Sat.Apr 25, 2020 - Fri.May 01, 2020

How to get started with WebXR in Unity

The Ghost Howls

WebXR is a technology with enormous potential, but at the moment it offers far worse tools to develop for it than standalone VR , where we all use Unity and Unreal Engine.

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Valve Ends SteamVR Support For macOS


Valve just ended SteamVR’s support for macOS. ‘Legacy builds’ will continue to be available. SteamVR is Valve’s PC-based virtual reality platform, supporting Windows and Linux.

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‘Bigscreen’ Partners with Funimation to Bring 30+ Popular Anime Films On-Demand

Road to VR

Bigscreen , the social VR viewing platform, launched on-demand video a few days ago, letting users rent and view a library of 2D and 3D movies whenever they wanted.

Cheating The Physical World: How AR Allows Retail To Become Digital First


How will modern retail adapt to a post-COVID-19 world? Retail in early 2020 will see a decade of digital transformation compressed into a year due to COVID. But how can digital replace the physical? We are physical beings. We need physical goods to live our daily lives. There’s no replacing this.

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Mozilla Hubs Cloud is the foundation of the free metaverse

The Ghost Howls

Virtual events and meetings are the topic of the moment. As a consultant, I am receiving many requests for remote collaboration tools now during the lockdown, and with my partners Massimiliano Ariani and SIDI , I am also hosting some workshops in VR.

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Mark Zuckerberg: Oculus Quest “Has Surpassed Our Expectations”


In an earnings call with investors Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Oculus “Quest has surpassed our expectations.” ” “I wish we could make more of them faster during this period,” he said.

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Bigscreen VR Launches On-Demand Content In Response To Increased Traffic


Bigscreen continues to grow by launching on-demand movies and events.

Cleanbox Technology kills coronavirus on your VR headset

The Ghost Howls

LBVR will be for sure the industry that will be impacted the most by coronavirus. No one will want to put on his face a device that has been on the face of many people before, because it would be too risky.

Arizona Sunshine’s Final Expansion Launches On Quest Today


And so the circle is complete; the very last story expansion to Arizona Sunshine launches on Oculus Quest today. The Damned, which we first revealed for PC VR and PSVR headsets at last year’s E3 VR Showcase, is now live (or soon will be) on Facebook’s standalone headset.

‘Puzzling Places’ is a 3D Jigsaw Puzzle for Quest Featuring Stunning Photogrammetry Scans

Road to VR , the team behind the photogrammetry-based VR experience Realities (2016) , today released a prototype version of their latest creation, a 3D VR jigsaw puzzle game for Oculus Quest called Puzzling Places.

Pro NFL Players’ First Endorsement Deal Is A Lineup Of VR Products


“The Lamar Jackson Experience” will include an at-home VR experience, arcade games, and a live activation. For professional athletes, their image is their brand.

The XR Week Peek (2020.04.27): Magic Leap’s new course, Fortnite rocks with concerts and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Another busy week has passed by, and here in Italy we just got the news that lockdown measures will start to loosen from next week, but the road to go out as we wish is still long. Anyway, I’m very busy at home, and I’m working on a new secret project with the startup Beyond The Gate.

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New AI Tool Turns Any Song Into A Custom Beat Saber Map, And It Really Works


Community created custom maps have long been a staple of Beat Saber, the untouchable king of VR rhythm games. However, a new tool that utilizes neural networks and artificial intelligence might change the entire custom map scene.

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Mojo Vision Raises an Additional $51M to Fund Smart Contact Lens Development

Road to VR

Mojo Vision announced it has raised more than $51 million in a Series B-1 investment round, something the company says will be used for further development on Mojo Lens, its smart contact lens.

Assemble 3D Puzzles In VR With Puzzling Places On Oculus Quest


Volumetric 3D capture adds a whole new dimension to the classic jigsaw experience.

Helping COVID-19 First Responders With XR

Tech Trends VR

ThirdEye Gen believes its technology could help save lives during the coronavirus pandemic. The X2 MR Glasses weigh just 300 grams and claim to be the world’s smallest Mixed Reality glasses.

