My predictions for virtual reality in 2020

The Ghost Howls

So, here you are how I envision this 2020 in virtual reality! (I’ll Me wearing the Oculus Quest. PlayStation VR selling more than 5 million units until now has proven that console players like virtual reality. On the other side, PC gamers are appreciating the high-quality Valve Index (even if it has some reliability issues ), and casual gamers are loving the Oculus Quest. Too many people still don’t understand the potential of virtual reality.

My predictions for virtual reality in 2019

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday, I have dressed as a fortune teller and I have given you my predictions for augmented reality in 2019. Now, it is the turn of virtual reality. Let me do some speculations… Virtual Reality in 2018. Virtual Reality in 2018 has not performed that awesomely good : in my opinion, it has just laid the foundations for the success that will come in the upcoming years. This has been the year of the disbelief in virtual reality.

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Oculus Quest Review: consumer Virtual Reality v1 is here

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The time for my Oculus Quest review has come. The Quest has a nice packaging , as all Oculus products. I really love opening Oculus products , since usually they are packaged really well, and the Quest is no exception. Oculus Quest box content (Image by Oculus). Front view of the Oculus Quest. Oculus Quest Right View. Top View of the Oculus Quest. It seems a bit the one of the Oculus Rift CV1. Zoom on the lenses of the Oculus Quest.

Traveling in Virtual Reality

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With RizortVR you can virtually check out your travel destinations before arriving at check-in. The Rizort VR app works on headsets such as the Oculus Go and Samsung Gear to allow potential guests to virtually explore hotels, resorts and experiences from anywhere in the world Click To Tweet. The Rizort VR app works on headsets such as the Oculus Go and Samsung Gear to allow potential guests to virtually explore hotels, resorts and experiences from anywhere in the world.

The MetaMovie review: Theater meets Virtual Reality in a fun adventure

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The concept is very interesting, because it mixes theater with virtual reality. Aegis Wolf from the Neos dev team spent various minutes helping me in solving the issue s (damn Oculus Virtual Audio Device) and in explaining me how to interact with Neos menus.

China shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

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We all know that China is a country that is betting big on Virtual Reality. Some days ago, the Chinese government has released a document that states how China really wants to commit to VR , how wants the ecosystem to grow well and fast and how also wants to lead the world for what concerns virtual reality. It can also be an opportunity to get to know what each country should try obtaining in the next years for what concerns virtual reality.

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The Benefits of Virtual Reality in Banking

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What comes to mind when you think of virtual reality ? The immersive nature of virtual reality makes the often dull world of finance more compelling for people. See Also: Applications of Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Financial Industry. Why the Finance Industry Needs Virtual Reality. Banks can use virtual reality to present their services in a new light. Virtual Reality Applications in the Financial Industry.

5 Bizarre Virtual Reality Headsets

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Whether it be the 90’s or even the 21st century, these virtual reality monstrosities are the definition of ridiculous. Virtual reality is all too familiar with this phenomenon. Here are a few of the strangest virtual reality head-mounted displays we could find. Once again, the following headsets are/were ACTUAL functioning pieces of technology that an ACTUAL person signed-off on: THE VIRTUAL IO I-GLASSES. VIRTUAL BOY.

Online Meme Becomes (Virtual) Reality With ‘Banana For Scale’ Game

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Now, 15 years later, the joke has been taken so far that it now exists as its own fully-fledged VR game where you use virtual bananas to measure virtual objects… for scale? As the title would suggest, the concept is simple – grab virtual bananas from a dispenser, measure the given object in each level, and dump the appropriate amount of bananas into a tube to confirm how tall the object is in bananas.

Is 2020 Virtual Reality’s Breakout Year?

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After decades of speculation, anticipation, hype, and disappointment, is 2020 virtual reality ’s breakout year? As someone who studies the psychology and ergonomics of virtual and augmented technologies, I’ve long known the key to mass adoption lies in a positive user experience, which virtual reality is now poised to deliver. The early iterations of virtual reality were expensive, stationary, and did not leave users wanting more.

Editorial: Why Half-Life: Alyx could be very important for Virtual Reality

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Yesterday evening I came home at night after a long day at work and I opened my laptop to read (and share) some more news on the just-launched Oculus Link. The Oculus Link was not important anymore… it could wait. And since the game is in VR only, everyone reading a tech magazine, or taking part in a gaming community today is reading about a virtual reality game. The gaming community is gaining awareness of virtual reality, and of its importance.

Augmented, virtual reality see uptake during pandemic

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Virtual Reality health simulation with Arch Virtual. Image courtesy Arch Virtual. ). The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating the use of virtual reality and augmented reality, experts say, especially in retail, education and health. ” But the biggest growth areas are health care and education, he said, as well as events and conferences that have moved from in-person events to virtual reality. Image courtesy Arch Virtual. ).

