My predictions for virtual reality in 2021

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But hey, let me play this game anyway, so here you are my predictions for virtual reality in 2021 based on the trends and the anticipations that we had at the end of 2020! Also, the awareness has grown , because every gamer knew about Alyx, and so about virtual reality.

How Virtual Reality Aids People With Low Vision

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For millions of people around the world who have low vision, virtual reality offers a myriad of possibilities for entertainment and socialization. The Accessibility Problem of Virtual Reality. Virtual Reality as a Sight Aid for Severe Vision Loss.

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2021 Burning Man: A Virtual Reality Experience Is Coming Your Way

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However, this year, Burners can enjoy a virtual reality experience from the comfort of their own home. The virtual festivities will begin on August 22, while the Burn Week Global Live Streams will run from August 29 through September 7. Virtual Burn: A Virtual Reality Experience.

Microsoft’s Metaverse Ambitions Grow as Teams Platform to Include 3D Avatars & Immersive XR Meetings

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Microsoft is making a strong bid to bolster its version of the metaverse as it looks to roll out 3D avatars and immersive meetings for its Microsoft Teams communication platform. Image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Wants to Power Virtual Reality Headsets

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Microsoft unveiled their vision of a mixed reality world today at Computex in Taipei. . When Microsoft first announced their HoloLens augmented reality headset, they also showed off their Windows Holographic platform, which let developers build Windows 10 apps and experiences for the device. Now Microsoft has announced that they want to be a major part of virtual reality too.

Editorial: Virtual Reality Is Facebook’s Market To Lose

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Below are some numbers to consider about the state of the consumer virtual reality market as of February 2021. Now there are reports of Apple potentially pricing its first VR headset in the $3,000 range as Microsoft bides its time.

What is Virtual Reality?

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I first had to update to their new version and during the App feature preview noted they have a default Virtual Reality section. Upon installation of the new app, I excitedly selected the Virtual Reality section. This view of VR could be for many, their first introduction to "Virtual Reality." However, this is NOT Virtual Reality. So what is Virtual Reality or VR?

Microsoft Flight Simulator Finally Has VR Controller Support

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A year on from the launch of its VR headset support, Microsoft Flight Simulator finally has VR controller support too. Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Controller Support Launched.

Defining a Tech Cycle and Where Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Stand

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The exciting news is that we have started a new tech cycle, with the combination of augmented reality , virtual reality , and artificial intelligence. See Also: Augmented Reality Disappeared From Gartner’s Hype Cycle - What’s Next?

Immersive Technology for Education: How Virtual Reality Will Change the Learning Process

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Although virtual reality technology is not that new, it is being used in education since relatively recently. There are several reasons for the spread of virtual reality technology in education: Reduced price of technical equipment. Sponsored content.

Facebook Starts Advertising In Virtual Reality

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Facebook is beginning to test advertising in virtual reality. The “small test of in-headset ads” is starting with Blaston from Resolution Games, and “a couple other developers that will be rolling out over the coming weeks.”

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Controller Support Coming Mid-November

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In their weekly developer update, Asobo posted the usual ‘Virtual Reality Feedback Snapshot’ list which shows the top ‘wishes’ and the most important bugs as voted on by the community, along with their development progress.

Helicopters Coming To Microsoft Flight Simulator In 2022

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A new development update on Microsoft Flight Simulator revealed that helicopters are a planned feature, set for a prospective 2022 release. The post also announced a partnership with Orbis International, allowing users to virtually explore the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital plane.

The Future Of Virtual Reality Is Wireless

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Will Facebook, Microsoft, Sony or Valve support the development of these new kinds of PCs (or game consoles)? Tagged with: brendan iribe , mark zuckerberg , Oculus Quest , palmer luckey Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post The Future Of Virtual Reality Is Wireless appeared first on UploadVR. In recent months we’ve been talking about some new definitions and marketing terms that are coming into more popular use — “wireless” and “standalone” VR.

Learning Real-World Skills in Virtual Reality

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use cases for Immersive Technologies, and companies like Microsoft have partnered with various developers to launch collaborative and remote assistance applications. Tech like Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality leverage cognitive embodiment to reinforce learning, which works particularly well in scenarios such as medical training which involve the performance of both mental and physical tasks.

NVIDIA talks about RTX 2080 graphics cards and virtual reality

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RTX games use the Microsoft DX12 DXR ray tracing API. Microsoft has already released an SDK for ray-tracing, supporting NVIDIA algorithms. You can refer to this Microsoft blog post , with a final link to the SDK and tutorials on Github to have more info about it. ” Game developers can just use Microsoft’s standard DXR APIs to access NVIDIA’s RTX technology. Application with realtime raytracing developed using DXR APIs (Image by Microsoft).

Microsoft Files Patent To Bring Real-World Objects To VR

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The proposed system would bring physical environment awareness to VR by creating virtual representations of real-world objects. The replicated environment is transitioned out of view and a VR environment is subsequently rendered in the virtual reality display.

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 3 Due Tomorrow

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 3 should be touching down tomorrow, developer Asobo confirmed. Microsoft Flight Simulator is able to produce stunningly authentic versions of these locations that basically look like real life.

Microsoft Files ‘Virtual Reality Floor Mat’ Patent, Possibly Aimed at an Xbox VR Headset

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A Microsoft patent application for a ‘virtual reality floor mat’ describes a special mat which defines a virtual playspace and can be used for tracking. Spotted by Twitter user WalkingCat , a Microsoft patent application published last week describes a “ virtual reality floor mat activity region ,” a special mat that would both define the virtual playspace and be used for tracking. Image courtesy Microsoft.

