Microsoft Acquires ‘The Mage’s Tale’ Studio inXile Entertainment

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The studio behind first-person VR dungeon crawler The Mage’s Tale (2017) , inXile Entertainment , has been acquired by Microsoft Studios. ” SEE ALSO Microsoft Acquires 'The Mage's Tale' Studio inXile Entertainment community””].

The current status of Augmented Reality adult entertainment

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Adult entertainment has always been one of the drivers of technological innovation and XR is no exception to this rule. But usually, I have discussed Virtual Reality adult entertainment … but what about Augmented Reality instead?

Microsoft Hints At Minecraft AR Experience Ahead Of 10th Anniversary


It’ s been 10 years since the launch of what can only be described as one of the most influential video games in the history of entertainment. Released on Microsoft’s official YouTube channel, the video—entitled “What’s Minecraft up to?”—

Microsoft Shows Windows in VR, Gives Acer VR Headset to Vision Summit Audience

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Brandon Bray, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, took the stage at Unity’s Vision VR/AR Summit 2017 to show a little more of what Microsoft has planned for the VR side of things when the first Windows Holographic headsets come later this year.

Microsoft is Building VR MMO for Xbox and PC, Job Listing Indicates

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A job listing for a Senior Design Manager position on Microsoft’s “Xbox Mixed Reality team” says that the company is “looking to build a massively social gaming and entertainment experience for both the PC and the console.”

Shooter Veterans Form VR Game Studio Drifter Entertainment


Three veterans of first-person shooter games have formed Drifter Entertainment , a Seattle-based virtual reality game studio. He was also a chief technology officer at Microsoft on the HoloLens project, and he was the lead programmer on Gears of War and Gears of War 2.

Zero Latency Partners With Microsoft And HP On New Platform


Australia-based startup Zero Latency is teaming up with Microsoft, HP and Intel “to help create the next generation of the Zero Latency platform,” according to the company. Microsoft is excited by the transformational experiences virtual reality enables and by how Zero Latency is expanding VR’s footprint using location-based entertainment,” said Yancey Smith, Senior Director of Mixed Reality Commercial Solutions at Microsoft, in a prepared statement. “We

How to develop for Microsoft HoloLens

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One of the devices that generates the greatest interest among the tech community at the moment is Microsoft HoloLens. Development: Unity , Vuforia , Microsoft Visual Studio , Windows 10 SDK , HoloLens Emulator (if you do not have a device). Image courtesy Microsoft.).

Microsoft Buys Mage’s Tale Dev inXile, New VR RPG Status ‘TBD’


Microsoft just bought another big VR developer. inXile Entertainment, the developer of 2017’s excellent VR role-playing game (RPG), The Mage’s Tale , is joining Microsoft’s growing family of internal studios. InXile Entertainment (@Inxile_Ent) November 11, 2018.

Microsoft Opens Up HoloLens Pre-orders In 6 Countries


One of the most well known mixed reality devices, Microsoft’s HoloLens, has had a pretty good year. HoloLens isn’t all work and no play, though, with companies like Legendary Entertainment having serious mixed reality ambitions. Microsoft HoloLens

VRLA This Weekend Showcases The Latest In Immersive Entertainment


Its main attraction is a show floor which opens at noon both Friday and Saturday featuring booths from a long list of exhibitors including Microsoft and Intel, as well as an enormous installation from Exit Reality and Neurogaming (the featured image is a concept rendering of their booth). As of this writing, Beat Saber is the most highly rated game on Steam and Microsoft is expected to show the game paired with VR headsets at its booth.

An In-depth Look at Microsoft’s HoloLens & Mixed Reality Ecosystem

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Microsoft is taking a holistic approach with Windows Mixed Reality being baked into Windows 10, meaning that developers can create a single application that can run on the HoloLens, on one of their partner VR headsets, on a Surface tablet, or as a desktop app.

The VR Fund: Entertainment VR Investments Jump 79% In Second Half Of 2017


The Venture Reality Fund , a venture capital fund that tracks investments in the sector, reported that the number of investments in the entertainment sector in the second half of 2017 is up 79 percent compared to the same period a year ago. The number of investments in VR/AR entertainment was up 79 percent in the second half of 2017 (granted, it’s not quite over yet) compared to the second half of 2016.

Graffiti VR Experience Paints the Future of Art & Entertainment


Available on Apple’s Mac OS, Linux and Microsoft Windows, we’re quite certain we’ll start to see hundreds if not thousands of videos and images of amazing graffiti being created in a virtual world.

Microsoft: Mixed Reality Will Revolutionize Work Away From The Desk


While virtual reality looks to break into the mainstream within the next few years, Microsoft is playing the long game with its mixed reality device, HoloLens, which is much further away from reaching the consumer market. When it does get here, though, Microsoft’s executive vice president of the Windows and devices group Terry Myerson expects it to do big things for work away from the desk. Microsoft VR Industry News HoloLens

Acer & HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset Dev Kits Now Available for Pre-order Starting at $300

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Today Microsoft announced that developers in the US and Canada can now pre-order the Acer ($299) and HP ($329) Mixed Reality headsets from the Microsoft Store. You can now pre-order Acer ($299) and HP ($329 ) headsets directly from the Microsoft Store.

Community Download: Are Oculus and HTC The Apple and Microsoft of VR?


For every Nintendo there is a Sega and for every Apple there is a Microsoft. Our big question today is this: when it comes to VR, are Oculus and HTC the respective Apple and Microsoft of the industry? HTC/Microsoft . The technology world is always a game of rivals.

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Microsoft Is Making First-Party Content For Its Windows 10 VR Headsets


Microsoft will need the support of the greater VR development community if its new Windows 10 Mixed Reality VR headsets are to succeed when they launch later this year, but what about potential first-party content too? Speaking to GameSpot , Microsoft general manager Dave McCarthy stated that “several” of the company’s first-party studios are working on content for the headsets, which are made in partnership with companies like Acer, Dell, and Asus.