IMAX Virtual Reality Coming in Q4 2016

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But Virtual Reality can be better, period. The Starbreeze VR headset, built by ACER, expands on the 100-110 degree FOV from the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift to a full 210-degree field of view. The resulting screen door effect from my experience is similar to the existing headsets from Oculus and HTC, albeit over a much wider field of view. IMAX screens are big, very big.

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?

Exploring the Titanic in Virtual Reality

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The game took over 8,800 working hours to create and boasts the largest animated virtual cast of characters ever based on real people inside a single VR experience Click To Tweet. Immersive VR Education was founded by husband-wife team – David (CEO) and Sandra (COO) Whelan in 2014, where they proceeded to create a virtual learning platform called ENGAGE for universities and corporate educators. The post Exploring the Titanic in Virtual Reality appeared first on Tech Trends.

This Robot Disarms Bombs Through Virtual Reality

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Virtual reality becomes the new worst enemy of bombs. Now, an operator can strap on an Oculus Rift headset and manipulate the 15-pound robot’s arms and graspers through the headset’s Oculus Touch controllers, WIRED reports. Taurus is now controllable via the Oculus Rift headset and Touch controllers. SRI International also intends to develop the feature for headsets other than the Oculus Rift.

Spider-Man Comes To Virtual Reality

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Spider-Man: Homecoming VR will be available for free across all major VR platforms, including PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, starting June 30, leading up to the July 7 theatrical release of Spider-Man: Homecoming. – and swing through the air in a faceoff with The Vulture,” said Jake Zim, Senior Vice President, Virtual Reality at Sony Pictures in a statement. “It’s It’s every fan’s fantasy turned into virtual reality.”.

The Future Of Virtual Reality Is Wireless

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Before I get into why that’s going to be the case, here’s an overview of where everything is for VR near the end of 2018: We’ve tested the “ Vive Wireless Adapter ” and Vive Pro powered by Intel’s WiGig technology, as well as the forthcoming Oculus Quest headset and its truly wireless “ Insight ” tracking system. ” Is The Next Oculus Rift Wireless? Facebook didn’t make its first true entry into that market in 2016 with Oculus Rift and its gamepad.

The Walking Dead Onslaught Is Coming to Virtual Reality in September 2020

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and AMC are launching their highly-anticipated virtual reality game , The Walking Dead Onslaught , on September 29, 2020. It will be available on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and Steam VR. The Virtual Reality Gameplay. Survios Inc.

Distorting Virtual Reality

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To complement the theatrical film release of Distorted on June 22nd, Minds Eye Entertainment and SkyVR have partnered to produce “Distorted Reality,” a scripted, live-action cinematic VR distributed through OneTouchVR on Google Daydream, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and iOs. The content will also be available in stereo 3D through the Littlstar app on Sony’s Playstation VR, Google Daydream, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR and more.

Virtual Reality Peripherals

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After years in development and constant reassurances that no, really, it's going to happen , virtual reality is finally becoming a practical reality. The Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive are now available, and PlayStation VR finally has a release date set for October of this year, and the public will finally get to see that VR isn't just an elaborate prank by the tech industry. Oculus Touch One you should be familiar with if you've heard of Oculus Rift before.

Learning to DJ with Virtual Reality

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Tribe’s VR DJ school – now available on Oculus – does this by allowing anyone to learn to DJ and mix music using a virtual deck which mimics the setup used in nightclubs around the world. Wannabe DJs learn controls and techniques from virtual DJ mentors, and mix sets. “It’s VR removes these frictions and inefficiencies by enabling users to learn on virtual decks, in a fully interactive environment using 6DOF (six degrees of freedom) in the space around you.

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.

Boz: Get Your Facebook Account In ‘Good Standing’ Before Buying Oculus Quest 2

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Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth, Vice President of Augmented and Virtual Reality at Facebook, did a video AMA on his Instagram and provided a response to a question about users with problems accessing Facebook accounts, therefore limiting access to a Quest 2 which requires its use.

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Your Virtual Reality Event Guide to Sundance

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Oculus is privately showing select VR works at the Oculus House ( 201 Heber Ave ). 1:00pm – Your Next Steps in Virtual Reality ( 500 Main St ). The post Your Virtual Reality Event Guide to Sundance appeared first on VRScout. 2017 Sundance Film Festival kicks of this week and it won’t be without VR.

Facebook Now Rolling Out Account Requirement For Oculus Headsets

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As of this week, the Oculus Facebook account requirement is in effect – all new, first-time sign-ins to Oculus headsets will require a Facebook account. Oculus Facebook Account Requirement Now Rolling Out. What do you make of the Oculus Facebook account requirement?

