Yaw2 Motion Simulator Surpasses $1M On Kickstarter


With 34 days left to go in the campaign, Yaw VR’s next-gen motion simulator/smart chair, the Yaw2, this week reached over $1M in funding on Kickstarter, absolutely demolishing its original goal of $100,000.

VR Go-Kart Rig Features Haptic Feedback And Wind Simulation


CXC’s haptic rig simulates “the violence, the vibration, the physical effort” of a real race. Earlier this week, the company revealed the latest addition to its lineup, a full-motion kart racing simulator complete with vibrating haptics and realistic wind simulation.

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Researchers Simulate Walking In VR Using Foot Vibrations


When it comes to simulating movement in VR, you have two primary options: teleportation or free locomotion. According to a recently published paper, Japanese researchers have come up with yet another method for VR locomotion that uses foot vibrations to simulate movement, even while seated.

‘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.”

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

VR Now ‘Very High’ On Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Priorities


In an interview with Austrian newspaper Der Standard, the head of Microsoft’s upcoming Flight Simulator 2020 revealed that VR is now “very high” on the list of priorities. A Truly Next-Gen Simulator.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Heading into Closed Beta Soon, Sign-ups Now Live

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) for PC is getting VR headset support sometime around the launch of HP’s upcoming PC VR headset, the HP Reverb G2. The post ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Heading into Closed Beta Soon, Sign-ups Now Live appeared first on Road to VR.

Vacation Simulator Now Available On Oculus Quest


Time to take a holiday – after working hard in Job Simulator, you can now take some much-needed time off with Vacation Simulator on Oculus Quest. ” Vacation Simulator is available to purchase for the Quest on the Oculus Store now.

‘Thief Simulator VR’ Launches Out of Early Access Tomorrow, Trailer Here

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After a year in Steam Early Access, Thief Simulator VR is officially slated to launch tomorrow, November 5th. Developed by GameBoom VR and published by PlayGames, a prolific publisher of simulator genre titles, Thief Simulator VR is set to launch its 1.0

‘Horror Bar VR’ Is A Grotesque Zombie Bar Simulator Perfect For Halloween


This also happens to be the premise for Horror Bar VR , and brand new zombie bar simulator that has you playing bartender to an endless number of terrifying undead patrons. Developed by VR Factory, Horror Bar VR launches on the heels of Bar Simulator VR , a realistic VR bartending course.

Creators Of ‘Job Simulator’ Announce Follow-Up ‘Vacation Simulator’


Austin, Texas-based video game developer Owlchemy Labs struck gold with their 2016 smash hit, Job Simulator. Now, two years later, Owlchemy Labs is back with Vacation Simulator , a brand new VR “simulation” that kicks players out of the office and onto the beach for an afternoon of virtual fun in the sun. True to its predecessor, Vacation Simulator is chock full of secrets and was clearly crafted with love.

Job Simulator, Vacation Simulator Get Enhanced For Oculus Quest 2

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Two more enhanced Oculus Quest 2 games to add to the list – Owlchemy Labs’ Vacation Simulator and Job Simulator now run better on the headset. Job Simulator Quest 2 Enhancements Confirmed (Vacation Sim Too!). Its sequel, Vacation Simulator expanded on the concept.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ Will Receive VR Support This Fall, But There’s A Catch


Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed via a joint press briefing with developer Asobo Studio that Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will in fact be receiving official VR support, beginning with the upcoming HP Reverb G2 later this year. Microsoft Flight Simulator launches August 18th on Windows PC.

