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Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that mass shipments of the company's first AR/VR headset could be delayed to the second half of 2023. This is reportedly due to software-related issues.
Apple is looking to hire more people to help it with its VR and AR headset ambitions. It comes at a time when economic conditions are tough and companies are looking to layoff staff, not hire more.
The upcoming virtual reality headset for PlayStation 5 consoles now have a price and a release date attached to it. 11 new games heading in for the PSVR 2 platform were also revealed today.
Researchers at MIT have developed a fascinating machine learning model that leverages sound to accurately map an environment and also determine the acoustics of the room at different locations.
Microsoft and Meta have announced a partnership that will see the cloud game streaming platform, Xbox Cloud Gaming, arrive to the Meta Quest Store, offering its suite of Xbox games to Quest users.
Meta today unveiled its latest all-in-one virtual reality headset, one that's focused on the enterprise market. The Meta Quest Pro has more powerful hardware, mixed reality support, and much more.
The upcoming revision of Sony's PlayStation Virtual Reality gaming headset will not be compatible with the current generation of games. Owners will have to retain their old hardware to play them.
Meta has announced the official date for the annual company event called Meta Connect. The one-day event will be on October 11 where the company plans to disclose new products and upcoming features.
At IFA 2022 in Berlin, Meta and Qualcomm have signed an agreement. Qualcomm already makes custom silicon for Meta's VR headsets and will continue to do so for the future Quest lineup of devices.
Apple is reportedly going to use OLEDoS displays supplied by LG Display for its rumored mixed reality headsets. Both Samsung and LG are also currently working on OLEDoS and LEDoS technologies.
Meta has responded to the FTC's lawsuit against its acquisition of VR fitness studio Within in strong words, saying that the regulator's claims are based on speculation and ideology, not evidence.
The Sony PSVR 2 headset's integrated front-facing cameras will be used for 'See-Through' view, Cinematic Mode, and more. Gamers will be able to 3D map game areas and avoid potential hazards.
The Meta Quest 2 standalone virtual reality headset is soon receiving a major price hike. Both the 128 GB and 256 GB versions, refurbished units, as well as accessories are seeing the increases.
Meta virtual reality headset owners soon won't have to be linked to a Facebook account when using their hardware. Meta accounts and Meta Horizon profiles are replacing the old system.
Apple's board of directors have been shown an in-development mixed-reality headset which suggests the firm could be getting closer to publicly unveiling the device later this year or in 2023.
As part of the v40 software update, Meta is testing End-to-End Encryption in Quest VR Messenger app, and has rolled out features such as Mono Audio, sound level balancing, and even App Unlock.
Researchers have developed "Mouth Haptics" using ultrasonic transducers which can deliver experiences that are felt with the mouth. The system could unlock new sensations such as kissing and licking.
During the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase today, Innersloth and Schell Games gave another look at Among Us VR. Aside from new gameplay, the title now has a holiday 2022 launch window attached to it.
Skydance Interactive today gave a first look at its upcoming virtual reality action and survival game The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Chapter 2 during the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase.
A couple of new reports citing surveys have revealed that teens aren't super-interested in the metaverse with less than half of all respondents showing an interest in purchasing associated hardware.
Meta is planning on charging developers as much as 47.5% commission on sales of all virtual items in the New Horizons metaverse, which is way higher than the 30% Apple Tax that Facebook had opposed.
Meta has outlined two new ways that creators on the platform can earn an income. The first is the ability to sell in-world items such as accessories, and the second is creator bonuses.
The hint of a potential VR element suggests future Steam Deck might get metaverse features. Chances of an increase in the price point are likely owing to the popularity of the most expensive version.
After over a year of teasing, Sony has finally taken the wrapping off of its upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset and controllers. The final designs of the new hardware has an all-white outer shell.
Motorola and Verizon have unveiled the 5G XR Neckband which is designed to promote a hands-free AR and VR experience. Pricing and availability for the device have not yet been shared.
Meta has introduced a new feature called Personal Boundary in Horizon Worlds to stop other avatars coming within 4-foot of your character. It comes after a woman reported being virtually raped.
Mozilla has given its Firefox Reality project to Igalia who will relaunch the browser as Wolvic. Igalia expects Wolvic to launch on some VR app stores starting next week and Firefox Reality will go.
Apple's rumored AR/VR headset is expected to house two processors, with performance akin to the Mac line, and will require a 96W USB-C power adapter like the higher-spec 14-inch MacBook Pro.
Sony took to the stage at CES 2022 to reveal more details about its PlayStation VR2 (PS VR2) platform, which comes with an improved headset, Sense controllers, and a brand new Horizon experience.
Meta is making Horizon Worlds available today for owners of the Meta Quest 2 in the United States and Canada. You'll also need to be over 18 to enter this new virtual world and abide by several rules.
IO Interactive today confirmed another year of support for its hit stealth title Hitman 3, with new features like ray tracing coming soon. The rebooted franchise has so far reached 50 million players.
Meta has shown off its haptic gloves which it hopes will make the metaverse experience more immersive. They are still considered a lab project and much more work still needs to be done.
With the company's focus on a virtual-reality vision for the future, Meta offers immersive experiences like virtual and augmented reality to aid in developing the next evolution in social technology.
Facebook has announced that it will hire 10,000 people across the European Union in the coming years as it builds its new platform called the Metaverse where people can interact in virtual reality.
Facebook today announced a new virtual reality app for the Oculus Quest 2 that allows you to meet with your colleagues in a virtual setup through a customized avatar or by calling in.
Vodafone has published a new report which states that the UK manufacturing industry could get a £6.3 billion boost if it introduces productivity-boosting 5G technology into its operations.
Oculus's latest Passthrough API Experimental will make it possible for developers to integrate virtual reality with the real world of players. Initially, only Unity developers will get access to it.
Oculus is rolling out a new software update for Quest that lets you easily invite people to your game or app. Messenger is also gaining an improved experience along with new security options.
Facebook recently stated that it will start testing in-headset ads for the Oculus Quest. Blaston was tapped as one of the first games for the trial but the developer has now opted out due to backlash.