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Stop What You’re Doing And Play ‘Gorilla Tag’ On Oculus Quest & SteamVR

VRScout

Use your incredible gorilla strength to parkour up trees and cliffs in this low-fi game of tag.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.02.22): Samsung AR glasses leaked, Kura price revealed, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

This week in XR hasn’t had any explosive news, but it was interesting nonetheless: in particular we had cool info on AR glasses, with some news from Kura, Lynx, and Samsung. Among the top 5 news I have chosen, only 1 is about VR.

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Qualcomm Announces Tethered AR ‘Smart Viewer’ Reference Design with Onboard Co-processing

Road to VR

Qualcomm, maker of chips and technologies for mobile devices, today announced a reference design for a tethered AR headset which is tethered to a phone or PC but also contains its own chips to handle some onboard processing.

Prehistoric Creatures Return to Life via New iPhone AR App from Celebrity Historian David Attenborough

Next Reality AR

Apparently, we learned nothing from Jurassic Park, as scientists are still working on bringing extinct species back to life. Until that day comes, you can interact with long-lost animals through augmented reality.if you have a newer model iPhone.

Popular VTubers Headline Upcoming VR Concert On Oculus Quest

VRScout

Dance, sing, and cheer shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the worlds biggest VTubers.

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Sony announces that a new VR headset is coming for PS5, but not in 2021

The Ghost Howls

In a blog post published on PlayStation Blog, Hideaki Nishino , Senior Vice President, Platform Planning & Management at Sony Interactive Entertainment, has announced that a new PSVR headset is coming for PS5, but not this year.

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How to Film Your Own AR Music Videos with Vidiyo, Lego's TikTok Competitor

Next Reality AR

For its latest take on augmented reality-infused playsets, Lego is giving the young, and the simply young at heart, its twist on the viral lipsync format made popular by TikTok with Lego Vidiyo.

‘Ziggy’s Cosmic Adventures’ Brings Comedic Space Combat To SteamVR

VRScout

Manage your ship’s systems via a room-scale cockpit in this fast-paced arcade shooter.

How to easily make a cross-platform VR application in Unity for Oculus, Wave, and SteamVR

The Ghost Howls

Some days ago, I was looking at the code of HitMotion: Reloaded , the fitness game that we of New Technology Walkers developed some years ago for the Vive Focus Plus, and all the intricate system I had to make in Unity to have a cross-platform VR game … and I wondered: “Is all of this mess still needed today?”

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Next-Gen VR Dev Kits for PS5 Shipping Soon with “completely new VR format”

Road to VR

Sony today announced that its next-generation VR headset is coming —not in 2021, but it’s definitely a thing. In an interview with GQ , Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan says dev kit headsets are close to landing in the hands of developers.

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Free VR Avatar Creator Uses Selfie To Import You Into VRChat

Upload VR

This VR avatar creator quickly makes a virtualized version of yourself and then allows you to import it straight to VRChat. Wolf3D’s Ready Player Me avatar creator added support for the social VR network today.

Oculus Quest Introduces ‘Couch Mode’ In Latest Update

VRScout

Mark your real sofa in VR using this new feature for the Oculus Guardian system. It has been one hell of a month for Oculus Quest owners.

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PS5 restock in 2021 has good and bad news says PlayStation chief

Slashgear

Sony’s PlayStation chief has promised greater supplies of the PS5 as the year progresses, though gamers hoping to skip restock hell and reseller price gouging may still find themselves disappointed by the end of 2021.

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Veteran Indie VR Dev Revives ‘CRASHLAND’ for Quest, Launching Thursday

Road to VR

If you know your VR history you might recall CRASHLAND , an early VR prototype where players would defend themselves after crash landing on a hostile planet with little more than a radar scanner and a weapon.

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Sony Confirms Next-Generation PS5 VR Headset Coming Post-2021

Upload VR

Sony Interactive Entertainment today officially confirmed it will release a next generation PS5 VR headset in the future. The headset, which does not have an official name, will not launch this year.

