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WWF Partners With Oculus On VR Nature Documentary Series Shot In Cinematic 5.7k


PHORIA’s three-part series launches June 8th on Oculus Quest and Go. Award-winning immersive tech studio PHORIA this week announced the launch of an ambitious new VR documentary series featuring never-before-seen stereoscopic 3D-180 VR footage shot in stunning 5.7k.

How to ask Android Permissions for the Oculus Quest in Unity

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Some months ago I published a guide for all Unity developers on how to request Android permissions for the Vive Focus Plus, because it took me a while to sort out how to do it to access the camera stream to do augmented reality on that headset.

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The Best VR Games Of 2020 (So Far)


Looking for the best VR games in 2020? Look no further! We’re six months into 2020 and there’s already been a lot of great VR games. As we approach the halfway point, it’s time to reflect on some of the best experiences released for headsets so far.

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‘Project CARS 3’ to Include PC VR Support at Launch This Summer

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Project CARS 3, the upcoming sequel to the racing simulator franchise, is set to include VR support when it launches this summer on PC.

Half-Life: Alyx Mod Recreates Kojima?s Terrifying P.T. In VR


The now-infamous psychological horror demo returns as a HL:A Workshop mod.

The XR Week Peek (2020.06.01): HP Reverb G2 launched, Qualcomm goes bullish on 5G and Wi-fi 6 and more!

The Ghost Howls

It’s a new month, we’ve reached level 6 of this Jumanji game that is 2020. What will happen next? I don’t know what the future will reserve us, but I know what has happened last week in XR and I’m going to tell you! Top news of the week. Image by HP). HP launches Reverb G2 headset.

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One Month After the ?Half-Life: Alyx? Surge, SteamVR Usage on Steam Has Remained

Road to VR

The release of Half-Life: Alyx (2020) on Steam in late March brought along with it nearly one million additional monthly-connected VR headsets, a record gain in SteamVR users.

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Lenovo Announces Standalone 4K Headset Designed For Enterprise VR


4K visuals, hands-free control, and a removable face plate ready for mass use. Developed in partnership with Pico interactive , the Lenovo Mirage VR S3 is an upcoming all-in-one VR headset designed specifically for enterprise use.

Looking Through the Infinite Retina

Tech Trends VR

A deep-dive into the world of Spatial Computing. By Irena Cronin and Robert Scoble. The Infinite Retina comprehensively documents everything you need to know about Spatial Computing and where it’s heading Click To Tweet.

Ecosphere Brings A VR Safari To Oculus Quest Next Week


Get ready for a VR safari on your Oculus Quest when Ecosphere launches next week. This series of VR videos, recorded in 180 degrees 3D, comes from Phoria. The app offers several encounters with exotic wildlife from across the globe.

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Cas & Chary Present: Checking Out the YAW VR Motion Simulator

Road to VR

I recently had the opportunity to test the YAW VR motion simulator , so I wanted to share my first impressions! Cas & Chary Present. Cas and Chary VR is a YouTube channel hosted by Netherland-based duo Casandra Vuong and Chary Keijzer who have been documenting their VR journeys since 2016.

VR Cover Unveils Sweat-Proof Silicone Cover For Oculus Quest & Rift S


Beat the heat with this medical-grade facial shield, available now for $13.99. VR Cover yesterday unveiled a brand new face cover for the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S designed to combat sweat while providing a comfortable in-headset experience.

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Spark AR Launches New Augmented Reality Features for Instagram


Spark AR continues to expand Instagram’s digital creative canvas with its new augmented reality features and capabilities. They simplify AR creation, giving brands and online users fresh creative opportunities.

Half-Life: Alyx Mod Brings P.T. To VR (Again)


Someone’s remade long-lost VR horror demo P.T. in VR via a Half-Life: Alyx mod. Because of course they have. If you don’t know, P.T. is a now-legendary PS4 demo that served as a viral teaser for a new Silent Hill game from Metal Gear Solid creator, Hideo Kojima.

‘I Expect You to Die’ Earns Over $2M in Revenue on Oculus Quest Alone

Road to VR

Schell Games, the studio behind I Expect You To Die (2016), today announced the critically-acclaimed VR spy game has generated over $2 million in revenue on the Oculus Quest platform alone.

