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Preview: ‘Red Matter 2’ is Raising the Bar on Quest 2 Graphics & Doubling Down on Interactivity

Due out in just two weeks, Red Matter 2 is promising to up the ante over its already well regarded predecessor, this time being built from the ground up to look as good as possible on Quest 2. We got to sample the game to see how it’s shaping up ahead of...

The Design & Implementation of Hand-tracking in ‘Myst’

Using Presence Platform’s upgraded Hand Tracking API, we introduced Hand Tracking with our most recent update to Myst on the Meta Quest Platform, titled ‘Hands & More’. We’re super excited to finally let folks play Myst on Quest without physical...

Meta Releases ‘First Hand’ Demo to Showcase Quest Hand-tracking to Developers

Meta this week released a new demo app called First Hand to showcase the kind of experiences that developers can build with the company’s controllerless hand-tracking tools. Controllerless hand-tracking has been available on Quest for years at this point, and...

Quest’s Most Popular Basketball Game on App Lab ‘Gym Class’ Secures $8M

IRL Studios announced that Gym Class, its popular VR basketball game on Meta Quest App Lab, has raised $8 million in a seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) with participation from Y Combinator. Other participants include Founders Inc., Todd and Rahul’s Angel...

Rare Conjoined Twin Surgery Aided by VR Training, Bridging the Gap Between Two Continents

Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to life-saving procedures that deal with extreme edge cases like separating conjoined twins. Now a UK-Brazilian team have done just that, which is thanks to detailed planning sessions which allowed the surgical team to...

CCP is Finally Pulling the Plug on VR Pioneers ‘EVE: Valkyrie’ & ‘Sparc’

EVE: Valkyrie (2016), the sci-fi dogfighter from CCP Games, used to be one of most talked about titles in VR thanks to its cross-platform multiplayer, high visual polish, and position as one of the first games on Oculus Rift and PSVR. Starting August 5th, CCP is...

Xiaomi Unveils Consumer Smart Glasses with 50 MP Camera & Micro OLED Display

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi today unveiled a pair of smart glasses that the company is positioning as an addition to an active lifestyle, targeting consumers at 2,499 yuan (~$370). Called Mijia, the Google Glass-style device features a single display and two cameras: a...

Microsoft’s Battlefield AR Headset in Jeopardy After Deep Budget Cuts

Microsoft’s big defense contract that looks to supply the US Army with modified HoloLens AR headsets isn’t going so well. As first reported by Bloomberg, the Senate panel that oversees defense spending announced significant cuts to the Army’s fiscal 2023...

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The Design & Implementation of Hand-tracking in ‘Myst’

The Design & Implementation of Hand-tracking in ‘Myst’

Using Presence Platform’s upgraded Hand Tracking API, we introduced Hand Tracking with our most recent update to Myst on the Meta Quest Platform, titled ‘Hands & More’. We’re super excited to finally let folks play Myst on Quest without physical...

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