Mon.Feb 10, 2020

Facebook Acquires Positional Tracking Company Scape Technologies

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Facebook acquired a visual-based positional tracking company called Scape Technologies, according to Techcrunch. Scape Technologies was based in London and founded in 2016. It was working on a technology that could pinpoint location with better accuracy than just GPS.

Xbox Head Unveils His Plans For VR Moving Forward

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It appears as though Xbox is playing the long game. Compared to competing gaming platforms, Xbox is way behind the curve in terms of VR. Headsets such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift have made PC the go-to platform for a majority of AAA VR developers.

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Space Channel 5 VR Hits PSVR This Month, Quest & PC Later

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Space Channel 5 VR, the newest entry in the cult hit rhythm action series, comes to PSVR in a few short weeks. The game’s website confirms that the console version of the game launches in the Americas on February 25 2020 for $39.99.

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Facebook Acquires Computer Vision Startup Scape Technologies

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According to regulatory filings uncovered by Tech Crunch , Facebook has acquired Scape Technologies, a London-based computer vision startup. Facebook has yet to publicly acknowledge the acquisition.

Community Download: When Will VR Be Big Enough For Xbox?

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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.

Nreal Temporarily Halts Production of ‘Light’ AR Headset due to Coronavirus

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Nreal, the creators of the Nreal Light AR glasses, today announced that shipments of its developer kit will be affected by the recent developments in Asia surrounding the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

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VR Rhythm Shooter ‘Pistol Whip’ Gets Free Anime-inspired Level in ‘Akuma’ Update

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Pistol Whip (2019) , the rhythm-shooter from Cloudhead Games, just got a content update that brings a new level to the bullet hell-style VR title.

Oculus Quest Custom Home Environments Include Simpsons House And More

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Everything you do on your Oculus Quest starts in the home environment – you can change your settings, purchase apps and launch yourself into virtual worlds. Users now have a way to create custom home environments, including locations from The Simpsons and other popular movies and TV shows.

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VRChat Creator Amasses Terrifying Legion Of Cybernetically-Enhanced Whales On Oculus Quest

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Tired of your current, boney form? Whaleface Industries has you covered. There are very few virtual worlds more perplexing than VRChat.

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Phil Spencer Hopes Xbox VR Becomes A ‘No Brainer’, But No Series X Support At Launch

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Late last year Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s Head of Xbox, caused a bit of a stir up in the VR industry when he stated that “nobody” was asking for Xbox VR support. Spencer later clarified that, while he liked VR, it wasn’t the company’s focus for its new console, now known as Xbox One Series X.

PlayStation VR Launch Date Confirmed for Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash!

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Sega Dreamcast classic Space Channel 5 celebrated its 20th-anniversary last year, with developer Grounding Inc. and SEGA originally planning to release Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! to coincide with the event.

3D Content Platform Sketchfab Passes 3 Million Members

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Sketchfab’s platform surpassed 3 million members last week. The platform allows creators to host 3D content and make it available for sale and download to others.

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Become a Vocal Radio DJ in Quirky Drama Area Man Lives Later This Year

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Way back in 2016 Google launched a mobile headset called Daydream View and as part of the initial lineup of titles was a little virtual reality (VR) mystery called Untethered by Numinous Games.

Half-Life Opposing Force VR Oculus Quest Gameplay

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Nintendo is Currently ‘Interested in’ and ‘Researching’ AR Possibilities

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Plenty of companies are interested in the possible use cases of augmented reality (AR), from entertainment to education and retail. Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple – CEO Tim Cook recently reiterated his excitement for the technology – are all heavily involved in the space. It’s not surprising that these tech giants are paving the way but what about Nintendo? The company recently confirmed an interest in AR and that research was underway.

Coronavirus slows Quest production, AAA PSVR studio shuts & Win Rift Horror Game! – VRecap

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How Many Oculus Quests Sold Over the Holidays?

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Sony Paid $229 Million To Purchase Insomniac Games In 2019

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Last year Sony Interactive Entertainment acquired Insomniac Games, the developers of critically-acclaimed and commercially successful games for both VR and non-VR formats.

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Global Festival Promotes Artistic VR Experiences

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A unique festival is about to launch in cities around the world. The Global VR Art Fest and Tournament hopes to bring together creators and enthusiasts of artistic VR experiences.

Facebook To Talk ‘Breaking Through As VR Breaks Out’ At GDC 2020

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The 2020 Game Developers Conference (GDC) is right around the corner and developer sessions are starting to surface. There isn’t anything too juicy yet, aside from this session from Facebook. The company will host an event titled ‘ State of the VR Game: Breaking Through as VR Breaks Out ‘ at the show between March 16 – 20 (a time for the session itself hasn’t been announced).

EON Reality launches AVR Global Classroom Challenge for Students

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EON Reality is inviting students around the world to design and submit their own VR/AR lessons.

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Xbox’s Phil Spencer Hopes VR Gets Bigger, Currently not Part of Xbox Series X Plan

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Suffice it to say that Xbox definitely doesn’t have any plans to support virtual reality (VR) on the Xbox Series X and compete with PlayStation. Having made some inflammatory comments last year , head of Xbox Phil Spencer has once again addressed the subject, stipulating that while there are ‘great VR titles’, when it comes to the launch of the next-generation Xbox VR isn’t a consideration.

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