Sony Certifies PSVR 2 Hardware Adapter as It Makes Way for Official PC VR Support
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by Scott Hayden
5h ago
Sony said earlier this year it was bringing PC VR support to PSVR 2, and while we still don’t know when that’s set to arrive, it appears the company is nearing the final steps thanks to a certification with the competent certifying authority in South Korea. As reported by tech analyst and YouTuber Brad ‘SadlyItsBradley’ Lynch, Sony has certified the ‘PlayStation VR2 PC Adapter’ with South Korea’s National Radio Research Agency, which is tasked with certifying and controlling all things radio-related in that country. Sony is certifying an adapter to allow PSVR2 hardware to work on PCs ..read more
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Varjo to Shutter XR Cloud Streaming Platform ‘Reality Cloud’ Next Month
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by Scott Hayden
5h ago
Varjo, the Finland-based creator of high-end XR headsets, says its pulling the plug on its cloud XR streaming platform ‘Reality Cloud’, which lets professionals stream and share immersive 3D content rendered on cloud-based GPUs. It was only a month ago when Varjo announced it was bringing Quest 3 and Quest Pro support to Reality Cloud, in effect making them the first non-Varjo standalone XR devices to use the subscription-based cloud rendering and streaming service. Now, in a statement obtained by Mixed, Varjo says it’s pulling the plug come June 2024: While we continue to explore way ..read more
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Meta’s Biggest Quest Game Finally Gets Graphics Update Worthy of Quest 3
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by Ben Lang
23h ago
Asgard’s Wrath 2 is easily Meta’s biggest first-party Quest game to date. But when it launched almost six months ago it was clear it hadn’t been optimized for Quest 3, the company’s flagship headset. A newly released update finally changes that. The Update Asgard’s Wrath 2 finally got a meaty Quest 3 graphics update today. The latest version of the game, v5.0.1535650, brings several gigabytes worth of enhanced textures and shaders that make better use of Quest 3’s impressive resolution. After downloading the upgrade, players can enable the improved assets by going to Settings → User In ..read more
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PlayStation ‘Days of Play’ Brings Six Free PSVR 2 Games to Premium Members, $100 Off PSVR 2 Hardware
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by Scott Hayden
23h ago
PlayStation Plus members are in for a treat next month, as Sony is serving up six PSVR 2 games to premium subscribers which are all actually legitimately awesome, and even the chance to nab a headset for $100 off. Announced in a PlayStation blog post, Sony says that starting June 6th, it’s releasing six bonus titles during the Days of Play celebration ahead of its normal release schedule, which include: Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord Walkabout Mini Golf Synth Riders Before Your Eyes The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapters 1 & 2 Unfortunately, Sony doesn’t seem to be do ..read more
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Google’s Apps May Not Be on Vision Pro, But Now Two of Its Classic VR Games Are
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by Scott Hayden
1d ago
Google’s directly competing services aren’t on Vision Pro, but that doesn’t mean the company isn’t doing business on Apple’s headset altogether, as it has now brought two of its most influential VR games to Vision Pro. Google’s XR studio Owlchemy Labs today launched Job Simulator (2016) and its sequel Vacation Simulator (2019) on Vision Pro, respectively priced at $20 and $30 on the App Store. The tongue-in-cheek simulator games parody both the worlds of work and play as seen through the eyes of robots who have replaced all human jobs—and have taken human vacations too. To boot, the franch ..read more
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PC VR Exclusive ‘Boneworks’ is Now Entirely Playable on Quest Thanks to This Free ‘Bonelab’ Mod
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by Scott Hayden
2d ago
Boneworks (2019), the physics-driven PC VR shooter from Stress Level Zero, isn’t a Quest-native game, but thanks to a third-party mod for Bonelab (2022), called ‘Labworks’, you can play the entire campaign on Quest—no PC required. Developed by modder ‘volx64’, Labworks now includes the entire campaign of Boneworks, which can be played in Bonelab on a Quest 2/3/Pro. In addition to being available on Quest, Bonelab is also on PC VR headsets via Steam and Meta PC, which means you can play the entire Boneworks campaign there too. Porting the full Boneworks cam ..read more
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6 Years On, ‘Beat Saber’ Shows No Signs of Stopping with New Free Music Pack
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by Ben Lang
5d ago
Beat Saber is the VR rhythm game behemoth that can’t be stopped. Just two months after dropping the Daft Punk music pack, Beat Games is teasing its next music pack, the free OST 7 pack. Beat Saber launched as a little-known indie game in early access on SteamVR all the way back in May 2018. It was clear then that it was something special, but I don’t think anyone can say they knew just how big it would be—it reportedly surpassed $250 million in lifetime sales as of 2023. The game has long since reached its 1.0 version and also landed on Quest, PSVR 1, and PSVR 2. Its ‘easy to play, har ..read more
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PC VR Exclusive Puzzle Adventure ‘Firmament’ Coming to PSVR 2 Later This Year
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by Scott Hayden
5d ago
Firmament (2023), the puzzle adventure from MYST creators Cyan, announced they’re finally bringing the game to PSVR 2, making good on their original Kickstarter promise. The studio announced the news in a Kickstarter update, stating Firmament may arrive on PlayStation as early as this fall, which the studio has confirmed will include PSVR 2 support. “We still have more work to do to get the game running well on the platform and to conform with various platform requirements that we must meet prior to submitting to certification, but we have high hopes that we will be able to ship Firmam ..read more
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Deadmau5 Concert Experience Comes to Social VR Music Venue ‘Soundscape’
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by Scott Hayden
5d ago
VR music venue Soundscape (2024) announced a collaboration with popular electronic dance music artist deadmau5, which brings a new deadmau5-themed concert experience to the app. Initially released in 2017 as a companion piece for Burning Man, the new version of Soundscape is now showcasing a virtual concert series where deadmau5 performs his latest tracks. We haven’t had a chance to see it for ourselves yet, however the gameplay trailer below shows off a taste of what’s likely to come, as the app includes a detailed avatar creator, six musical zones, a ton of ambient effects ..read more
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Vision Pro Gets Another Fully Immersive VR Game, With Cross-play to Other Headsets
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by Scott Hayden
5d ago
Tabletop action RPG Demeo (2021) is now available on Vision Pro, which prominently features a fully-immersive VR mode so you can crawl the game’s many dungeons alongside other virtual basement dwellers. Resolution Games has finally released Demeo for Vision Pro, which includes cross-buy between all Apple devices, priced at $40. So while you’ll be able to buy it once and play it on your Mac, iPad or iPhone, you’ll also be able to play against anyone who owns the game across Steam, Quest and PSVR 2. Check out the trailer below: For now, the Vision Pro version of the game diffe ..read more
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