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Report: Magic Leap Raising Series D Investment, Could Value Company at $6–8 Billion

For a company that’s showed almost no one what they’re building, Magic Leap has been phenomenally successful at fundraising. The company has …

Augmented Reality

Google’s ‘Expeditions’ Initiative is Leading Innovation in the Future of Immersive Education

Google’s overarching mission is to organize all of the world’s information, and so it’s a natural fit for the company to be one of the leading …

Virtual Reality

Meta Acknowledges Manufacturing Delays for Meta 2 AR Dev Kit

Meta announced and launched pre-orders for its Meta 2 AR headset dev kit more than a year ago, and expected to begin shipping the device at the end …

Augmented Reality

How Google’s Latest VR Moves Are a Major Blow to Oculus’ Mobile Strategy

Last week at Google’s I/O 2017 developer conference the company made a number of new announcements which are very exciting for VR consumers. Within …

Virtual Reality

Square Enix Launches Its First Vive-exclusive Game, ‘Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR’, in Japan

Videogame publisher and developer Square Enix, famous for its <i>Final Fantasy</i> franchise, among others, has launched its first game for the HTC Vive,</i> …

Gaming

HTC’s New ‘Link’ Mobile VR Headset is (bizarrely) Not Part of the Vive Brand

In a curious move, HTC has revealed a new mobile VR headset called Link that is not part of the company’s Vive brand. The move comes just a week …

Virtual Reality

Best Steering Wheel & Pedals for Newcomers to VR Sim Racing

Haptic feedback is one of the toughest challenges for general-purpose VR input, but for the driving simulation genre, dedicated controllers have been …

Virtual Reality

How Mozilla is Driving WebVR Content & Tooling with the A-Frame Framework

Mozilla’s mission statement is to ensure that the Internet remains a global public resource, open and accessible to all, and they’ve been helping to …

Virtual Reality

Launching May 30th, ‘Galaxis Wars’ Expands on One of Valve’s Best VR Mini-games From ‘The Lab’

Valve’s <i>The Lab</i> is home to a number of fun mini-games, all of which feel like great blueprints for a full VR game. Developer Clear Ink Studios has …

Gaming

NVIDIA Shows ‘Project Holodeck’, a Collaborative VR Viewer for High Quality CAD Models

At this month’s GPU Technology Conference 2017, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang opened with a live demonstration of ‘Project Holodeck’, a VR collaboration …

Virtual Reality

Sony’s Richard Marks Expects Natural Voice Input to Play Major Role in VR’s Future

In a recent interview with <i>Glixel</i>, Dr. Richard Marks, head of Sony’s Magic Lab R&D team, talked about PSVR’s development history, social VR, and a …

Virtual Reality

Palmer’s Post-Oculus Interview, Part 3: Neural Links, Recorded Memories, & Revolutionizing VR, Again

Having founded Oculus in 2012 and been an important face for the company throughout its growth from fledgling startup to $2 billion acquisition by …

Virtual Reality

For Google, the Future of VR Is on the Open Web with WebVR & WebAR

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information, and so they’ve been long-time advocates for the open web. At Google I/O last week, the …

Virtual Reality

Oculus Teams With Crytek to Share VR Locomotion Experiments

Oculus recently published the first installment of their ‘Developer Perspectives’ video playlists, detailed on the developer blog. Crytek’s VR …

Virtual Reality

‘Audio Factory’ is a Compelling Showcase of Google’s Spatial Audio Engine for VR

Google has released a Daydream VR app called <i>Audio Factory</i>, a polished and even entertaining demonstrating their Spatial Audio Engine for VR. …

Virtual Reality

Now You Can Own a Fidget Spinner in VR, Because Why Not

Fidget spinners—little spinning hand toys—are one of the latest fads to see explosive growth, rising rapidly in popularity faster than the most …

Virtual Reality

New ‘Alien’ Multiplayer Free-Roaming VR Experience in Development by Fox

20th Century Fox’s Interactive Entertainment and theme park arm FoxNext is building a 2000 sq. ft free-roaming multiplayer VR experience set in the …

Virtual Reality

HelmetVR Combines an Oculus Rift with a Real Race Helmet

Said to be the world’s first VR sim racing helmet, the HelmetVR is perhaps the ultimate in VR sim racing excess, combining a real Arai racing helmet …

Virtual Reality

Valve’s New ‘SteamVR Home’ Beta May Mean You Never Leave VR

Valve’s new <i>SteamVR Home</i> Beta just launched and it represents a vast improvement on what has gone before with fully 3D, customisable environments, a …

Virtual Reality

Watch: ‘TO THE TOP’ is an Exhilarating Climbing Game With Great VR Locomotion

Electric Hat Games’ <i>TO THE TOP</i> is a vibrant, rapid-paced climbing game that demonstrates a brilliantly innovative locomotion technique that the …

Virtual Reality

Watch: Sairento VR Now Lets You Brutally Dismember Your Foes

Action shooter / slasher title Sairento VR just received a big update from developers Mixed Realms including new locations, a new enemy, AI tweaks …

Virtual Reality

Preview: ILM Uses ‘Star Wars’ Assets to Show Potential of Google’s ‘Seurat’ VR Rendering Technology

Google’s newly announced Seurat rendering tech purportedly makes use of ‘surface light-fields’ to turn high-quality CGI film assets into detailed …

Virtual Reality

Oculus: Rift Won’t Be Superseded by New Version for ‘at least two years’

During an interview at the Game Developers Conference at the end of March, head of Oculus’ PC VR division Brendan Iribe stated that the Rift will …

Virtual Reality

Google Confirms Glass Team is Not Working With AR/VR Team

Amidst a lot of exciting AR/VR news from Google this week during I/O 2017, a bit of sad news comes for any fans of the company’s ‘Project Glass’. The …

Augmented Reality

Google’s ‘Seurat’ Surface Light-field Tech Could Be a Graphical Breakthrough For Mobile VR

Google has revealed a new ‘surface light-field’ rendering technology that it’s calling ‘Seurat’ (after the famous Pointillism painter). The company …

Virtual Reality

After uproar, Minecraft maker to stop feeding cookies to in-game parrots

Mojang accepts concerns that children might imitate the game's dangerous avian diet.<p>Usually, when outside groups worry about video games having a …

Gaming

Daydream 2.0 Platform Update to Bring Major Improvements to All Daydream Devices

Daydream’s 2.0 software update, called Daydream Euphrates, is going to bring along with it some major changes that are set to reach down to the core …

Virtual Reality

Daydream’s Chrome Browser Will Soon Let You Seamlessly Navigate From 2D to Web-based VR Content

Announced during the second day of Google’s annual I/O developer event, Daydream VR will soon have access to the Android Chrome web browser. Because …

Chrome Browser

Hands-on: Google’s Standalone Daydream Headset Prototype with WorldSense Tracking

Over the last 12 months or so we’ve been keeping an eye on Google’s aggressive hiring for its AR/VR team which, among other things, suggested that …

Virtual Reality

Google Expects “Tens of Millions” of Daydream-Ready Devices on the Market By Year’s End

During Day 2 of Google I/O 2017, following major announcements of support for standalone VR headsets and a ‘2.0’ release of the Daydream software …

Virtual Reality