January, 2020

The XR Week Peek (2020.01.27): Samsung may be working on a new headset, Half-Life: Alyx will ship on time and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Hello everyone! With great pleasure, I announce to you that we have updated our game HitMotion: Reloaded (the first mixed reality fitness game ) on Viveport, and now we have far better bonuses management, apart from having fixed lots of bugs.

Snapchat Turns Real World into AR Scavenger Hunt with Nearly Instant Object Recognition

Next Reality AR

While Snapchat is no stranger to location-based AR scavenger hunts, the app's new world-facing game adds some environmental understanding to the mix. This week, Snapchat launched a new Snappables game dubbed Scavenger Hunt.

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New Samsung VR Headset Design Surfaces in Recent Patents

Road to VR

Samsung recently filed patents with China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) office that shows off a few new designs in what appears to be two fairly similar PC VR headsets.

Mojo Vision’s Smart Contact Lens Puts An AR Display Directly On Your Eyeball

VRScout

Our mad descent into a cyberpunk dystopia continues with the Mojo Lens. Earlier today, augmented reality start-up Mojo Vision announced its development of the Mojo Lens, a smart contact lens that promises to revolutionize the way we interact with the world and each other. .

Mozilla Launches New Introductory WebXR App, ‘Hello WebXR’

UploadVR

Mozilla launched a new WebXR app called ‘Hello WebXR’, which is compatible with most headsets that use web browsers such as Oculus Browser on the Quest or Google Chrome on PC VR headsets.

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Antilatency’s SDK v.1.0 Adds Full-Body Tracking for Oculus Quest

Peter Graham

Last year positional tracking company Antilatency launched its hardware and software system based around its tracking module ALT, designed for location-based entertainment (LBE) venues. Antilatency recently updated its software development kit (SDK) to version 1.0.0,

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USA Today Deepens Story on Afghanistan War with AR Experience

Next Reality AR

The augmented reality team at USA Today closed out a prolific year of immersive storytelling with a hard-hitting companion piece exploring the controversial conflict in Afghanistan.

‘The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners’ Review – Satisfyingly Drenched in Existential Angst

Road to VR

To put it bluntly, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is genuinely terrifying.

Sundance: Aquatic VR Experience Simulates Outer Space By Lying You Face-Down In A Pool

VRScout

Spaced Out ditches gravity to immerse you in a mind-bending trip through the cosmos.

Oculus Go Price Cut Permanently To $149/£139

UploadVR

Facebook today confirmed to UploadVR that it has permanently cut the price of the 32GB Oculus Go headset from $199/£199 down to $149/£139.

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R.I.P Kobe Bryant. A 360 VR Video of Mamba's last game. #MambaMentality

Cats and VR

RIP Mamba

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2020

The Ghost Howls

After having written my predictions for virtual reality in 2020 , let’s see what will be the trends for this year in augmented reality. Summary. A worker wearing HoloLens 2 (Image by Microsoft). Let me be very honest: I’m not expecting that much from this year in augmented reality.

Mastercard Develops Mobile AR App to Explain Rewards & Benefits to Cardholders

Next Reality AR

It's a good sign for any emerging technology when one of the leaders of an industry adopts it. So when Mastercard, a brand so recognizable that it dropped its name from its logo at CES last year, decides to develop a mobile augmented reality app, the moment is a milestone for the AR industry.

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‘The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners’ Coming to Quest & PSVR This Year

Road to VR

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (2020) launched on PC VR headsets yesterday, and basically established itself as one of the most gritty and violent entries into the VR horror-survival genre.

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Rec Room Laser Tag Finally Available On Oculus Quest

VRScout

The “On Again/Off Again” Update brings a new minigame and various creator tool improvements to standalone VR. After a grueling wait, fan-favorite Rec Room minigame Laser Tag is finally available to Oculus Quest users as part of the VR social platforms’ latest free update.

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Crouching Hotfix Released For The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

UploadVR

Skydance Interactive posted an update on The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Steam page, detailing a new hotfix patch that addresses two issues players had after the game’s release last week.

With Good Foundations, Augmented Reality Offers A Great Way To Engage With IoT Data

Forrester VR

Augmented reality (AR) and the internet of things (IoT). In principle these two hot technologies are a great match, with data streaming from IoT-connected machines to be used by AR-wielding engineers on the factory floor.

