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The XR Week Peek (2021.03.01): Sony confirms PSVR 2, Facebook teases Quest 2 Pro, and more!

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Image by Sony). Sony officially states it is going to launch the PSVR 2. PlayStation VR has been the most successful headset until now (if we exclude the crappy mobile viewers), but now it is pretty dated and people were wondering what Sony was going to do. Header image by Sony).

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2018 In Review: The Year Standalones Took VR And AR Everywhere

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For example, Facebook shipped Oculus Go in the United States and elsewhere around the world as the identical Mi VR standalone from manufacturing partner Xiaomi shipped in China without the Oculus Store. The leak came as both HTC and Google started showing the Vive Focus and Mirage Solo standalone VR headsets featuring a pair of “6DoF” point-and-reach hand controllers. I don’t think creating a system with good incentives is all you need to do to have a pleasant world.

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

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It is very likely the company can acquire some of the best VR developers in the world, and their products, just by offering a ridiculous amount of Facebook stock which can be sold after a few years of service to Mark Zuckerberg’s machine.

The XR Week Peek (2020.05.11): new Quest is in the works, Magic Leap may pivot to healthcare, and more!

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Well, it is not a problem of virtual reality, but of the whole tech sector , that has seen its investments decreasing a lot in 2020. The future of world scanning has just begun. After having come back from the world of the undead, the StarVR One is now finally available for purchase.

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

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Lessons Learned From A Thousand Virtual Worlds. Refocusing On VR Innovation: Can Standards Simplify Cross-Platform Virtual Reality Development? Alon Or-bach (Samsung Electronics), Kaye Mason (Google). It’s not often you get both Oculus and Valve together days, let alone Google and Samsung, with bonus helpings of Epic Games, Owlchemy Labs, and Sensics. Stefan Walker (Google), Luca Prasso (Google). Alex Lee (Google).

Jules Urbach’s Quest To Realize Star Trek’s Holodeck

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They’ve made connections throughout Hollywood and Silicon Valley with advisors like Google’s Eric Schmidt and investors backing them like Ari Emanuel , the co-CEO of one of Hollywood’s most influential talent companies and the inspiration for blunt-talking super agent Ari on HBO’s Entourage. Facebook, Sony, Valve, Samsung and HTC all bet on games. Parallel to this evolution, sandbox video games started to emerge offering large 3D worlds for players to shape and explore.

New Motion Tracking Enables 50×50 Meter VR Spaces

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We received word from WorldViz that they are putting the finishing touches on a Virtual Reality expansion for their PPT (Precision Position Tracking) system. Just in time for E3 2016, WorldViz will bring support for Unreal Engine 4 and Unity 5 on most popular devices such as Google Daydream VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, and Sony PlayStation VR. With Virtual Reality – the need for three-dimensional controllers is greater than ever.