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””].

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.

Legendary Entertainment Bets Big On Mixed Reality With HoloLens and Magic Leap

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Shooter Veterans Form VR Game Studio Drifter Entertainment

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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

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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

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.”

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

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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

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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

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

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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.

Microsoft: Mixed Reality Will Revolutionize Work Away From The Desk

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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

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.

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

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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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Graffiti VR Experience Paints the Future of Art & Entertainment

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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.).

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

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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.

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.

Microsoft Tick-Tock: Xbox One S and Project Scorpio

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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.

Microsoft Prepares VR Partnerships for Windows 10 Holographic Edition

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

The Mage’s Tale PSVR Version Launches Early Next Month

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Earlier this week we reported on the launch of a new trailer for inXile Entertainment’s The Mage’s Tale PSVR port. This is inXile’s first VR release since Xbox maker Microsoft acquired the studio last year.

Airbus Launches HoloLens App to Train Future Airline Crews

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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.

‘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

Editorial: Xbox Is Well-Poised To Dominate VR Next Generation

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Microsoft itself entered the market last year with a line of PC-based headsets developed with partners, but the Xbox One works with no VR headsets while Sony’s PlayStation 4 pairs with the PlayStation VR headset. We’ve spent quite a bit of time dreaming up what a potential PSVR 2 on PS5 could look like, but, the more we look at Microsoft’s side of the console wars, the more the stars seem to align on a killer Xbox VR headset.

inXile Is Still Working On It’s Big VR RPG and Mage’s Tale PSVR

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Yesterday, we reported that The Mage’s Tale developer inXile Entertainment was set to be acquired by Microsoft , becoming a member of its Microsoft Studios family. Tagged with: inxile entertainment , the mage's tale Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post inXile Is Still Working On It’s Big VR RPG and Mage’s Tale PSVR appeared first on UploadVR. Experiences Gaming VR Industry News inxile entertainment the mage's tale

Netflix’s HoloLens App Is Still On The Way

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As spotted by Variety , a recent job listing for a Windows Senior Software Engineer at Netflix confirms that the company is looking into a version of its app for Microsoft’s HoloLens. Entertainment Experiences Microsoft VR Industry News netflixTV and movie streaming service Netflix has already dipped its toes into the VR waters with apps on Gear VR and Google Daydream, but now the company behind it is looking towards mixed reality too.

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

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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.

AT&T, Ericsson & Intel to Showcase ‘The Power of 5G’ with Batman AR/VR Experience Soon

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Mobile World Congress (MWC) is gearing up next week in Barcelona to play host to the latest and greatest in mobile technology, including the presumed Microsoft HoloLens 2. Entertainment’s digital product, platform and strategy division.

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The Mage’s Tale’s New PSVR Trailer Pops Up Online

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inXile Entertainment is being true to its word. Back in November 2018 we reported that the developer was still working on a PSVR port of its excellent VR RPG, The Mage’s Tale , despite being bought by Xbox maker Microsoft earlier in the month.

Viacom Next Debuts Mixed Reality Music Video

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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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Hellblade VR Developer Ninja Theory Is Working On Star Wars: Vader Immortal

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The studio was acquired by Microsoft earlier this year. Entertainment Experiences ninja theory Star Wars: Vader Immortal

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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.

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.

Lenovo’s Windows MR Headset Arrives In August For $399 Says Insider Member

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Microsoft has so far only offered vague windows for the launch dates and prices of its Windows 10 Mixed Reality headsets, made in partnership with a range of companies. It will reportedly work with select HoloLens software and launch with the Lenovo Entertainment Hub, which allows you to play many traditional 2D games inside the headset (though it’s far from a pleasant experience ). Tagged with: lenovo , microsoft Facebook Twitter Reddit More.