Unity’s High Definition Render Pipeline Now Supports VR

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Unity version 2019.2 In 2018 Unity introduced Scriptable Render Pipelines, allowing developers to have greater control over the engine’s rendering. The HDRP is focused on high visual fidelity over performance, intended for gaming PCs and high-end consoles.

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Oculus Unity Plugin Adds Windows MR Support Via SteamVR

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Developers of Oculus Rift games made with the Oculus Unity plugin can now add Windows MR headset support with their existing code. Facebook first added SteamVR support to the Oculus Unity Integration back in November. Oculus Store games still can only have Oculus API support ticked in Unity. A developer of a game in Unity for the Oculus Rift can now add Windows MR support without having to integrate the separate SteamVR Plugin.

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Unity is Making its High Definition Render Pipeline VR Compatible Allowing Photorealistic Visuals

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When it comes to developing virtual reality (VR) videogames there are two primary engines studios use, either Epic Games’ Unreal Engine or Unity by Unity Technologies. of the HDRP now verified, Unity has confirmed that all HDRP features are compatible with VR.

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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. Such a move eases the process for developers, increasing efficiency by allowing them to do a larger amount of their augmented and mixed reality work within the Unity Editor.

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Samsung Odyssey Bug-Eyed Patent, Quest’s Big Christmas & Win Audica! – VRecap

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Okay, let’s state the facts here: These Samsung Odyssey patents are exciting, they’re not yet confirmed to be real, and they’d make me look like Jeff Goldblum in the worst way. Unity Now Supports Vulkan On Oculus Quest.

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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Unity CEO: VR Will Get Huge, But Devs Need to Survive and Avoid Hype Until it Does

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At VRLA 2017, Unity CEO and games industry vet John Riccitiello dumped a little cold water wisdom on the hype surrounding the red-hot VR industry. John Riccitiello is the CEO of Unity Technologies , one of the world’s leading game engines.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.01.27): Samsung may be working on a new headset, Half-Life: Alyx will ship on time and much more!

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With great pleasure, I announce to you that we have updated our game HitMotion: Reloaded (the first mixed reality fitness game ) on Viveport, and now we have far better bonuses management, apart from having fixed lots of bugs. Image by Samsung, taken from Upload VR).

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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Unity Raises $181 Million Series C in Anticipation of VR/AR Growth

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Unity Technologies has announced a $181 million Series C investment led by DFJ Growth, a venture capital firm with the likes of Twitter and Tesla in their portfolio, in order to continue their dominance of the game engine market.

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GDC 2017: OTOY Is Bringing Mixed Reality Light Field Streaming To Unity

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When we last heard from OTOY , the company revealed it was bringing light field baking and more to its Unity integration. On display at Unity’s booth is the first light field video created in OTOY’s Octane renderer using the engine.

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Calling all developers for the Samsung Gear VR Killer App Contest

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Samsung is searching for the next killer GearVR app and is incentivizing devs with an app challange. If your app has not been published for Samsung Gear VR yet, send them yourdemo/app experience created in the Oculus SDK with Unity or Web VR. It doesn’t have to be a game also.

Game Cooks Are Using Their Mobile Experience To Create ‘HOVR’ And Other VR Games

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Game Cooks is an independent games studio founded in Beirut by two Lebanese brothers – Arz and Lebnan Nader. Since 2011, they’ve released over a dozen successful mobile games on iTunes and Google Play, but HOVR for Gear VR is their first foray into virtual reality.

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Super Data Report: 6.3 Million Virtual Reality Headsets Shipped in 2016

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The report, titled “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: 2016 Mobile and VR Games Year in Review,” is a compilation of information Super Data and Unity Technologies, though we clarified with Unity that they did not contribute to the estimates for VR headset data in the report.

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Game Cooks Are Using Their Mobile Experience To Create ‘HOVR’ And Other VR Games

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Game Cooks is an independent Games studio founded in Beirut by two Lebanese brothers – Arz and Lebnan Nader. Since 2011 they’ve released over a dozen successful mobile games on iTunes and Google Play, but HOVR for Gear VR is their first foray into virtual reality.

Visualizing An Invisible Cyber War with ‘Zero Days VR’

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Zero Days VR was released on June 8th on Oculus Home for both the Oculus Rift and Gear VR, and it also won an award for Narrative Achievement at Unity’s Vision VR/AR Awards. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Zero Days VR from Unity’s 2017 VR/AR Vision Summit.

‘Guided Meditation VR’ Makes Great Use of Carmack’s 5K Playback Tech on Oculus Go

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Having built a full Unity integration for the playback system, Cubicle Ninjas claims they’re the first to deploy Carmack’s VR playback tech outside of the re-release of Oculus’ Henry on mobile headsets which was first used to demonstrate the new technique.

