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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.

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.

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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.

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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Crouching Hotfix Released For The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

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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.

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

Cats and VR

RIP Mamba

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Samsung Odyssey VR headset patent sounds more powerful, looks alien

Slashgear

Some people get bug-eyed after experiencing virtual reality for the first time. If Samsung’s next head-mounted display is anything like this patent, it will make them literally bug-eyed.

Mozilla Launches New Introductory WebXR App, ‘Hello WebXR’

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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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Recent Study Proves GiveVision VR Device Helps the Visually Impaired Recover Eyesight

ARPost

The inability to see properly severely limits a person’s ability to lead a normal life. But thanks to technological development, many visually impaired people may be able to regain their eyesight.

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Sundance: Exploring A Mixed Reality Graveyard Filled With Holographic Ghosts In Solastalgia

VRScout

HoloLens technology brings this otherworldly meditative experience to life.

CES 2020 Interview: It All Becomes Clear With Pimax 8K

Peter Graham

For the last few years at CES in Las Vegas virtual reality (VR) headset company Pimax has put on a bigger and bigger display of its technology as it matures and customer base grows. This year Pimax had plenty to shout about, showcasing the latest lineup of 8K resolution headsets.

Budget Cuts Still On For PSVR, PC Version To Get BC2 Updates

UploadVR

Fear not! The PSVR version of popular VR stealth game, Budget Cuts, is still very much in the works. It’s just taking a little longer to sneak out of the shadows. Developer Neat Corp confirmed as much this week on Twitter.

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XR – The Biggest Opportunity of 2020: Announcing the XR Immersive Enterprise 2020 Conference

ARPost

Press release. Boston, January 26, 2020 — At the forefront of the technological revolution is extended reality (XR) – an emerging industry comprised of virtual, augmented and mixed reality.

61% of Mobile AR Users Share Ads

AR Insider

Data Point of the Week is AR Insider’s dive into the latest spatial computing figures. It includes data points, along with narrative insights and takeaways. For an indexed collection of data and reports, subscribe to ARtillery Pro.

The VR Job Hub: Camouflaj, WarDucks & Spatial

Peter Graham

Whether you’re an experienced designer, programmer, engineer, or maybe you’ve just been inspired after reading VRFocus’ articles – either way, you have stumbled across the weekly VR Job Hub. The vacancies listed here are usually located worldwide, from major companies to humble indie developers – the one thing they all have in common is that they are all looking for new staff. Location. Company. Bellevue, WA. Camouflaj. Gameplay Programmer. Click Here to Apply. Dublin, Ireland. WarDucks.

Sam Richardson To Star In Movie Adaptation Of VR Game Werewolves Within

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After we first learned of a movie adaptation of Ubisoft’s VR party game Werewolves Within back in 2018, we finally have some more information regarding one of the first movie adaptations of a VR game.

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Practicing Soft Skills by Firing Barry in VR, with Talespin's Kyle Jackson

XR for Business Podcast

The VR experience Firing Barry by Talespin is getting a lot of press lately, and on the surface, it may look like a slightly uncanny valley way to train someone how to give an old fella the can. But Talespin CEO Kyle Jackson tells Alan it’s more than that; it’s a tool to help humans flex their core competencies in everything from leadership skills to confidence-building. . Alan: Hey, everybody, Alan Smithson here, the XR for Business Podcast. Coming up next, Kyle Jackson, founder of Talespin.

This Week In XR: XR Awards, iPhone 12, Lenovo Education, And Snap’s AR Scavenger Hunt

Charlie Fink

Everyone looks good in a tux

Los Angeles’ AmazeVR raises more cash, heads to Incheon for first location-based VR installation

TechCrunch VR

AmazeVR , the Los Angeles-based virtual reality entertainment distribution service, is taking its first steps into the world of location-based virtual reality experiences with an installation in Seoul’s Incheon International Airport. The company, which also scored an additional $2.5 million commitment to expand its total funding to around $9 million, made the announcement last week.

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Coming To PSVR In Spring, Oculus Quest In Q4

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The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is set for a Spring release for PSVR and a Q4 release for the Oculus Quest, after the game from Skydance Interactive launched on PC VR headsets last week. Confirmation of a PSVR and a Quest release window for the title isn’t completely new. We first heard these release windows at the end of a pre-release trailer.

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Gloomy Eyes, Bro Bots & More Part of Free Mitcham VR Festival

Peter Graham

Over the past year, a project called FilmMerton has been running in the south-west London, UK borough of Merton as a community arts outreach, creating pop-up cinemas and short films curated by the community and guest curators. Closing the event will be the Mitcham VR Festival , a free one-day event with virtual reality (VR) content and 360-degree films.

Releases Recap: January 20 – 24

Oculus

This week, we released several exciting titles and updates across the Oculus Platform. Here’s a rundown of the highlights

New Samsung Odyssey With 4 Cameras Spotted In China Design Patent

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A patent awarded by China’s Intellectual Property Office to Samsung reveals what seems to be a new version of the Samsung Odyssey, with four tracking cameras. The patent was spotted by 91Mobiles.

Oculus Introduces Rebuilding Notre Dame VR — Before And After Fire

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It’s been less than a year since the Notre-Dame cathedral’s roof and spire were destroyed in a fire. But Rebuilding Notre Dame will take you back inside one of the world’s great monuments, both before and after the flames.

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Fail Factory! Review: Living Up To The Name In The Worst Way Possible

UploadVR

It’s hard to decide whether Fail Factory! is the most ironic or appropriately named VR title of 2020 so far. On the irony side, as it’s almost impossible to fail most of the levels in the game, even towards the very end.

Pimax Founder: We Have Global Customer Support, COO Had ‘Limited Information’

UploadVR

Pimax COO Kevin Henderson recently stated that the company’s customer support was now all from China.

Community Download: Does The VR Market Need A New Samsung Odyssey?

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Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published (usually) every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate.

Unity Updates XR Platform to Improve Multi-Platform Offering on 2019.3, Removes Gear VR & Google VR Support

Peter Graham

Videogame engine Unity has supported the XR industry from the early days of virtual reality (VR) through to the current crop of augmented reality (AR) hardware. That has included a lot of different hardware support, some of which is still relevant while others less so. This week has seen Unity update its XR platform, removing support for some devices whilst reaffirming official functionality for the latest headsets. . Affecting Unity 2019.3

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