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Facebook Leaks Oculus Quest 2, Higher Resolution, Smaller Design Revealed


Facebook leaks it’s “highest resolution headset yet” ahead of this week’s Facebook Connect. UPDATE [9/14/20]: We’ve updated the article to remove a specific feature incorrectly listed.*.

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My predictions for the Facebook Connect

The Ghost Howls

Tomorrow is the big day of the Oculus Connect 7, which has now been sadly rebranded as Facebook Connect. Every year, Oculus has always made astonishing announcements during this yearly event, and we are sure that this year will be no exception to this rule. But what can we expect from it?

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‘Myst’ Remake Coming to Quest & SteamVR Headsets Soon, Trailer Here

Road to VR

Myst (1993) , the iconic point-and-click puzzle adventure from Cyan Worlds , is coming to the Quest platform later this year, and on SteamVR headsets “soon.”

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Oculus Rift discontinued, focus now Quest VR for all


Oculus announced today that they’ll discontinue the Oculus Rift line of VR headsets entirely. The only current Rift device available from Oculus is the Oculus Rift S, but that’ll soon be over as Oculus focuses all its efforts on single headset: Oculus Quest 2.

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Oculus Quest 2’s ‘Infinite Office’ Lets You Create Your Own Virtual Workspace


Personalize your own mixed reality office using Passthrough technology. Facebook continues to roll out the hits at today’s Facebook Connect developer conference.

5 Top Highlights from Facebook Connect keynote

The Ghost Howls

Some hours ago the Facebook Connect keynote has finished, so I think it is time to do a quick recap of the most important news announced there. This post is just a short summary of the best of the announcements until now, in case you missed it and you wanted to catch up with the news.

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Facebook Infinite Office tries to sell the idea of VR productivity


Virtual reality has always carried the stigma of being more of an entertainment-centric technology. With Facebook at the helm of one of the two biggest VR platforms today, that identity seems to get even more cemented, just with a dash of social networking on top.

Miranda: A Live Steampunk VR Opera Where You Play As Judge & Jury


It’s trial by opera in this interactive murder-mystery. There’s been a murder! One of the city’s wealthiest women has been found dead, but things don’t quite add up. The circumstances of her death are shrouded in mystery.

The XR Week Peek (2019.14.09): a new powerful Vive Focus appears, Facebook Connect is coming, and more!

The Ghost Howls

This week has been incredible for me because of the Venice VR Expanded worlds on VRChat I have developed with the VRrOOm team. It’s been a great adventure, and I’m very proud of having been part of it. I hope you have found the time to visit it!

Leak Confirms Quest 2 with Snapdragon XR2, Higher Resolution & 256GB Variant

Road to VR

A massive leak featuring several promotional videos has confirmed the upcoming Quest 2’s basic specs ahead of Facebook Connect this week. Much of the info comes from two similar introductory videos, which are hosted on the company’s Facebook Blueprint developer site.

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Tamara Shogaolu Talks About the Power and Struggle of Black Women in Extended Reality


“Today, Black female filmmakers still don’t have the same opportunities,” Tamara Shogaolu, the founder of Ado Ato Pictures, spoke candidly in an interview with ARPost.

‘Beat Saber’ Adds 5v5 Multiplayer This October


PvP mode launches October 13th alongside the Oculus Quest 2. In one of the more unexpected announcements of the day, Facebook’s Beat Games announced upcoming multiplayer support for their hit VR rhythm game Beat Saber.

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Pokémon Go: By the Numbers

AR Insider

Data Dive is AR Insider’s weekly dive into select spatial computing figures. Running Mondays, it includes data points and strategic takeaways. For an indexed library of data, reports, and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery Pro. P okémon Go continues to defy gravity.

Project Aria is Facebook’s Prototype AR Glasses Which Start Real-world Testing This Month

Road to VR

Facebook is continuing its push toward delivering AR glasses and it’s showing some of its development out in the open; Project Aria is a sensor-rich pair of glasses which the company will use to train its AR perception systems and asses public perception of the technology.

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How XpertVR Is Changing the Face of Traditional Research With Virtual Reality


Virtual reality has gotten more sophisticated over the years. Although its well-known applications lie in gaming and entertainment , its potential isn’t limited to these industries. Market research, for instance, is an avenue that has yet to be explored fully.