Microsoft Tick-Tock: Xbox One S and Project Scorpio


At it’s pre-E3 2016 conference, Microsoft announced the long awaited shift of its console model. ” We received the following statement from AMD: “Here’s what Microsoft announced in terms of hardware: Microsoft Xbox One S, the smallest and most powerful Xbox console yet.

E3 Spotlight: Microsoft Aims For A VR Sweet Spot In 2018


The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is in Los Angeles, CA next week and it’s always one of the largest events of the year for gamers, giving giants of the industry including Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo the chance to show off the latest hardware and games to drive the next generation of consumer interest. Microsoft aims to hit this growth spurt at just the right time, and pick the perfect sweet spot for its VR gear that could leave competitors in the dust.

GDC 2017: Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Content Is Coming To Project Scorpio In 2018


One of the biggest questions surrounding Microsoft’s mixed reality platform, Windows Holographic, is if it will support the company’s mysterious Project Scorpio. Microsoft is rolling out development kits for the first VR headset made by Acer later this month, but in a blog post announcing that news, it dropped an even juicier detail. We spoke to Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow at Microsoft, ahead of this announcement. Tagged with: GDC , microsoft , project scorpio.

Microsoft Conference Could Set The Tone For E3 With Move To Sunday


Perhaps most notably thus far, Microsoft has moved away from their typical conference showing. Last year, Microsoft took steps to solidify current generation offerings with the Xbox One S while also sparking some excitement for the next generation of consoles with the announcement of Scorpio.

Vive-Funded Awake Is A New VR Series Shot With Microsoft’s Amazing Mixed Reality Capture Studio


Two months ago we got a look inside one of the three studios in the world to feature Microsoft’s volumetric capture setup. Microsoft’s volumetric capture provides near-photorealistic scans of the actors’ performance, recording a full range of emotions and movements. Entertainment Experiences awakeThe tech itself is impressive, but we’re still searching for promising VR experiences that actually use it. Awake is one such experience.

Microsoft Prepares VR Partnerships for Windows 10 Holographic Edition


Last winter Microsoft announced that the company started working together with its PC hardware partners to develop headsets that support a mixed mode, between virtual and augmented reality.

Microsoft Finds Its Voice In Mixed Reality: ‘It’s About What We’re Gonna Do With These Technologies’


One of Microsoft’s newest leaders in mixed reality, Mark Bolas, took the stage for a few minutes at Acer’s press conference this week and put into human terms the company’s goals with the technology. Mixed Reality acer mark bolas microsoft windows

Will “Windows as a Service” Model be successful for Microsoft?


Ever since Microsoft came out with the Windows 10, Redmond has been positioning this Operating System (OS) as the final direct release, with all the future versions being built off this foundation. Microsoft is trying to capture back market share which PCs have lost to mobile computing.

Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

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We talk to the first developers to join Microsoft’s HoloLens partner program about what the future of Mixed Reality looks like. It was really interesting to see Microsoft pivot towards enterprise with the HoloLens and I think it was absolutely the right move for them to make Click To Tweet.

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Microsoft aims to hit this growth spurt at just the right time and pick the perfect sweet spot for its VR gear that could leave competitors in the dust.

HoloLens Autodesk MotionBuilder App Lets SFX Artists Build Fantasy in Reality

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As HoloLens filters its way into more developers’ hands, we’re beginning to see some of the true potential in Microsoft’s ‘Holographic’ augmented reality headset.

Airbus Launches HoloLens App to Train Future Airline Crews


Passenger jet maker Airbus has created a Microsoft HoloLens app to train engineers and cabin crews. Airbus, a Microsoft HoloLens partner, developed the software for its A350 XWB line of planes, which first took to the skies in 2013. Microsoft demonstrated JAL’s app last year.

What to Expect in VR This Week at E3 2016

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AKA ‘Neo’), has been confirmed by Andrew House, president and global chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Financial Times reports. ” Microsoft Xbox. Microsoft is the biggest wildcard of the bunch right now.

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Samsung Reportedly Developing Their Own Wireless AR/VR Headset


It appears as though the hybrid headset market is shaping up to be the latest trend in immersive entertainment as it’s now being reported that Samsung may be in the process of developing their own AR/VR headset similar to that of Apple’s recently announced device. Not so fast, Apple.

NVIDIA Announces ‘RTX’, Real-Time Ray Tracing Engine for Volta GPUs

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Photo: Remedy Entertainment. ” One of those interfaces is Direct X’s Ray Tracing API DXR, which was also announced today by Microsoft at GDC 2018. Photo: Remedy Entertainment.

Microsoft's HoloLens gets a virtual tape measure to let you get the size of anything you see

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Microsoft's HoloLens is in the hands of an increasing amount of developers, and we're starting to see their experiments hit the Windows Store.

‘The Mage’s Tale’ is Coming Soon to PSVR, New Trailer Here

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The Mage’s Tale, a first-person sword & sorcery dungeon crawler from The Bard’s Tale series developers inXile Entertainment , is finally making its way to PSVR soon. News Bits PSVR Game VR Game inxile entertainment the mage's tale

Viacom Next Debuts Mixed Reality Music Video


This week Viacom NEXT , the growing VR division of the Viacom media conglomerate, premiered its latest venture into the world of immersive entertainment: A hypnotic music video hybrid that combines holographic imagery with a virtual reality environment.

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Extending Reality to the Operating Room

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Immersive learning technologies are proliferating fast and also growing in popularity, being used not only for entertainment but also in a variety of professional applications. How medical visualization tools enhance learning by reducing the cognitive load on our brains.