My predictions for virtual reality in 2021

The Ghost Howls

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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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.

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.

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?

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.

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 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.

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?

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).

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.

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!),

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Coming to SteamVR Headsets Next Week

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) VR support was scheduled to arrive sometime this month, but the wait is nearly over. Dacquin mentions that “as virtual reality continues to evolve, Microsoft Flight Simulator will continue to evolve too.”

Microsoft is the First Major Tech Company to Host a VR Keynote, and it Went Down Without a Hitch

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Last week Microsoft became the first major tech company to host a keynote presentation fully in virtual reality. While far from the first company to deliver a virtual reality presentation, Microsoft—with its $1.73 Image courtesy Microsoft.

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.

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.

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 Announces Mesh, a Foundation for Building Multi-user XR Applications

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Today during the Microsoft Ignite developer conference, the company announced Mesh, a new cloud-based service which Microsoft says will streamline the creation of multi-user XR applications. Image courtesy Microsoft. Image courtesy Microsoft.

How Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are Revolutionizing Healthcare

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With the COVID-19 epidemic becoming the world’s most pressing issue, emerging technologies, especially technologies related to augmented reality and virtual reality ( AR / VR ), have become more and more instrumental in helping combat the challenges related to the disease.

Virtual Reality Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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Lots of really interesting virtual worlds like Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption require the Move controllers to play, and even games like Skyrim VR are better with hand controllers. Of the three major wired VR headsets, HTC Vive offers the greatest amount of freedom to explore a virtual world. VR headsets based on Microsoft’s technology have been on the market the shortest amount of time.

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

PanguVR mixes virtual reality and artificial intelligence to revolutionize interior design

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PanguVR works with two amazing technologies like virtual reality and artificial intelligence , so I was really interested in talking with him. We agreed that we would have met virtually so that I could discover more about his company anyway. I am delighted to meet everyone here virtually. After that, I headed for China to pursue my dream and headed marketing and strategy for the release of the Microsoft A.I.

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.

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Microsoft Flight Sim VR Support No Longer Timed Exclusive For Windows MR

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Earlier this week we reported that VR support for Microsoft Flight Simulator will be coming in December. Microsoft Flight Sim VR No Longer Timed Exclusive. But, not only is it coming out soon, it’s coming to all SteamVR headsets at the same time.

Osso VR raises $14 million to bring virtual reality to surgical and medical device training

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Virtual reality tools like those on offer from Osso VR have been raising investor dollars at a rapid clip, and now the Palo Alto, Calif.-based based virtual reality distribution platform joins their ranks with a $14 million round of financing.

Global Virtual Reality Industry to Reach $7.2 Billion in Revenues in 2017

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In a new Virtual Reality Industry Report, Greenlight Insights forecasts modest VR industry growth in the short term, growing into a major global content marketplace by 2021. In its new Virtual Reality Industry Report: Spring 2017 , Greenlight Insights forecasts total virtual reality revenues to reach $7.2 What’s Inside the Virtual Reality Industry Report: Spring 2017. The Virtual Reality Industry Report is available now.

Microsoft’s ‘PIVOT’ Haptics Research Could Make Throwing A Ball In VR More Believable

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Even if you were separated from family and friends by time or distance, what would it mean if virtual reality could believably offer you a game of catch with them anyway? Microsoft’s researchers seem to be proposing a completely different level of believability with PIVOT.

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How Virtual Reality Can Close the Gender Pay Gap

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Even in the age of technologies like virtual reality , women all around the world only earn a small portion of what men make. In the years to come, emerging technologies such as virtual reality will change that. See Also: How Virtual Reality Promotes Gender Equality. But California-based VR startup Variable Labs believes that virtual reality is the quickest way to close the gender pay gap. Only 27% of Microsoft’s global workforce are women.