Facebook’s Project Aria Will Pave The Way For Consumer-Friendly AR


Select employees will begin testing research glasses in the wild this September. Facebook provided several updates on its mysterious smart glasses as part of today’s Facebook Connect developer conference.

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Mobile AR Revenue Projected to Reach $21 Billion by 2024

AR Insider

“Behind the Numbers” is AR Insider’s series that examines strategic takeaways from the original data of its research arm, ARtillery Intelligence. Each post drills down on one topic or chart. Subscribe or login to access the full library of data and reports.

Oculus Quest 2 Review – The Best Standalone Headset Gets Better in (Almost) Every Way

Road to VR

When Quest first launched in 2019, we called it the “first great standalone VR headset,” owing to it being a truly complete package between hardware, software, and content.

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Developing Better Haptics With Interhaptics


When you think about “haptics,” particularly in the sense of extended reality , you probably think about hardware and wearables that let you interact with and feel your environment. However, that’s only half the story. Haptics require hardware but they also require software.

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Venice VR Curators Offer A Behind-The-Scenes Look At This Year’s Incredible Projects


Venice VR Expanded at the 77th LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA is coming to a close today, having accomplished extraordinary feats in creative innovation.

Facebook Connect: The AR Angle

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XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own. For a full library of indexed and educational media, subscribe to ARtillery PRO.

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Leaked Quest 2 Box Reveals ‘The Climb 2’ & ‘Jurassic World Aftermath’ Games

Road to VR

A purportedly leaked Quest 2 box reveals new games coming to Oculus Quest like The Climb 2 and Jurassic World: Aftermath.

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Oculus Avatars SDK To Be Replaced With New Facebook Avatars

Upload VR

Facebook plans to improve its Horizon & Venues avatars and roll them into a new Avatars SDK to replace Oculus Avatars. There’s no timeline on when that will happen.

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Logitech G Announces New Line Of Audio Headsets For Oculus Quest 2


The Logitech G333 VR Gaming earphones and Logitech G Pro headset are certified Oculus ready. This week Facebook announced its highly-anticipated follow-up to the Oculus Quest, revealing a sleeker, more powerful standalone VR headset for the incredible price of just $299 for 64GB ($399 for 256GB).

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Facebook Vies for AR Advertising Market Share, Part II

AR Insider

This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, AR Advertising Deep Dive, Part I: The Landscape. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report. A R continues to evolve and take shape as an industry.

‘Rec Room’ Exceeds 3M User-created Levels with 40M Monthly Visits, Creator Monetization in the Works

Road to VR

Rec Room has grown significantly since it first came to prominence on PC VR headsets in 2016, since adding a slew of first-party multiplayer games as well as the ability for users to create their own spaces, which has predictably seen an explosion in content on the platform.

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Medal of Honor VR Is Coming To SteamVR Too, Release Date Confirmed

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Former Oculus Rift exclusive, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond , will be launching on SteamVR too, publisher Facebook has confirmed. Not only that, but we know the release date too. Medal of Honor VR will launch on both the Oculus Rift platform and SteamVR on December 11th.

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The Oculus Quest 2: Price, Release Date, Accessories Announced


A better, faster, stronger standalone VR headset. Facebook Connect (formerly Oculus Connect) kicked off with a bang this morning with the official reveal of the highly-anticipated Oculus Quest 2.

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Intel’s Tiger Lake 11th Gen Core i7-1185G7 Review and Deep Dive: Baskin’ for the Exotic

Anand Tech

The big notebook launch for Intel this year is Tiger Lake, its upcoming 10nm platform designed to pair a new graphics architecture with a nice high frequency for the performance that customers in this space require.

Facebook Lowers Price of Enterprise-focused Quest to $800

Road to VR

With the revelation of Quest 2, Facebook has quietly knocked down the entry price for its business-focused version of the headset.

Oculus Quest 2 Box Leaks, Reveals Jurassic Park VR & The Climb 2

Upload VR

Another day, another Oculus Quest 2 leak. This time it’s what looks like the packaging the kit comes in, which seems to confirm some new games for the device. A Reddit user posted images of the box, which they say they found on Craigslist (sorry, it’s already been sold).

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