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  • Veer VR Launches Experience Tool For VR Content Creation
    Veer VR Launches Experience Tool For VR Content Creation

    Veer VR has launched a free web-based virtual reality content creation tool as part of an effort to get users to create more content within the Veer global VR content community.

    Veer Experience is a coding-free interactive creation tool that people can use to create VR photos and videos, including those that can be viewed in 2D as 360-degree experiences. Veer already has more than 50,000 creators and 30 million users from more than 180 countries.

    “The VR industry is lacking quality content, but with the proper tools we will be able to empower creators to produce more high-quality engaging VR content easily,” said Veer VR CEO Ayden Ye, in a statement. “By utilizing the Veer VR content platform, fresh VR content will be delivered to a broad, global audience. Veer is going to continue developing more advanced features that cater to the needs of VR content creators.”

    Veer Experience is for VR content creators who want to tell their VR photo and video stories in a more engaging, creative, and immersive way. Experience supports VR video and photo background in different formats (360 degrees, 3D FOV), and allows creators to simply create an interactive story by adding hotspots, cards, external hyperlinks, VR video and photos as a background, and more.

    You can use Veer Experience to distribute VR content across platforms with a single click. Veer Experience videos and photos work on the web, mobile, and major VR headsets, including Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR, Google Daydream, Windows MR, Mi VR, and more. A lot of the content focuses on travel, sports, and adventures.

    Veer’s investors include Bertelsmann Asia Investment, DCM, Qiming VC, Sierra Venture, and Samsung NEXT. The company has 70 employees and got its first funding round in 2016. It has raised $17.5 million to date.

    Previously, Veer only supported VR video and VR images. With the new experience tool, users will be able to create interactive 360-degree VR video stories with just a few taps or clicks. Top creators include Warner Bros. Pictures, World Bank, and the Academy of Art.

    This post by Dean Takahashi originally appeared on VentureBeat.

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  • This Week In VR Sport: NextVR Bring WWE To Viewers, VR Empowering Referees And Pizza Hut Join NFL Another weekend, another chance to look back at the past week or VR and AR sports.
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  • The Biggest Rift, Vive and Windows VR Releases Of The Week 09/02/18
    The Biggest Rift, Vive and Windows VR Releases Of The Week 09/02/18

    PC VR hits back with a strong list of releases this week. Whether you’re on Rift or Vive there’s a handful of great games to choose from, though sadly Windows VR support doesn’t really seem to be in the mix.

    Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – MARS, from Konami
    Price: $29.99 (Rift, Vive)

    The ZoE series has always been something of a cult classic, which makes this latest port of the second game a bit of a treat for VR fans. The entire thing can be played inside a VR headset for the first time, letting you command super-cool space mech, Jehuty in a full campaign that will pit you against other super-cool space mechs. The VR conversion isn’t perfect, but it’s definitely something long-time fans will want to check out.

    Virtual Virtual Reality, from Tender Claws
    Price: $19.99 (Rift, Vive)

    Tender Claws’ brilliant existential take on VR is finally making its way onto the HTC Vive this week. You play as an AI that assists clients in a virtual universe, looking to get their highs in all manner of weird ways. Stick toasted bread to sentient butter, blow a tumbleweed across a canyon, and maybe even unearth the disturbing secrets that lay the foundation for the metaverse you explore.

    Unknown Fate, from Marslit Games
    Price: $14.99 (Vive)

    Unknown Fate offers a full adventure campaign with optional support for the HTC Vive. Explore a fantastical new world in which you’ll complete mind-bending puzzled and face off against dark foes. There seems to be plenty of incredible sights to Unknown Fate, though we don’t know how it shapes up from a gameplay perspective.