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Facebook’s future may lie in Virtual Reality

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Ever wondered what Facebook has in store after its acquisition of Oculus Rift in 2014? Last week during the Oculus Connect 3 Conference, Mark Zuckerberg introduced the future of Facebook messaging. Users can be in a virtual reality setting using the Oculus Rift Touch controllers to make their avatar emulate emotions such as being happy or sad. Augmented Reality Facebook Oculus Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News VR News

Ecosphere Brings A VR Safari To Oculus Quest Next Week

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Get ready for a VR safari on your Oculus Quest when Ecosphere launches next week. The piece was produced in partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Silverback Films Ltd and Oculus. Ecosphere lands on Oculus Quest on June 8th, and will be available on Oculus Go, too. The post Ecosphere Brings A VR Safari To Oculus Quest Next Week appeared first on UploadVR. This series of VR videos, recorded in 180 degrees 3D, comes from Phoria.

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Firestorm viewer now supports virtual reality

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There is now a virtual reality enabled version of the Firestorm viewer. It requires that people have SteamVR and an Oculus Rift or a compatible headset. ” However, she’s used to finding places that are not optimized for virtual reality. ” She said that she uses VorpX, an Oculus DK2 or Oculus Rift S headset, and a standard distribution of Firestorm.

Ceraadi Teams Up With AmazeVR for a Fall Virtual Reality Concert

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New technologies like virtual reality can help us revel in new experiences without fear of catching the virus. AmazeVR is the latest platform to announce a fully immersive virtual concert. How Virtual Reality Is Reshaping Live Music.

Oculus Is Now Accepting Submissions For Hand-Tracking Apps On Quest

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This week in a tweet on the Oculus Developers Twitter account, Facebook revealed that they are now officially opening up submissions for hand-tracking apps on the Oculus Quest. The hand-tracking update officially rolled out to the Oculus Quest on May 19th with Update v17, which removed the preview tag from the feature and SDK. Now as of yesterday, May 28th, Oculus is officially accepting developer submissions for apps that include hand-tracking features.

Onward For Oculus Quest First-Ever Gameplay Footage Coming This Month

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Today during the UploadVR Summer Showcase 2020 Downpour Interactive founder and Onward creator Dante Buckley revealed today that the first-ever gameplay footage for Onward running on Oculus Quest will debut later this month, in June. Inspired by the likes of Ghost Recon and ARMA, Buckley dropped out of college and released Onward on his own during the original launch year for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

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Resolve On Oculus Quest Allows Teams To Review Huge BIM Files In VR

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A new meeting and collaboration app, Resolve , is available in Early Access for the Oculus Quest. Resolve’s the big draw is it’s ability to display huge BIM (Building Information Modeling) files on the Oculus Quest system. Resolve is the latest of a few new social collaboration apps for enterprise appearing on the Oculus Quest system. The post Resolve On Oculus Quest Allows Teams To Review Huge BIM Files In VR appeared first on UploadVR.

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Facebook Research: 3D Body Reconstruction From Just One Camera

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Facebook is the company behind the Oculus brand of virtual reality products. Machine learning (ML) is at the core of the Oculus Quest and Rift S – both headsets have “inside-out” positional tracking, achieving sub-mm precision with no external base stations. Avatar body generation is another step on the path to the stated end goal; allowing users to exist as their real physical self in virtual environments, and to see friends as they really look too.

OVR Technology Creates First-of-Its-Kind Virtual Reality Experiences With Scents

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OVR Technology, a virtual reality startup, recently introduced the Architecture of Scent platform. Unlocking the True Potential of Virtual Reality. Presence, or the feeling of truly being there, is critical in an effective virtual reality experience,” Wisniewski expressed. The Technology Behind Virtual Sensory Experiences. Moreover, it’s compatible with HTC Vive , Oculus Rift , and Windows Mixed Reality.

A Work in Progress: Virtual Reality

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On March 25th, 2014, many people were left scratching their heads: why did Facebook spend 2 billion dollars to acquire a Kickstarter funded virtual reality company called Oculus. Virtual reality has taken the world by storm. Despite Digi-Capital projections that augmented/virtual reality industries will hit $120 billion by 2020 , there are many pieces that need to fall in place prior to that number becoming a reality.

Community Download: What Does Oculus Touch Mean for Virtual Reality?

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Two days until Oculus begins delivering its Touch controllers to ravenous fans around the world, that is, if you haven’t gotten yours already by accident. These controllers will be enabling new games, new experiences, and an entirely new way to enjoy VR for Oculus Rift users. And so, our question to you on the precipice of launch day is this: what does Oculus Touch mean for the VR industry as a whole? Discussion community download discussion oculus oculus touch touch