The XR Week Peek (2021.03.01): Sony confirms PSVR 2, Facebook teases Quest 2 Pro, and more!

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Image by Sony). Sony officially states it is going to launch the PSVR 2. PlayStation VR has been the most successful headset until now (if we exclude the crappy mobile viewers), but now it is pretty dated and people were wondering what Sony was going to do. Header image by Sony).

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The XR Week Peek (2020.07.13): Sony invests in Epic, Rockstar is working on an AAA VR game, and more!

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Sony invests $250M in Epic Games. Sony has announced that it has made a big investment of $250M in Epic Games through one of its subsidiaries. The investment gives Sony a minority stake in Epic that now is evaluated at more than $17B.

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Sony Releases ‘Passengers: Awakening’ VR Experience


Awaken on the Starship Avalon in this Oculus Rift and HTC Vive movie experience. With a multi-tool in hand, you must solve a series of puzzles while teleporting yourself around the many luxury rooms of the spaceship, finally ending up on a spacewalk outside the ship’s hull. Developed in collaboration with Sony Pictures VR, MPC , and Q Department , Passengers: Awakening is less of a game and more a movie set exploration experience.

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Facebook Hands Off Quill PC VR Animation Tool To Creator

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Facebook handed off its PC-based VR illustration and animation tool Quill to its original creator Iñigo Quilez. Quill Theater on Oculus Quest — a viewer for Quill creations — will become the “ VR Animation Player ” after October 18.

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Sony Pictures’ Jake Zim talks about the new Zombieland VR game and how to turn existing IP into amazing VR content

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I had the great pleasure to interview SVP of VR at Sony Pictures Jake Zim on his experience with developing, producing, and launching VR games inspired by Sony Pictures’ movies Spider-Man , Jumanji , Groundhog Day , and most recently, Zombieland. I work at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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Is Oculus Quest killing PC VR?

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The launch on Quest has gone pretty well , and the game has had good feedback from the press (apart from some graphical glitches that can be solved in future updates) and very positive reviews on the Oculus Store. Now there is the Oculus Quest. The new upcoming PS5 (Image by Sony).

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Our Favorite VR Game Announcements From E3 2021


Yesterday, Upload hosted its third annual E3 VR Showcase as part of IGN’s Summer of Gaming event, revealing a generous amount of new information for 18 VR games on Oculus Quest, PlayStation VR, and SteamVR headsets. Township Tale – Oculus Quest Announcement Trailer.

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LensPen Cleaning Tool Helps Make Sure Your VR Lenses Stay Clear


Something they capture in the moment can be ruined without a clean lens and take extra post-production work when all that was needed was a tool like the LensPen. PSVR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Valve Index users can keep one around their gaming rooms while Oculus Quest and owners of other untethered VR solutions can have something on the go. It’s an incredibly frustrating feeling when an immersive VR experience is ruined by a smudge or spec of dust on your optical lens.

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PSVR Was The Best Peripheral PlayStation Ever Made

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PSVR was the best peripheral Sony’s gaming division has ever made. Sony’s history with console peripherals and spin-offs has been, let’s face it, a little rocky. But PSVR’s successes can’t be attributed to Sony on its own.

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Editorial: Oculus Quest 2 Developer Success Marks New Era For VR

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Virtual reality would still survive far beyond the research labs and hacker communities in which it existed prior to Oculus’ founding in 2012. With each Oculus Quest sold, though, the perception of VR catches up to its reality. VR is here to stay.

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FandangoNow Brings 90,000 Movies And TV Shows To Oculus Quest And Go


Dedicated Fandango VR app now available on Oculus standalone headsets. Day One of Oculus Connect 6 in San Jose, CA featured a bunch of exciting announcements for both the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S headsets. Hidden within this pile of breaking news was the launch of FandangoNow, a dedicated VR app for the Oculus Quest and Oculus Go. Image Credit: Sony, Marvel. FandangoNow is available, well, now on your Oculus Go and Quest VR headsets.

How Sony Is Kickstarting Mainstream Virtual Reality Adoption With the Launch of PS VR


Sony is about to bring the third weapon to the high-end VR fight, and it could have a major impact on the market. The combination of content, pricing, and simplicity may mean that Sony could take a dominant position in the market over competition like HTC and Oculus. To figure out exactly what Sony’s entrance into this next-gen battle means, GamesBeat turned to a few market analysts to get some answers. What It Means For Sony. Sony’s Risks.

Pistol Whip Launches On PlayStation VR This Summer


Pistol Whip can even be used as a workout tool, focusing on quads and the lower body. on SteamVR , Oculus Quest , and Oculus Rift. The fast-paced rhythm shooter makes its way to console VR.

