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

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The latest version of the Oculus Unreal Engine Integration adds support for Vulkan on Oculus Quest and Oculus Go. Unity told us they will add the same “later this year” What Is Vulkan? Almost all Oculus Quest and Go apps are made with Unity or Unreal Engine.

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Unreal and Unity Both Commit to Google Daydream

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Middleware makers Epic Games and Unity Technologies have been working on every major VR HMD revealed to date, so it’s no surprise to hear that both are involved with Google’s new Daydream platform. Epic Games fired first.

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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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Unreal Engine 4.12 is Out Now, Gets ‘VR Editor’, OSVR and Google VR Support

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Epic Games’ popular Unreal Engine has just received a major update with version 4.12 now sporting Google VR ‘Daydream’ and OSVR native support. The post Unreal Engine 4.12

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Unity Native Support for Google Daydream VR Coming in Summer, Plugin Out Now

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Google have announced that developers itching to get started on building Android VR games using the Unity game engine can do so right now using a Daydream plugin.

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Google Releases ‘Resonance Audio’, a New Multi-Platform Spatial Audio SDK

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Google today released a new spatial audio software development kit called ‘Resonance Audio’, a cross-platform tool based on technology from their existing VR Audio SDK. Image courtesy Google. Google News Spatial Audio VR Audio ambisonics android cardboard DAWs daydream 2.0

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Unity, Epic, CCP, NetEase, Huawei and nDreams announce Daydream support

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A day after Google announced its Daydream virtual reality platform, companies are rushing to be the first to declare their support.

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Unity Wants Tools Like ‘Tilt Brush’ And ‘Medium’ To Kickstart Creation In VR

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Earlier this week Unity’s Editor VR platform evolved from a novel new way of making videogames into potentially the most forward-thinking VR development platform, and its all to do with Tools. According to VP of Unity Labs Sylvio Drouin, that’s a very real possibility.

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Tim Sweeney: Games Released On Epic Games Store Can Support VR

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The team behind Fortnite and the Unreal Engine which created it is going one level deeper and making a push for its own game storefront to challenge Valve’s Steam on PC and potentially Google Play on Android. Here’s the chart used to explain revenue split options to developers releasing virtual worlds made with Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 toolset or the leading competitor, Unity. Epic Games VR Industry News Epic Games Store Fortnite Unreal engine

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Google Releases ARCore for Android, The Company’s Answer to Apple ARKit

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In an answer to Apple’s recently released ARKit , a developer tool used for making augmented reality apps and games that run on newer iPad and iPhones, Google today released a preview of a new Android-compatible software development kit (SDK) called ARCore.

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Unity Rolls Google Daydream VR Support Ahead of Launch

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One of the leading platforms for software development added improved support for Google’s upcoming Daydream VR platform. The new Google VR SDK 1.0 makes certain VR development tasks easier, so the developers can focus on building the main features of their VR applications and games. “Unity’s native support for Daydream aims to solve the hard problems for you. The launch event is set for October 4th, on Google’s campus in Silicon Valley.

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Google’s New Light Field App Is A Tantalizing Look At VR’s Future

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Yesterday, Google released a free app on Steam called Welcome to Light Fields that shows a quick tease of what this technology is capable of producing. Source: Google. Tagged with: google , light fields Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Google VR Industry News google light fields

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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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Cool AR apps to try with Apple’s new phones

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Their phones can be used for some low-end VR, via the Cardboard platform from Google, but they haven’t had anything of their own to match the higher-end Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View headsets. The developer kit works on Unity, Unreal, and Scenekit engines.

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On the ground with TechCrunch at GDC 2019

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The Game Developers Conference was held last week in San Francisco and we wanted to get together to discuss what we saw at the show for Extra Crunch members. VR, gaming engines, Unity, Unreal and Epic were just some of the topics we touched upon.

Poly Is Google’s Foundation For Building Virtual Worlds

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Google is launching Poly, a service with a growing library of free objects for creators to incorporate into their virtual worlds. The service, however, is another piece of the puzzle as Google seems focused on a much grander ambition. Poly further positions Google to deliver foundational software and services that could one day open up 3D modeling and virtual world creation to millions of people through VR and AR. Art & Science Experiences Google VR Poly

‘Google Earth VR’ Launches For Free To Let You Fly Around The World

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This is Google Earth VR. Google Earth VR is a surprise project from Google’s Geo team that is being both announced and released today. This is the team behind Google Maps and the original Google Earth. According to Mike Podwal, project manager for Google Earth VR , “ 94 percent of the world’s population is covered in this experience. Google Earth VR’s primary locomotion system is flight.

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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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Daydream 2.0 Platform Update to Bring Major Improvements to All Daydream Devices

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In a AR/VR press briefing, Google told us there are a number of new systems the update will add across all Daydream headsets, regardless of whether they’re standalone or smartphone-based. image courtesy Google. image courtesy Google. Unity and Unreal support.

