Adding Mixed Reality Capture Support to Unreal Games

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And i’m not talking about Microsoft’s marketing use of the word “mixed reality” to describe their product line. It started with the HTC Vive headset and only recently have we begun to see support added to Unity applications on the Oculus Rift.

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Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

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Microsoft debuts their latest mixed reality device at Mobile World Conference 2019. Over these past three and a half years, Microsoft has been listening to their customers, claims HoloLens inventor and Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman as he took his turn on stage.

E3 Spotlight: Microsoft Aims For A VR Sweet Spot In 2018

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is in Los Angeles, CA next week and it’s always one of the largest events of the year for gamers, giving giants of the industry including Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo the chance to show off the latest hardware and games to drive the next generation of consumer interest. Microsoft aims to hit this growth spurt at just the right time, and pick the perfect sweet spot for its VR gear that could leave competitors in the dust.

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney On AR: ‘We’re Going To Need Very Strong Privacy Protections’

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Sweeney is, of course, the CEO of the company behind Unreal Engine, Fortnite, Epic Games store and more. A team at Epic built Robo Recall for Oculus Rift and the company’s development tools are designed to support the OpenXR specification for cross-platform development.

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‘Oculus Start’ Program Aims to Help Indies Jump into VR Development

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Providing “access, support, and savings” to qualifying indie developers, the new Oculus Start program hopes to encourage and enable the development of great apps from those just getting started in VR. Oculus is aiming to reduce the barriers to entry into VR development for small teams. “If

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Community Download: Does Oculus Quest Need Fortnite Or Minecraft To Succeed?

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At Oculus Connect I spoke with CTO John Carmack some and reminded him of comments he made about Minecraft being the best title for Gear VR. He explained the call was made not to bundle a gamepad with Gear VR, as they had for all the developer attendees at Oculus Connect one year. This means the game he’d worked so hard with Microsoft to bring to the fledgling Oculus mobile platform didn’t have an audience with the right controller.

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Epic CEO Tim Sweeney: Closed Oculus Platform Would Mean ‘Less Income For Developers’

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Some major questions remain unanswered by Facebook’s Oculus team regarding how open and accessible its Oculus Quest hardware will be to buyers. Critically, it is unclear how easy it will be for the average Oculus Quest buyer in 2019 to become developers so they could load up software that runs on the headset without going through Facebook’s Oculus Store. That’s the way it is done today with the standalone Oculus Go headset.

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2018 Highlights: Award-winning VR gloves, global customers, and a growing team

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We started the year strong, receiving the Lumiere Technology Award in January, alongside companies like Disney and Microsoft. We were the first VR company to introduce a prototype at Sundance since Oculus unveiled an early version of their Rift in 2012. A new generation of HaptX Gloves.

Hellblade VR Developer Ninja Theory Is Working On Star Wars: Vader Immortal

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Here’s an interesting detail we missed when Star Wars: Vader Immortal was announced for Oculus Quest last week; Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice developer Ninja Theory is working on the series. The studio was acquired by Microsoft earlier this year.

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Turn Any Vive or Rift Into an AR Headset

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Thanks to recent platforms such as Apple’s ARKit and hardware like Microsoft’s HoloLens headset, AR has been on the rise as of late with zero signs of slowing down anytime soon. News AR Augmented Reality depth camera HTC Vive Mixed Reality Oculus Rift Stereolabs ZED ZED Mini

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nReal AR glasses hands-on preview

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nReal has been sued by Epic Games for the name too similar to Unreal and by Magic Leap that claims that nReal CEO Chi Xu has stolen the technology of the American company while working there.

Epic Aims to Take on Steam with Newly Announced Epic Games Store

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Steam is widely considered the de facto platform for PC games, VR or otherwise, but Unreal Engine creators Epic Games want change that with a new storefront that they say will leave more revenue to developers than Steam and other major digital distribution platforms.

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Introduction to OpenVR 101 Series: What is OpenVR and how to get started with its APIs

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We can deploy to a vast of platforms using game engines like Unity, Unreal Engine, the more recent Godot engine or any of the other engines out there, which have all started to add VR features”. tutorials virtual reality htc vive oculus openvr programming steamvr tutorial vr

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Did Seebright Just Launch Google Cardboard for AR?

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Case in point is Microsoft’s HoloLens, where a development kit will set you back for $3000. Most importantly, the SDK comes with support for Unity Engine and Unreal Engine – you can build and test your own application almost immediately.

First Ever OpenXR Demo Heading To Siggraph 2018 This Week

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The platform, which was announced at GDC last year, will be shown running an Unreal Engine VR demo inside both the StarVR and Microsoft’s Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headsets at the event in Vancouver, Canada, from August 12th – 16th. The group includes over 140 members, with major players like Google, Sony, Valve, HTC, Samsung, Magic Leap, Oculus, AMD and Nvidia involved.

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52 VR Games We Can’t Wait To Play In 2019

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This is a high-octane VR thrill-ride backed by the production values that only Oculus Studios can afford, taking you from sky-diving setpieces to sneaky spy missions. The sequel to one of our all-time favorite Oculus Rift games is finally on the way.

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Gamescom 2018 Day 2: NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti video, Ubisoft believes in VR and much more

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Today has been another interesting day: it has started with us running to try to enter the Cyberpunk 2077 booth (but with no luck) and has finished playing with an Oculus Go. Playing with it is great, it is a bit like playing Unreal Tournament.

