Ride Your Real Bike In The Virtual World With The Blync VR Controller


Pedal your way through a variety of virtual terrain or create your own. According to the official Kickstarter page, the platform will feature numerous virtual environments, games and stunts, multiplayer functionality, and the ability to design custom terrain.

Kim Nevelsteen wants to bridge different virtual worlds to create the Metaverse

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We all dream of the Metaverse , a fantastic online virtual world where we can all hang out with other people and do whatever we want. And even worse, these virtual worlds are like silos: they don’t talk to each other, they are separate the one from the others, they are not connected in any way. Or better: in connecting already existing virtual worlds to build a Metaverse. Also, with respect to (not just connecting worlds, but) mixing virtual worlds.


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Under Armour Builds Virtual World to Celebrate Stephen Curry’s 3rd NBA World Championship


During the Warriors Parade, Under Armour is launching a pop-up event in Oakland along the parade route at 1500 Broadway where you can experience the piece in a VR gallery via Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus. The pop-up shop will also showcase merchandise, including exclusive Curry 5 colorways, World Championship t-shirts and unique fan experiences. The post Under Armour Builds Virtual World to Celebrate Stephen Curry’s 3rd NBA World Championship appeared first on VRScout.

‘Rec Room’ Raises $20 Million Series C Investment, Crosses 2 Million Annual VR Users

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Following its expansion onto new VR and non-VR platforms alike, social virtual world Rec Room is seeing serious growth. News Social VR Virtual World VR Game rec room rec room series c investment social virtual world social vr

Virtual World Somnium Space Rolls out v2.0, Adds Full Body Avatars, Builder & More

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There might be a growing collection of virtual reality (VR) videogames that can off big expansive worlds to explore but if you’re looking for something more akin to Ready Player One’s Oasis then your options are fairly limited. One of these social VR worlds available now is Somnium Space which launched in 2018, offering a persistent world as well as an economy. “We are putting a lot of effort into the immersive aspect of our VR world.

‘Hotel Blind’ Makes You A Blind Man In A Virtual World


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Does The Oculus Quest 2 Work Outside?


So you just got your hands on Facebook’s incredible standalone VR headset, the Oculus Quest 2, and are excited to jump into a massive catalogue of AAA games and experiences. But what about the Oculus Quest 2? Technically the Oculus Quest 2 headset can function outside.

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New ‘High Fidelity’ Partnership Makes it Easier to Host Your Own Virtual World

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“Early on, High Fidelity made a strategic choice to pursue a development model based on distributed ownership of the virtual spaces running our software,” writes High Fidelity COO Thomas Schofield. “We believe that our users, nascent virtual reality entrepreneurs and creators, will want to own the environments they create (rather than having those spaces be owned to High Fidelity).

Gamescom Interview 2019: Mammossix Discuss a Virtual World for Everyone

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When it comes to big open virtual reality (VR) worlds with social features there does seem to be a growing abundance of them, such as Somnium Space , Sansar, OrbusVR: Reborn and Nostos to name a few. Supporting PC headsets like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, Valve Index, Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR with cross-platform integration, Galaxity is one of these open worlds all about community and social interaction, completely free to download and start exploring.

‘Second Life’ Indefinitely Suspends Official Oculus Rift CV1 Support


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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 post Is Oculus Quest killing PC VR?

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Fable Studios Brings Award-Winning Virtual Being To Oculus Quest & Instagram


Last year the studio won a prime-time Emmy for ‘Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media,’ which marked the first time an Emmy has been awarded to a project that involved a virtual being. This is just the beginning for Lucy the virtual being,” said Saatchi.

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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. The world can’t yet see VR’s moment here. With each Oculus Quest sold, though, the perception of VR catches up to its reality.

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Oculus Quest 2 Review: Better, Faster, Stronger Standalone VR


The Oculus Quest 2 is the most exciting piece of VR hardware to hit the market since Facebook’s original standalone VR headset, offering incredible visuals, increased processing power, and a smaller, lighter design—all for a lower price than the first-generation model.

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Major Lazer To Bring Arena-Scale VR Show To Oculus’ ‘Venues’


After all, there are no social distancing rules in a virtual world. Major Lazer , the global dance music trio comprised of Diplo, Walshy Fire and Ape Drums, is one such group taking advantage of immersive tech to perform live in a post-coronavirus world.

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How to Watch TV & Movies With Friends On Oculus Quest 2


So, you and your buddy just picked up a couple of Oculus Quest 2 headsets and are looking for the best ways to watch your favorite TV shows and movies together without, you know, actually being together. Need help deciding which Oculus Quest 2 to buy?

