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Oculus is making it easier for friends to play together in VR


In the event that you have an Oculus Quest and appreciate playing with companions however have consistently thought that it was somewhat of a battle, at that point there's uplifting news as Oculus is taking a shot at an update to change that. 

In an ongoing blog entry, the organisation expounded on how it's "continually searching for approaches to improve the client experience..." one such way is the expansion of open gatherings and an element known as "Travel Together".

This is another element that permits companions to make gatherings and move quickly and effectively into games together without every individual from the gathering having to physically dispatch the game and re-interface in the anteroom 


Just a bunch of games are bolstered right now. These incorporate Echo VR, Racket: Nx, Synth Riders, Eleven Table Tennis, Elven Assassin, Epic Roller Coasters, Arizona Sunshine, Cloudlands 2, Spaceteam VR, Ironlights, Multiverse, and Pro Putt by Topgolf. 

Ideally, we'll see a greater amount of such a client experience improvement in future also. 

Travel Together isn't the main feature of this update. Open Parties is intended to make it simpler for individuals to make companions by playing with new gamers also. You can make a gathering of up to eight individuals that companions and outsiders can join and afterward hang out together and talk in VR or mess around with Travel Together. 


Oculus is likewise making it simpler to discover your Facebook companions on the stage also. In the event that you login to Oculus with your Facebook account, you can now effectively discover companions on the stage or cutoff who can discover you in that manner in the event that you'd preferably. Obviously, doing so may mean you see more Oculus adverts when you login to Facebook somewhere else, yet at any rate you'll have companions to play with.




VR Woodworking Game


Building something with your own two hands out of wood can be rewarding, but also messy, difficult, and not always practical depending on where you live. In the Early Access game VR work shop, which is available starting today, you’ll get a chance to learn and put your woodworking skills to the test.

In the game's Steam posting, scopatgames says the objective is to find some kind of harmony between authenticity, inundation, and fun, which is the reason it's making a beeline for early access first. It's set to incorporate two distinctive play modes at dispatch: difficulties and free play, the last of which permits you to manufacture anything you need.


The current build is nearly set for release, scopatgames says, which includes:

  • Hand tools: saw and hammer
  • Measuring tools: speed square, small and large framing square
  • Fasteners: Common and finishing nails of different sizes
  • Lumber: 17 different sizes of lumber
  • Marking tools: pencils, chalk, eraser
  • A customisable pegboard
  • Functional chalkboard and hand calculator.
  • 10 challenge projects
  • A three-part project scoring system
  • 2 free play environments (indoor workshop, outdoor arena)


The game, which is said to dispatch at some point in July, bolsters your standard arrangement of SteamVR headsets, including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows VR, and Valve Index. 

VR work shop is scheduled to leave early access at some point in 2021; scopatgames is planning to incorporate new devices, making strategies, communications, challenges, free play conditions, and techniques to share the player's own manifestations inside the network before its full purchaser discharge.




Goertek Aims to Produce Over 3 Million More VR/ Headsets Annually


Goertek may not be an easily recognised name, yet the China-based organisation is hoping to equip its assembling lines to deliver an astonishing number of VR headsets and focal points soon. 

Goertek as of late reported a ¥4 billion (~$572 million USD) convertible corporate security offering, one fourth will be put resources into the organisations VR fabricating abilities, the organisation says. The news was first announced by Yivian (Chinese). 

Yivian noticed that Goertek likewise wants to push creation of VR gadgets to 3.5 million additional units every year, and increment yield of "accuracy optical focal points and module items" by a yearly measure of 5 million units.





HP Affirms Reverb G2 ‘Fall’ Release Date, Says Retailer Dates Are Unofficial Estimates



Back in late May, HP declared its was putting up another VR headset for sale to the public, the Reverb G2, which incorporates a genuine list of things to get of enhancements to the WMR item biological system. Despite the fact that an official HP retailer was spotted plainly promoting a September fifteenth discharge date for the headset, HP insists that it hasn't declared a date any more explicit than 'Fall 2020'.

