Dreamscape Immersive Debuts Group VR Experience at Westfield Mall

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The entire setup process does take a few minutes, slapping on a PC backpack, slipping on sensors for your hands and feet, and strapping an Oculus Rift to your head. But once the group is ready and you’re transported to Alien Zoo in VR, your jaw drops.

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OpenXR 1.0 Released, Microsoft Supports on HoloLens & WMR, Oculus Plans Rift & Quest Support

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It’s a major milestone, according to Khronos Group which has overseen development of the standard by a consortium of many of the biggest names in the AR/VR sector. Today the group announced the release of OpenXR 1.0, Khronos Group says that from 1.0 openxr working group

Valve Talks ‘OpenXR’, the Newly Revealed Branding for Khronos Group’s Industry-backed VR Standard

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Valve’s Joe Ludwig talks about the latest updates on the Khronos Group’s VR standardization process that is now being called “ OpenXR.” Voices of VR Podcast VR Podcasts VR Standards joe ludwig khronos group open standard OpenXR valve

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A Group Of Students Are Rebuilding The Original Metroid Prime In VR

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A group of university were also excited by the idea; so much so that they actually took it upon themselves to begin developing their own Metroid Prime recreation entirely in virtual reality as part of an ongoing project involving the use of FPS mechanics in VR experiences. .

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‘Beat Saber’ Mod Group Hosts ‘Golden Ticket’ Scavenger Hunt, Win a Vive Pro & More

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The Beat Saber Modding Group is putting on a special event starting today that could net you a new HTC Vive Pro or thousands of dollars in prizes just by playing custom songs on Beat Saber.

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OpenXR Standard Ratified, Microsoft, Oculus, & Others to Release First Implementations

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It’s backed by many of the biggest names in the VR and AR industries and has been in development by the consortium for two years now, organized by Khronos Group. The group today announced the ratification of OpenXR 0.9, Image courtesy Khronos Group.

VR Health Group Is Rating How Many Calories Games Burn

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When using high-end VR headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift players are often utilizing their whole body. All of that information is then condensed into one easy to read label that developers can use to promote their games or users can search through on the group’s website.

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InstaVR Interviews: Antoine Vivet, Founder of Longue-Vue (a division of Manzalab Group)

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Antoine Vivet, Founder of Longue-Vue (a division of Manzalab Group ). Selected InstaVR for Easy Administration and White-Label Oculus Go and Vive Publishing. Main Output for Customers is Oculus Go. To learn more about his work and Manzalab Group, visit [link].

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GDC 2017: Khronos Group Unveils VR/AR Standard OpenXR

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In December of last year, Khronos group made headlines for adding Epic Games to the list of companies in support of their pursuit of an API standard for virtual and augmented reality. A couple months later, that standard now has a name as Khronos unveils the OpenXR working group at GDC 2017.

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Report: Magic Leap Could Reach $6B Valuation, First Device Shipping in 6 Months to “small group of users”

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Although not citing official sources, Bloomberg reports Magic Leap’s headset will cost between $1,500 and $2,000, and is set to ship its first device “to a small group of users within six months.”

Oculus CEO Steps Down to Head PC Division, Founder Palmer Luckey to Shuffle Too

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In a post to the company’s official blog , Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe confirms he’ll be stepping down from the company’s top position to head the new PC VR group. Brendan Iribe was one of Oculus founding team members back when the company formed in 2012.

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Eye-Tracking Group Tobii Plans To Invest $16 Million In VR By 2019

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Oculus Chief Scientist Michael Abrash, for example, expects high quality solutions to be implemented into VR headsets five years from now. With its eye-tracking solution already on the market, Tobii could be a big player in VR going forward.

OC6: Oculus TV To Receive Updates On Quest And Go

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Oculus have announced that they are updating Oculus TV on the Oculus Go and Quest , along with announcing a new feature for content creators called Oculus Media Studio. You’ll also be able to experience the revamped Oculus TV experience with other VR users.

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Chinese Group Buys $20 Million Stake in NextVRNextVR has become.

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Chinese Group Buys $20 Million Stake in NextVR NextVR has become one of the leaders in 360 degree streaming over the past year, and the company is now attracting attention on a global scale.

All you need to know on Oculus Connect 6: the most important news in one single article!

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This week has been the week of the Oculus Connect 6 , the biggest yearly event by Oculus where the VR company announces all its most important news, both on hardware and software sides. Oculus Link. You can even access to Oculus Home and Dash. Oculus Quest running Go apps.

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Getty Images has launched the Getty Images Virtual Reality Group

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Getty Images, has launched the Getty Images Virtual Reality Group, a new business dedicated to the creation and global distribution of virtual reality content.

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

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The industry is striving for ever greater openness and interconnectivity, hence why The Khronos Group and its affiliates began working on OpenXR. Soon Oculus will begin to adopt OpenXR with support reportedly coming in the latest Oculus Public Test Channel release.

AltspaceVR Announces September 12th Oculus Quest Launch

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Taking to Twitter last Wednesday, AltspaceVR officially announced that the platform’s much-anticipated Oculus Quest launch will land on September 12 th , making the 6DoF standalone headset the seventh supported device (including 2D desktop mode on PC).