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Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Capture Tools Now Available


Record yourself in the virtual world with Oculus’ official MRC kit. Yesterday, Oculus launched its official set of Mixed Reality Capture Tools for the Oculus Quest, allowing users to record high-quality gameplay footage where real-world objects and people appear in VR. Image Credit: Oculus. Here’s the hardware you’ll need to get up and running: Oculus Quest (obviously). Oculus Rift or Rift S (for calibration purposes).

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Sansar Content Creation Experience Unveiled Showing Impressive Results

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Virtual world Second Life creator Linden Lab from has revealed what its like to create worlds within their new multi-user creative VR platform Sansar in this new video which follows Second Life veteran content creator Loz Hyde as he builds an elaborate virtual space using Sansar ‘s toolset. Sansar is Linden Lab’s shot at recapturing the success they enjoyed with their pioneering virtual online world platform Second Life , this time in virtual reality.

Oculus Link Beta Arrives To Play PC Rift Games Wired To Oculus Quest


The big day is here for PC VR fans with an Oculus Quest as Facebook launches its Oculus Link Beta to play Rift content on the headset over a wired connection. Facebook announced Oculus Link at its OC6 VR developers conference in September with the wired connection promising an alternative PC-powered mode for the $400 Oculus Quest standalone headset. ” Official Oculus Link Cord Availability And Specifications. of the Oculus PC app.

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Oculus Quest Custom Home Environments Include Simpsons House And More


Everything you do on your Oculus Quest starts in the home environment – you can change your settings, purchase apps and launch yourself into virtual worlds. From late last year, Facebook started to gradually roll out new environments to Oculus Quest users. However, users also found a way to use custom 3D environments in place of the new Oculus environments. The post Oculus Quest Custom Home Environments Include Simpsons House And More appeared first on UploadVR.

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OC5: Oculus Renames Santa Cruz To Oculus Quest Coming Spring 2019 For $399


Oculus now has a final name for its standalone inside-out tracked VR headset, originally codenamed Santa Cruz. Meet Oculus Quest. The company announced the new name at its Oculus Connect 5 developer conference in San Jose today, also confirming that the kit would launch in spring 2019 for $399. UploadVR had previously confirmed the kit would be arriving next year with ports of Oculus Rift games and those include Moss, Robo Recall and The Climb.

Smart Fabric Technology Brings Touch Haptics To The Oculus Quest


The glove-like accessory allows standalone VR users to feel virtual objects. In January of 2018, BeBop Sensors debuted its Forte Data Glove at the annual Consumer Electronics Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada, during which the company showcased its “smart fabric” technology simuating the sensation of touch while in a virtual space; put simply, the high-tech gloves allow users to “feel” virtual objects while immersed in a VR experience.

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Oculus Quest ‘Significantly Faster’ Than Oculus Go, 6DoF Tracking ‘Doesn’t Affect’ Performance


Oculus Director of Ecosystem Chris Pruett revealed in a forum AMA yesterday that Oculus Quest will be “significantly faster” than Oculus Go : Quest is significantly faster than Oculus Go from both a CPU and GPU perspective. Oculus Quest is essentially a VR games console. Oculus Go features a heatpipe, but not a fan. The result was that Oculus Go performs “significantly better” than a Galaxy S7 using the same chip.

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Top 10 Oculus Quest Beginner Tips You Might Not Know About

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Just picked up an Oculus Quest? Then check out our little-known Oculus Quest beginner tips to get up and running in VR in no time! We’ve summed up 10 of the best features or settings that you might not know about if you’re a VR beginner or a brand new Oculus Quest owner.

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Oculus Link: The Best 10 Rift Games You Should Play On Oculus Quest


Oculus Quest is home to a lot of great VR games but, from today, you can play Oculus Rift games on your headset too thanks to Oculus Link. We already have extensive lists of the best Oculus Rift and SteamVR games , but they have a lot of overlap with games that are already on Quest. With that in mind, here’s 10 Oculus Rift games and apps to play on Quest via Oculus Link. Gorn – Oculus Home , SteamVR ( Read Our Review ).

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How To Disable The Oculus Quest Guardian Boundary And Tracking System


The Guardian boundary is one of the staples of any Oculus Quest experience and, in most cases, an essential one. This means that when you physically move your head through space, the virtual world will seem locked to your head and move around with you. When the Guardian system and tracking are turned off, the Quest only tracks its position in 3DoF (just like an Oculus Go) instead of the regular 6DoF tracking.

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Oculus Connect 6: Following Mark Zuckerberg’s Path To The Oculus Quest


Mark Zuckerberg’s quest for Oculus started five years ago with a trip in an elevator to see the Valve room at the offices of an ambitious VR startup based in Irvine, California. A few months later Atman Binstock, described as one of the “driving forces behind Valve’s VR project,” joined Oculus. Photo depicts Mark Zuckerberg trying the ‘Valve prototype’ from a presentation shared by Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe. Oculus Connect (Sept.

