Mon.Nov 04, 2019

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek: Facebook admits that VR is taking longer than expected, Pistol Whip ready to launch and much more!

The Ghost Howls

It’s again that time of the week where I tell you the most important news in AR and VR! Are you ready? Top news of the week. Image by Facebook). Zuckerberg admits that VR is taking longer than expected to take foot.

Jumanji: Reverse The Curse Opening Soon At The VOID

UploadVR

Jumanji will come to life at select VOID locations soon. We’ve just reviewed the VOID’s latest Marvel hero-filled experience Avengers: Damage Control as the best adventure yet from the Utah-based company.

Voxon’s 3D Volumetric Arcade Machine Leads The Charge For Holographic Gaming

VRScout

Multi-user interactive 3D gaming experiences, no headset required. I can still remember the first time I saw Star Wars: A New Hope; the genuine awe of seeing Princess Leiah send a holographic message to Obi-Wan Kenobi and wondering, “WOW! When will we be able to send messages like that!?”.

Pistol Whip Pre-Release Livestream: Rhythm Action Shooter Gameplay

UploadVR

For today’s livestream we’re diving into the neon-soaked rhythm insanity of Pistol Whip to show off what it’s like from the player’s actual first-person perspective.

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Play As A Transformer In This Upcoming Multiplayer Location-Based VR Game

VRScout

The 4-person competitive VR shooter arrives later this month at IAAPA Expo. Earlier today, Hasbro unveiled a new location-based VR experience that will allow Transformers fans to engage with the franchise like never before.

Sony Pictures Teams With The VOID on ‘Jumanji: Reverse the Curse’, Launching November 27th

Road to VR

Hot on the heels of Avengers: Damage Control , the next experience heading to VR attraction The VOID is Jumanji: Reverse the Curse , made in collaboration with the Sony Pictures Virtual Reality group. The title will come to select VOID locations starting on November 27th.

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Facebook CEO: ‘VR is Taking Longer Than Expected, but We’ll See It to Mass Adoption’

Road to VR

Facebook held its Q3 2019 earnings call late last week, and Oculus again found itself in the center stage as one of the company’s most visible of projects.

Community Download: Will Pistol Whip Have The Same Impact As Beat Saber?

UploadVR

Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published (usually) every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. For today, we want to know what you think about the potential success of Pistol Whip.

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25 Oculus Quest Games Coming in 2019 & 2020

Road to VR

Oculus Quest’s content library eclipsed 100 games and apps back at the end of August and continues to grow at a solid clip. Here’s 25 titles coming in 2019 and 2020 that we’ve got our eyes on. Cas & Chary Present.

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Oculus Link For Quest Code Already Present In Latest Rift PTC Software

UploadVR

The latest Public Test Channel release of the Oculus Rift software contains references suggesting support for the upcoming Oculus Link feature for Oculus Quest, based on code found by UploadVR.

Fantasy Open-World Puzzler Naau: The Lost Eye Coming in 2020

Peter Graham

This year has proven to be a good one for virtual reality (VR) content and 2020 is looking just as exciting. Currently in development by Turkish indie team Studio Gamebit is Naau: The Lost Eye, a fantasy-based puzzle experience which could be one of VR’s surprise hits.

Minecraft Earth Launches In More Countries, Now Available In Canada, South Korea, Philippines

UploadVR

The Minecraft Earth release schedule seems to be speeding up a bit – just a few days after the last batch of countries , the new AR mobile game is now available in Canada, South Korea and the Philippines. Queued up and ready to go!

Become an Heroic Autobot or Evil Decepticon in Arcade Experience Transformers: VR Battle Arena

Peter Graham

Minority Media, the virtual reality (VR) developer behind Time Machine VR has announced a new location-based entertainment (LBE) experience in collaboration with Hasbro, Transformers: VR Battle Arena.

Transformers VR Coming To Arcades From Minority Media

UploadVR

Pull on a headset and roll out; there’s a Transformers VR game on the way to arcades. Time Machine VR developer Minority Media just announced Transformers: VR Battle Arena in collaboration with Hasbro.

Review: Thrill of the Fight

Peter Graham

Fighting should never be encouraged as there are far better ways of resolving issues. However, that doesn’t mean a bit of the old fisticuffs can’t be used for good when combined with virtual reality (VR); namely healthy entertainment.

New Unity Plug-In Claims To Boost Visual Clarity Inside Vive Pro Eye

UploadVR

Vive Pro Eye’s eye-tracking technology already employs foveated rendering to provide visually richer VR experiences. But now one company claims it can push those results even further without any additional hardware.

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Snapchat Lens Users Engage ~30x Per Day

AR Insider

Data Point of the Week is AR Insider’s dive into the latest spatial computing figures. It includes data points, along with narrative insights and takeaways. For an indexed collection of data and reports, subscribe to ARtillery Pro.

New The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Footage Shows Off New Orleans

UploadVR

Skydance Interactive released a new behind the scenes video last week showing some stunning new footage of The Walking Dead’s Saints & Sinners ‘ environments, set in New Orleans. The VR game was announced back in July , with a release date initially set for this year. That date has since been revised to January 23, 2020, which is still not too far off.

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Can AI and AR Be Put Together to Offer a Unique Experience?

ARPost

Artificial intelligence has been the most happening and hottest technology of this century. Most of the big giant companies in the world are investing heavily in the field of AI.

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First VR Trailer for Pirate Adventure Buccaneers! Spotted

Peter Graham

Who doesn’t love being a pirate? In virtual reality (VR) you can be a space pirate or a traditional seafaring scourge. For those that love the vision of finding treasure on the seven seas and feel titles like Battlewake are a bit too arcade oriented then Buccaneers!

BMW’s magical gesture control finally makes sense as touchscreens take over cars

TechCrunch VR

BMW has been equipping its cars with in-air gesture control for several years and I never paid attention to it. It seemed redundant. Why wave your hand in the air when there are dials, buttons and touchscreens to do the same thing? Until this week, that is, when I took delivery of a BMW 850i loaner equipped with the tech. This is about the future. I didn’t know the 850i used gesture control, because, frankly, I had forgotten BMW had this technology; I stumbled upon it.

Street Art Museum Amsterdam Seeks to Preserve Collection Using VR

Peter Graham

Virtual reality (VR) technology isn’t just great for playing videogames, it can also be a useful tool for artists seeking new ways to express themselves or for museums to expand their collections beyond the confines of their locations.

Pistol Whip Hits SpringboardVR For A Free Day on November 7th!

SpringboardVR

See why the VR Community is going crazy for Pistol Whip! Jump in FOR FREE on November 7th and live out as many John and Jane Wick fantasies as your heart desires! Made for VR Arcades” title Pistol Whip Launches Nov.