Editorial: What To Make Of Facebook’s Oculus Quest Pro Hints

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Oculus Quest 2 is heading toward mainstream adoption and Facebook’s executives in charge of VR strategy have dropped hints surrounding a “Quest Pro.” Oculus Quest Pro Release Timing.

Oculus Quest Hand-Tracking Gets Full Release, Official Games Coming Soon


A new era for VR is dawning with a new update for Facebook’s Oculus Quest all-in-one VR headset removing the need for controllers. Meanwhile, Sony’s PlayStation-based Dreams platform is set to receive a VR update soon that could unlock astounding levels of creativity through virtual reality.

CES 2017 - Where is Oculus?


Every year Oculus has a large presence at CES. This year, however, Oculus is nowhere to be seen. HTC, Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung will all have a presence at CES. Disappointing Oculus, where are you? Since Oculus have released all their products in 2016, they have nothing new to showcase. The Nest: A futuristic sniper game by Invrse Studios, where patience and precision are your best tools for survival. Oculus

The Best VR Headsets You Can Buy Right Now


VR has come a long way since the launch of the Oculus DK1 in 2013. The standalone VR headset, developed by Meta (formerly Facebook), was one of, if not the hottest item of the holiday season, with the Oculus companion app becoming the #1 download on the Apple App Store.

Facebook’s Oculus Store Now Accepts OpenXR Apps

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The Oculus Quest Store and Oculus Rift Store now accept VR app submissions made with OpenXR instead of the proprietary Oculus SDKs. Unity has no announced timeline for using OpenXR, currently focused on its own cross platform in-engine VR framework & tools.

The XR Week Peek (2020.05.25): new rumors on Apple Glasses, Oculus Quest anniversary, HP Reverb G2 and more!

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Image by Oculus). Oculus Quest becomes 1 year old, and Facebook makes many announcements. The Oculus Quest is now one year old. But the greatest feature is that finally Oculus is accepting hands-tracked applications in the Oculus Store from the 28th of this month!

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The XR Week Peek (2021.06.21): Facebook experiments with VR ads, PSVR 2 to come at the end of 2022, and more!

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Image by Sony Interactive Entertainment). According to a report from Bloomberg, Sony may release its much-awaited next-gen PSVR headset (which I informally call PSVR 2) during Holidays 2022. Oculus Quest introduces multi-tasking in Runtime v30. Happy VR Summer!

25 Oculus Quest Games Coming in 2019 & 2020

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Oculus Quest’s content library eclipsed 100 games and apps back at the end of August and continues to grow at a solid clip. It is currently in development for Oculus Quest. The developer has confirmed that a lite version of Pavlov is coming on the Oculus Quest on December 19th and it will be free-to-play. Image courtesy Sony, MWM Immersive, Tequila Works. A game based on the Boneworks universe is coming to the Oculus Quest.

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Fan-Made Death Stranding VR Game Brings Lengthy Treks To Oculus Quest


A developer is turning Hideo Kojima’s PS4 exclusive epic, Death Stranding, into an Oculus Quest VR game, and it looks pretty cool. The game looks to bring Death Stranding’s sweeping scenery (albeit a little blurrier) and tricky traversal to the Oculus Quest.

Best VR Movies & Experiences – 10 Non-Gaming Apps To Try Now

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Best VR Games – Oculus Quest. Best VR Games – Oculus Rift. Also don’t forget we’re listing cross-platform releases you’ll find across the Oculus Store , SteamVR and the PlayStation Store. VR is about so much more than just gaming.

Fable Studio Emerges From the Ashes Of Oculus Story Studio


Members of the ground-breaking Oculus Story Studio team are announcing a new company, Fable Studio , with a premiere this week at the Sundance Film Festival of the final project born at Facebook. Wolves In The Walls is about an interactive little girl named Lucy and it was what Oculus Story Studio was working on when Facebook shuttered it last year. The last project at Oculus Story Studio, Dear Angelica, was developed in tandem with VR creation software Quill.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.07.21): Oculus has sold more than 10M units and wants PSVR games, SparkAR shows its marketing potential and much more!

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Original image from Oculus). Oculus Rift and Gear VR have sold 10M units. At the beginning of the week, Jack McCauley, one of the founders of the Oculus startup, had claimed in an interview with CNBC that Facebook VR will never succeed. Of course, he was not only talking about Oculus but about VR in general. According to him, summing the sales of Oculus Rift and Gear VR, we obtain more than 10 million units sold. Oculus wants to trade exclusive games with Sony.

