(VRfun18) How knitting inspired the clone-based gameplay of The Last Clockwinder

The Last Clockwinder sees players creating clones of themselves, steadily creating a clockwork of robots executing their exact last action in order to solve massive puzzles. It challenges you to think about how you would turn yourself into every step of a complex machine to solve the challenges at hand. Game Developer spoke with John…

(VRfun18) VRAI wants to tackle the energy crisis by bringing VR simulation training to offshore wind sector

Virtual Reality (VR) has struggled to transition too far beyond gaming circles and specific industry use-cases such as medical training, but with the burgeoning metaverse movement championed by tech heavyweights such as Meta, there has been a renewed hope (and hype) around the promise that virtual worlds bring. Just yesterday, Los Angeles-based AmazeVR announced a…

(VRfun18) The Pico 4 VR Headset Is Here To Shake Things

Pico’s latest standalone headset signals a new era in consumer VR hardware. Pico has announced the launch of its next-generation all-in-one VR headset, the Pico 4, which aims to make VR more accessible to beginners and experienced gamers by providing a superior VR experience with a focus on performance and comfort.During a press announcement, Leland…

(VRfun18) CORTEXR launches XR & metaverse data analytics platform

September 27, 2022 – CORTEXR, a provider of data analytics solutions, has recently announced the launch of its new data analytics platform for the XR industry that is aimed at standardizing the measurement of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and the metaverse. The platform essentially runs as a plug-in for 3D engines and XR…

(VRfun18) Nreal Air AR glasses arrive in the U.S. with iPhone support

Nreal is bringing its augmented reality (AR) glasses to the U.S., and this time the company is porting over all that immersive fun to the iOS ecosystem. The Nreal Air, which have been available in the U.K. since May, carry a price tag of $379 and will be available via Amazon and authorized retail outlets…

(VRfun18) Pico to Launch Horizon Worlds Metaverse Competitor in 2023

Last Thursday, during its 2022 product announcement live stream, Pico revealed a new virtual reality (VR) headset, a Metaverse platform, and enterprise products.Alongside the new Pico 4 VR headset debut, Bytedance introduced Project Pico Worlds, a Metaverse platform and direct competitor to Meta’s Horizon Worlds for Meta Quest [Pro]. Bytedance will launch its Metaverse service…

(VRfun18) VR Could Lower The Need For Sedation During Surgery

Who needs drugs when you can meditate in a serene meadow during surgery? We’ve seen immersive technology used for a variety of medicinal purposes over the years. This includes everything from augmented reality (AR) glasses EMTs can use to convey critical information to health centers to VR hospital tours designed specifically for children. We’ve also…

(VRfun18) RP1 to demo metaverse platform that can support 100,000 users

September 27, 2022 – RP1, a provider of technology that enables creators, designers and developers to deploy 3D immersive content in a real-time, persistent virtual world, without the need for sharding, has announced that it plans to demo its “shardless metaverse” platform, where it claims that 100,000 users will be able to connect in a…

(VRfun18) Behind the design and viral success of comedic tooter Trombone Champ

If you’ve spent any time on Video Game Twitter over the past week you’ll have likely seen the industry collectively lose its mind over Trombone Champ, an absurdist rhythm game from indie studio HolyWow that asks players to cover iconic (royalty free) tracks from greats like Beethoven using a honking virtual trombone. The end result…

(VRfun18) XR Healthcare Case Study in Focus: Siemens Healthineers and Virtual

Virtual Medical Coaching (VMC) is an immersive training technology developer designing bespoke solutions to enhance the safety of conventional front-line learning environments.The medical edtech company leverages augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) solutions to provide varied and realistic training scenarios. The Christchurch, Canterbury-based firm powers its AR/VR solutions by utilizing immersive technology like remote guidance, big…

(VRfun18) Rec Room Announces New Creator Tools & PC Access

Rec Room takes social VR to the next level with several exciting new features. Rec Room dropped some juicy news during its big virtual event RecCon, including the announcement of Rec Room Studio, an awesome new tool that will let you create your own amazing experiences featuring killer graphics and animations on the social VR…

(VRfun18) Bonelab Trailer Teases A Physics-Driven VR Adventure

Return to MythOS city.Stress Level Zero yesterday dropped a new trailer for its highly-anticipated VR game Bonelab, teasing a number of exciting features we can’t wait to try in the process. A direct follow-up to 2019’s Boneworks, the game will launch next week on Meta Quest 2 and PC VR headsets via Steam. Based on…

(VRfun18) Hunt Dinosaurs In VR On The Quest In Primal Hunt

“Clever girl…”Have you ever wondered what it might be like to battle a cybernetically-enhanced 30-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex equipped with rocket launchers and a machine gun? Well, wonder no more as VR developer Phaser Lock Interactive (Final Assault) has announced its latest VR game, a prehistoric hunting simulator called Primal Hunt. https://twitter.com/PhaserLockInt/status/1567865435462287360In this over-the-top first-person shooter,…

(VRfun18) Watch Meta’s full-body VR tracking with just Quest headset

Meta Reality Labs is making big strides in avatar rendering with the latest advances combining machine learning (ML) with sensor data from Quest VR headsets to show your full body, including arms, legs, torso, and head. The result is a very realistic and accurate representation of the poses and movements of a person wearing a…

(VRfun18) Which Quest 2 games support 120Hz refresh rate?