VR Music Game ‘Unplugged’ Simulates The Rockstar Lifestyle Using Oculus Quest Hand-Tracking


The post VR Music Game ‘Unplugged’ Simulates The Rockstar Lifestyle Using Oculus Quest Hand-Tracking appeared first on VRScout. News Arizona Sunshine Hand-Tracking Oculus Oculus Quest Oculus Quest 2 Rockstar Simulator Unplugged Vertigo Games VR Air Guitar VR Music VR Rockstar

New ‘Vacation Simulator’ Destinations, Launch Date Announced


Ever since our brief interaction with Vacation Simulator during last years Tribeca Film Festival, we’ve been clawing at the chance to get our hands on the endlessly-charming follow-up to Owlchemy Labs 2016 smash hit, Job Simulator. According to Owlchemy’s latest ‘Destination Reveal’ trailer however, it appears as though we’ll be exploring much more than a sun-soaked beach during our virtual R & R simulation. .

VRChat, Rec Room, Vacation Simulator Confirmed For Oculus Quest


During the 1-minute 36-second teaser, gameplay of both Owlchemy’s Labs’ Vacation Simulator and Creed: Rise to Glory are featured prominently, alongside brief flashes of popular titles such as Angry Birds VR, Drop Dead, Eleven Table Tennis, Fruit Ninja, Job Simulator, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Rush VR, and Ultrawings. The post VRChat, Rec Room, Vacation Simulator Confirmed For Oculus Quest appeared first on VRScout.

Job Simulator Has Now Sold Over 1 Million Units


Google-owned VR development studio Owlchemy Labs announced today that it had reached a massive sales milestone for its breakout hit, Job Simulator [ original Vive review from 2016 ], which has now surpassed one million units sold.

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. The latest update to the ultra-realistic simulator (which now has optional VR support) will revisit the UK, adding in much more detailed renditions of popular cities and landmarks.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Won’t Support VR At Launch, ‘Maybe’ Later On


Microsoft’s upcoming next generation flight simulator will not support VR at launch, according to a YouTuber who was given hands-on access at a Microsoft hosted event. However, Microsoft did apparently tell the YouTuber, Pete Wright, that it would “maybe” come later on, as “perhaps a longer term goal” Microsoft Flight Simulator was announced at E3 2019, for Windows 10 and Xbox One.

The XR Week Peek (2020.12.28): Flight Simulator VR released, a new hack lets you use Quest without Facebook, and more!

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Microsoft Flight Simulator releases VR patch. Microsoft Flight Simulator is now compatible with VR headsets : not only the HP Reverb G2 as initially teased but all the headsets that are compatible with OpenXR , so basically all the most famous devices.

Vacation Simulator Adds High Frequency Hand Tracking Support on Quest 2

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A new Vacation Simulator update adds support for the Quest 2’s new High Frequency Hand Tracking mode, increasing performance and decreasing latency. Today we released the High Frequency Hand Tracking update for Vacation Simulator on Oculus Quest 2.

NASA is looking for people for a spaceflight simulation study

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To learn more about the impact of long space missions on humans, NASA is organizing an Earth-based simulation test involving eight months of isolation. News NASA SIRIUS space spaceflight simulation

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. We do know the minimum requirements for the VR in Flight Simulator, which are as follows: OS: Windows 10 (November 2019 Update – 1909).

VR Gladiator Simulator ‘GORN’ Now Available On Oculus Quest


Originally released on PC VR headsets back in 2017, Free Lives’ over-the-top gladiator simulator pits you against wave after wave of wobbly muscle men in a blood-soaked free-for-all using a variety of brutal melee weapons, from axes and nunchucks to throwing knives and war hammers.

Flight Simulator Shows Gorgeous UK Landmarks In Update Teaser Trailer

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The Flight Simulator UK update looks gorgeous in this new teaser trailer. Flight Simulator UK Update Trailer. Will you be checking out the sights in the Flight Simulator UK update?

RPG NPC Simulator VR Is A Simple But Surprisingly Fun Fantasy Management Game


Play the role of an NPC shop owner in this fantasy trading simulator. It’s a slow start at first, but once business starts picking up the game quickly turns into a Black Friday simulator as your growing reputation begins to draw more powerful players.

Huge Flight Simulator Update Adds Tons Of European Landmarks

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The latest World Update to Microsoft Flight Simulator is now live, and it adds an exhaustive list of European landmarks. Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France all get the paint job treatment in this free update, with the latter receiving the most attention.