With driving visual lucidity, high caliber off-ear earphones, improved following, and new controllers, there's a ton to anticipate. The headset is accessible for pre-request beginning today at $600 and is set to dispatch this Fall. 

HP propelled the first Reverb headset back in May, 2019; presently only a year later the organisation is uncovering its replacement, the Reverb G2. From the upgrades and improvements, it seems quite clear that HP has been listening carefully to feedback from users of the original Reverb and other WMR headsets at large. Reverb G2 is shaping up to be the next generation of Windows VR headsets.

Four Camera Tracking for the First Time on WMR


Windows VR headsets were the first major headsets out of the gate with inside-out tracking back in 2017. While it was impressive for the time, competitors like Oculus have since launched headsets with four or more tracking cameras which offer a much larger tracking volume.

Reverb G2 is the first WMR headset to move from two-camera tracking to four-camera tracking. HP says that the additional cameras offer “1.4x more movement capture” compared to other Windows VR headsets.

New Controllers, Compatible with All WMR Headsets


Reverb G2 will likewise be the primary Windows VR headset to offer a considerable controller update. While Samsung made somewhat progressively ergonomic renditions of the first Windows VR controllers for its Odyssey headsets, HP is carrying noteworthy changes to the shape and information format. 

The first WMR controllers had both a thumb-stick, trackpad, and one application button on the face. That was joined by a simple trigger and a grasp button. 

The Reverb G2 controllers—which show up shamelessly formed like Oculus' Touch controllers—offer an a lot nearer input design to other present day VR controllers: a thumb-stick, two face fastens, an application button, a simple trigger and a grasp trigger. There's likewise the 'Windows' button for center WMR usefulness. 




Japanese Convenience Stores To Begin Employing VR-Controlled Robots


Japanese store chain Family mart hopes to have robotic employees working in 20 branches by 2022.

Envision strolling into your neighborhood comfort store just to locate the typical checkout individual had been supplanted by a remote-controlled robot worked in VR by a person found many miles away. Sci-fi, isn't that so? Maybe not. 

Because of an ongoing association between Japanese accommodation store chain Family Mart and Tokyo-based mechanical technology firm Telexistence Inc., Tokyo occupants may before long wind up buying their delicious products from a non-human merchant as a major aspect of another battle structured improve the work adaptability of Family Mart representatives. All things considered, the human ones in any event.


First reported by SoraNews24, Telexistence will begin employing its technology at specific Family Mart locations to study its impact on operating costs and efficiency. The idea behind the partnership, according to Family Mart, is to provide assistance to its workers by allowing them to work from home. This remote accessibility also proves beneficial to Family Mart branches struggling to find local workers. No one Family Mart location will feature an all-robot staff, however, so you’ll want to think twice before your go robot-tipping.

Based on the images provided, it appears as though these remote workers will be operating their VR counterparts via an HTC Vive headset. Three Vive Trackers provide additional tracking for the body and arms, while a pair of Manus VR Gloves track individual finger movements.

Telexistence Inc. will begin testing its system this summer at select Family Mart locations in Tokyo, Japan; the team hopes to have remote-controlled robots working in 20 branches by the year 2022.




Facebook demos the 'thinnest' VR headset to date with holographic displays


Facebook's Reality Labs and its Oculus image have been building up a smoothed out VR headset. Their most recent exertion is, they guarantee, the "most slender VR show exhibited to date". It's fundamentally a couple of simple to-wear VR shades, however they're only a proof-of-idea gadget at this stage.

