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'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.
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.
“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.’.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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" Last year brought the next generation of VR hardware, says Ndreams' Patrick O'Luanaigh, and 2020 will see the same revolution in VR software.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.