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Wednesday, 8 July, 2020 UTC

Dev Tool Uses Quest Hand-tracking to Quickly Model Realistic Hand Poses for VR

Grabbing objects in VR may be one of the medium’s most fundamental interactions, but making it work well isn’t as easy as you might think. Developers often need to spend time hand animating the hand model so that it appears to hold each object in a realistic ... more - roadtovr.com


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

‘The Under Presents’ Hosting Live Theatrical Performances Of Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’ On Oculus Headsets

Interact with a live actor in this 40-minute VR reimagining of the 1692 classic. Since launching on Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest this past November , Tender Claws’ The Under Presents has featured a number of love performances a part of its ongoing immersive ... more - vrscout


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

Tim Burton’s ‘Lost Vegas’ Exhibit Brought To Life Using VR And Drone Photogrammetry

How VR allowed experiential designer Craig Winslow to visualize Burton’s outrageous public art display. There are very few public art galleries more unique than that of The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. Established in 1996, the non-profit organizations ... more - vrscout


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

Crisis VRigade 2 PSVR Release Date Confirmed, Quest Making ‘Promising Advances’

The PSVR version of Crisis VRigade 2 will be arriving next week. The VR shooter, which first launched on PC VR headsets in June, will touch down on Sony’s console on July 14th. Not only that, but it will include support for Sony’s rifle-shaped Aim Controller. ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

Layers Of Fear VR Haunts Oculus Quest This Week

Bloober Team’s psychological horror game, Layers of Fear, is bringing its artistic scares to Oculus Quest this week. Layers of Fear VR arrives on the standalone headset this Thursday, July 9th, the studio confirmed to UploadVR. This will be the same ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

Magic Leap bets on ex-Microsoft exec to turn mixed reality tide

Magic Leap has found itself a new CEO, with the beleaguered augmented reality company looking to a former Microsoft exec to help turn itself around. Long the darling of Silicon Valley investors, Magic Leap promised a mesmeric world that blended reality ... more - slashgear


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

Oculus Quest Has A Secret Time-Saving Screenshot Shortcut

Oculus Quest has an undocumented shortcut to take screenshots without having to open the system menu or leave the game you’re in. Reddit user CyberBagelZ‘s posted the shortcut to the Oculus Quest reddit community. We tested it on a Quest running software ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

Top 10 Best Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Games & Apps

One of the biggest post-launch features added to the Oculus Quest so far has been controller-free hand tracking. With more and more games and experiences implementing support either officially or through SideQuest, we’ve narrowed down the best Oculus ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

Magic Leap Appoints Microsoft & Qualcomm Veteran Peggy Johnson as CEO

It’s been a tumultuous year for many companies around the world, even well-funded ones like Magic Leap. Back in May the mixed reality (MR) specialist’s founder and CEO Rony Abovitz announced he was stepping down having helmed the company since 2011. ... more - vrfocus.com


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

Magic Leap Appoints New CEO: Microsoft Executive Peggy Johnson

Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Business Development, Peggy Johnson, is Magic Leap’s new CEO. Johnson, who also previously worked at Qualcomm, will lead the heavily-invested augmented reality company from August 1. Magic Leap’s hunt for a new ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

VR Entertainment Platform AmazeVR and Hip-hop duo Ceraadi to Hold Immersive Concert This Fall

It’s now the middle of 2020 and live, in-person events seem like a distant memory. In place of attending a live concert, innovative online solutions have cropped up allowing artists to connect with their fans in new ways. The latest comes from AmazeVR ... more - vrfocus.com


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

Microsoft Exec Peggy Johnson to Take Over as CEO of Magic Leap

Peggy Johnson, Microsoft’s Executive VP of Business Development, is slated to take the reins as the new CEO of Magic Leap, effective August 1st. This comes nearly a month after co-founder Rony Abovitz announced he would be stepping down as CEO, citing ... more - roadtovr.com


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

User Experience Design is missed in VR!

