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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YouTube VR Reveals Samsung Gear VR Shared Viewing

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Already a dominant application on the HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Google Daydream platforms, Google’s immensely popular YouTube VR experience is now available on the Samsung Gear VR. YouTube VR is available for free via the Oculus Store.

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.

Palmer Luckey: Oculus Rift and Gear VR Sold ‘Well Over’ 10 Million Combined

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Oculus co-founder and Rift inventor Palmer Luckey says the original Oculus Rift and Gear VR headsets sold “well over” 10 million units combined. In the article, another Oculus founder, Jack McCauley, claimed VR would never breakthrough into the mainstream. He backed up his stance by stating that the Oculus Rift’s first development kit (DK1) had only sold 70,000 units and its second (DK2) sold 150,000. Luckey left Oculus owner Facebook in March 2017.

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Dungeons & Dragons ‘Dungeon Chess’ Comes to Oculus Rift and Gear VR

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Dungeon Chess , described as “the first official Dungeons & Dragons -themed Gear VR Game”, is now available on both Samsung’s mobile VR platform and the Oculus Rift.

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 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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Oculus Home Voice Search Now on Rift and Gear VR Makes Browsing Your VR Library a Breeze

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Recent updates to Oculus Home on both desktop and Gear VR have added a Voice Search feature which makes zipping around your VR content library much easier than the old method of digging through menus and thumbnails. SEE ALSO Oculus Rift & Touch 1.11

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Popular Mobile Shooter ‘Zombie Gunship’ Now Available on Oculus Go & Gear VR

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Limbic Software’s popular Zombie Gunship franchise is finally making its way from Android to VR in Zombie Gunship Raptor (2018), a first-person, helicopter-based zombie shooter for Oculus Go and Gear VR. Check out Zombie Gunship Raptor, which is selling for $4, on Oculus Go and Gear VR.

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GDC 2017: Vive ‘Working’ to Join Oculus on a Committee for Open VR Standards

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Earlier this morning the Khronos Group announced a name and details for its open virtual and augmented reality standard committee. Christened now as the Open XR Working Group, the organization will be comprised of representatives from the worlds leading AR/VR companies. Today’s announcement indicated that most of the major VR imprints have been granted membership into the group including: Oculus, Valve, Unity, Epic, Samsung, and Google.

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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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Amazon Launches ‘Prime Video VR’, Commits to Building up VR Video Library

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Amazon today announced the launch of Prime Video VR on Oculus Quest, Go, and Gear VR. The app is available on Oculus Quest , Go , and Gear VR for free.

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With Facebook’s ????, Oculus Is Fending off Old Enemies, Former Friends, and New Foes

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At Oculus Connect, the company’s annual developer conference, we got fresh insight into where Oculus is heading, and a new look at how Facebook’s money is funding battles on all fronts of the industry’s increasingly competitive landscape. Former Friends – Samsung.

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Baobab Studios Raises $25 Million in New Funding Round

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Original investors included Comcast Ventures, HTC and Samsung, but now join Horizons Ventures, Twentieth Century Fox, Evolution Media Partners (backed by TPG and CAA), China’s Shanghai Media Group, Youku Global Media Fund and LDV Partners.

The Biggest Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases Of The Week 09/03/17

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And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group , complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in the world of VR. Tagged with: new releases , Oculus Home Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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Oculus Go Dev Kits Begin Shipping

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A first look at Oculus’ standalone VR headset. One of the biggest announcements that came out of Oculus Connect in October was the unveiling of a $199 standalone VR headset. Dubbed Oculus Go , the upcoming headset is basically an all-in-one mobile computer.

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The Biggest Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases Of The Week 09/17/17

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Between big new game releases on Steam for the Rift and a handful of nice ones on Gear VR, this isn’t a bad week for camp Oculus. Plus — check out our list of the best Oculus Rift games and best Gear VR games for more suggestions! Oculus Rift: Krieg.

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The Biggest Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 08/20/17

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And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group , complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in the world of VR. One of our favorite HTC Vive games of the year so far finally comes to the Oculus Rift.

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Oculus Wants to “Go big” On Opening Their Platform to Third-party Headsets, When the Time is Right

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Oculus has been on the receiving end of vocal criticism about its practices of funding the development of VR content with the requirement that it be exclusive to the Oculus platform. Powered by Oculus (or not). But that’s not exactly ideal for users or for Oculus.

