WebXR Game Of The Year Adds Support For Apple Vision Pro

Editor’s Note: The Escape Artist is a WebXR game available now from Paradowski Creative featuring robust support for Quest 3 controller tracking with button input for interaction and teleportation. While working to support eye and hand tracking on Vision Pro from the same URL, technical director James C. Kane explores issues around design, tech and privacy.There are pros and cons to Vision Pro’s total reliance on gesture and eye-tracking, but when it works in context, gaze-based input feels like the future we’ve been promised —  like a computer is reading your mind in real-time to give you what you want. This first iteration is imperfect given the many valid privacy concerns in play, but Apple has clearly set a new standard for immersive user experience going forward.They’ve even brought this innovation to the web in the form of Safari’s transient-pointer input. The modern browser is a full-featured spatial computing platform

New VR Games & Releases March 2024: Quest, SteamVR, PSVR 2 & More

Looking for new VR games in March 2024? Here are our latest monthly highlights.Spring is almost here and already, 2024’s seen plenty of VR games. Following a handful of Apple Vision Pro games and a hefty January lineup, we reviewed numerous titles across February like Border Bots VR, Under Cover, Legendary Tales, Stranger Things VR, and Beat the Beats. They were joined by Project Demigod, Rogue Stargun, Ghosts of Tabor, Bootstrap Island and more.While March is looking slightly quieter right now, there’s still a good selection of new VR games on the way. You can find our more comprehensive upcoming VR games list here and, as always, be sure to bookmark this page. We’ll update this list as more VR games get confirmed release dates across each major platform, also removing entries if they get delayed.Right now, here are the biggest new VR games coming to Quest, PC VR and PSVR 2 this March.Rainbow Reactor:

The XR Week Peek (2024.02.27): Meta reported to release Quest Pro 2 in 2025, Apple Vision Pro affected by the crackgate, and more!

The hype for the Apple Pro is starting to deflate and it is possible to see that from some cues: for instance, there are more critics of the headset and fewer articles are talking about it. It’s still the gadget of the moment, but a bit less shiny than before. Honestly, I’m glad about that, I was getting bored from reading only articles about it.  Before getting into the interesting XR news of the week, I invite you all to attend the new Awe Nite that Cecilia Lascialfari and I are organizing for this Thursday (29th) at 6 pm CET that will be about XR and AI with very interesting speakers like Rafael Brown. It’s free, so you have no excuses not to attend! You can find all the most important information about it at this link: https://area6dof.com/awe-nite-florence-ai-xr-a-match-made-in-heaven/ Top news of the week (Image by Meta)Meta and Samsung prepare their answers to

Humanity Takes Shiba Inu Puzzles To Quest This March

Surrealist puzzle platformer Humanity reaches Quest next month.Released last year on Steam and PS5 with optional VR support, Humanity marks the latest game from Tetris Effect and Rez Infinite publisher Enhance. As a Shiba Inu, this third-person puzzle-action game takes inspiration from Lemmings, tasking you with guiding the mindless masses to reach the exit. Now reaching Quest, you can watch gameplay footage below. [embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=X60HJWMAmdY&feature=oembed[/embed] Detailed in a press release, Enhance confirmed the Quest version features the entire 90+ stage story mode and boss battles. Cross-platform support for custom user stages is also available, granting access to over 8,000 levels designed on the previous versions. While Enhance states it’s coming to Quest 2, Quest Pro and Quest 3, the store page also lists Quest 1, though this could be an error.We enjoyed Humanity in our hands-on impressions last year. Though we believed there’s areas where it could “have taken better advantage” of what VR can offer,

New VR Games & Releases February 2024: PSVR 2, Quest, SteamVR & More

After some new VR games in February 2024? Here’s our latest monthly highlights.2024 hasn’t long begun and already, it’s been a busy year. While Apple Vision Pro has dominated headlines before this month’s launch, we’ve already seen notable releases like UNDERDOGS, Crumbling, Bulletstorm VR, Demeter: The Asklepios Chronicles, Toy Trains, Retropolis 2: Never Say Goodbye, Micro Machines: Mini Challenge Mayhem and more, while The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners and Space Salvage received Quest 3 updates.While you’d normally expect a new headset’s launch to factor in some big releases, it’s pretty clear that Apple Vision Pro isn’t heavily focusing on gaming. That said, there are still plenty of VR games coming this month, so be sure to bookmark this page. We’ll update this list as more VR games get confirmed release dates.You can find our more comprehensive upcoming VR games list here, but for now, these are the big games

The XR Week Peek (2024.01.30): Vision Pro prepares to ship, PSVR 2 sales are stagnating, and more!