The VR headset utilizes holographics with level movies for the optics. The showcases are under 0.35 inches thick, helped by polarization-based optical collapsing that pushes the light ahead and back different occasions. Here's the manner by which Facebook's Reality Labs depicted the innovation:

" To significantly reduce the overall size and weight of VR displays, we combine two techniques: Holographic optics and polarization-based optical folding. Most VR displays share a common viewing optic: A simple refractive lens composed of a thick, curved piece or glass or plastic. We propose replacing this bulky element with holographic optics. You may be familiar with holographic images seen at a science museum or on your credit card, which appear to be three-dimensional with realistic depth in or out of the page. Like these holographic images, our holographic optics are a recording of the interaction of laser light with objects, but in this case the object is a lens rather than a 3D scene. The result is a dramatic reduction in thickness and weight: The holographic optic bends light like a lens but looks like a thin, transparent sticker."

Facebook's Reality Labs said its current prototype outputs in monochrome, but it's hoping to one day deliver a wider colour range with upgraded imagery. "In our technical paper, we identify the current limitations of our proposed display architecture," explained Facebook's Reality Lab, and we "[Discuss] future areas of research that will make the approach more practical". 

The unit hopes to improve the resolution to the “limit of human vision", which could lead to VR glasses you can wear for long periods of time.

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VR Woodworking Game


Building something with your own two hands out of wood can be rewarding, but also messy, difficult, and not always practical depending on where you live. In the Early Access game VR work shop, which is available starting today, you’ll get a chance to learn and put your woodworking skills to the test.

In the game's Steam posting, scopatgames says the objective is to find some kind of harmony between authenticity, inundation, and fun, which is the reason it's making a beeline for early access first. It's set to incorporate two distinctive play modes at dispatch: difficulties and free play, the last of which permits you to manufacture anything you need.


The current build is nearly set for release, scopatgames says, which includes:

  • Hand tools: saw and hammer
  • Measuring tools: speed square, small and large framing square
  • Fasteners: Common and finishing nails of different sizes
  • Lumber: 17 different sizes of lumber
  • Marking tools: pencils, chalk, eraser
  • A customisable pegboard
  • Functional chalkboard and hand calculator.
  • 10 challenge projects
  • A three-part project scoring system
  • 2 free play environments (indoor workshop, outdoor arena)

The game, which is said to dispatch at some point in July, bolsters your standard arrangement of SteamVR headsets, including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows VR, and Valve Index. 

VR work shop is scheduled to leave early access at some point in 2021; scopatgames is planning to incorporate new devices, making strategies, communications, challenges, free play conditions, and techniques to share the player's own manifestations inside the network before its full purchaser discharge.




Goertek Aims to Produce Over 3 Million More VR/ Headsets Annually


Goertek may not be an easily recognised name, yet the China-based organisation is hoping to equip its assembling lines to deliver an astonishing number of VR headsets and focal points soon. 

Goertek as of late reported a ¥4 billion (~$572 million USD) convertible corporate security offering, one fourth will be put resources into the organisations VR fabricating abilities, the organisation says. The news was first announced by Yivian (Chinese). 

Yivian noticed that Goertek likewise wants to push creation of VR gadgets to 3.5 million additional units every year, and increment yield of "accuracy optical focal points and module items" by a yearly measure of 5 million units.




HP Affirms Reverb G2 ‘Fall’ Release Date, Says Retailer Dates Are Unofficial Estimates



Back in late May, HP declared its was putting up another VR headset for sale to the public, the Reverb G2, which incorporates a genuine list of things to get of enhancements to the WMR item biological system. Despite the fact that an official HP retailer was spotted plainly promoting a September fifteenth discharge date for the headset, HP insists that it hasn't declared a date any more explicit than 'Fall 2020'.

With driving visual lucidity, high caliber off-ear earphones, improved following, and new controllers, there's a ton to anticipate. The headset is accessible for pre-request beginning today at $600 and is set to dispatch this Fall. 

HP propelled the first Reverb headset back in May, 2019; presently only a year later the organisation is uncovering its replacement, the Reverb G2. From the upgrades and improvements, it seems quite clear that HP has been listening carefully to feedback from users of the original Reverb and other WMR headsets at large. Reverb G2 is shaping up to be the next generation of Windows VR headsets.

