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Unity 5.5 Update Brings Microsoft Hololens Integration And More

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The Unity game engine is a versatile tool that developers, from beginners to those well-versed, utilize to fully realize their video game concepts. This year alone it provided a slew of games like Firewatch , Oxenfree , I Am Setsuna , Pokemon Go , ReCore , and the upcoming Cuphead. includes a collection of new enhancements and also now comes Microsoft Hololens ready. Unity confirmed to UploadVR that its Editor VR solution is still on track for release this year.

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Unreal Engine Adds Oculus Quest Vulkan Support, Unity To Follow ‘Later This Year’

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Unity told us they will add the same “later this year” What Is Vulkan? Vulkan was developed by The Khronos Group, a non-profit industry consortium which includes major tech companies like NVIDIA, AMD, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and Intel.

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Unity Deprecates Built-In Support For Daydream, Gear VR, And Valve’s OpenVR

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Unity 2019.3 introduces a new plugin system for XR headsets, and deprecates official support for Gear VR, Google VR, and Valve’s OpenVR (the API for SteamVR). and beyond,” the blog post from Unity explains. The New Unity Plugin System.

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VR Veteran Tony Parisi is Leading Unity’s AR & VR Strategy Beyond Gaming

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The keynote from Unity’s Vision VR/AR Summit yesterday showcased just how far Unity is reaching into non-gaming content when it comes to augmented and virtual reality. New Unity Tools Bring Interactivity and Real-time CGI to 360 Video, Now in Beta.

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Microsoft Reveals ‘Maquette’, a VR Tool for Spatial Ideation and Design

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Microsoft Maquette is a brand new VR tool from Microsoft which is all about prototyping spatial designs. Image courtesy Microsoft. Image courtesy Microsoft. Image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Joins OpenXR, Becoming a Decisive Backer in the Open, Royalty-free VR/AR Standard

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Khronos Group , the consortium behind the OpenXR project which aims to standardize the way applications communicate with AR and VR headsets, just added Microsoft to its ranks. Up until now, it wasn’t clear which way Microsoft was headed.

The Ghost’s Spotlight: oVRshot, Microsoft Maquette and The Great C

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This means that when some VR indie devs write me an e-mail asking for a review of a game of theirs, I usually answer “I don’t know if I have the time” and in the latest times what happens most frequently is that later on I never manage to find the time to review it.

How Unity is preparing for the mobile VR revolutionThe gaming.

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How Unity is preparing for the mobile VR revolution The gaming landscape looked quite different when TechRadar spoke to John Riccitiello, CEO at game engine Unity, back in June 2015. That hasn’t caused Unity to shy away from VR though, quite the opposite.

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59% of VR Developers Use Unity, But Devs Make More Money With Unreal

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Unity Technologies and Epic Games are in a grudge match for the hearts and minds of game developers. I interviewed both John Riccitiello, CEO of San Francisco-based Unity, and Tim Sweeney, CEO of Raleigh, N.C.-based based Epic Games, this week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Unity’s started out at the low end, enabling mobile devices to run better 2D and 3D graphics. More people build an Apple with Unity than anyone else.

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Pokemon Go On Microsoft Hololens!

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The build was created in Unity with the HoloLens SDK" "For now the Pokémon are randomly generated within a mapped environment. The thing is there is a huge amount of possibilities that are unexplored and which could work for games like these. VR Gaming

VR Hits Major Milestone As Computing Platform With New Google Team-Up

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Google is taking its biggest step yet toward becoming an important service provider for immersive computing. The company’s latest move allows people using development software like Unity and Unreal to easily bring 3D objects into their projects from a growing crowdsourced library.

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Unity Vision VR/AR Summit 2017: Courtside for the Convergence of Realities

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When it comes to changing the game for XR, Unity Technologies just can’t stop. Vision Summit 2017— Unity’s VR/AR-centric industry conference held this Monday and Tuesday at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood—doubled down on this push in a dramatic way. “We Microsoft.