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Shooter Veterans Form VR Game Studio Drifter Entertainment

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Davis recently served as general manager for the Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. He was also a chief technology officer at Microsoft on the HoloLens project, and he was the lead programmer on Gears of War and Gears of War 2.

Editorial: Why Catching Pokemon In Skyrim Could Be The Future Of VR And AR

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I believe Unity and Unreal Engine can both eventually provide 1-click solutions to package your existing AR apps as a native VR overlay. With Unreal Engine and Unity, we don’t just want to augment virtual worlds – we want it to be easy. You have been invited to join a movement.

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All the most important AR and VR news from the GDC 2018

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Oculus Go showcased. The Oculus Go (Image by Oculus). At GDC, the Oculus Go has been one of the main characters. Basically, they are: Hyper-optimization : since this is a standalone headset, Oculus has been able to optimize the hardware and software for VR usage.

Drifter Acquires $2.25 Million to Build Virtual Reality e-Sports Games

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It was formed by Ray Davis, Kenneth Scott, and Brian Murphy who have spent time working on Microsoft’s HoloLens, Oculus Rift, Xbox One, and Unreal Engine 4, as well as games such as Gears of War , Doom 3 , Halo 4 , and Bullet Train.

AR+VR Weekly: AWE EU announcements, Macy’s VR furniture rollout & 1.3M Quests in 2019

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Finally, SuperData Research released new VR forecasts including projections on the Oculus Quest which is expected to launch late 2019. Microsoft locates first VR/MR incubator in China’s Jiangxi ( China.org ).

Magic Leap’s LEAP Con 2018 round-up: all the major announcements in only one place

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It is the first event of this kind organized by Magic Leap: we can say that LEAP Con is like the Oculus Connect of Magic Leap and will probably become always more important, year after year, exactly as it has happened to Oculus.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Although the big studios have largely utilized the medium as a marketing companion to traditional media releases, Hollywood has been increasingly fascinated by virtual reality – and this growing interest is validated by the Emmy win by Oculus Story Studio.

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

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A number of VR developers are quietly working on projects for this year and beyond, while 2018 saw 17,000 standalone $200 Oculus Go VR headsets purchased by Walmart and deployed at stores everywhere to train employees. Also in 2018, the United States Army awarded Microsoft a contract worth nearly half a billion dollars to augment U.S. Microsoft’s HoloLens as seen on the International Space Station. Magic Leap reportedly lost out on the contract won by Microsoft.

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

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He’s worked on the tech since before the Oculus Rift was invented and, with his team, since released some of the best games for it. Cass Everitt (Oculus), Joe Ludwig (Valve), Nick Whiting (Epic Games), Devin Reimer (Owlchemy Labs), Yuval Boger (Sensics, Inc.),

Madefire Debuts 3D Motion Comics On The Magic Leap One AR Headset

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Madefire’s platform is available on iOS, Android, and in virtual reality on the Oculus Rift. But it’s not meant for artists to create true 3D art, which is more the domain of video game tools like Unreal and Unity.

NVIDIA’s New High-end Quadro RTX First to Include VirtualLink VR Port

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Nvidia is among a consortium of major players—including Valve, Oculus, AMD and Microsoft—which are collaborating to make the connector the future of VR headset connectivity.

Crytek-Incubated ‘VR First’ Program to Double Number of Academic VR/AR Labs in 2017

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Development is divided evenly across the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift platforms, each accounting for 31% of projects created, with other major VR platforms such as Samsung Gear VR, OSVR, and Daydream rounding out the bottom numbers.

What to Expect From VR at VRDC and GDC 2017

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The Oculus Rift and Touch, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR (PSVR), Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR, and so many other headsets are all available for purchase. What to Expect from Oculus. Oculus always has a big showing at GDC and they will again this year, especially since they were mostly quiet at CES. At Oculus Connect 3 late last year, we had the chance to try out a ton of Oculus Touch titles ahead of the device’s launch and a few of those games still aren’t out yet.

VRTK’s Open Source Tools Help New Developers Get Started In VR

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Even if it is hard to stand out from dozens of apps launching each week, making a virtual world available across Steam, the PlayStation Store and Oculus increases the chances of a developer finding success. So it just works on SteamVR or Oculus or PSVR without any coding.

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Jake Rowell: How The best VR Experience Came to Life

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As an industry, we need immersive experiences that will show what VR brings to the table and so far, there are two experiences one should go through: WeVR’s “theBlu” for HTC Vive and Crytek’s “The Climb” for Oculus Rift.

E3 2017: Everything You Need To Know About VR And AR At This Year’s Show

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Oculus (Facebook). What we know: The Oculus booth has been a staple of VR at E3 since 2014. Oculus has confirmed that it will not have a booth at this year’s show. Oculus works with dozens of partners and has plans to release at least one high-quality game each month this year through Oculus Studios. What we’re asking: We’ve reached out to Oculus and Facebook to determine what sort of E3 presence they might have outside of a dedicated booth.

2016: The year of VR in review

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Oculus Rift & HTC Vive. It began with CES in January 2016, Oculus Rift announced its pre-orders for their headset. Mid summer, about the time that Oculus Rift should have been shipping its CV1 headsets to customers, HTC Vive announced that their Headset was shipping and that they had plenty of supply and could guarantee delivery within three weeks, it had jumped on what looked like a manufacturing and distribution problem for the young Oculus.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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With regards to talent, Snapchat has been acquiring there in a big way as well, hiring people from Oculus, Hololens, Qualcomm, as well as a few designers who have created glasses for names like Michael Kors and Lady Gaga.