Microsoft Says it Hasn’t Given up on the VR Side of Windows Mixed Reality

Microsoft Says it Hasn’t Given up on the VR Side of Windows Mixed Reality

The company also remains committed to the Windows Mixed Reality plugin for SteamVR, which is the essential bridge that allows Windows VR headsets to access Steam content, including the upcoming Half-Life: Alyx.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon XR2 5G for VR and XR headsets

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon XR2 5G for VR and XR headsets

Today at the Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon XR2 5G, a direct successor bringing much-needed updates to their eXtended Reality platform.Another important feature is low-latency camera passthrough , which lets developers create new mixed reality experiences by overlaying virtual objects onto a video feed of the real-world.

‘Bizarre Barber’ is a Surreal VR Game About Cutting Hair in a Post-apocalyptic Subway

‘Bizarre Barber’ is a Surreal VR Game About Cutting Hair in a Post-apocalyptic Subway

Called Bizarre Barber, the hair-styling game is set to release on Steam and Viveport on February 26th, 2020, which includes support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Valve Index.

Ubiquity6 Launches Studio for More Advanced AR and VR Experiences

Ubiquity6 Launches Studio for More Advanced AR and VR Experiences

The platform allows users to create and share immersive XR experiences using just a smartphone.“The update allows people to make really immersive and engaging experiences that have before only been really accessible for high-end industry,” Ubiquity6 CEO, Anjay Midha, said in an interview with ARPost .

Lenovo Brings Standalone VR to Education

Lenovo Brings Standalone VR to Education

Their latest educational standalone headset brings a slew of smart decisions to the table and could end up being a killer platform for eLearning.The first Lenovo Classroom headset was built on the Google Daydream platform.

‘Full augmented reality is a few years away’ said Mark Zuckerberg

‘Full augmented reality is a few years away’ said Mark Zuckerberg

‘Full augmented reality is a few years away,’ but Spark AR is a big focus for the company, according to Mark Zuckerberg during the Facebook Q4 2019 earnings call.

VR Is Risky Business for Brave Developers, but Quest Could Change That in 2020

VR Is Risky Business for Brave Developers, but Quest Could Change That in 2020

Zoink Games’ VR puzzle game Ghost GiantAnother of the key takeaways echoed by virtually everyone I’ve spoken to working in the VR space is that beyond the intrigue of the technology itself, it’s the tight-knit community of developers and the level of support on offer that makes this budding new industry segment all the more appealing.

The Oculus Holiday Winter Sale Starts Today!

The Oculus Holiday Winter Sale Starts Today!

Now through December 29 at 9 pm PT*, you can explore a festive lineup of new game packs for Quest and the Rift Platform, each offered at holiday pricing.

Enable More Connected, User-Friendly Experiences with the Rich Presence and Deep Linking APIs

Enable More Connected, User-Friendly Experiences with the Rich Presence and Deep Linking APIs

These new APIs allow your audience to do things like see the status of their friends in VR apps, join those friends instantly in VR, or share their location with a link they can use to launch VR content on their Oculus Quest or Rift from any device with a web browser.

How Virtual and Augmented Reality Are Advancing Pediatric Care

How Virtual and Augmented Reality Are Advancing Pediatric Care

Thankfully, researchers and pediatric specialists are exploring virtual and augmented reality initiatives to improve patient care.Both children’s hospitals use VR headsets to help their young patients cope with the pain, anxiety, and stress of their treatments.

‘Beat Saber’ Adds Green Day Music Pack + New 360° and 90° Levels Coming to All Platforms

‘Beat Saber’ Adds Green Day Music Pack + New 360° and 90° Levels Coming to All Platforms

Green Day just took the stage at The Game Awards and revealed a brand-new set of tracks available later tonight in Beat Saber on Oculus Quest, the Rift Platform, Steam, and PSVR!

Investor Relations Home

Investor Relations Home

In addition to its self-developed game content, NetEase also operates some of the most popular international online games in China by partnering with Blizzard Entertainment, Mojang AB (a Microsoft subsidiary) and other global game developers.

Snapdragon XR2 Chip to Enable Standalone Headsets with 3K×3K Resolution & 7 Cameras

Snapdragon XR2 Chip to Enable Standalone Headsets with 3K×3K Resolution & 7 Cameras

The new platform is aimed at high-end devices with support for 3K × 3K displays at 90Hz, along with integrated 5G, accelerated AI processing, and up to seven simultaneous camera feeds for user and environment tracking.

‘Arizona Sunshine’ Brings the Zombie Apocalypse to Oculus Quest

‘Arizona Sunshine’ Brings the Zombie Apocalypse to Oculus Quest

Taking place in the final days before the apocalypse, the Arizona Sunshine – Dead Man DLC Pack will drop you in an infested US missile base where you will lead a desperate attempt by US Army Special Forces to constrain the expanding zombie outbreak.

Sportswear Brand evo Partners with Pixvana to Create XR Training Program for Seasonal Staff

Sportswear Brand evo Partners with Pixvana to Create XR Training Program for Seasonal Staff

Thus, evo decided to partner with XR solutions developer Pixvana to create a quick and effective training program for their seasonal workers.In reality, all industries need an effective and flexible training solution to onboard new hires faster.