Three types of VR experiences and what UX designers can do for each Creating engaging content for Virtual Reality requires various skills including User Experience design. Weak user experience is one of the key barriers to the mass adoption of VR applications. ... more - arvrjourney


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

Art & AR: Using AR instead of an Art Projector

Art & AR: Modern Artists use AR instead of Art Projectors In today’s post, I am going to give you a bit of history on optics in art, AKA tracing technology, and give you a demonstration of how artists are using AR to draw large pictures using an ... more - arvrjourney


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

Why Virtual Conferences May Be Here to Stay

Digital networking and conferences offer plenty of benefits that may appeal to entrepreneurs long after quarantine. ... more - entrepreneur


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

OnePlus announces OnePlus Nord announcement, which will happen in AR

OnePlus is really milking all it can from the upcoming OnePlus Nord launch. The brand has slowly trickled info about the upcoming mid-range smartphone in form of vague social media mentions and teasers, and now it's officially announcing the phone's ... more - mashable


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

The OnePlus Nord will be officially revealed on July 21st

Image: OnePlus The midrange OnePlus Nord is due to be officially announced with an augmented reality event on July 21st, the company announced today. OnePlus said the Nord will be a “more affordable” device compared to its recent flagships, and it’s ... more - theverge


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

Iron Man VR Hits #2 In Weekly UK Physical Games Chart

Marvel’s Iron Man VR seems to be off to a flying start in the UK’s physical games chart. The weekly chart, tracked by GFK and UKIE, places the PSVR exclusive in the second spot for its first week on the market. The chart only tracks physical sales of ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

Co-op Puzzle-Platformer VR Giants to Launch Kickstarter Next Week

Everyone loves a co-op videogame, especially when it’s local with a mate or two. Titles like The Angry Birds Movie 2: VR Under Pressure and Carly and the Reaperman – Escape from the Underworld are great examples of this. Soon this genre will see another ... more - vrfocus.com


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

HP Reverb G2 Pre-Orders Start Listing In Europe, UK & New Zealand

HP Reverb G2 pre-orders are now rolling out to territories outside of the US. Links for where to pre-order should either already be going live or coming soon to the UK, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway and New Zealand. You ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

NHS Study Finds Immersive Tech Improves Retention of Infection Control Measures by 76%

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has meant not only hospitals having to improve their training procedures for staff and volunteers but also care homes and whose looking after the most vulnerable. A recent study conducted as part of the UK government’s ... more - vrfocus.com


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

Cas & Chary Present: 20 Quest Tips & Tricks

The Oculus Quest has been my daily driver for standalone VR ever since its release. I wanted to share my personal experiences and things that I do to get the most out of the headset. Here are 20 tips & tricks for new users (and maybe even a few for ... more - roadtovr.com


Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

OnePlus Nord launch might not just be online but also in AR

As a smaller company in a sea of big fish, OnePlus is used to doing more with less. Its launch events aren’t exactly grand and can even be considered more “grassroots” than large corporate press parties. It does, however, always been more ambitious and ... more - slashgear


Monday, 6 July, 2020 UTC

Community Download: What Do You Hope Rockstar’s Next VR Game Is?

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. For today’s Community Download , we ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 6 July, 2020 UTC

Valve Index Wireless? VR Team Still Exploring And ‘Excited About The Promise’

Valve is still exploring wireless VR possibilities, a company representative confirmed in a statement made to UploadVR. About one year ago the first Valve Index headsets started arriving to buyers and it brought to PC owners one of the best VR experiences ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 6 July, 2020 UTC

Virtual Music Festival ‘Lost Horizon’ Brought Glastonbury To Life In VR For Two Glorious Days

An authentic festival experience featuring live music, original art, and a general sense of lawlessness. For the first time in its iconic 50 year history, event organizers were forced to cancel the 2020 Glastonbury Music Festival due to concerns over ... more - vrscout


Monday, 6 July, 2020 UTC

‘AAA Open-World’ VR Game In Development At Rockstar Says LA Noire VR Team

Video Game Deluxe is looking for help on a new project for GTA and Read Dead developer Rockstar Games. Earlier today an eagle-eyed Redditor by the name of u/arthlands_vr shared a link to a job listing posted on LinkedIn made by Sydney-based game developer ... more - vrscout


Monday, 6 July, 2020 UTC

Insane Motorized VR Desk - VR Setups Ep.2

This is VR Setups Episode 2! In this episode of VR Setups I share some amazing VR setups from the awesome VR community. Send images and video clips of your VR Setups to be featured on a future episode of VR Setups here; [email protected] ... more - [email protected]


Monday, 6 July, 2020 UTC

Xbox Boss ‘Snuck In’ To See Iron Man VR During Development

We finally got our hands on Iron Man VR last week, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer got to see the game even earlier. Over the weekend Spencer took to Twitter to reveal that developer Camouflaj had brought Spencer to its studio on numerous occasions to play ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 6 July, 2020 UTC

Rockstar Making New Open World AAA VR Game!

The post Rockstar Making New Open World AAA VR Game! appeared first on UploadVR. ... more - uploadvr