Building New Worlds in Virtual Reality

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AltspaceVR brings out new tools to make it easy for anybody to make and share their own personalized virtual environments. Recently unveiled updates to Microsoft’s social VR platform will allow anyone to build customizable VR spaces. The two new world-building kits are based on Altspace’s most popular environments: Campfire and Alien World / Origin but Microsoft says they’re aiming to release more kits soon, as well as allowing for more customization options.

The XR Week Peek (2021.11.08): Microsoft Teams gets immersive, Meta may open its stores, and more!

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Image by Microsoft). Microsoft Teams to integrate Mesh in 2022. With a surprise move, Microsoft has announced that in 2022 it will integrate Microsoft Mesh, its framework to create shared XR experiences, inside Microsoft Teams. Header image by Microsoft).

Virtual Reality Shopping Guide: 2017 Edition

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At the end of 2017 there are virtual reality headsets available powered by technology from some of the world’s largest tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, Sony, and Google. Unlike the failed 3D TVs of just a few years ago, these VR headsets convince your eyes and ears that you’re actually seeing and hearing a fantastic virtual world all around you. With Move controllers you can have your hands interact with the virtual environment too.

Microsoft’s Social Service AltspaceVR Pilots Mac Version

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Microsoft is piloting Mac OS support for its social service AltspaceVR. Microsoft is careful to note that some features and events aren’t supported on Mac OS, including Microsoft-linked accounts.

Microsoft Flight Simulator In VR Is Gorgeous

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I finally verify out Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR applying the Oculus Quest 2 and Oculus Website link. Microsoft Flight Simulator Globe Update 3 just unveiled incorporating new … source.

Virtual Reality Headset History 2012 To 2018

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Over the last six years consumer VR products evolved considerably, with new capabilities added each year for developers to use in building virtual worlds. The first of these will be dev kits based on the Santa Cruz prototype from Facebook’s Oculus, but it is very likely executives at Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple also have teams working on similar systems and we’ll hear about them in the next year or two. 2017: Microsoft’s Windows-powered VR.

Virtual Reality (VR) Amusement Park Equipment for Sale! Factory Price!

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Since 2015, China’s greatest contribution to the global virtual reality (VR) industry has been the discovery of offline VR experience stores. Virtual Reality Equipment. Virtual Reality Theme Park / VR Park / VR Attraction. About VR Theme Park.

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Support Lands Next Month

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In a new Q&A video, developers from the Microsoft Flight Simulator studio Asobo confirmed that VR support is coming to the game in December. Microsoft Flight Simulator is available now for PC, with VR support coming December 2020.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Adds Tons Of New Landmarks In World Update VI

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It’s time for another World Update for the ever-detailed Microsoft Flight Simulator, this time with a focus on Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update VI Trailer. It’s been quite a busy few months for Microsoft Flight Simulator of late.

Microsoft Improves Visual Fidelity For Reverb G2 And Other WMR Headsets

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Microsoft detailed a new software update available for some Windows MR headsets, including the Reverb G2, that will increase the visual fidelity by improving corrections made for artifacts such as chromatic aberration and light leakage.

The XR Week Peek (2021.03.08): Microsoft launches Mesh, HTC and Pico tease new hardware, and more!

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Microsoft announces Mesh, an XR collaboration platform. Alex Kipman promised us a Microsoft Ignite conference with an amazing level of immersion , and he kept his word. But since Microsoft owns one of those studios (and using it costs around $100K/day if I remember well!),

New HP Reverb G2 Details: Thinner Cable, Half Resolution Mode, More

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Members of the HP team answered questions on Reddit following the reveal of the device, which is the result of a collaboration between HP, Microsoft and Valve. New HP Reverb G2 details have emerged following the headset’s reveal last week.

Microsoft Flight Sim’s Performance Patch Works, But VR Still Struggles

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There’s a slightly better chance you can now play Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR with your current PC specs. Good news! Asobo’s celebrated sim this week got an update with a ton of optimizations on PC, made possible thanks to the just-released Xbox port of the game.

Virtual reality specialist MelodyVR partners with Microsoft via @MusicWeek [link]

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Virtual reality specialist MelodyVR partners with Microsoft via @MusicWeek [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) June 26, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Beta Coming For WMR, Sign-Ups Here

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A Microsoft Flight Simulator VR beta is arriving for you in the coming weeks. Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann explained that the closed beta will arrive either in late October or early November. Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Beta On The Way.

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Patch Live, Here’s Our First Gameplay

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The long-awaited Microsoft Flight Simulator VR support is now live, and we’ve already jumped into it. It lets you access the entire Microsoft Flight Simulator experience with a headset on and supports any OpenXR devices. Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Support Arrives.

HP Reverb G2 Worldwide Pre-Orders To Launch In June/July

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Reverb G2 has caught the attention of VR enthusiasts thanks to an impressive spec sheet, made possible by a collaboration with Microsoft and Valve. Last week’s announcement of the HP Reverb G2 headset was met with excitement from the VR community.

Immersive Technology for Education: How Virtual Reality Will Change the Learning Process

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Although virtual reality technology is not that new, it is being used in education since relatively recently. There are several reasons for the spread of virtual reality technology in education: Reduced price of technical equipment. Sponsored content.