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Leaked Concept Videos Show Samsung’s Take On AR Glasses

VRScout

Project virtual screens, fly drones, and dim the lights with ‘Samsung Glasses Lite.’

Nreal (Finally) Expanding to the US This Spring

ARPost

The headline is unfair. Nreal has just dropped a huge announcement and there is so much to be excited about. This article will cover the nuts and the cherry, but the US expansion this spring might be the sundae. Nreal’s Long Road to the US.

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Sony Confirms Next-Gen PSVR is Coming, New Controllers to Feature DualSense Tech

Road to VR

Sony has been awfully quiet about the follow-up to its PSVR headset, which was initially released back in October 2016. Today the company publicly announced it is indeed working on its next-generation VR headset for PS5 consoles.

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You Can Now Mark Your Real Couch On Oculus Quest

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Oculus Quest software v26 adds the ability to mark your real-world couch in VR. This is a new feature of the Oculus Guardian safety boundary system. As far as we can tell you can add one couch per Guardian area.

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Sony Announces “Next Generation” VR Headset For The PlayStation 5

VRScout

Improved resolution, enhanced tracking, and new VR controllers confirmed. Earlier this morning, Sony dropped a major bombshell on PlayStation fans with the reveal of a new VR system for the PlayStation 5.

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Traditional Theater Gets an Augmented Reality Makeover

ARPost

Theater has been around for more than 2,500 years, making it one of the oldest art forms in the world. From ancient Greek theater to medieval morality tales and Shakespearean tragedies, it has undergone so many changes over the years.

SteamVR Update Brings Full Support for OpenXR 1.0, A Huge Step for the Open Standard

Road to VR

The latest update to SteamVR, version 1.16, now includes full support for OpenXR 1.0,

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Fight Aliens In Crashland For Oculus Quest, Releasing Thursday

Upload VR

Ever crashed on an unknown planet and had to fight off hostile alien creatures until help arrives? Well, that’s what you’ll be doing this Thursday when Crashland launches on Oculus Quest. Announced out of the blue on Twitter yesterday , developer Ll?r

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‘Z-Race’ Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Futuristic Zero-G VR Racing

VRScout

Mario Kart meets F-Zero in this physics-driven racing experience. This week developer XOCUS gave us our first look at actual gameplay from Z-Race , an upcoming VR racing game in which players go head-to-head using futuristic anti-gravity racing ships.

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Next-gen PlayStation VR for PS5 confirmed: Sony’s big promises

Slashgear

Sony has spilled the first details of PlayStation 5 Virtual Reality, confirming that a new PlayStation VR system is in the works, though don’t expect to be putting the headset on this year.

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Lovecraftian Horror Adventure ‘The Shore’ is Getting a VR Version Soon

Road to VR

The Shore (2021) is a first-person horror adventure that recently launched on PC, however now developer Ares Dragonis says the game will soon get a VR version too.

Ziggy’s Cosmic Adventures Is A Slapstick Space Sim With VR-First Design

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Stardust Collective’s Ziggy’s Cosmic Adventures is coming later this year, and it’s one to keep an eye on. The trailer for the new PC VR game went live this weekend alongside a new Steam page.

‘The Climb 2’ Scales Its Way Onto Oculus Quest This March

VRScout

Grab your climbing chalk and get ready for a new set of vertigo-inducing challenges.

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Tesla’s data advantage. Can Apple, or others, keep up?

Robert Scoble

Do you ever think about what the cameras on a Tesla are doing? Cathie Wood does. She runs ARK Invest and has made billions by investing in disrupting companies, particularly those who use artificial intelligence. Her favorite company, she reiterated again last week on CNBC, is Tesla.

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Microsoft to Talk About the Future of XR in Ignite 2021 Keynote Hosted in ‘AltspaceVR’

Road to VR

Microsoft is looking to make good use of its social VR platform AltspaceVR next week as it hosts its first Ignite keynote in virtual reality.

PlutoSphere: The Cloud VR Streaming Service You’ve Been Waiting For?

Upload VR

PlutoSphere is a new VR streaming platform for people without a gaming PC to play high-end SteamVR content on headsets like Oculus Quest.