Microsoft Partners With Unity On HoloLens 2 Development Edition

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The developer-focused release includes $500 in free Azure credits, 3-month free trials of Unity Pro. The Microsoft HoloLens 2 Developer Edition will include the latest HoloLens headset alongside $500 in free Azure credits plus a three-month trial of both Unity Pro and PiXYZ plugin.

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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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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.

How to create a WebVR experience using Unity

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In my review of Amazon Sumerian I said multiple times that in other game engines, like Unity, it is not possible to create a WebVR experience. A WebVR exporter for Unity??? Unity on one side, a WebVR experience running on Firefox on the other one.

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A Closer Look At What Microsoft’s SeeingVR Offers The Visually Impaired

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Microsoft Reseach, in partnership with Cornell University, developed a range of techniques to make virtual reality accessible to the visually impaired. Most VR apps and games assume the user has full visual ability. They are delivered as engine plugins for Unity.

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.

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 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.

Unity Technologies Hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing

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Awards were also given across various categories such as Best Game, Best Live-Action Experience, and the Artistic Achievement Award. Building on the momentum set into motion by the inaugural event, Unity Technologies is hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing.

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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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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.).

Unity raises $181M monster round at a reported $1.5B.

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Unity raises $181M monster round at a reported $1.5B Now, with the rise of augmented and virtual reality, we are rapidly approaching the likelihood that the future will be built on Unity. unity vr virtual reality

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‘Echelon’ Mixed-Reality Board Game is Like Star Wars ‘HoloChess’ for HoloLens

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“When I saw the HoloChess game in Star Wars,” says Helios developer Kristafer Vale, “I immediately wanted to play that game, and I had to wait until now for us to have the technology like Unity and HoloLens to be able to realize that dream.”

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Upload SF Workshop: Intro To VR Design And Development With Unity

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In just 3 short days from September 22 – 24 you’ll learn how to build a VR experience from scratch using the Unity game engine. Learn More About Upload San Francisco’s Virtual Reality Weekend: Intro to VR Design & Development with Unity. 6:30pm: Drinks, networking, tours, and play VR games. 8:15pm: Intro to Unity | Learn the Unity Interface. 10:00am: Meet and greet and play VR games in our holodeck rooms.

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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. Gaming is likely to be the bridge to that change — the content that offers a reason to buy it and helps put immersive hardware in millions of homes.

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

Unity Hires Dr. Danny Lange away from Uber to be VP of AI and Machine Learning

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Unity announced that it has hired Dr. Danny Lange as VP of AI and Machine Learning. As head of machine learning, Lange will lead Unity’s efforts around AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Machine Learning. Source: Unity Press Release.

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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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What to expect from next-gen HoloLens

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After many years of waiting, and even a second iteration of the device scrapped away, Microsoft is finally going to announce the next generation of HoloLens. If you can’t make it to Spain, you can follow the livestream directly on Microsoft website, at this link.

Adding Mixed Reality Capture Support to Unreal Games

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And i’m not talking about Microsoft’s marketing use of the word “mixed reality” to describe their product line. In a way, it’s a window into VR, allowing the user to be live composited with the output from a game to create this combined virtual video scene.

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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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What ‘Pokémon Go’ Could Be Like if it Was Really Augmented Reality

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Developer CapitolaVR decided to find out by building a Pokemon Go inspired test game for their brand new Microsoft HoloLens. An impressive endorsement of Microsoft’s development environment then and potentially encouraging for developer adoption in the future.

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

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We’ll undoubtedly hear about some exciting things on the way for those gaming platforms, but the picture is unclear about just how significant AR and VR will figure into what gets announced next week.

VRTK announces version 4 thanks to an Oculus grant

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VRTK is a toolkit aimed at making things easier for VR Unity developers : it offers out-of-the-box functionalities (like locomotion, objects interactions, etc…) to developers, together with cross-platform support. virtual reality gamedev opensource unity vr vrtk

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Fan-Made Pokémon Battle System Offers Glimpse into Augmented Reality’s Future

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Case in point: KennyWdev and Joshua Liew’s imagined AR battle system for Microsoft HoloLens, aptly named PokéLens. So are we going to see a true AR Pokémon game any time soon?

TouchSense Force Plugin Aims to Help VR Game Devs Make Better Haptics, Faster

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Now the company is developing a new haptic programming system which aims to help game developers make better haptics effects for their games, faster. SEE ALSO Microsoft Research Demonstrates VR Controller Prototypes With Unique Haptic Technology. Founded in 1993, Immersion Corp.

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Impressions: What We Think Of The HP Windows VR Headset Dev Kit

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Microsoft is using the term “Mixed Reality” as an umbrella to encapsulate VR, AR, and all other related devices. I can pick some pre-selected apps here like Microsoft Edge for web browsing, a Photo viewer, a Video client, and more.

Haptic Gloves for Games and Data Visualization

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Kate Edwards shares a quality with many people in the game industry: She didn’t set out to work in games. Reflecting on her career and her time at the IGDA, she says that like many, she ended up in games after finishing a so-called “normal career.”. By Greg Bilsland | Former Sr.

2018 Highlights: Award-winning VR gloves, global customers, and a growing team

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We started the year strong, receiving the Lumiere Technology Award in January, alongside companies like Disney and Microsoft. Our 2019 game plan. A new generation of HaptX Gloves. At HaptX, our team is celebrating a milestone-filled 2018.

SeeingVR Is Making ‘VR Bifocals’ To Help Low-Vision Users

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But as VR software isn’t generally optimized for low-vision users, Microsoft researchers are previewing a solution called SeeingVR, a set of tools that easily enable Unity app and game developers to add accessibility features. While the enhancement and selection tools will be familiar to users of other platforms’ operating system-level accessibility tools, there are a few others that are fairly unique to Microsoft or SeeingVR.

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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

NVIDIA talks about RTX 2080 graphics cards and virtual reality

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When will this integration be ready inside the various game engines for us developers? RTX games use the Microsoft DX12 DXR ray tracing API. Microsoft has already released an SDK for ray-tracing, supporting NVIDIA algorithms. What about Unity, instead?

GDC 2019: OpenXR Specification And API Released Publicly For AR And VR Devices

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There is also a developer preview of the OpenXR runtime from Microsoft for VR headsets using its tracking technology. They include Facebook, Microsoft, Epic Games, Unity, HTC and Intel. Microsoft is “dedicated to supporting the launch of OpenXR this year on Windows Mixed Reality and HoloLens 2,” Technical Fellow Alex Kipman said in a prepared statement.

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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.

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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