Four Camera Tracking for the First Time on WMR


Windows VR headsets were the first major headsets out of the gate with inside-out tracking back in 2017. While it was impressive for the time, competitors like Oculus have since launched headsets with four or more tracking cameras which offer a much larger tracking volume.

Reverb G2 is the first WMR headset to move from two-camera tracking to four-camera tracking. HP says that the additional cameras offer “1.4x more movement capture” compared to other Windows VR headsets.

New Controllers, Compatible with All WMR Headsets

Reverb G2 will likewise be the primary Windows VR headset to offer a considerable controller update. While Samsung made somewhat progressively ergonomic renditions of the first Windows VR controllers for its Odyssey headsets, HP is carrying noteworthy changes to the shape and information format. 

The first WMR controllers had both a thumb-stick, trackpad, and one application button on the face. That was joined by a simple trigger and a grasp button. 

The Reverb G2 controllers—which show up shamelessly formed like Oculus' Touch controllers—offer an a lot nearer input design to other present day VR controllers: a thumb-stick, two face fastens, an application button, a simple trigger and a grasp trigger. There's likewise the 'Windows' button for center WMR usefulness. 




Japanese Convenience Stores To Begin Employing VR-Controlled Robots


Japanese store chain Family mart hopes to have robotic employees working in 20 branches by 2022.

Envision strolling into your neighborhood comfort store just to locate the typical checkout individual had been supplanted by a remote-controlled robot worked in VR by a person found many miles away. Sci-fi, isn't that so? Maybe not. 

Because of an ongoing association between Japanese accommodation store chain Family Mart and Tokyo-based mechanical technology firm Telexistence Inc., Tokyo occupants may before long wind up buying their delicious products from a non-human merchant as a major aspect of another battle structured improve the work adaptability of Family Mart representatives. All things considered, the human ones in any event.

First reported by SoraNews24, Telexistence will begin employing its technology at specific Family Mart locations to study its impact on operating costs and efficiency. The idea behind the partnership, according to Family Mart, is to provide assistance to its workers by allowing them to work from home. This remote accessibility also proves beneficial to Family Mart branches struggling to find local workers. No one Family Mart location will feature an all-robot staff, however, so you’ll want to think twice before your go robot-tipping.

Based on the images provided, it appears as though these remote workers will be operating their VR counterparts via an HTC Vive headset. Three Vive Trackers provide additional tracking for the body and arms, while a pair of Manus VR Gloves track individual finger movements.

Telexistence Inc. will begin testing its system this summer at select Family Mart locations in Tokyo, Japan; the team hopes to have remote-controlled robots working in 20 branches by the year 2022.




Facebook demos the 'thinnest' VR headset to date with holographic displays


Facebook's Reality Labs and its Oculus image have been building up a smoothed out VR headset. Their most recent exertion is, they guarantee, the "most slender VR show exhibited to date". It's fundamentally a couple of simple to-wear VR shades, however they're only a proof-of-idea gadget at this stage.

The VR headset utilizes holographics with level movies for the optics. The showcases are under 0.35 inches thick, helped by polarization-based optical collapsing that pushes the light ahead and back different occasions. Here's the manner by which Facebook's Reality Labs depicted the innovation:

"To significantly reduce the overall size and weight of VR displays, we combine two techniques: Holographic optics and polarization-based optical folding. Most VR displays share a common viewing optic: A simple refractive lens composed of a thick, curved piece or glass or plastic. We propose replacing this bulky element with holographic optics. You may be familiar with holographic images seen at a science museum or on your credit card, which appear to be three-dimensional with realistic depth in or out of the page. Like these holographic images, our holographic optics are a recording of the interaction of laser light with objects, but in this case the object is a lens rather than a 3D scene. The result is a dramatic reduction in thickness and weight: The holographic optic bends light like a lens but looks like a thin, transparent sticker."

