Pico Becomes Last One Standing in Enterprise 3DoF

Pico Becomes Last One Standing in Enterprise 3DoF

In June, Oculus announced that it would no longer carry Go. As if in response, Pico announced the addition of new headsets in its G2 4K line – cornering the market on industry 3DoF.

Facebook and Sony ramp up output of gaming devices

Facebook and Sony ramp up output of gaming devices

Facebook's Oculus, the global leading provider of virtual reality headsets by market share, is eyeing growth of at least 50% from a year ago for its latest version of head-mounted VR devices, pushing production to 2 million units, sources said.

XR Companies Working Overtime – From Home

XR Companies Working Overtime – From Home

However, some XR companies and headset manufacturers have found the funds and resources to give back or have incorporated additional design features to meet changing needs.The company’s existing flagship product, HoloPatient, is an XR experience that allows medical professionals in training to interact with realistic virtual test patients in safe environments.

Facebook says farewell to the Oculus Go and goes all-in on 6DOF products

Facebook says farewell to the Oculus Go and goes all-in on 6DOF products

“Just past the one-year anniversary of Quest, we’re humbled by its continued success,” Oculus wrote.Carrying on the theme of acquiring gaming studios – Beat Games, bought in November last year , springs to mind – Mike Verdu, VP of AR/VR content at Facebook, said ‘the future of groundbreaking content in VR has never looked brighter.’.

Oculus discontinues Go and plans its official open Quest Store

Oculus discontinues Go and plans its official open Quest Store

While we don’t have many details to share beyond that yet, we’re conscious that development cycles take time – so we wanted to get this news out to the dev community as soon as possible, to help those currently building for Oculus Go to pivot and target Quest if they choose.

An Update on the Evolution of the Oculus Platform

An Update on the Evolution of the Oculus Platform

Today we’re also excited to share a sneak peek at a new way for developers to distribute Quest apps starting next year, so that even more of you can join the next chapter along with us.

‘World’s First’ Digital Human AI Partner Promises Companionship During Coronavirus Era

‘World’s First’ Digital Human AI Partner Promises Companionship During Coronavirus Era

Using a combination of artificial intelligence, VR and AR, Hybri offers customizable smartphone-based virtual partners that respond to the user’s personality and learn from interactions.Planned before the coronavirus pandemic erupted, the Hybri app lets users create a partner, friend or family member.

Qualcomm Reveals Plans to Help Commercialize Lightweight, 5G-enabled AR & VR Headsets

Qualcomm Reveals Plans to Help Commercialize Lightweight, 5G-enabled AR & VR Headsets

When Qualcomm says ‘XR viewer’, it’s specifically referring to lightweight AR or VR headsets that connect to a smartphone, which in Qualcomm’s case will either be powered by a Snapdragon 855 or 865 chipset, and connect to 5G-enabled handsets via USB-C cable.

From Hobby to Career Path: Tech-Savvy HS Sophomore Learns by Doing

From Hobby to Career Path: Tech-Savvy HS Sophomore Learns by Doing

What started out as a 13-year-old's hobby to feed his passion for technology has turned into a business for Skyler Ficklin, operator of the QuitZoom website and iSkyler YouTube video channel.

‘Superhot VR’ Has Now Sold More Than 2 Million Copies

‘Superhot VR’ Has Now Sold More Than 2 Million Copies

“Across all sales platforms, we’ve managed to achieve something that not many developers manage to do in any medium, and that’s pretty meaningful to us so we thought we’d send a press release about it,” said Callum Underwood, Director of Special Projects at SUPERHOT Team.

4 Amazing Things Nvidia Showcased at Its Virtual GTC

4 Amazing Things Nvidia Showcased at Its Virtual GTC

I'll focus on those things and then close with my product of the week: the new Dell XPS 17, which may now be the perfect work-at-home laptop computer (and it uses Nvidia technology).

The Living VR Headset: The Oculus Quest, 1 Year Review And Analysis

The Living VR Headset: The Oculus Quest, 1 Year Review And Analysis

While it’s a great sign that the Quest is selling more than Facebook or Oculus expected, it’s not good for the VR ecosystem to prolong the time it takes for people to get headsets in their hands.

Red Hat's Virtual Summit Crowds Hint at Future Conference Models

Red Hat's Virtual Summit Crowds Hint at Future Conference Models

During the second day of the summit conferences, Red Hat provided details about its ongoing developments in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning, the course of the changing data center, the open hybrid cloud, and the importance of edge computing.

Virtual Reality Concert In Helsinki Attracts Over 1 Million Spectators

Virtual Reality Concert In Helsinki Attracts Over 1 Million Spectators

A virtual reality concert in Helsinki has attracted over one million spectators, as the coronavirus thwarted Finland’s usual May Day celebrations this year.Headlined by Finnish rap group JVG, the virtual gig saw a total of 12% of Finland’s population tune in, while almost 150,000 viewers went so far as to create virtual avatars for themselves.

'Lone Echo II' Delayed by Coronavirus but Still Expected to Launch in 2020

'Lone Echo II' Delayed by Coronavirus but Still Expected to Launch in 2020

Last year the company told us the game had been delayed to Q1 2020, so we had expected to finally hear more about Lone Echo II this week, but Oculus tells Road to VR that it has no news to share.

