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

The Ghost Howls

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. Or better: in connecting already existing virtual worlds to build a Metaverse. This means some weapons could literally be in both worlds.

Educators sour on virtual worlds

Hypergrid Business

Educators are souring on virtual worlds, as evidenced by declining participation in online forums, in virtual conference attendances and education-related destinations on the Second Life grid. As a result, the use of virtual environments like Second Life seems to be in decline.

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FragmentVR Opens A Window To Reality Within The Virtual World

VRScout

View your surroundings while in VR via a customized virtual window to the real world. While disconnecting from reality has its perks, some things just can’t be accomplished from outside the confines of the real world.

‘Sansar’ Will Open to All in First Half of 2017 with a New Approach to Virtual Worlds

Road to VR

Sansar , a virtual world platform from the creators of Second Life, will open its doors to everyone in the first half of 2017. And now the company is building a new virtual world platform, Sansar , to serve the next generation. Platform vs. World.

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

VRScout

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.

Multiverse virtual worlds will be healthier for society than our current social networks

TechCrunch VR

This is part five of a seven-part series about virtual worlds.). The rise of “multiverse” virtual words as the next social frontier offers hope to one of the biggest crises facing democratic societies right now.

Worldpay Demos System for Making Payments Inside Virtual Worlds

UploadVR

With virtual reality (VR) seemingly infiltrating every facet of our lives, from movie theaters and theme parks to TV broadcasting and internet searches , it’s only a matter of time before companies figure out how to make it easy for people to pay for things while immersed in their virtual worlds.

Poly Is Google’s Foundation For Building Virtual Worlds

UploadVR

Google is launching Poly, a service with a growing library of free objects for creators to incorporate into their virtual worlds. Poly further positions Google to deliver foundational software and services that could one day open up 3D modeling and virtual world creation to millions of people through VR and AR. Earlier this year, the company added Blocks to its creative suite of immersive computing apps — enabling the creation of simple 3D virtual objects.

SIGGRAPH 2017: Neurable Lets You Control A Virtual World With Your Mind

UploadVR

I’ve used my eyes to interact with a virtual world before, but startup Neurable just enhanced that experience by reading my thoughts too.

Educators make lemonade with Virtual Worlds

Hypergrid Business

Educators are using virtual worlds, but not in the way they had used them in the past, and not in the same numbers. The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference is a good example that showcases this work.

Hands-on: HaptX’s VR Glove is the Closest I’ve Come to Touching the Virtual World

Road to VR

For one, I know when my virtual hand is coming in contact with the virtual object beyond simple visual verification because I can feel it pushing against my finger tips.

5G and Improbable Could Power Massive Multiplayer Virtual Worlds

UploadVR

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The Future Group Raises $20 Million to Blend Real-world Video With Virtual Worlds

UploadVR

The Future Group has raised $20 million for its technology that blends real-world video with virtual worlds to immerse people inside what feels like an interactive game show. In the picture above, you can see how real people can be inserted into a virtual world.

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Within Raises $40 Million To Push Shared Virtual Worlds Further

UploadVR

Groundbreaking VR content company Within raised $40 million in funding to help it “push the medium of virtual and augmented reality even further,” according to a press release. Within builds its own virtual worlds and also curates some from other creators, with apps available on both .

What virtual worlds in the coming multiverse era will look like

TechCrunch VR

Gaming and social media are on a collision course, the result of which will be mainstream popularity of virtual worlds primarily driven by user-generated content (UGC) and anchored in small groups and one-to-one interactions.

With kids and adults staying at home, are virtual worlds ready for primetime?

TechCrunch VR

We’ve been diligently following the development of virtual worlds, also known as the “metaverse,” on TechCrunch. Three weeks ago, TechCrunch media columnist Eric Peckham published an in-depth report that positioned virtual worlds as the next era of social media.

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

Peter Graham

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.

New ‘Sansar’ Video Glimpses More Virtual Worlds Made on the Social VR Platform

Road to VR

Sansar is the next-gen virtual world platform from Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life (2003). Due to launch in Spring 2017, Sansar is a new take for the company on virtual worlds, this time built from the ground up with support for virtual reality.

