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Technologies

Unreal Engine 4.18 released!

Major Features:

  • Volumetric lightmaps;
  • Precomputed lighting on volumetric fog;
  • Improved static skylight directionality;
  • Multi-bounce Indirect lighting from skylights;
  • Apple ARKit iOS 11 support;
  • Google ARCore developer preview support;
  • Media framework improvements;
  • Sequencer improvements;
  • Improved physics asset editor;
  • Multi-Convex generation for physics asset bodies;
  • Animation montage time stretch curve;
  • RigidBody anim node improvements;
  • Blendspace editor usability improvements;
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Sketchfab

The Sketchfab Model Inspector — is now live! The inspector now lets you break down EVERY material into its component parts. You can also use the inspector to view normal direction and display a UV checker map.

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Oculus Connect 4 Roundup

Key Announcements:

  • New Hardware: Oculus Go and Oculus Santa Cruz
  • New Software: Multiview
  • New Features: Rift Core 2.0
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News

YoYo Games

YoYo Games has partnered with Microsoft to give its GameMaker Studio 2.

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Nukeygara

Nukeygara released the final version of Akeytsu.

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Microsoft

Microsoft joins OpenXR, becoming a decisive backer in the open, royalty-free VR/AR standard.

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Unity

Updates:

  • The beta-test Unity 2017.3 was started;
  • Unity ARKit plugin available;
  • Unity ARCore plugin released.
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Google

Poly is Google’s new platform for sharing 3D objects for use in AR and VR apps.

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3DFlow

3DF Zephyr 3.500 is ready for download!

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RizomLab

UNFOLD3D V10 is now available!

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Hardware

Windows

Windows VR headsets can now play VR games on steam.

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HTC Vive

HTC lists Sports Racket accessory for Vive Tracker, suggesting tracker launch is near.

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LG

LG patent shows unique split design for VR headset.

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VR Coaster and Sensics

VR Coaster and Sensics unveiled RideVR, a new all-in-one VR headset.

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Bigscreen

‘Bigscreen’ lets you stream console games in VR – Nintendo Switch, Xbox One & PS4.

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Apple

Apple could release an AR Headset as early as 2020.

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News

Announces

  • Niantic

    Pokémon GO makers announce Harry Potter AR Game, releasing 2018.

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  • nDreams

    Shooty Fruity coming to all major VR platforms on December 19th.

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  • Bethesda’s

    Bethesda’s VR version of Skyrim (2011) is nearly here, launching on PSVR Friday this week.

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October 2017 VR Game Release Dates

  • Knife Club VR – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (Oct. 2)*Early Access
  • Sneaky Bears – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (Oct. 4)
  • VR Drivers – Oculus Rift (Oct. 5)
  • Marshmallow Melee – HTC Vive (Oct. 7)
  • TRIPLE TWENTY – VR Darts – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (Oct. 9)
  • Arktika.1 – Oculus Rift/Touch Exclusive (Oct. 10)
  • n-body – HTC Vive (Oct. 11)
  • SweeperVR – HTC Vive (Oct. 12)
  • REGENESIS Arcade – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (Oct. 13)
  • Toy Goblins – HTC Vive (Oct. 13)
  • Taphouse VR – HTC Vive (Oct. 18)
  • Virtual Space – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (Oct. 17)*Early Access
  • Megaton Rainfall – PSVR (Oct. 17)
  • The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (Oct. 18)
  • Alpha Mike Foxtrot – HTC Vive (Oct. 20)
  • Pathstow Mystery VR – HTC Vive (Oct. 20)
  • Ancient Code VR( The Fantasy Egypt Journey) – HTC Vive (Oct. 26)
  • Guns’n’Stories: Preface VR – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (October 2017)
  • Organ Quarter – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (October 2017)
  • Star Shelter – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (October 2017)*Early Access
  • TankVR – HTC Vive (October 2017)*Early Access
  • Aderyn’s Cradle – Oculus Rift (Fall 2017)
  • The American Dream – PSVR/Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (2017)
  • Aquanox Deep Descent – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (2017)
  • ARK Park – PSVR/Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (2017)
  • Bad Day To Fly – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (2017)
  • Bee Bee Q – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (Summer 2017)
  • Blunt Force – Oculus Rift (“Episodes starting in 2017”)

November 2017 VR Game Release dates

  • Merper VR – HTC Vive (Nov. 1)
  • Medieval Mayhem – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (Nov. 1)*Early Access
  • Realm Quest – HTC Vive (Nov. 1)*Early Access
  • Soundscape – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (Nov. 1)
  • Prana – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (Nov. 6)
  • Gravity Tunnel VR – HTC Vive (Nov. 6)
  • Kokoda VR – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (Nov. 6)
  • Hide N Seek VR – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (Nov. 7)*Early Access
  • Killing Floor: Incursion – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (Nov. 7)
  • Tactical AR – HTC Vive (Nov. 8)
  • Fragments – Oculus Rift (Nov. 9)
  • The Hospital: Allison’s Diary – HTC Vive (Nov. 9)
  • Castaway VR – HTC Vive (Nov. 9)*Early Access
  • Magical Squash – HTC Vive (Nov. 10)
  • M.I.A – HTC Vive (Early November)
  • The Broken Seal – HTC Vive (November 2017)
  • GNOG – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (November 2017)*Already out on PSVR
  • Kung Fu All-Star VR – HTC Vive (November 2017)*Early Access
  • Willowisp VR – HTC Vive (November 2017)*Early Access
  • Aderyn’s Cradle – Oculus Rift (Fall 2017)
  • From Other Suns – Oculus Rift (“Fall” 2017)
  • Fruit Golf – HTC Vive (Fall 2017)
  • The Little Prince VR – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (Fall 2017)
  • Nevrosa: Escape – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (Fall 2017)
  • Theseus – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (Fall 2017)*Already out on PSVR
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – PSVR (Nov. 17)
  • VR Squash 2017 – HTC Vive (Nov. 20)
  • Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV – PSVR (Nov. 21)
  • Quantized – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive (Nov. 30)

Don’t miss the latest VR news next month in our VR digest!