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Google releases new SDK for immersive audio

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In an effort to assist developers in creating more immersive audio experiences in AR/VR environments, Google has today released a new spatial audio SDK called Resonance Audio. Integrations span Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS and Linux and include Unity, Unreal Engine, FMOD, and Wwise.

Surreal Horror Game ‘Layers of Fear’ Is Coming to Daydream This Year

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We’ve seen a handful of games for Google’s imminent Daydream mobile VR platform so far, though only a few that would appeal to hardcore players. Like a lot of other scary games, fans have been asking for a VR version since release.

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Did Seebright Just Launch Google Cardboard for AR?

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It was no other than Google that delivered the first “million unit VR headset” By launching Cardboard VR application and the headset made out of… cardboard, Google set the stage for massive adoption of VR among developers, and the company isn’t stopping anytime soon.

5 Talks You Won’t Want to Miss at VRDC This Week

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Making Daydream Real – Building for Google’s New VR platform. Nathan Martz, Product Manager, Google. We’re just days away from Google Daydream delivering a brand new ecosystem to what will hopefully one day be millions of smartphone owners.

Can Virtually Live Replace Pay Per View Television?

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Having said that, theBlu: Whale experience, Google’s Tilt Brush are incredibly great experiences and you can’t explain it until you try them. TH: Front end engine; we worked with both Unity and Unreal Engine on different experiences.

GDC 2018 ‘Day 1’ Roundup – Vive Pro Pricing, Magic Leap SDK, Nvidia RTX, and More

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The company is still heavily involved with VR development however, and are expected to present some new technology with Google at Display Week 2018 in May. Magic Leap has launched the SDK for the device’s Lumin OS , with support for Unity and Unreal engines.

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.

GDC 2018: Sketchfab Launches Download API, Bringing Fast 3D Model Searching To Developers

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3D asset company Sketchfab is looking to stay a step ahead of Google Poly with its latest release. Sketchfab’s Download API allows you to do all of that within game engines such as Unity and Unreal and even when working inside VR.

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Reaching into 3D Data, Exploring CAD Designs, Virtual Meetings, and More

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This is my first experience making a game, and I’m happy with how cool it is! Recommended: Google Chrome. Recommended: Google Chrome. From Unreal community plugin creator getnamo , NexusVR is a space between worlds, where you can move between different VR experiences.

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Apple Unveils ARKit For Augmented Reality

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Apple also showed off what the new development tool would look like with the popular AR game Pokemon Go. The more sophisticated demo, made in Unreal Engine, shows a complex world war taking place with spaceships and explosions. A new generation of iOS augmented reality apps are coming.

GDC 2018: When And Where To Watch The Big VR Keynotes

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The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) is finally upon us, with a packed week of announcements and demos ahead. Keep in mind GDC is, as the name suggests, a developer-centric show, so don’t expect much in the way of new games and experiences (though there usually are a few).

Leap Motion’s North Star is the DK1 of AR: hands-on preview and how to buy it!

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There is not even an assembly kit like with Google Cardboards. When I went to the Vive Ecosystem Conference to launch our game “HitMotion: Reloaded” , I got in contact via Twitter with a guy called Noah Zerkin , that works in Shenzhen.

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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Got new or custom HMD? Need direct render, time warping, distortion correction and game engine integration?

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Google Concept from Sensics Let's assume you built a new HMD. Get low-latency rendering for your HMD; correct distortion in one of several possible ways; support for many game engines; debug and demonstration software. direct render distortion game engine OSVR time warp

GDC 2018 VR And AR News Roundup: Everything You Might Have Missed

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Superhot VR Wins Best VR Game At GDC Awards Despite Running In 2017 Too. They Suspect Nothing Is Coatsink’s First Game For Oculus Go. Catch & Release Is A Gorgeous New VR Fishing Game. Hands-On: Creed: Rise To Glory Feels A Lot Like A Fight Night VR Boxing Game. Magic Leap One Getting Unreal Engine 4 Support. Unity Adds Oculus Go, Mirage Solo Support. Report: Google To Acquire Light Field Capture Studio Lytro.

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.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.11): Gear VR is over, Go long term future is uncertain, Huawei teases its metaverse and much more!

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But at the same time, I know that this is part of the game. is one of those mechanisms that Oculus uses to keep your content at a steady 90 Hz even if your PC is struggling to render all the frames of the game. VR gamers are expecting No Man’s Sky and other cool games.

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How to Build a Location-Based AR Application

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Since the market size of augmented reality solutions is expected to reach $209 billion by 2022, it’s no surprise AR is a trend for a handful of industries like gaming, media and entertainment, advertising, and others. You all know about the Google Translate application.