Viveport 2020 Roadmap Announced in Most Recent Company Webinar

Viveport 2020 Roadmap Announced in Most Recent Company Webinar

Tuesday’s webinar was given by VIVEPORT director of product, Adhar Walia.“ I’m really excited to talk about all of the things we are working on, [and] we are doing to improve the developer experience,” said Walia.

Voting is Open for AWE’s XR Technology Auggie Awards

Voting is Open for AWE’s XR Technology Auggie Awards

During that time, anyone with an AWE profile was able to nominate their favorite examples of XR technology, applications, and organizations in fifteen categories.There are an additional five categories that can’t be nominated by the public but are awarded by the judges.

Eight360 Nova: A crazy, untethered, fully rollable VR motion platform

Eight360 Nova: A crazy, untethered, fully rollable VR motion platform

Eight360 founder Terry Miller says the extreme motion effects of the Nova ball actually help prevent VR motion sickness, by matching what you're seeing to what you're feeling.

Not enough VR headsets to meet demand. Thanks / no thanks, COVID-19.

Not enough VR headsets to meet demand. Thanks / no thanks, COVID-19.

Robertson: I think this is weird in the same way that a lot of coronavirus recovery stories are weird, in that it’s possible that these headsets supplies recover and that, at some point, everybody can play [Half-Life: Alyx] and a bunch of people swarm on it and it gets a boost and what it lost at launch it gains in word of mouth, and everybody finally gets this thing and it’s great.

An Update on Oculus Connect 7

An Update on Oculus Connect 7

In light of the evolving public health risks related to COVID-19, we’ve decided to shift Oculus Connect 7 to a digital format later this year.We remain committed to the city of San Jose, where we’ve hosted Oculus Connect in the past, and its community.

"People are returning, and buying new stuff -- that never happened before in VR"

"People are returning, and buying new stuff -- that never happened before in VR"

"People are returning, and buying new stuff -- that never happened before in VR" Last year brought the next generation of VR hardware, says Ndreams' Patrick O'Luanaigh, and 2020 will see the same revolution in VR software.

Oculus developer page leaks a new VR headset codenamed ‘Del Mar’

Oculus developer page leaks a new VR headset codenamed ‘Del Mar’

And some now-removed documentation refers to a “Jedi Controller” designed for Del Mar. The information has since been removed, but we retrieved it from a Google cache of developer portal pages.

I ate a meal in virtual reality. Here's what it tasted like

I ate a meal in virtual reality. Here's what it tasted like

The couple, along with this writer, were dining companions at a virtual reality meal experience hosted by The James Beard Foundation.The dining experience, called Aerobanquets, was a way to attract new people to the organization, said Mitchell Davis, chief strategy officer at James Beard Foundation.

An AI breakthrough could significantly improve Oculus Quest rendering power

An AI breakthrough could significantly improve Oculus Quest rendering power

Researchers at Facebook's AI division have come up with a way to provide developers with up to 67% more rendering power on mobile VR hardware with a "simple" software update.

Qualcomm Reveals New Reference Designs for XR2-powered VR & AR Headsets

Qualcomm Reveals New Reference Designs for XR2-powered VR & AR Headsets

Today the company revealed its latest VR and AR headset reference designs which now include the company’s powerful new Snapdragon XR2 chip.The company added today that the XR2 reference design can support controllerless hand-tracking (likely from Ultraleap), Atraxa magnetic controller tracking, and Tobii eye-tracking.

An Important Update on GDC

An Important Update on GDC

We’re committed to building the future of immersive gaming alongside the VR developer community.And we’re committed to building the future of gaming alongside our growing developer community.

Ubisoft Is Hiring For An ‘Unannounced VR Project’ Based On One Of Its ‘Greatest IPs’

Ubisoft Is Hiring For An ‘Unannounced VR Project’ Based On One Of Its ‘Greatest IPs’

The job listings state the applicants will be working on “one of Ubisoft’s greatest IPs which will be developed across multiple studios”.Knowing Ubisoft is not only working on a VR game, but a large-scale VR game spanning multiple studios, is really exciting.

“It’s Time to Go Spatial”: Get Hyped for AWE USA 2020

“It’s Time to Go Spatial”: Get Hyped for AWE USA 2020

In terms of events, participants, and opportunities to attend, Augmented World Expo (AWE) is the largest AR, VR and MR trade show out there.There are three main AWE events, namely, Conferences, Expos, and the Auggie Awards.

Hired: AR/VR engineers replace blockchain programmers as hottest commodity

Hired: AR/VR engineers replace blockchain programmers as hottest commodity

Augmented reality and virtual reality jobs are hot, with demand surging 1,400% in 2019, according to a new State of Software Engineers report by job site Hired.This means that AR/VR knowledge is the hot new thing, supplanting blockchain engineers, who according to Hired’s data were in demand a year ago.

Valve announces the first big SteamVR 2.0 feature

Valve announces the first big SteamVR 2.0 feature

Regarding timing, we’d expect that Valve is feeling the pressure to wrap up work on SteamVR 2.0 with Half-Life: Alyx, near on the horizon, as the game will certainly introduce lots of new players to the software.