virtual reality

RSS

Former Magic Leap employee accused of stealing tech to launch own AR glasses

Gamasutra - June 19, 2019 4697

Nreal unveiled its own AR glasses at the start of 2019, but Magic Leap's lawsuit casts doubt on the company's ability to develop the technology and build a prototype in such a short span of time. ...


Come to XRDC for the inside scoop on how VR is enhancing worker safety

Gamasutra - June 18, 2019 4640

Come out to XRDC in October and learn how one of the world's biggest construction companies uses VR training to put participants "at risk" in a simulated environment without endangering their lives! ...


The Oculus Quest saw $5 million in content sales in first two weeks

Gamasutra - June 17, 2019 4592

The Oculus Quest launched at the end of May, and Oculus parent company Facebook says that the system quickly surpassed $5 million in content sales. ...


Oculus: Quest's potential to make VR a 'viable medium' means store curation is a must

Gamasutra - June 17, 2019 4588

Oculus' stricter approval process for the Quest has caused issues for some VR developers, but the company says such curation is necessary to make VR a viable medium. ...


Rec Room dev Against Gravity secures $24 million in funding

Gamasutra - June 12, 2019 4322

Rec Room developer Against Gravity has secured $24 million in funding across two rounds. ...


VR app Virtual Desktop dropping VR streaming feature at Oculus' behest

Gamasutra - June 12, 2019 4316

The feature allowed Oculus Quest users to stream SteamVR games to the standalone headset but is, according to developer Guy Godin, being removed from the app following an order from Oculus. ...


Report: VR/AR company Leap Motion sold to UltraHaptics for $30 million

Gamasutra - May 30, 2019 3606

Leap Motion has reportedly been purchased by rival VR tech firm UltraHaptics for $30 million. ...

Get a job: MLB Advanced Media, Subset Games, and more are hiring now!

Gamasutra - May 10, 2019 2507

Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board. ...


Unity is looking to raise $125 million in additional funding

Gamasutra - May 10, 2019 2493

Unity is seeking $125 million in additional funding that would, if the company gets its entire ask, bring its valuation close to $6 billion. ...


Hugo Barra steps down as Oculus head for new Facebook AR/VR role

Gamasutra - May 09, 2019 2450

Hugo Barra is stepping away from his position as head of Oculus, but will remain with Facebook to build a †œglobal AR/VR partner ecosystem" and expand the audience for the technology. ...


Google's current VR plan is more about services than new hardware

Gamasutra - May 07, 2019 2335

Google has no plans to release VR hardware this year, telling CNET that the company is instead working through an R& D phase to "build the critical Lego bricks" that will power future experiences. ...


Valve has a 'flagship' game headed to SteamVR headsets

Gamasutra - April 30, 2019 1955

Valve has a "flagship" title on the way to Steam-compatible VR platforms, an announcement that quietly followed the company†™s full reveal of its own Valve Index VR headset. ...


Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest launch May 21 for $399 each

Gamasutra - April 30, 2019 1949

Oculus has opened up pre-orders for both of its 2019 VR headset launches, announcing that both will start shipping on May 21. ...


Valve Index VR headset ships June 28 for $499-$999

Gamasutra - April 30, 2019 1948

Valve has all at once dropped more information about its lightly teased VR headset Valve Index, offering pricing information and detailed hardware specs ahead of the tech†™s upcoming release. ...


A VR game is helping researchers learn about and potentially detect Alzheimer's

Gamasutra - April 29, 2019 1904

 Researchers say they've collected the equivalent of 1,700 years of research data that can be used to better detect Alzheimer's across just a few years. ...


Japanese mobile operator Docomo sinks $280 million into Magic Leap

Gamasutra - April 29, 2019 1888

Mixed-reality startup Magic Leap has secured a $280 million investment from Japanese mobile operator Docomo.  ...


Video: How co-op VR is used to help train astronauts for space

Gamasutra - April 19, 2019 1353

At GDC 2018 a panel of game makers and experts from Boeing and NASA discuss how the tools of game development can be used to help train astronauts for their voyages to the edge of known space. ...


The imperfect science of Falcon Age's baby bird-based social media marketing

Gamasutra - April 19, 2019 1320

Outerloop Games co-founder Chandana "Eka" Ekanayake talks about the baby bird that won Twitter's heart, and also a bit about Disneyland-like level design in Falcon Age. ...


Get a job: War Drum Studios is hiring a 3D Artist

Gamasutra - April 17, 2019 1240

War Drum Studios is seeking a 3D Artist to create detailed 3D models and high-resolution environment materials for an upcoming Unreal Engine 4 game. ...


Blog: How we made twin-stick shooter Flutter Bombs

Gamasutra - April 11, 2019 898

A brief overview of the production of Flutter Bombs, an indie game on console. How a multi-platform study in game design released as a twin-stick shooter on Xbox One. ...