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Facebook is Unlocking AR Capabilities for Developers on Quest 2

Facebook announced today that an upcoming update to the Quest development SDK will include experimental support for a Passthrough API which will allow Unity developers to build AR experiences and features into apps on Quest 2. Although Quest wasn’t launched as an AR headset initially, its impressive passthrough camera capability showed that it could...

Two New ‘Harry Potter’ VR Experiences Launch at Harry Potter New York

Two new Harry Potter VR experiences have launched at the Harry Potter New York retail location. Wizards Take Flight and Chaos at Hogwarts were developed in collaboration with Dreamscape, Wevr, and Keylight. The Harry Potter New York store, which launched last month as a retail destination for fans of the series, is now home to two new VR experiences...

‘Carrier Command 2’ to Get Full VR Support, Coss-play With up to 9-player Co-op

Carrier Command 2, a modern sequel to the 1988 game, puts players in control of a futuristic aircraft carrier, allowing up to nine players to manage the ship’s many systems from the bridge. Developer Geometa today announced the game will get full VR support, including cross-play with the non-VR version. Both versions will be bundled together and are...

Popular App Lab Game ‘Warplanes: WW1 Fighters’ Coming to Oculus Store Soon

World War I dogfighting game Warplanes: WW1 Fighters has done fairly well for itself since it launched on Oculus’ App Lab platform earlier this year. Having garnered critical praise and approval from Oculus to launch on the official store, Warplanes: WW1 Fighters is now set to release next week. Developers Home Net Games announced that Warplanes:...

Haptic VR Glove Company HaptX Raises $12 Million in New Funding

HaptX, the company building VR gloves with advanced haptics, this week announced that is has raised $12 million in a Series A-1 investment which will be used to open a new headquarters based in Redmond, WA, and expand its team. HaptX is building perhaps the most advanced haptic VR glove to date, offering one of the most convincing experiences of...

‘OUTLIER’, A New FPS Roguelite from Joy Way, Shows Off Creative VR-centric Weapons

Joy Way, the indie VR studio that’s now simultaneously developing three unique VR games, announced Outlier today, a VR roguelite that’s piqued our interested with creative weaponry clearly designed around VR. You may be familiar with Joy Way’s other two titles, STRIDE (available in early access) and AGAINST (coming later this year), both of which...

‘Larcenauts’ Immersion Update Adds Two-handed Aiming, Manual Reloading & More

Impulse Gear announced that Larcenauts (2021), its 6v6 hero shooter for PC VR and Oculus Quest, is getting a few key updates today which focus on increasing immersion in the game. The cross-play hero shooter first launched June 17th with a few things hardcore fans of the fps genre weren’t really expecting. The game’s gun-shooting experience felt...

‘I Expect You to Die 2’ Coming to All Major VR Headsets August 24th, New Trailer Here

Schell Games today announced that its long-awaited follow-up to I Expect You to Die (2016) is set to launch on all major VR headsets August 24th. The spy-themed puzzler is already looking like a worthy sequel, offering fun and interesting ways to die, plenty of easter eggs, and a story that would be the envy of any would-be writer of a James Bond film....

Epic Games Acquires Sketchfab, the Massive 3D Object Library Compatible with AR/VR Headsets

Sketchfab, the platform that lets you view, share, and download 3D models via traditional monitors and AR/VR headsets, today announced its been acquired by Unreal Engine creators Epic Games. Founded in 2012, Sketchfab plays host to over 4 million 3D assets, all of which are accessible through its web-based platform across PC, mobile, and immersive...

The Number of VR Users on Steam Dropped Sharply Last Month, But Valve Isn’t Saying Why

Valve’s monthly Steam Hardware & Software Survey, which we’ve been carefully tracking for years now, has been a useful way to gauge how many VR headsets are being used on the platform each month. The latest data shows an odd, sharp drop in the number of VR users on Steam, but Valve isn’t saying why. Monthly-connected Headsets on Steam...

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