Alien: Descent puts the Xenomorphs into a wireless VR arcade experience

Alien: Descent places the Xenomorphs right into a wi-fi VR arcade expertise

FoxNext Destinations and Pure Imagination Studios are bringing the horror of the Xenomorphs to the department stores of Orange County, California. Alien: Descent is a brand new location-based digital actuality expertise based mostly on the hit film franchise — and in contrast to different VR arcades, this one received’t overwhelm gamers with a PC backpack. […]

Google Chrome could now help Oculus Rift

Chrome added WebVR help for its Daydream headsets in Chrome for Android in February 2017, then launched cell digital actuality net browsing again in September. Adding Oculus Rift to the desktop model of Chrome appears to have come out of nowhere, particularly for the reason that final non-Google headset to get extra WebVR help was […]

Google and CyArk partner on VR versions of endangered landmarks

Google and CyArk associate on VR variations of endangered landmarks

Google introduced right this moment that it has partnered with CyArk for the Open Heritage project, which goals to “preserve” endangered historic websites utilizing superior 3D laser scanning know-how. In addition to creating reference-caliber maps of places for use in reconstruction efforts, the partnership will enable customers with VR headsets, cell gadgets, and computer systems […]

Is the VR Universe in Ready Player One Possible?

Is the VR Universe in Ready Player One Possible?

Image: Warner Bros. Pictures In 2018, almost the whole lot is in place for a descent right into a Ready Player One-style dystopia. The means issues are going, we ought to be destitute and crushed down by local weather change lengthy earlier than the 2040s. All we’re lacking, for now, is the know-how. People are […]

Low-latency JPEG XS format is optimized for dwell streaming and VR

The new normal was introduced this week by the Joint Photographic Experts Group, which says that the goal of JPEG XS is to “stream the files instead of storing them in smartphones or other devices with limited memory.” So along with getting quicker HD content material in your giant shows, the group additionally sees JPEG […]

Sony is considering new PSVR livestreaming and mixed reality features

Sony is contemplating new PSVR livestreaming and blended actuality options

Sony is actively engaged on highly effective new PlayStation VR livestreaming and blended actuality options which may grow to be accessible to customers sooner or later — however they might be held again because of the PlayStation four’s restricted computing energy. RoadtoVR experiences that Sony R&D senior workforce lead Richard Forester disclosed the corporate’s newest VR […]

KatVR said Kat Walk Mini would be ‘affordable’ — it’s not

KatVR mentioned Kat Walk Mini could be ‘reasonably priced’ — it’s not

“Hugely disappointing” could be the one strategy to describe at present’s information from KatVR, the corporate behind the upcoming omnidirectional VR treadmill Kat Walk Mini. One week after telling fans that its newest, smallest mannequin could be “affordable” for “the average consumer,” the corporate revealed at present that it’s going to briefly supply the movement […]

HTC expects 5G to boost VR and AR sales, but not until 2020

HTC expects 5G to spice up VR and AR gross sales, however not till 2020

Virtual and augmented actuality headset gross sales are improving after a rocky 2017, however HTC says that VR and AR will actually take off when 5G networks can be found. Unfortunately, each the Vive headset maker and unbiased analysts are predicting that the 5G-VR/AR convergence received’t meaningfully occur till 2020. Speaking on the Dubai launch […]

Musician covers Jamiroquai's 'Virtual Insanity' in virtual reality

Musician covers Jamiroquai's 'Virtual Insanity' in digital actuality

Singer-songwriter Chase Holfelder of Raleigh, North Carolina did one thing cool. He used digital actuality to carry out a canopy of Jamiroquai’s 1996 hit “Virtual Insanity.” With an HTC Vive rig, he made all of the sounds and devices wanted to play the music. He explains how he did it on this behind-the-scenes […]

Redirected Walking in VR done via Exploit of Eyeballs

Redirected Walking in VR carried out by way of Exploit of Eyeballs

[Anjul Patney] and [Qi Sun] demonstrated an enchanting new method at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) for tricking a human into thinking a VR space is larger than it actually is. The means it really works is that this: when an individual walks round in VR, they invariably make turns. During these turns, it’s attainable to idiot […]