Facebook buys VR studio behind Beat Saber

Facebook buys VR studio behind Beat Saber

Buying Beat Games and bringing it into the fold of Oculus Studios suggest Facebook may be interested in following the strategies Microsoft and Sony have employed as they’ve bought up small studios and funded new titles.

This ‘Snackable’ Headset Aims to Make VR More Approachable to the Public

This ‘Snackable’ Headset Aims to Make VR More Approachable to the Public

When it comes to public spaces like shops and museums, self-service virtual reality isn’t really a thing yet; first-timers generally need to be told how to put on the headset, how to hold the controllers, and where to stand.

Intuitive virtual reality: Bimodal 'electronic skin' developed

Intuitive virtual reality: Bimodal 'electronic skin' developed

Through the crafty use of magnetic fields, scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the Johannes Kepler University in Linz have developed the first electronic sensor that can simultaneously process both touchless and tactile stimuli.

We Are Opening Our Cloud Streaming Framework for All XR Devs

We Are Opening Our Cloud Streaming Framework for All XR Devs

QuarkVR provides the means for content to be streamed from the Cloud in real time to all sorts of XR devices.Our initiative targets developers of new XR headsets, accessories, haptics, treadmill, and any other innovative XR devices with focus on Enterprise, Arcade, or Education.

Virtual reality may help foster learning and collaboration across health professions

Virtual reality may help foster learning and collaboration across health professions

A virtual world may be a feasible learning platform for bringing together students from different healthcare professions and enhancing their understanding of collaborative patient care and knowledge of other health professions, according to a pilot study led by researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine and published online in the Journal of Interprofessional Care.

The Virtual Reality Benefits You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

The Virtual Reality Benefits You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

We’ll be taking a look at what VR actually is, and the virtual reality benefits you’ve probably never heard of.Stan World is a network built for “Stans” — where fans of artists and celebrities can come together to enjoy various activities like concerts in VR, all while engaging in an interactive experience with their friends and family.

Talespin Adds a New VR Training Platform to Its XR Business Solutions Portfolio

Talespin Adds a New VR Training Platform to Its XR Business Solutions Portfolio

“ This content library empowers Farmers to leverage new and exciting forms of VR technology and training in a way that better serves our employees and allows us to continue to drive further innovation within the insurance industry, ” said Farmers’ head of Claims Shared Services, Tim Murray.

XR Company LucidWeb Launches Platform for Distributing VR Content

XR Company LucidWeb Launches Platform for Distributing VR Content

“ The main reason that I was passionate about this role, this industry, is that people have access to media content wherever they are and I think that’s very interesting,” said Segers, who worked in 2D media distribution before founding LucidWeb.

Lenovo Mirage AR Headset Returns with New Marvel Game & 6DOF Controllers

Lenovo Mirage AR Headset Returns with New Marvel Game & 6DOF Controllers

Lenovo first released its smartphone-powered Mirage AR headset last year alongside its sole title, Star Wars: Jedi Challenges (2018), a collection of short AR games that let you do things like fight Darth Vader & Co. with a lightsaber-shaped controller, play HoloChess, and challenge the Empire in a tabletop RTS.

Zenith Kickstarter Campaign Reaches Over 625% Goal – Receives Investment From Y Combinator

Zenith Kickstarter Campaign Reaches Over 625% Goal – Receives Investment From Y Combinator

The Kickstarter campaign for the highly controversial Zenith VR game has amassed over $167K in pledges reaching over 625% of its goal.There is currently over 1,810 backers with an average pledge of around $96 as they aim to be the first cross-platform VR MMORPG.

Announcing Updated Cloud Storage for The Rift Platform, Oculus Quest and Go

Announcing Updated Cloud Storage for The Rift Platform, Oculus Quest and Go

Cloud Storage version 2 is now publicly available on PC and all mobile platforms, offering a file-based, cross-platform cloud syncing solution to application state storage and restoration.While relatively low effort to activate, make sure you read and write your save files in the designated sync directory on the device.

What’s Going on With Windows VR Headset Availability?

What’s Going on With Windows VR Headset Availability?

It seems like a recipe for success, but Microsoft and its partners have been strangely quiet when it comes to WMR headsets.Samsung, who arguably make the most premium WMR headsets, also seems to be dropping headset models, with the original model gone and only the Odyssey+ still for sale.

Report suggests VR developers are shifting attention from HTC Vive to Oculus Rift

Report suggests VR developers are shifting attention from HTC Vive to Oculus Rift

"This is a big deal: the HTC Vive has been the most popular platform among devs surveyed for the Innovation Report for three years running, but this year it seems like Oculus has managed to recapture some creators’ interest," XRDC says.

Rift surpasses Vive as VR devs' top platform in new XRDC Innovation Report

Rift surpasses Vive as VR devs' top platform in new XRDC Innovation Report

When we asked survey respondents which AR/VR/MR platform(s) they’re currently developing for, 29 percent said the Oculus Rift, 24 percent said the Oculus Quest, and 24 percent said the HTC Vive.

Amazon Prime Launches New Platform for VR Experiences

Amazon Prime Launches New Platform for VR Experiences

Using a headset to interact with the VR experiences lets users explore content in a whole new way. Once the app is downloaded from the store, users only need to sign into their Amazon Prime accounts.