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Cross Platform VR/AR Development in Unity for Vive and HoloLens

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For the past several years of that career, I’ve specifically been working in the game industry, primarily working in the social/mobile space. I’m now working on a game that I would like to launch on both VR and AR platforms. Deploying to the Unity Editor. UNITY_WSA_10_0.

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Epic Aims to Take on Steam with Newly Announced Epic Games Store

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Steam is widely considered the de facto platform for PC games, VR or otherwise, but Unreal Engine creators Epic Games want change that with a new storefront that they say will leave more revenue to developers than Steam and other major digital distribution platforms.

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Did Seebright Just Launch Google Cardboard for AR?

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Case in point is Microsoft’s HoloLens, where a development kit will set you back for $3000. Next iteration of Google Android OS will feature Daydream UI and we feel it might be the main feature of upcoming Android.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.11.11): Cardboard becomes opensource, HoloLens 2 and nreal shipping and much more!

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Image by Google). Google completely opensources Cardboard. With a surprise move, Google has announced with a blog post that it ha opensourced completely Cardboard. Google has already abandoned all its VR projects (e.g. Google machine learning can help in creating AR apps.

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Designing the User Experience for WebAR, with Google's Interaction Developer Austin McCasland

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Austin McCasland is a UX prototyper working with Google, and he and Alan chat about the finer points of UX design for AR. He's designed and developed Paint Space AR, named by Apple as one of the best apps of 2017 and currently works full time at Google as an AR Interaction designer. Let's dive right in; you work at Google as a UX designer -- user experience, for those who don't know -- walk us through what you do on a daily basis. I just spoke at Google IO.

Editorial: Beat Saber Acquisition Begins Facebook’s Push Toward Horizon

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All that effort and money was just to buy Facebook a seat at the table alongside some of the biggest western platform-holding companies like Google, Microsoft, and Apple. Two of the worlds I visited were made in VR while a third, more compelling one, was made in Unity.

Star Wars HoloChess inspired Augmented Reality Game HOLOGRID: MONSTER BATTLE now has a VR version launching for Gear VR and a tournament to celebrate May the 4th.

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Award-winning independent game studio HappyGiant and Tippett Studio today announced their ground-breaking augmented reality game HoloGrid: Monster Battle has made the transition to virtual reality , and is coming out on the next-generation Samsung Gear VR. VR Gaming

The XR Week Peek (2020.02.17): Half-Life Alyx will launch on March, 23rd, MWC has been canceled and much more!

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With a tweet on its account, Valve has announced that the most awaited VR game of the year, Half-Life: Alyx is going to be released on March, 23rd. The game will be available only on Steam, but it will be compatible with all PC VR headsets. More info (Use Google Translate).

Xenoma Mixes AI with AR / VR, Launches e-Skin Clothing for Gesture Tracking

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” According to the company, Xenoma’s Software Development kit (SDK) enables development of apps using Java SDK, Visual C# and Unity Engine. Xenoma’s e-skin and software developer’s kit (SDK) supports application development using Java SDK, Visual C# and Unity.

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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On the contrary, Microsoft has worked a lot on the platform, to make it more appealing to enterprise customers. It has released experiences like Microsoft Remote Assist, that let different teams in a company work together to solve maintenance problems. Google Maps in AR).

Could DIAMONST be the 1st killer app to showcase Apple's AR Kit? Maybe with funding?

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Could DIAMONST by Zenko Games be the killer app to showcase Apple's AR Kit? Diamonst will mix gameplay mechanics from various turn-based and card games like Magic, Hearthstone, Yu-gi-oh, Pokémon and Yo-Kai watch. The team is currently looking for funding to finish the full game.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.23): Facebook works on its OS, Oculus Link official cable released, Huawei VR glasses available, and much more!

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Besides that, it is also hiring key figures to make this AR dream a reality : the operating system project will be supervised by Mark Lucovsky, a former Microsoft engineer who co-developed Windows NT. Interactions are very natural, and the game is fun to be played.

