Original Oculus Quest Will Get Hand Tracking 2.0 Update

Hand Tracking 2.0 is coming to the original Oculus Quest in October.

The major improvement arrived on Quest 2 in April.

The XR Week Peek (2022.09.26): Pico 4 announced, RTX40 cards revealed, and more!

This is the first newsletter of the Autumn! It is not my favorite season of the year, but it is going to bring with it many cool pieces of VR news, and many cups of hot chocolate, so I guess I will be very happy in the upcoming weeks… Top news of the week Bytedance launches […]

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VR Comfort Settings Checklist & Glossary for Developers and Players Alike

For those who have been playing or developing VR content for years, it might seem ‘obvious’ what kind of settings are expected to be included for player comfort. Yet for new players and developers alike, the confusing sea of VR comfort terms is far from straightforward. This has lead to situations where players buy a […]

‘Trombone Champ’ Mod Brings VR Support to the Internet’s Silliest Game

Trombone Champ is a new PC rhythm game from indie studio Holy Wow that’s charming, silly, but also painfully stuck in the flatscreen land of mouse and keyboard. Less than two weeks since its 1.0 release on PC, the game already has already garnered its first VR mod. The mod, called BaboonVR, is brought to you […]

‘Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine’ is Getting a Location-based VR Game Next Year

Location-based VR company Zero Latency announced it’s working with Warhammer creators Games Workshop to develop an out-of-home VR adventure based on the Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine franchise. The free-roam VR experience, which is currently under development by Zero Latency, allows up to eight players to strap into the jackboots of the universe’s Space Marines for what […]

‘Bonelab’ Dev Reveals How Custom Avatars Drive Unique Gameplay

Bonelab, the anticipated sequel of Boneworks (2019) from developer Stress Level Zero, is pushing ahead with its physics-driven gameplay by allowing players to import custom avatars which will gain dynamic stats that influence gameplay. In the release date trailer last week we saw how Bonelab will give players a way to quickly jump between avatars which will […]

Station Swaps Command on Wednesday Before Thursday’s Crew Departure

The Expedition 67 crew is in the midst of a crew swap as three new flight engineers adapt to life in space and another crew prepares to go home this week. Meanwhile, with 10 people living aboard the International Space Station today there were plenty of opportunities to keep up ongoing microgravity research and lab …

XR Healthcare Case Study in Focus: Siemens Healthineers and Virtual Medical Coaching

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, […]

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 […]

7 Insightful XR Education Case Studies to Read in 2022

Around the world, countless companies and groups are already reaping the benefits of extended reality technology. We’ve discovered how valuable the right XR tools can be in collaboration and communication, and how they can help innovators to build new products and ideas. One of the areas where XR is seeing the most significant and rapid […]