Flight Simulator VR Controller Support ‘Being Worked On’

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VR controller support for Microsoft’s Flight Simulator is ‘being worked on’, Eurogamer reports in an interview article. Do you play Flight Simulator with a mouse + keyboard, a gamepad, or a flight stick?

Thief Simulator VR Is A Modern Sandbox Burglary Game


I hope not, but nonetheless, Thief Simulator VR might be the game for you if so. Thief Simulator VR launches into early access today, and currently offers around 10 hours of story content. Thief Simulator originally released for PC in November of last year, however, the developers made it clear that the VR version isn’t just a “lazy port.” Thief Simulator VR is available in early access on Steam.

‘Vacation Simulator’ Launches Today on PSVR

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Job Simulator (2016), the popular simulator parody game from Owlchemy Labs, served up a sequel on PC VR headsets back in April—its more laid-back cousin Vacation Simulator (2019). In case you haven’t heard, Vacation Simulator is a bit different from its whimsical, career-minded predecessor. If you’re looking for an in-depth look at Vacation Simulator, check out our (spoiler free) review and find out why we gave it an extremely solid [8.8/10].

VR Mountain Bike Simulator Has You Riding Cliffside Across Death-Defying Trails


According to the release, the VR mountain biking simulation was developed in celebration of the launch of Santa Cruz bikes at the Ride Out store in Amsterdam. The post VR Mountain Bike Simulator Has You Riding Cliffside Across Death-Defying Trails appeared first on VRScout.

‘Job Simulator’ & ‘Vacation Simulator’ Are Both Coming to Oculus Quest

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To our surprise, not only did we see that Vacation Simulator was prominently featured, but we also caught a glimpse of the long-standing success Job Simulator (2016) too. Owlchemy Labs confirmed with Road to VR that Job Simulator will indeed be a launch title for Quest. We went hands-on with Vacation Simulator at last year’s GDC, and it proved to be a more expansive game that has refined many of the interactions introduced in Job Simulator.

‘Vacation Simulator’ to Take on the Gig Economy in Its First DLC Drop, Trailer Here

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Vacation Simulator (2019) , Owlchemy Labs’ laid back sequel to the madcap VR hit Job Simulator (2016) , is getting its first big DLC drop this fall.

Compact Portable Motion Simulator ‘Yaw VR’ Launches on Kickstarter

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Claiming to be “the world’s most compact and affordable VR motion simulator,” Yaw VR is a 3DoF motion system using a spherical dome design that allows for unlimited, 360-degree yaw movement and 50 degrees across the horizontal axes. The team recently confirmed the development of steering wheel, pedal, and shifter mounts, as the system is compatible with SimTools software and therefore a huge library of existing driving, flight, and space simulators will be supported.

PSVR Finally Has A Japanese Train Simulator… Only In Japan

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Long have I waited for a Japanese train simulator with VR support. Simulators are well suited to VR and train simulators, in general, seem like they’d be a great fit. Last month, Sony’s PSVR headset was finally graced with one… in Japan. GO by train!

FundamentalVR Expands Its VR Surgical Simulation Platform With New Procedures


FundamentalVR has expanded its VR surgical simulation platform to include new procedures and a new scoring system, integrated with its HapticVR technology to help train surgeons around the world. The Fundamental Surgery platform combines VR experiences with realistic haptic feedback through a pen-shaped peripheral , that can simulate the pressure felt when performing surgery on skin, bones and all the other icky stuff.

Doghead Simulations CEO Turns VR Social Platform Into His Own Personal Gym


Doghead Simulations CEO uses social VR to get back in shape. Mat Chacon , co-founder and CEO of Doghead Simulations , the company behind the VR tool Rumii, spent most of his life in remarkable shape. The post Doghead Simulations CEO Turns VR Social Platform Into His Own Personal Gym appeared first on VRScout. News Beat Saber Doghead Simulations Oculus Quest The Void VR Fitness