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Developer Uses VR To Build AR Experiences That Mimic Real-World Physics

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When it comes to Microsoft’s next generation HoloLens 2 , Vermeulen says, “I’m hopeful for the next HoloLens but if it doesn’t have good controllers, then I feel that is not at all an advancement.”. News Alientrap Games AR Augmented Reality HTC Vive Interview Lee Vermeulen Modbox ZedMini

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Eido Inoue tells us everything we need to know about HADO and location based augmented reality

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When I interviewed Kevin Williams , an expert in the LBVR market, he said that there are also some experiments with location-based augmented reality and he mentioned a Japanese arcade AR game called HADO. And you will be out of breath at the end of the game.

Students Hack Positional Tracking onto Gear VR with SteamVR Tracking

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The data is sent to a computer via UDP packet over Wi-Fi, and the results are displayed using the game engine Unity, as shown in the brief demonstration video heading this article.

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As UploadVR Turns 2 We Reflect On The First Full Year of Consumer VR

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The New York Times distributes more than 1 million Google Cardboard phone VR viewers to subscribers with the launch of The Displaced , a 360-degree video project focusing on children driven from their homes by war. Google transitions Clay Bavor into a position as head of VR.

Addition of OpenXR Support in Oculus PTC Could Smooth Cross-Platform Development

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specification which launched in July helps to solve the fragmentation of the industry with companies like Epic Games, HTC, Google, HP, Unity, Valve, Sony, Samsung, Oculus and Microsoft all supporting the endeavour.

VRLA’s John Root on AR, Privacy, & eSports in VR

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Industry-leading companies sponsoring this year’s expo include Intel, Dell, Qualcomm, VIVEPORT, Microsoft, Neurogaming and OptiTrack, as well as a full lineup of innovative companies shaping the future of immersive tech. Katie Kelly, Head of Engagement, AltspaceVR / Microsoft.

The Coming Wave of Virtual Reality Creation Tools

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That was true until a few weeks ago, when I got my hands on a new class of virtual reality 3D creation tools including Google Blocks , Google Tilt Brush , Oculus Medium , Oculus Quill , et al. I’m STILL flabbergasted that @Google invited me to be a VR Artist in Residence.

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Introduction to OpenVR 101 Series: What is OpenVR and how to get started with its APIs

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We can deploy to a vast of platforms using game engines like Unity, Unreal Engine, the more recent Godot engine or any of the other engines out there, which have all started to add VR features”. But that’s just how Unity works, and this post isn’t about Unity, so let’s move on.

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12 Can’t Miss VR Talks You Have To See At GDC 2017

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There’s no better time of the year to do that than at the Game Developers Conference (GDC). Jesse Schell (Schell Games). He’s worked on the tech since before the Oculus Rift was invented and, with his team, since released some of the best games for it.

Bridge Is A Mobile Headset That Brings Inside-Out Tracking And MR To iPhone

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The result is a headset that hopes to enhance mobile VR with positional tracking — something that everyone from Google to Oculus is also looking to do — and also provide mixed reality experiences, giving users access to the real world and placing virtual objects within them.

Mark Zuckerberg and I are confusing the market about VR and AR and the future of all computing: here’s why we need to stop doing that

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It isn’t alone, we know of many companies that are spending billions on same, including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Sony, Magic Leap, Huawei, and others. When you go to a football game you are “immersed” in a way that you can’t get by watching the same game on TV.

Magic Leap One Now On Sale To Developers For $2295

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Similar to Microsoft’s $3,000 HoloLens, the device can project virtual images into the real world that you can interact with using a remote-like controller (though HoloLens uses gesture controls). The device will support apps made on both Unity and Unreal game development engines. billion in funding since 2014 from the likes of Google and many more.

AR+VR Weekly: Slump in AR+VR headsets, Leap Motion AR table tennis demo and no-go to Xbox VR/MR

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In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: IDC releases new AR+VR headset numbers, Leap Motion demos Project North Star and Microsoft says no to Xbox VR/MR. Meanwhile, Leap Motion released a new demo of its open-source AR headset, Project North Star, in action playing a game of augmented reality table tennis. .