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Oculus Rift Has Hidden Preliminary Support For OpenXR

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Facebook added basic support for OpenXR to their Oculus Rift and Rift S headsets. It was developed by a working group managed by Khronos, a non-profit industry consortium. When launching an OpenXR test app, the Oculus app launched and recognized it as a VR app.

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Oculus Is Bringing Free-To-Use VR To 90 California State Libraries

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Oculus has always been a major supporter of the virtual reality community. Now the Facebook subsidiary is focusing on making virtual reality more accessible than ever by bringing their Oculus Rift headsets to public libraries across California all for the low cost of $0.00.

Facebook Shuffles Top Oculus Executives

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It looks like Facebook is shaking up Oculus and reassigning some of its top executives to new positions within the parent company, notably affecting head of content Jason Rubin and Oculus leader Hugo Barra. The post Facebook Shuffles Top Oculus Executives appeared first on Road to VR.

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Oculus Quest Shortage Is A Good Sign For VR

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Facebook’s standalone 6DOF headset, Oculus Quest hit retail stores on May 21 st , and in just one week after launch, the VR headset was listed as sold out at many U.S. Image Credit: Oculus. Image Credit: Oculus. News Facebook Nathie Oculus Oculus Quest Oculus Quest Sales

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The Top 5 Games for Oculus Rift

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So, you just bought an Oculus Rift and you want to know what to download first (besides the free stuff). In our breakdown of the top 5 games for Oculus Touch and top 5 for the Xbox One gamepad, we take a look at some of the best games currently on the Oculus Store.

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Oculus reveals the Rift S: all you need to know

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Today at GDC, after a lot of rumors, Oculus has finally unveiled the successor of the Oculus Rift CV1: the Rift S. Oculus Rift S. Benjamin Lang wearing the Oculus Rift S. The Rift S seems like a mix of an Oculus Rift CV1, a Vive Cosmos and a Lenovo Explorer.

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Call for VR Open Standard Backed by Valve, Oculus, Google, & OSVR

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The Khronos Group announced on Tuesday that they have a critical mass of major VR players who are collaborating on a VR open standard. I had a chance to catch up with Khronos Group President Neil Trevett to talk about this call for participation on this VR open standard.

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Getty launches VR group with 12,000 stock images

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Getty Images, responsible for many of the stock photos you see on the web, has launched a VR division called Getty Images Virtual Reality Group. The company is betting big that virtual reality via headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is the future of media, and not a passing fad

NextVR Brings Its Live Streamed Events to Oculus Quest

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NextVR, the VR livestreaming event app, is now available on Oculus Quest for free, which is said to come alongside a new technology that promises clearer and sharper video rendering. NextVR is pairing our newest rendering technology with Oculus Quest to provide an outstanding fan experience.”

Oculus Software Designers Tease ‘Game Changing’ Reveal For OC6

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We’re a day out from Oculus Connect 6 and a group of software designers are teasing big things. I am excited to be giving a deep dive talk at #OC6 on something special we have been cooking up with @EtiennePinchon , @dmvrg & @crookookoo and the rest of our fantastic design crew at Oculus. The post Oculus Software Designers Tease ‘Game Changing’ Reveal For OC6 appeared first on UploadVR.

‘Lone Echo’ and ‘Echo Arena’ Now Work on HTC Vive with ReVive Hack

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Thanks to ReVive , a free hack which allows Vive users to play games from the Oculus platform, you can now play both Lone Echo and it’s free multiplayer companion game Echo Arena with an HTC Vive. Oculus is happy to contribute to this effort.”.

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Oculus Explains Why It Doesn’t Think the Time is Right for ‘Rift 2’ or ‘Rift Pro’

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With last month’s announcement of the Rift S , it became clear that Oculus was not ready to deliver a ‘Rift 2’, and instead opted to focus on making the existing Rift experience easier to use , rather than pleasing enthusiasts looking for a next generation experience.

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‘Oculus Medium’ Review

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As the launch of Oculus Touch nears, the company is lifting embargos on a number of Touch titles, including the hotly anticipated Oculus Medium. Disclosure: Oculus provided Road to VR with Touch controllers for review.

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‘Oculus Launch Pad’ Is Silently Populating The VR Content Pool

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As a little-known initiative, Oculus is actively funneling in talent with the promise of training, tools and other resources that developers — new and old — can use to build projects for the Oculus platform as well as for the greater VR ecosystem.

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Oculus Explains Rift S Design & Manufacturing Partnership with Lenovo

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When Oculus revealed its newest PC headset, Rift S, at GDC last month, it was a surprise to see the ‘Lenovo’ logo on the side. Oculus explained that Facebook tapped the company to help in both the design and manufacture of the headset.

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What to Expect at Oculus Connect 5 This Week

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Oculus Connect, the company’s annual developer conference, is here once again. Now in its fifth year, Oculus is expected to update the world on what’s next from in VR content and hardware. Santa Cruz, Oculus’ High-end Standalone Headset. Image courtesy Oculus.

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Oculus referral codes are now available outside of the US!

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I was browsing the “[GDI] Virtual Reality” group on facebook, and I noticed that someone told that Oculus now allows for referral codes. A wild new button has appeared in my Oculus desktop app… What are Oculus referral codes and how do they work?

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