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‘Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition’ Arrives Just In Time For Halloween


Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition will cut you out from reality and drop you into the mysterious lore of the Blair Witch. Unlike other VR horror games that rely on basic jump scares to spook players, Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition features more psychological horror. Your mind gets lost in the virtual world as you move through the experience; actions as simple as catching, throwing, and stacking objects or drawing on a piece of paper can be unnerving.

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OC5: Oculus Go Is Finally Getting Casting, YouTube VR


Facebook’s Oculus Go standalone headset is finally getting casting options. Oculus made the announcement at its Connect 5 developer conference today. Casting allows a VR user to project what they’re seeing in the virtual world onto another device over Wifi so others can see it. Tagged with: Oculus Connect , Oculus Go , YouTube VR Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post OC5: Oculus Go Is Finally Getting Casting, YouTube VR appeared first on UploadVR.

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Oculus Link Update ‘Improves Visual Stability Of Up-Close Content Under Fast Head Motion’


The Oculus PC app v18 update improves the accuracy of positional tracking prediction for Oculus Link. Oculus Link is the feature which lets Oculus Quest act as a PC VR headset via a USB cable. This gives Quest owners who own a gaming PC access to the Oculus Rift library and SteamVR. Oculus Link works differently to regular PC VR headsets like Oculus Rift S and Valve Index. To opt in, navigate to the Beta tab of the Oculus PC app’s settings.

Oculus Link: How To Get The Best Quality & Performance

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Oculus Link is out of beta, but getting the best quality & performance still requires the right setup and some tweaking. To verify you’re in USB 3 mode, open the Devices tab of the Oculus PC app and click your headset. Oculus Link works at 72 Hz by default.

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Antilatency Announces Oculus Quest Support, SDK, Custom 6DoF Controller


VR tracking company Antilatency has announced a slew of new hardware and updates to their tracking systems, including support for the Oculus Quest and a new software development kit (SDK) for easy implementation. We previously tried Antilatency’s technology at CES 2019, where the tracking system turned the Oculus Go into a 6DoF, multi-user VR experience. The post Antilatency Announces Oculus Quest Support, SDK, Custom 6DoF Controller appeared first on UploadVR.

CES 2019: Antilatency Turns Oculus Go Into 6DOF Multiuser VR


The demo was like a smaller scale version of the impressive multi-user Oculus Quest “arena” setup we enjoyed so much at Oculus Connect 5. At CES, Antilatency employed Oculus Go and a small add-on to track the headset as well as gloves, a tablet and a controller. Antilatency “tag” to bring objects into a virtual world. I can’t say how it would perform in a real world scenario though.

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Oculus Quest Firmware Update Adds Stereo Passthrough, 3DoF Mode, Go Apps


A firmware update to the Oculus Quest rolling out today adds stereo passthrough support, 3DoF mode, and support for some Oculus Go apps. Oculus Quest is the first standalone room scale VR headset with dual 6dof hand controllers on the consumer market. A smartphone chip inside the headset itself draws the virtual world you see when wearing it. During the Oculus Quest setup users see a black & white view of the real world.

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Hacking the Oculus Quest: how to show Android Settings, Alarm and more!

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Today I’ve played around with Oculus Quest , trying to hack it a bit via command-line tools (ADB), hoping to activate some cool features. I had the idea of accessing the cameras via standard Android interface (so, without going through the Oculus SDK, but using Android tools), but it seems that Oculus has been very paranoid regarding cameras, and in fact, t hey aren’t accessible in any way. Oculus Go was codenamed “Pacific”, instead.

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Oculus Quest Networked Hand Tracking Points To The Future Of Social VR


A new demo made by Daniel Beauchamp allows for greater social expression in VR by bringing the hands of people wearing Oculus Quests into the same virtual room. I recently met with Beauchamp (aka viral sensation @pushmatrix) in an otherwise empty virtual world he made with a new version of the Normcore networking software development kit. The post Oculus Quest Networked Hand Tracking Points To The Future Of Social VR appeared first on UploadVR.

Oculus Quest Devs Can Now Let The System Menu Show Inside Their Apps


Last month, Facebook revealed a UI overhaul for the Oculus Quest standalone headset. Most Oculus Quest apps are built using the Unity game engine. Taking the time to add this feature means users can stay within your virtual world while still quickly able to invite friends, take screenshots, manage settings, and in the future potentially even text chat friends. The post Oculus Quest Devs Can Now Let The System Menu Show Inside Their Apps appeared first on UploadVR.

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