(Pocket-lint) – The Meta Quest 2 has had a 120Hz refresh rate as an experimental feature for quite some time. This faster refresh rate in theory means a smoother experience and less chance of motion sickness when playing VR games.  In a recent Tweet, John Carmack, Consulting CTO of Oculus VR revealed that the 120Hz…

(VRfun18) Pico announces launch of new ‘Pico 4’ standalone VR headset

September 23, 2022 – Pico Interactive, a manufacturer of virtual reality (VR) solutions for consumers and enterprise, has this week announced its latest standalone VR headset with the launch of the Pico 4. It was only back in April this year that the company unveiled its Pico Neo 3 Link device, which was primarily aimed…

(VRfun18) ENGAGE XR Report Confirms Enterprise Metaverse Release Window

Last Tuesday, ENGAGE XR (extended reality) developers of immersive education and collaboration platforms released its H1 financial report.The report highlights the firm’s recent success and provides information regarding Link, its upcoming enterprise-grade Metaverse platform.ENGAGE’s unaudited interim results record the company’s finances, where it reported a €4.9 million net cash flow for the first fiscal half…

(VRfun18) VR Streetball Game Blacktop Hoops Kickstarter Is Live

Defend your house in this arcade-style sports experience. Are you ready to dominate the court and throwdown like legendary street ballers Bobbito Garcia AKA Kool Bob Love or WNBA All-Star Renee Montgomery? Blacktop Hoops from Vinci Games is an upcoming VR street basketball game that lets you compete against other players in fast-paced multiplayer matchups…

(VRfun18) TikTok Company’s New VR Headset Competes with Meta on Price and Privacy

The Pico 4 headset is the closest-priced and sufficiently powerful VR device to the Meta Quest 2 we’ve seen to date. Screenshot: Pico/ByteDanceMeta is terrified of TikTok’s domineering presence in the social media market, and now it seems the company behind the app, ByteDance, is coming for Meta’s own stake in the Metaverse with a…

(VRfun18) Pico 4 VR headset is here to take on the Meta Quest 2

The Pico 4 VR headset has just been announced and the company claims big upgrades to image quality and comfort compared to the previous generation thanks to the new pancake lenses that should provide a larger sweet spot of ideal focus. The updated design also reduces the size and weight of this low-cost, stand-alone headset.…

(VRfun18) ByteDance VR subsidiary launches the Pico 4 headset

(Pocket-lint) – VR is having a bit of a resurgence, partly thanks to Mark Zuckerberg’s recent metaverse ambitions. However, when it comes to VR brands with social media ties, Facebook is not the only name in town. Pico is a subsidiary of ByteDance, which is TikTok’s parent company, and today it announced its first all-in-one…

(VRfun18) Lowe’s partners with NVIDIA & Magic Leap

September 21, 2022 – US retailer Lowe’s has recently announced an innovative partnership with spatial computing company Magic Leap and NVIDIA. Lowe’s has implemented an interactive store digital twin in which store associates can visualize and interact with almost all of a store’s digital data in the physical store environment. Such interaction will provide the…

(VRfun18) Librarium Launches VR Study Tool For The Quest 2

Access 35 virtual study decks designed to improve retention and memory for the MCATs.Librarium, a leader in immersive education whose innovative approach helps students prepare for tests and improve their memory retention and performance using their patent-pending VR technology, has announced the launch of their study tool app for the Meta Quest 2 VR headset.The…

(VRfun18) New PSVR2 trailer released, details some of the features

(Pocket-lint) – Sony has released a new trailer for its forthcoming PlayStation VR2 virtual reality headset and it shows how some of the innovative new features might be used in games. The trailer – which you can see above – is titled “Feel a New Real” and is split into small segments showing different features.…

(VRfun18) Zero Latency & Games Workshop to develop Warhammer: 40K VR title

September 21, 2022 – Zero Latency, a provider of virtual reality (VR) location-based entertainment (LBE) experiences, and Games Workshop have recently announced the development of a first-of-its-kind interactive VR adventure based on the world-renowned Warhammer: 40,000: Space Marine franchise. Building on the legacy of the Space Marine video games, the upcoming free-roam VR experience will…

(VRfun18) Disney Released An AR Short Film Starring Brie Larson

Remembering: The AR Experience is available now to Disney+ subscribers.This past Thursday was Disney Plus Day, an annual event designed to promote new films and television series coming to popular streaming services. This year’s celebration featured everything from a sneak peek at Andor, the latest series in the Star Wars franchise, to the surprise premiere…

(VRfun18) NVIDIA announces Unity connector for Omniverse at GTC 2022

[Disclaimer: This article has been written as part of a paid collaboration with NVIDIA. It’s been written by me, on a topic I had an interest in, and trying to convey useful information to the community, so I hope you’ll like it] A few weeks ago, while reading the news about SIGGRAPH, I saw NVIDIA…

(VRfun18) Hubris creator Cyborn on how VR devs can immerse players with movement

Hubris developer Cyborn has plenty of pedigree when it comes to creating virtual worlds. The Antwerp-based studio has cut its teeth on a number of work-for-hire projects spanning movies, mobile apps, and video games, and has recently started building out its own VR franchise, Hubris. The project is being pitched as a sci-fi action-adventure game with triple-A graphics that…

(VRfun18) Top XR Vendors Majoring in Education for 2022

Few things are more important than delivering the right education to individuals around the globe. Whether enlightening a new generation of young students, or empowering professionals in a complex business environment, learning is the key to building a better future.In recent years, we’ve discovered just how powerful technology can be in delivering information to those…