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  • Escape A Room Filling With Water In Submerged: VR Escape the Room New virtual reality room-escape title available now.
  • Why Zone of the Enders Is Best Experienced in VR Giant mecha are sadly under-represented in VR, Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner - Mars fills a specific niche.
  • Fieldbit and InfinityAR Announce Partnership for AR Smart Glasses Two companies are teaming up for research and development into AR smart glasses technology.
  • The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 09/02/18
    The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 09/02/18

    After last week’s influx of great new releases, it’s back to business as usual for PSVR this week. Don’t despair, though; there is one really big new launch for fans of giant mech battlers.

    Apocalypse Rider, from Naked Monkey
    Price: $4.99 (US only)

    We hadn’t heard of Apocalypse Rider before today but it’s trailer proudly called it a “sick VR game without motion sickness” and who are we to judge? You speed down a highway on a motorbike, dodging traffic as you overtake with reckless disregard for your safety and that of others. It’s is just me or is this game promoting bad driving?

    Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – MARS, from Konami
    Price: $29.99

    The ZoE series has always been something of a cult classic, which makes this latest port of the second game a bit of a treat for VR fans. The entire thing can be played inside a VR headset for the first time, letting you command super-cool space mech, Jehuty in a full campaign that will pit you against other super-cool space mechs. The VR conversion isn’t perfect, but it’s definitely something long-time fans will want to check out.

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  • A Free AR Baby Raptor In Retail Copies of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom continues to embrace immersive technology.
  • Future Farm Technologies Reveal More Details About NexTech Spin-Out The spin-out of 11,000,000 common shares of NexTech AR Solutions continues.
  • It’s Giant Robot Time in This Zone of The Enders: The 2nd Runner – M∀RS Gameplay Konami remaster is out, watch VRFocus get into the action.
  • Tayutau’s Last Labyrinth To Release In Spring 2019 New demo coming to the Tokyo Game Show 2018.
  • VIDEO: See Networked Multiplayer With Magic Leap One
    VIDEO: See Networked Multiplayer With Magic Leap One

    Impressive videos posted this week show one of the best demonstration yet for why Magic Leap calls its technology mixed reality.

    One 45-second clip posted by JJ Castillo shows several Magic Leap One users connecting for a networked multiplayer game despite each of them being in different physical locations. One of the folks in that group is Steve Lukas, whose startup Across Realities developed an approach to let iPhone, Android, HoloLens, Vive, Rift and other devices all talk to one another, resulting in content and avatar positions represented in the same shared space.

    Multiplayer @MagicLeap Test from last night w/ @slukas @andres and @tramirez89 #Dev #MagicLeapOne pic.twitter.com/xukQrFUFZU

    — JJ Castillo (@JJCastilloVR) September 6, 2018

    This approach results in a kind of blending of realities that’s not really been this easy to do before. The video shows a player in a room visited by simplistic avatars of Magic Leap One players who are physically elsewhere in the world. They were able to play a simple game shooting at targets together while still able to see and interact with people who are in the same physical room as well. Each player sees the room they are actually in combined with the same relative positioning of digital targets and avatars.

    A group of creators including @JJCastilloVR @tramirez89 @andres @slukas @Aidan_Wolf @_LucasRizzotto have been posting a series of videos in recent weeks showing how they’ve been using Magic Leap One Creator Edition. While we will still call Magic Leap One an Augmented Reality (AR) headset for clarity, some recent videos have shown how the device can be used in combination with VR headsets to mix or blend realities in potentially powerful new ways.

    first experiments with the #MagicLeapOne 😄 position sync with #Vive #AR #VR #HTCVive #madewithunity #magicleap pic.twitter.com/KhtsJ3ZaAy

    — mechpilot (@mechpil0t) September 4, 2018

    The things we’re seeing in these videos are mostly hacks built late at night and not an indication this sort of functionality will be supported broadly in current generation hardware. Still, these demos provide a preview of the types of things that will be possible when realities can be mixed more easily. Soon, folks without headsets will be able to see the view from their phones that people wearing AR and VR headsets see. That’s a powerful thing and tests like this one provide a glimpse of that possible future.

    Keep checking back with UploadVR because we’ll keep watching closely for new developments with this approach to AR and VR.

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