This is going to be the week of the Apple Vision Pro, with the first people who preordered it finally receiving the device at home! Finally, we will have some real impressions on the device not coming from scripted demos. I’m not envious, no… absolutely no, don’t worry…  And it will also be a bit my week… Top news of the week (Image by Apple)Apple Vision Pro preorders were a success, but… As I’ve said in the introduction, this is going to be an epic week for Apple and XR in general, because Apple is going to ship the first Apple Vision Pros on Friday, February, 2nd. According to Mark Gurman, we should have the first genuine reviews of the device starting today, that is Tuesday. It will be very interesting to discover how the headset actually is, outside of scripted demos. This is the moment we’ll read if there is something beyond

Vision Pro Currently Only Has Around 200 Native Apps Ready for Launch

There’s going to be a ton of apps available on Vision Pro day one, with more than one million iOS and iPad apps working in compatibility mode on Apple’s first mixed reality headset. While Apple is positioning the $3,500 headset as a general computing device for work and casual media consumption, as it stands today, there’s only around 200 native apps coming to the headset at launch. A number of native VisionOS apps come pre-installed on Vision Pro, which include: App Store Encounter Dinosaurs (AR app) Files Freeform Keynote Mail Messages Mindfulness (AR app) Music Notes Photos Safari Settings Tips TV Despite Apple touting Vision Pro’s access to more than 150 3D movies across various streaming services, the headset will notably lack apps for YouTube, Spotify, and Netflix. There’s also set to be a number compatible apps (non-native) that come pre-installed, including Books, Calendar, Home, Maps, News, Podcasts, Reminders,

Merry Christmas and Happy 2024! (+my Santa Wish List)

One of the traditions of this blog is my usual greeting message for the Winter Holidays… and this year could not be an exception. So, if you celebrate Christmas, I wish you would spend a wonderful day with your family, feeling joy, happiness, and human warmth. I hope you will receive wonderful gifts and that Santa Claus will surprise you with what you always wanted. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, well, I still wish you a wonderful day, maybe with fewer gifts, but still cool. And then I wish you all a wonderful 2024, in which all your dreams can come true. I love being part of this community, and I really hope that all of you can have a bright future. Yes, this image is made with AI and yes, I’m lazy ” data-medium-file=”https://i0.wp.com/skarredghost.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/happynewyear.jpg?fit=300%2C300&ssl=1″ data-large-file=”https://i0.wp.com/skarredghost.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/happynewyear.jpg?fit=640%2C640&ssl=1″ src=”https://i0.wp.com/skarredghost.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/happynewyear.jpg?resize=640%2C640&ssl=1″ alt class=”wp-image-14549″ srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/skarredghost.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/happynewyear.jpg?w=1024&ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/skarredghost.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/happynewyear.jpg?resize=300%2C300&ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/skarredghost.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/happynewyear.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/skarredghost.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/happynewyear.jpg?resize=768%2C768&ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/skarredghost.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/happynewyear.jpg?resize=194%2C194&ssl=1 194w”

Les Mills XR Dance Delivers A New Fitness Program Tomorrow On Quest

Les Mills XR Dance brings a new fitness program to Quest, featuring over 45 songs tomorrow.Following Les Mills Bodycombat, XR Dance features over 25 dance routines and Odders Lab is partnering with EDM record label Monstercat for the soundtrack. Choreographed for different music styles like pop, club and more across three difficulty levels, you’re guided by the Les Mills Dance program’s official presenters – Gandalf, Danni, Bianca, Summer and Meno. Here’s the extended trailer:recent update. A press release confirms that post-launch content is in the works and that will arrive across future updates “over the following months.”We had positive thoughts in our Les Mills Bodycombat impressions last year. Though we thought it wasn’t the most inventive VR fitness app going, we considered it a “polished, effective and fun workout experience” on Quest that “gets the basics right.” Compared to Supernatural and FitXR, we also praised Bodycombat for using a one-time fee over an ongoing subscription

Looking for the iPhone moment of AI in Spatial Computing

I’m finally back to writing articles after a long time. And since it’s Sunday and it’s a bright day outside of the window, I want to restart writing articles with something bright and funny… a satirical post about all the hype around technology that I’ve seen these months. I hope you will move some muscles around your lips while reading it… The iPhone moment The only true iPhone momentIn my 9+ years in XR, I’ve heard countless times that something that was happening was the “iPhone moment of XR”. The Oculus Go was an iPhone moment for XR, then the Quest was the iPhone moment, then the Quest 2, now the Quest 3. In the middle of this, of course, the Apple Vision Pro was also an iPhone moment, without forgetting Half-Life: Alyx in the mix. We had 749 iPhone moments of XR, more than the actual iPhone devices launched,