8 key virtual world features moving to VR

Hypergrid Business

Eight year ago, when I first launched Hypergrid Business , virtual worlds offered a unique set of compelling features. There was presence, and immersion, and the ability to create your own virtual environments. Virtual worlds aren’t the only visible path to a metaverse.

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

Road to VR

“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.

Book: Virtual worlds can help learning

Hypergrid Business

Virtual learning environments can enhance retention through the feeling of presence and interactive learning tasks, according to the recently-published book Learning in Virtual Worlds, which is a compilation of studies about the use of virtual worlds in education.

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

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Investors Spent Nearly $1 Billion On Virtual World Creation Tools In Q2

UploadVR

Virtual world creation tools Improbable and Unity Technologies anchored investment in the AR/VR industry in Q2. Both companies remain at the forefront of VR’s push toward mainstream adoption, with Improbable heading in the direction of allowing millions of people to experience a virtual world at the same time while Unity works at the forefront of development that could allow anyone to build and shape virtual worlds using intuitive tools.

Capcom Reveals VR Mega Man Game, Available Exclusively In Japan

VRScout

Strap into Dr. Light’s VR headset and stop Dr. Wily from hacking the virtual world in this arcade-style experience. Rockman VR: Aimed At The Virtual World will be open to the public beginning July 18th with demos running from 10AM JST to 9:45PM JST.

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Play Games & Share Live Experiences in Virtual Worlds with AltspaceVR

Next Reality VR

People fear virtual reality will isolate us, but the right experience can prove it does the opposite. AltspaceVR is a virtual world you can utilize to chat with others around the world, but that's not all.

Gamescom Interview 2019: Mammossix Discuss a Virtual World for Everyone

Peter Graham

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.

Leap Motion's Interaction Engine Brings Natural Gestures into Virtual Worlds

Next Reality VR

Leap Motion created gesture control for all sorts of things, including virtual reality, long ago, but developers must build in support for their tracking peripheral to use its full potential.

HoloLens Spectator View gives others a look at your virtual world

Slashgear

Virtual and mixed reality are pretty great, but they offer somewhat solitary experiences most of the time. Archive augmented reality hololens Microsoft Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality Unity virtual reality

SIGGRAPH: Neurable Lets You Control A Virtual World With Your Mind via @UploadVR.

AllThingsVR

SIGGRAPH: Neurable Lets You Control A Virtual World With Your Mind via @UploadVR [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) August 1, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

Within Raises $40 Million To Push Shared Virtual Worlds Further via @UploadVR.

AllThingsVR

Within Raises $40 Million To Push Shared Virtual Worlds Further via @UploadVR [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) July 27, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

#905: VRChat: Empowering the Creativity of User-Generated Virtual Worlds & Avatars

Voices of VR

VRChat is one of the most popular social VR applications out there, and Chief Creator Officer Ron Millar recently told me that they had over. Podcast Archive

Sansar Content Creation Experience Unveiled Showing Impressive Results

Road to VR

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.

The Manus VR Gloves Bring Full Hand Tracking into the Virtual World

Next Reality VR

Most virtual and mixed reality headsets offer unnatural controls, making you use awkward movements or physical devices to control the holographic elements in your direct view.

Monster Moves: Young VR Innovator Reiterates Strategy in Virtual World

VRJournal

which develops, markets and distributes Monster branded products for use in high-performance consumer electronics, mobile products and computing applications, The post Monster Moves: Young VR Innovator Reiterates Strategy in Virtual World appeared first on VRJournal. Monster Digital, Inc.,

‘Second Life’ Indefinitely Suspends Official Oculus Rift CV1 Support

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Cyberdelic virtual worlds and creating vibrant virtual communities featuring Christopher Valore AKA the Architect

Enter VR

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Microsoft ‘DreamWalker’ Experiment Takes First Steps into Always-on World-scale VR

Road to VR

Microsoft unveiled an experiment this week that explores the future of always-on virtual reality. SEE ALSO Microsoft Files 'Virtual Reality Floor Mat' Patent, Possibly Aimed at an Xbox VR Headset.