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Facebook Publishes New Research on Hyper-realistic Virtual Avatars

Facebook Reality Labs, the company's AR/VR R&D group, published detailed research on a method for hyper-realistic real-time virtual avatars, expanding on prior work which...

With Plans to Launch on PSVR, Social VR App ‘Bigscreen’ Will Support Every Major...

Social VR app Bigscreen is planning to launch on PSVR, the company affirmed this week. Though it may not come until late 2019 or...

Bigscreen Boasts 5,000+ RSVPs for SpaceX Launch Viewing Today

Bigscreen released their 'Bigscreen TV' update two weeks ago, which brought 50+ livestreaming TV channels to the platform for free. Now, company founder and...

Quest Gets ‘Oculus Venues’, Finally Connecting Quest Users with Oculus Go & Gear VR

While Oculus Quest was devoid of any of Facebook's social VR applications at launch, Oculus Venues is finally available for the headset. That means that, for...

EDM Artist REZZ Debuting New Album Today in Social VR Rave Platform ‘Wave’

EDM artist REZZ is hosting a world premiere listening party of her new album 'Beyond the Senses' in Wave, a social VR rave platform. The...

‘Bigscreen’ Brings 50+ Free Steaming TV Channels to Social VR Viewing Platform

Bigscreen, the social VR platform that lets you stream your computer's screen to others, just got a substantial update that brings with it 50+ streaming...
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Madcap Social VR Party Game ‘RADtv’ Resurfaces with August Launch Date

Ruffian Games, a Dundee, Scotland-based game studio, recently announced their long-awaited hot-seat multiplayer VR party game, RADtv, finally has a release date. Update (July 4th, 2019): It's...

Studio Behind Social VR App ‘Rec Room’ Raises $24 Million in Funding

Against Gravity, the studio behind the popular social VR game Rec Room, has raised an addition $24 million in venture capital across two investment rounds. Speaking...

Facebook Has Four Separate Social VR Apps and None of Them Are on Quest

Facebook's fragmented approach to social VR hasn't gotten any better with the launch of Quest. The company now has four separate social VR apps,...

‘Rec Room’ is Coming Soon to iPhone & iPad

Rec Room, the popular social VR platform, is set to take its next big step outside of VR by offering a version of the app...

Somnium Space Raises $1M to Expand Social VR Platform

Somnium Space, the studio behind the titular social VR platform, announced they've successfully completed a $1 million seed round, something the company says will...

Linden Lab CEO: ‘We’re Pitching ‘Sansar’ Less as a VR Platform Now’

Linden Lab's website maintains Sansar is their platform for creating social VR experiences, and that "Sansar will democratize VR as a creative medium, making it easy for people...

Sony Brings Social VR Theater App to PSVR Users in Japan

PSVR users have been waiting for an app that essentially lets them watch all of their favorite content with their other VR headset-owning buddies,...

‘High Fidelity’ Shifts Focus Towards Non-VR Due to Slow Growth

Philip Rosedale, CEO of High Fidelity and founder of Second Life, announced at a High Fidelity community meeting recently that the company will be scaling back...

Oculus Brings More Lifelike Avatars to Rift & Go in ‘Expressive Avatars’ Update

Oculus is today launching their 'Expressive Avatars' update on Rift and mobile VR; it's a significant step up in realism thanks to a few additions...
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