Minecraft Earth Early Access Begins, Available In New Zealand And Iceland

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The game is now available for download for users in New Zealand and Iceland only , with more countries available soon. New Zealand and Iceland are relatively small countries and large companies often roll out new software first to only a small percentage of the market to test out stability of their systems. Starting today, we will begin to roll out early access from country to country, starting with: New Zealand Iceland Not a citizen of either land?

Microsoft to Expand HoloLens Availability to 29 More European Markets in December

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Microsoft announced at their at Future Decoded conference in London that HoloLens, the company’s augmented reality headset, will be expanding its international availability to include all of the European Union in December. image courtesy Microsoft. If you’re in one of those countries, you can either wait for local availability, or alternatively contact Microsoft here via e-mail to begin the ordering process now. image courtesy Microsoft.

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CCP Games Ending VR Efforts After Building Its Biggest Titles

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The Iceland-based creator of EVE Online is one of VR’s biggest proponents and earliest developers, producing some of the industry’s most prominent titles including Rift-first space battle game EVE: Valkyrie, mobile VR turret shooter Gunjack and PlayStation-first sports game Sparc. The company is closing its Atlanta office and selling its Newcastle office, according to a report by the Iceland Monitor.

Minecraft Earth Launches In More Countries, Now Available In Canada, South Korea, Philippines

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The game, while still in early access, is now available publicly to anyone in Australia, Mexico, Sweden, New Zealand, Canada, South Korea, the Philippines and Iceland. Minecraft Earth is Microsoft’s response to the mobile AR craze that started with Pokemon Go. The Minecraft Earth release schedule seems to be speeding up a bit – just a few days after the last batch of countries , the new AR mobile game is now available in Canada, South Korea and the Philippines.

Oculus For Business is now available for all companies

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At the time of writing they are: United States Canada Austria Belgium Denmark Finland France Germany Iceland Italy Netherlands Norway Poland Republic of Ireland Spain Sweden Switzerland UK Australia Japan New Zealand Taiwan. This approach reminds me a lot the one that Microsoft is having with HoloLens 2 , and is understandable since they are selling devices worth $1000 each, that can’t interest small businesses.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.10.27): Quest sales are not taking off, Minecraft Earth launches in Early Access and much more!

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Image by Microsoft). Microsoft wants to play safe, though, so it is now launching it only in two small countries , so that to identify possible problems only in a small subset of the worldwide population before the big launch. The two lucky countries are New Zealand and Iceland. It is not a chance that this is the approach that also Microsoft has taken for its HoloLens, where the HPU performs all the heavy-lifting for the positional tracking.