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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. image courtesy Khronos Group.

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New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For Week Of 07/02/17

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It’s a pretty great week for free content for Oculus owners, which is ideal seeing as you’ve probably just lost a whole lot of money in the summer sale. Plus — check out our list of the best Oculus Rift games and best Gear VR games for more suggestions!

First Ever OpenXR Demo Heading To Siggraph 2018 This Week

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Khronos Group’s anticipated VR/AR standard API, OpenXR, is finally getting its first ever public demo at Siggraph 2018 this week. The group includes over 140 members, with major players like Google, Sony, Valve, HTC, Samsung, Magic Leap, Oculus, AMD and Nvidia involved. The latter, for example, is one of the few home-based VR devices to currently offer an inside-out tracking system, and can run apps separate from the SteamVR and Oculus ecosystems on PC.

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New Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 01/01/17

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And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in the world of VR. Tagged with: apps , experiences , Games , oculus rift , samsung gear vr , steam.

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The Biggest Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases Of The Week 07/23/17

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It’s a good week to check out some 360 degree content on your Oculus Rift or Gear VR. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group , complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in the world of VR.

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New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For Week Of 06/18/17

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There’s not a whole load of new on either of the Oculus stores this week but there’s a very good reason for that; the Summer Sale is now on and you can get a heck of a lot of games at great prices. New Rift and Gear VR Releases on Oculus Home.

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New Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 04/16/17

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A bunch of huge releases hit the Oculus Rift this week, including a long-awaited game and two new experiences that you simply have to try. Plus — check out our list of the best Oculus Rift games and best Gear VR games for more suggestions! New Oculus Rift Releases on Steam.

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Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards

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Google, Sony, Oculus, Samsung, Acer and HTC have combined their efforts in order to create a healthy and equal industry for virtual reality hardware and software to develop and expand. Ultimately, the group will develop best practices and share them openly.”.

New Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 04/23/17

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There is no better example of the differing strategies of two platforms than the Oculus Rift and Gear VR. In the case of the PC-powered Oculus Rift, they’ve taken a decidedly quality over quantity stance by focusing on fewer releases but making the ones that do come out better.

Oculus Studios ‘Augmented Empire’ Arrives on Gear VR This July

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A voice cast of veteran performers join one of Oculus Studios’ most ambitious new titles. Coming exclusively to the Samsung Gear VR July 13th, Oculus Studios’ Augmented Empire is shaping up to be one of the most ambitious story-driven VR games to date.

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VR Association Formed To Get ‘Ahead of Challenges With Developing and Deploying The Technology Responsibly’

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The collective includes Google, HTC Vive, Acer Starbreeze, Oculus, Samsung, and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Still, there’s nothing stopping the GVRA from growing and adding more companies to the group.

New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 06/04/17

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There’s only a few games out on Oculus Home for Rift, and they both appear on Gear VR too. Don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in the world of VR.

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Oculus Gives The Quest a Number of Upgrades

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The Oculus Quest has been out for about 3 months now. On June 27, 2019, Oculus issued the 1.39 The Oculus subreddit was flooded with posts about how great the tracking upgrades were. Image: Oculus. Oculus Go Emulation. Image: Oculus. Image: Oculus.

New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For Week Of 07/09/17

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And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group , complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in the world of VR. New Rift and Gear VR Releases for Oculus Home. New Oculus Rift Releases for Steam.

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‘vTime’ Becomes Most Widely-Available Social VR Platform

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With social VR platform vTime’s recent launch on Google Daydream, the UK-based company Starship Group can proudly say they’ve created the most-widely available social VR platform in the world. Mobile VR Games News Social VR VR Games social vr starship group vtime

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F8 Attendees To Get Free Oculus Go Headsets, Image Suggests

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It looks like everyone heading to Facebook’s F8 developer conference later today will be leaving with a nice surprise: a free Oculus Go standalone headset. An image, supposedly taken from this year’s show, popped up on a public VR group on Facebook a few hours ago. The picture includes a sign informing attendees that they can pick up their own Oculus Go unit at the registration desk later today. Tagged with: Oculus Go Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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