Facebook's Reality Labs said its current prototype outputs in monochrome, but it's hoping to one day deliver a wider colour range with upgraded imagery. "In our technical paper, we identify the current limitations of our proposed display architecture," explained Facebook's Reality Lab, and we "[Discuss] future areas of research that will make the approach more practical". 

The unit hopes to improve the resolution to the “limit of human vision", which could lead to VR glasses you can wear for long periods of time.




Pressure Mounts for Xbox’s Missing VR Strategy as PSVR Revenue Exceeds $2 Billion


VR may at present be youthful, with an introduce base still little contrasted with the universe of conventional gaming supports, however it can't be disregarded that mounting deals of the Playstation VR headset—viably an over the top expensive PS4 extra—is signifying significant income. In an age where PS4 has kept up a noteworthy introduce base lead (and PS5 set to help VR when it dispatches in the not so distant future) pressure is mounting for Microsoft to make sense of its Xbox VR procedure.

Sony's legitimate figures put PS4 deals (counting PS4 and PS4 Pro) at 106 million units as of the finish of 2019. Microsoft in the interim hasn't openly uncovered their Xbox One marketing projections for quite a while, however ongoing evaluations put it something close to 50 million units. Seriously, that is a huge hole. What's more, it isn't helping Microsoft that, for gamers wavering between the two consoles, PlayStation has a huge check mark in the VR section while Xbox doesn't. 

That is going to keep on being the situation for PS5 versus Xbox Series X, as Sony has just affirmed that their cutting edge reassure will keep on supporting PSVR, while Microsoft has asserted that VR isn't a need for Xbox Series X.

It isn't only the heaviness of VR bolster that could be advancing PlayStation's edge, there's income to be considered as well. PSVR's introduce base probably won't be immense comparative with PS4, however it's a costly gadget—regularly significantly more costly than the comfort that powers it—bringing the organization extensive extra income. 

Not long ago Sony authoritatively revealed that the PSVR introduce base has arrived at 5 million units. The headset has been sold in different arrangements since dispatch, with Sony bringing down costs after some time from the first $500 Launch Bundle to the present packs estimated around $350. The organization has additionally run forceful deals each Christmas shopping season since the headset propelled. 

Roughing out a $400 normal selling cost for the primary 2.5 million units and a $300 normal for following 2.5 million, we can gauge that Sony has produced almost $1.75 billion in income from PSVR equipment alone.




The end of budget VR? Oculus discontinues low-end Go headset


Facebook-claimed Oculus is ending its Oculus Go computer generated reality headset. 

It's closure deals of the headset yet will keep up the headset's firmware through 2022. It will even acknowledge new applications until the finish of this current year. 

At the same time, Oculus is including a Quest application conveyance channel with less prerequisites, to tempt designers to make for that headset. In a post, Oculus said it's relinquishing the Go to concentrate on Quest, an across the board headset with full spatial 6DoF movement - not simply head direction. 

"You've disclosed to us boisterous and clear that 6DoF feels like the fate of VR," Oculus said. "We won't transport any progressively 3DoF VR items." 

The $149 Go is as of now recorded as unavailable, and Oculus is plainly pushing engineers to the Quest. At first structured as a spending choice for VR fans, in reality, the Oculus Go appeared to add disarray to Oculus' arrangement. 

Many befuddled the VR headset with the further developed $399 Oculus Quest. 

We should likewise not overlook that, five years prior, VR was the hot new thing. Two or after three years, Pokemon Go detonated, and AR was popular. From that point forward, we've seen organisations toy with mixing both AR and VR. 

Be that as it may, to be completely forthright, VR still hasn't gone standard. Maybe Facebook knows about this and is endeavouring to smooth out its Oculus equipment portfolio so as to improve its main concern. 

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