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Pro Putt By Topgolf Brings Realistic VR Golfing To The Oculus Quest


Tiger Woods meets Mario Golf in Pro Putt by Topgolf on Oculus Quest. I’m terrible at golfing. Perhaps its my lack of patience or strong dislike of polyester golf pants.

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How Medics Are Using Mixed Reality to Treat COVID-19 Patients


Mixed reality is thriving amid a global health crisis. The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought most of the world to a standstill. However, it isn’t stopping immersive technologies from evolving. Now, more than ever, we’re seeing new applications in the medical field.

Qualcomm?s Wi-Fi 6E Chips Support Wireless VR headsets, Packed Spaces


While wireless technologies have continued to improve in bandwidth, distance, and resilience against interference, most businesses and general consumers haven’t yet upgraded to Wi-Fi 6, last year’s sequel to the older, popular 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) standard.

Nintendo’s Labo VR Blaster Starter Kit Now Only $20 For Limited Time

Road to VR

Nintendo’s Labo VR kit for Switch was one of the hottest items this time last year. Now online retailers Amazon and Best Buy have slashed the price of the smaller starter kit + Labo VR Blaster in half to just $20.

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Doom VR Mod Brings Animal Crossing’s Isabelle To Oculus Quest


Upgrade your demon-killing adventures with this cuddly murder companion. This past March marked the launch of both Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Doom: Eternal, too wildly different games supported by two equally different player bases.

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Smartglasses-As-A-Store: How the Next E-Commerce Clicks Will Happen in ‘Bricks’


Augmented reality is here to stay, and the number of smartglasses that will become available in the next two years announce a decade of change regarding smartphones and tablets.

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The Line Quick Review: A Wonderful, Short Experience On Oculus Quest With Hand Tracking


The Line is a wonderful and short immersive experience available on Oculus Quest that sees a charming love story play out as you look down and interact with a table of beautiful miniature models.

HTC Announces Layoffs Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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HTC has confirmed that it’s laying off staff in order to streamline its business amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Claymation Darlings Wallace & Gromit Head To AR In ‘The Big Fix Up’


Wallace & Gromit’s next big adventure announced at AWE online conference. Stop-motion comedy duo Wallace & Gromit are cultural icons within the U.K.

5 Tips for 3D Models in AR

AR Insider

This article is the latest in AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. . 5 things you need to know before designing 3D models for AR. by Andy Gstoll. D esign is hard… 3D design is 3x as hard.

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Baba Yaga Is Baobab Studio?s Next VR Movie, First Look Coming Soon


Baobab Studios, the developers behind Bonfire , Asteroids! and more, revealed that their next project is an immersive experience called ‘Baby Yaga’ A first look will be unveiled at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Festival Online in a few weeks.

‘Elite Dangerous: Odyssey’ Won’t Support VR at Launch in Early 2021

Road to VR

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is a new update to the space-faring simulator which is slated to arrive sometime in early 2021. If you were hoping to explore distant worlds in VR, this time on-foot, you’ll be waiting a bit longer than flatscreen players.

VR Haptic Feedback Wearable Feelbelt Lets You “Feel” The Entire Frequency Spectrum


Keep your pants on! Feelbelt will shake, rattle, and role your VR experiences. Haptic feedback is an awesome addition to any VR experience, whether it be the feeling of two swords clashing in Blade & Sorcery or the rumble of a violent explosion in Half-Life: Alyx. It’s an important part of how modern VR hardware immerses you in experiences by allowing you to “feel” the virtual world around you.

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VR Headsets of the Future Might Be Made With Mirrors?


Do you get headaches or feel nauseous while using VR headsets? About 20% of people do. Even if VR headsets don’t cause you physical discomfort, you might feel that your virtual worlds seem… flat. That’s because they are flat. VR headsets using close-to-eye displays rely on lenses.

I Expect You To Die Generates $2 Million On Quest, Sales Near 100,000


Schell Games’ I Expect You To Die is the latest VR title to celebrate huge success on Oculus Quest. The game, which launched on Facebook’s standalone headset last year, has sold nearly 100,000 copies on the platform, generating $2 million in revenue.

Optim Turns Unreal Engine Enterprise Projects into VR-capable Apps for Collaboration & Review

Road to VR

Optim is a tool designed to make Unreal Engine more user-friendly for enterprise use-cases like design, visualization, and review.

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