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Virtual Desktop Is Coming To Oculus Go & Gear VR This Thursday

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Virtual Desktop , the app which lets you view your PC’s monitor inside VR, is launching for Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR this Thursday. You can watch movies, browse the web, or play games. That means you can type on your PC or play games from anywhere in your home. Godin claims that this achieves better performance and longer battery life than if he had used a game engine like Unity or Unreal Engine, because those have unnecessary overhead.

Students Hack Positional Tracking onto Gear VR with SteamVR Tracking

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Mobile VR solutions like Samsung’s Gear VR currently employ rotational tracking only. 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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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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Making my first WebVR game using A-FrameI thought it was about.

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Making my first WebVR game using A-Frame I thought it was about time to try my hand at WebVR. The visual inspector reminded me of Unity, a game engine I am comfortable using. vr WebVR A-Frame internet gaming

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The XR Week Peek (2020.02.03): VR adoption is rising, Lynx teases new MR headset and much more!

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First of all, let me wish a nice rest to anyone who has participated in the Global Game Jam, especially the ones that have proposed some AR/VR games! It will be interesting to see how the different headsets will sell after the release of the flagship game by Valve.

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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

5 Google ARCore Experiments That Inject Magic into Everyday Life

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Developers looking to use ARCore to create augmented reality apps can start building right now on both the Pixel line and Samsung S8 line. Built with Unity and ARCore. Built by Jane Friedhoff with friends at Google Creative Lab using Unity and ARCore.

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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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Image by Samsung). Anyway, officially, both Samsung and Oculus have continued at least to support it. But at the presentation of the latest Samsung Note 10, for the first time after the Note 4, Samsung has dropped support for Gear VR in its latest flagship device.

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‘Sword Art Online’ Experience Comes to FOVE 0

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The San Francisco-based company has since secured over $11m across 3 funding rounds with investors including Samsung Ventures, Colopl VR Fund, and Foxconn Technology Group. Eye-Tracking Fove News SteamVR Games VR Games eye tracking fove fove vr sao sao vr sword art online

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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.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.02): Facebook acquires Beat Games, Valve gets the Index sold-out and is maybe working on Left4Dead VR, and much more!

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This week has been pretty epic for me because us of NTW have finally launched our passthrough-MR game HitMotion:Reloaded , and it has even been featured on VR Scout !! Image by Beat Games). Facebook acquires Beat Games. Header Image by Beat Games).

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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It seems that the latest version creates some stuttering while playing VR games , and this is creating discomfort for some users and making the devices unusable for others. They couldn’t describe the game, but they revealed that it is astonishing on the graphical side and UX.

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WebXR API Could Be A Huge Opportunity For Mixed Reality

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Last May I pointed to WebVR games as one of the VR industry’s biggest potential sweet spots for generating widespread traction because the combination of VR, games, and the open web represents a giant industry intersection. The web is unparalleled in its capacity to get VR games in front of end users, and get them playing, since it bypasses so much of the friction that otherwise serves as one of the chief headaches for the industry: distribution.

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My predictions for virtual reality in 2020

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That peak in the end is so satisfying to be seen… source: @reddit #VirtualReality #VR #gaming pic.twitter.com/r8krrvs6ZO — TonyVT SkarredGhost (@SkarredGhost) January 12, 2020. Something to keep an eye on, instead, is how many people will use the Oculus Quest to play PC games.

Disney Is Working On A VR Chair With Haptic Feedback

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A haptic playback and authoring plugin for Unity allows filmmakers to tailor feedback to their experience. Disney engineered the system for VR movies, though it is noted that the concept is usable with games, and other experiences like social networking.

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Did Seebright Just Launch Google Cardboard for AR?

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Most importantly, the SDK comes with support for Unity Engine and Unreal Engine – you can build and test your own application almost immediately. Augmented Reality, also called Mixed Reality (MR, MxR) is set to represent a very large part of our lives.

Revive Creator Joins OpenXR Initiative ‘to help create a truly open VR standard’

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CrossVR’s Revive , the software that allows HTC Vive users to play games from the Oculus platform, today announced it’s joining one of the leading initiatives in creating an open standard for VR and AR apps and devices, otherwise known as OpenXR.

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Oculus Quest Review: consumer Virtual Reality v1 is here

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In some demanding games, this degradation is highly visible if you look with your eyes in a region that is close to the edge of the lenses. But that 10% of the time may be frustrating in some games. You must learn how to play games without falling in the dead zones.

All the best AR VR news from CES 2020

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nReal has just a 3DOF controller (that can also just be your smartphone), but it has just announced that you can pair it with Finch controllers or Black Shark gaming kit to play 6DOF games all around your home. Samsung AR glasses. Ok Samsung, you have our attention.

My predictions for virtual reality in 2019

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The expectations had been over-inflated by analysts over the year and this has created a lot of problems: when CCP games has abandoned VR, a spokesperson said that they expected the market to be 2 or 3 times bigger than what it actually turned out to be. Samsung will do the same.