All the best AR VR news from CES 2020

The Ghost Howls

Last week there has been the CES, maybe the biggest technology show of the year.

Explore the Grueling Wartime Trenches of Golden Globe Winning Movie '1917' via Web-Based AR Experience

Next Reality AR

Filmed in what appears to be a single continuous shot, war film 1917 is now the front-runner to conquer the Best Picture category of the Academy Awards after bringing home the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture in the drama category.

Lenovo Unveils New Standalone VR Headset for Education

Road to VR

Undeterred by the death of Google Daydeam and the subsequent discontinuation of its consumer-focused standalone headset, Mirage Solo, Lenovo announced its building a new 3DOF standalone for educational purposes.

Sundance: Immersive Theater Piece Scarecrow Had Me Hugging A Live Actor In VR

VRScout

K’ART’s one-on-one VR theater experience steals the show at Sundance 2020. I’m standing at the center of a massive gray field surrounded by hundreds of equally-uncolorful scarecrows cursed with an eternity of guardianship.

Audica Launches On Oculus Quest January 28 With Rift Cross-Buy

UploadVR

Initially announced last year at Oculus Connect 6, Audica is finally launching on the Oculus Quest on January 28. The Quest version of the music shooter was initially scheduled for a release last year, but will now launch next week after a small delay.

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How Augmented Reality Can Be Used for Writing Prompts

ARPost

Augmented reality is a form of technology that enhances the real-world environment around us with computer-generated images and information, creating a hybrid scenario which can add to all manner of experiences, including learning. See Also: Can Augmented Reality Shorten the Learning Curve?

The XR Week Peek (2020.01.13): Zuckerberg shows his vision for the next decade, Vive Pro discounted to $600 and more!

The Ghost Howls

It’s been the week of CES, and we’ve got many news and articles about AR and VR in these days! Actually, I’m writing another article with the best news from CES, so I’m just writing few lines about it here, and then I will focus on the few most important non-CES news from this week.

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Magic Leap Lawsuit Against Nreal on Hold as Mediation Begins & Court Sets Tentative Trial Date

Next Reality AR

This week, the beginning of an epic legal battle was set to begin between augmented reality players Magic Leap and Nreal, the small China-based startup accused by the former of stealing trade secrets. However, a new wrinkle has emerged in the legal skirmish that could change everything.

Rhythm Shooter ‘Audica’ to Launch on Quest Next Week with Rift Cross-buy

Road to VR

Audica (2019) , the VR ‘rhythm shooter’ from Guitar Hero studio Harmonix, is officially set to arrive on Oculus Quest on January 28th. This, the studio said in a recent tweet , also includes cross-buy with the Rift version available through the Oculus Store.

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This Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Apartment Is Straight Out Of Minority Report

VRScout

Oculus Quest hand-tracking turns one apartment into an XR playground. Remember that scene in Minority Report where Tom Cruise’s character cycles through a bunch of important police data by swiping his hands across a massive holographic display?

Doctor Who: Edge Of Time Launches On Quest January 23, Alongside Index Support

UploadVR

Developers Maze Theory confirmed that Doctor Who: The Edge of Time is on track for a January 23rd release on the Oculus Quest. A patch for the PC VR version of the game will also be issued that adds support for the Valve Index, which was missing at launch.

LBE Specialist PlatformaVR Rebrands to Joy Way, Moves Into Home Content Development

Peter Graham

When it comes to virtual reality (VR) developers the general trend usually starts with making one or two titles for home headsets like Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, hopefully making some money in the process.

How to get started with Oculus Quest hands tracking SDK in Unity

The Ghost Howls

Welcome to 2020! I want to start this year and this decade (that will be pervaded by immersive technologies) with an amazing tutorial about how you can get started with Oculus Quest hands tracking SDK and create in Unity fantastic VR experiences with natural interactions!

Startup Phiar Prepares Beta Launch of AR Driving Navigation App for iPhone

Next Reality AR

Google pushed a new kind augmented reality walking navigation to the mainstream last year, and now startup Phiar is hoping users will use its AR app in the same way for driving navigation.

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