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Minecraft PSVR Review: A Few Blocks Short Of The PC VR Release

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Oculus Rift support was added to the Windows 10 version of the game in 2016, and then updated to include Touch controller support a year later. However, until recently, Minecraft had yet to make an appearance on Oculus Quest or PSVR, two of the biggest headsets on the market.

Community Download: Are Oculus and HTC The Apple and Microsoft of VR?


There are a handful of major players already cutting their teeth in VR including Google, Sony and Samsung; but the two titans sitting at the top of the heap are Oculus and HTC. Our big question today is this: when it comes to VR, are Oculus and HTC the respective Apple and Microsoft of the industry? Oculus/Apple . The similarities between Oculus and Apple begin with a shared interest in controlled content. The technology world is always a game of rivals.

On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Oculus’ Head of Content, Jason Rubin

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Oculus’ Jason Rubin weighs in on how we might come to find it. Today we hear from Jason Rubin, Head of Content at Oculus. Rubin is the head of content, the team at Oculus responsible for collaborating with developers to build games and experiences for Rift and Gear VR. He also co-founded the media mashup tool Flektor, which he sold to Fox Interactive, and was president of THQ Inc. Feature Oculus VR Design jason rubin oculus vr killer app

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


Plus — check out our list of the best Oculus Rift games and best Gear VR games for more suggestions! Mesh Maker is a 3D modeling tool based on vertices. It may eventually stand up to similar tools. Kygo “Carry Me” VR Experience, from Sony Music. You read that correctly: this VR music app is coming directly from Sony Music Entertainment and it’s actually quite mesmerizing. Experiences apps experiences Games oculus rift samsung gear vr steam

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PlayStation VR Review – Console VR Has Arrived

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SEE ALSO Sony Announces Powerful PlayStation 4 Pro with Enhanced PSVR Support. Sony’s years of hardware design experience shines through on PlayStation VR. For what will be the first VR headset for many people, I think Sony did a good job with a memorable unboxing experience, and that inner box will serve as a good storage place for the headset and an occasional transport box (though for more substantial transit there’s more robust options ). IPD Measurement Tool.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.04.19): Quest 2 adds Air Link and Resident Evil 4, Pico and HTC are ready to launch, and more!

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Image by Oculus). The other bombshell news is that Resident Evil 4 is coming to the Oculus Quest 2. On April, 21st, Oculus will host its first Gaming Showcase , with news on ‘Lone Echo II’, ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’, and many other titles. Two cool news from Oculus App Lab.

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How Puzzling Places Went From SideQuest Prototype To Oculus Quest Store Release

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For the creation of the Puzzling Places VR game on Oculus Quest, photogrammetry expert Azad Balabanian became a puzzlemaker while Shahriar Shahrabi worked as a programmer, game designer, and art director. with plans to hit Sony’s PlayStation VR platform before year’s end.

The XR Week Peek (2022.01.17): Big tech companies’ battle for talents, PSVR 2 still not confirmed for 2022, and more!

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The FTC has opened an investigation on Meta about its anti-competitive practices related to applications that propose services similar to its ones on the Oculus Store (Pepperidge Farms remembers when YUR was de facto cloned by Oculus Move). Image by Sony).

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The XR Week Peek (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

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While Oculus is getting all the glory for the Quest, its competitors are not sleeping. Huawei has upgraded its sleek VR glasses and now they support 6DOF movement and 6DOF controllers that are very similar to the Oculus Touch. Sony will give PS4 camera adapters for PS5 for free.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.06.07): Facebook working on Quest 2 Pro, Nolo and Arpara announce new VR headsets, and more!

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It doesn’t seem to be on par with the Oculus Quest 2, but as a first device by Nolo, it is not that bad. The second one is a Chinese video comparing some technical characteristics of consumer Pico Neo 3 and Oculus Quest 2. We should rebrand the Oculus Elite Strap Funny link.

PlayStation Media Showcase Announced For Paris Games Week


In a somewhat surprising move, Sony has announced that it will be hosting a PlayStation Media Showcase during this year’s Paris Games Week. We had assumed Sony was settling for two main showcases a year, one halfway through the calendar at E3 in June and one just before the holidays at its own PlayStation Experience event in the US. Sony’s European showcases tend to focus on games developed around the region. Events PSVR Sony VR Industry News

The best AR and VR news from CES 2022

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PlayStation VR 2 Logo (Image by Sony Interactive Entertainment). I’ve seen what companies are doing nowadays to use tracked props on the Oculus Quest: they have to add bulky mounts to install the even bulkier Touch controllers on them.

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