect topped some best of 2018 game lists with its console debut on PlayStation 4 and PSVR headsets. We rated it 8/10 and Jamie Feltham praised the combination of music and visuals which “lull you it into a soothing sense of security, encasing you in a bubble of graphical splendor before ripping you out of it and into something much more demanding.”.

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DUSTNET Is A PC, VR, AR Deathmatch Experience Set Inside An Adondoned Counter-Strike Server


Sign-in to a long-forgotten de_dust2 server and take part in an asymmetrical cross-platform battle.

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Minecraft Fans Are Voting To Get The Game On Oculus Quest


Want Minecraft on Oculus Quest? Then you can do your bit. A group of fans started a thread in the official forums asking to bring the game to Facebook’s new headset. You can head there to vote up the suggestion and leave a comment as to why you’d want it on Quest. Fans were originally voting on a thread for an Oculus Go port to help raise awareness, but it’s since moved to a dedicated thread. It seems to be pretty popular, too.

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VR Collaboration Tool The Wild Adds Support for Oculus Quest

Peter Graham

When it comes to enterprise use cases for virtual reality (VR) technology one of the best is the ability to help teams collaborate on projects. While not always practical to have full tethered VR systems in an office taking up space, the advent of standalone devices has removed that issue.

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5 Great VR Games That Can Be Played With One Hand


VR could make gaming more accessible than it’s ever been before. But, in the industry’s nascent stage, it is fair to say accessibility isn’t always the top priority for some developers.

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XRDC Interviews AR and VR Industry Experts in Healthcare Report


Are you attending XRDC’s AR and VR conference in San Francisco on October 14-15? Do you follow all the latest tech trends? The XRDC AR/VR Healthcare Report is out now and is a must-read. Healthcare affects everyone.

Fugl VR Review: Soaring Through Infinite Worlds


Fugl is a sandbox game where you create the story, playing as a shape-shifting bird. Read our full-review to find out what we thought. Imagine dipping into an alternate world to find that everything is made of voxels and that you no longer have hands.

Vive X 2019: LIV’s Dr Doom Talks Mixed Reality Video Capture

Peter Graham

If you love playing virtual reality (VR) videogames and want to show how awesome they are then the best way of doing so is with mixed reality (MR) video. This style of video puts you, the gamer, inside the title to give viewers a taste of the VR greatness you’re playing.

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Rise of Insanity Livestream: Psychological Horror In VR


Curious about how we livestream the way we do? Then look no further than this handy guide for general tips and this guide specific to our Oculus Quest setup. We’re back again with another livestream planned for 7/16/19 @1:00PM PT on the UploadVR Twitch.

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New Feature Spotlight: User Input Screen (aka “Add User ID”)


New Feature Spotlight: . User Input Screen (aka “Add User ID”). One of our newest features is perhaps one of the most valuable — the “User Input Screen” add-on found in the Branding section of the Console.

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Jigsaw 360 Released On itch.io As The First Paid Sideloaded Quest Game After Facebook Rejection


Jigsaw 360 released today on indie game store itch.io for Oculus Quest and is specifically intended to be sideloaded on the headset. You need to download SideQuest to install it. As far as we know, this is the first time a game has been sold while requiring the user to sideload it in order to play it. Previously, all other sold games were distributed on the Oculus Store exclusively.

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Epic Games Store to Exclusively Sell Tetris Effect for PC, VR Support Will be Available

Peter Graham

The PlayStation VR has had its fair few virtual reality (VR) exclusives, with one of the biggest in 2018 being Enhance Games’ Tetris Effect.

#786: XR Safety Initiative: Security, Privacy, & Ethics in XR

Voices of VR

The XR Safety Initiative (XRSI) was co-founded by Kavya Pearlman and formally announced at the Open AR Cloud Symposium on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Podcast Archive


New Teaser Trailer Drops for Playful Exploration Experience Paper Beast

Peter Graham

French indie developer Pixel Reef announced virtual reality (VR) videogame Paper Beast for PlayStation VR back in April and has now released further info about the project.

Introducing the 2018 Oculus Launch Pad Scholarship Recipients


Last year, we kicked off our third annual Oculus Launch Pad program, quickly followed by our annual boot camp tradition in Menlo Park. At boot

I Expect You To Die Updated With Free ‘Seat of Power’ DLC

Peter Graham

Schell Games’ first virtual reality (VR) title was the popular escape room experience I Expect You to Die, released at the end of 2016 for devices like PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift.

Submit your project: 360 Film Festival


As an international platform dedicated to all immersive formats (VR/360, AR, large formats), the 360 Film Festival celebrates the energy of creators in new immersive digital formats.

Survios to Hold Battlewake Closed Beta Starting This Friday

Peter Graham

One of VRFocus’ favourite virtual reality (VR) title from the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019 had to be Survios’ upcoming pirate combat title Battlewake. The videogame was revealed back in May, and at the same time, sign-ups for a closed beta were opened.