Walking Dead Dev: VR Physics Standardization Will Lead To ‘Second Generation’ Games


The creators of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners belives its work with VR physics, along with other projects, will lead to a “second generation” of VR games.

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Wireality is an Experimental Haptic Feedback Device Using Shoulder-mounted Strings

Road to VR

Carnegie Mellon University researchers published a paper recently that proposes a novel VR haptic feedback device, which unlike strictly hand-worn haptic devices, lets you feel objects in VR with a measure of ‘positional’ resistance.

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Shelter In Place Offers Free VR Minigames To Those Under Lockdown


The open-ended sandbox offers over a dozen rooms to explore. UnnamedVR launched back in 2019 as an open-ended sandbox game that let explore a virtual mansion and play a bunch of short mini-games, including basketball, darts, and archery.

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Report: Managing the Supply Chain With AR

Tech Trends VR

Todd Maddox gives a neuroscience perspective on how Augmented Reality can help optimize industrial processes. In manufacturing, the supply chain manager is responsible for the flow of goods and services, including all processes that transform raw materials into final products.

Espire 1 Adds New Weapons, Challenges, Improved Load Times In Upcoming Update


Enjoyable VR sneaker Espire 1: VR Operative is soon to get its next big update with plenty to talk about. Next week on May 5, PC VR and Oculus Quest players will be able to download the Assimilation Update.

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John Legend, Tinashe to Play Live Shows in Social VR Platform ‘Wave’

Road to VR

Wave isn’t your garden variety social VR platform. With an emphasis on virtual raves, replete with immersive visualizations and regular live performances, it’s become the de facto concert platform for VR users.

VR Haircut Experience Is Actually A Message About American Capitalism


Find out how the strange VR styling game came to be. With hairdressers and barbers staying home to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, quiffs are growing into mullets, pixie cuts are becoming shags, and afros are turning into, well, slightly larger afros.

Tired of Zoom calls? HTC offers businesses virtual reality meetings.


Hundreds of millions of people are taking online meetings from home due to the coronavirus lockdowns. And now they can do it in virtual reality. On Thursday, HTC announced its Vive Sync platform for business meetings in virtual reality is now in open beta.

Offset To Perform Live In VR Via Oculus Venues This Week


Streaming live performances of your favorite artists has been one great way to keep entertained during this period of self-isolation. But, later this week, you’ll be able to join friends to stream Offset inside VR.

This Fan Brought ‘Quake’ to VR, Including 6DOF Controls & Melee

Road to VR

Quake (1996) from id Software defined the real-time 3D shooter genre, and now you can dive back into the ’90s head-first with this fan-built Quake VR mod. Yes, we know what you’re thinking. Quake has been playable in VR at home since at least 2013 , but never like this.

Echo Arena Open Beta Launches On Oculus Quest Next Week


Ready at Dawn’s zero-g sports game will be available free to all users until its official release.

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The Future Of Showbiz Is No Game

Charlie Fink

Travis Scott’s “Astronomical” on Fortnite suggests experiences may supplant stories on new platforms. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Games /games Business /business Hollywood & Entertainment /hollywood-entertainment technology

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Echo Arena Oculus Quest Open Beta Coming Soon, Watch A Full Match Now


Echo Arena on Oculus Quest should be launching an open beta soon for its zero-g virtual sport. Ahead of the launch of the free multiplayer Oculus Studios project from Ready At Dawn we’ve gotten into the closed beta and captured video of a full match.

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Facebook’s Non-advertising Revenue ‘primarily driven by Oculus,’ up 80% to $297M

Road to VR

In Facebook’s Q1 2020 earnings call today, the company overviewed its latest financial situation and noted that Oculus products were a major contributor to $297 million in non-advertising revenue.

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Upcoming VR Parkour Game STRIDE Looks A Lot Like Mirror’s Edge


The freerunning-inspired VR platformer arrives on headsets Summer 2020. STRIDE is an upcoming VR parkour action game from developer JoyWay in which players must save a city under quarantine from a vicious gang war.

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