The Secret to ‘Beat Saber’s’ Fun Isn’t What You Think – Inside XR Design

Our series Inside XR Design highlights and unpacks examples of great XR design. Today we’re looking at Beat Saber (2019) and why its most essential design element can be used to make…

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Vision Pro and Quest 3 Hand-tracking Latency Compared

Vision Pro is built entirely around hand-tracking while Quest 3 uses controllers first and foremost, but also supports hand-tracking as an alternate option for some content. But which has better…

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This Open World VR Game is Still Ahead of Its Time – Inside XR Design

Our series Inside XR Design examines specific examples of great XR design. Today we’re looking at the clever design of Stormland’s weapons, locomotion, and open-world. Editor’s Note:  Now that we’ve rebooted our…

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Meta Announces “multi-million dollar” XR Development Fund to Boost Newly Formed Studios

Meta this week announced Oculus Publishing Ignition, a “multi-million dollar” fund aimed at newly formed XR studios. The company is offering money for VR and MR prototypes, with the potential…

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What Any VR Game Can Learn From the ‘Electronauts’ Interface – Inside XR Design

Our series Inside XR Design examines specific examples of great XR design. Today we’re looking at the interface of Electronauts to find out what makes it so excellently usable. Editor’s…

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Why “Embodiment” is More Important Than “Immersion” – Inside XR Design

Our series Inside XR Design examines specific examples of great XR design. Today we’re looking at the game Synapse and exploring the concept of embodiment and what makes it important to…

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Meta’s New Demo Shows Players & Devs What Compelling MR Can Look Like

Meta now has three mixed reality headsets, but still not a ton of mixed reality content to go with it. To remedy that, the company threw out an open source…

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‘Vi’ Wants You to Build Muscle with XR Gloves & (eventually) Its Fitness-first Headset

Using an XR headset for at-home workouts basically looks like playing Beat Saber: you can duck, dodge, punch or slice to improve cardio and burn fat. With an increasing number of…

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This is What a Vision Pro Competitor From Meta Could Look Like

With Apple Vision Pro out in the wild, it’s likely that Meta’s Quest Pro line will evolve to become more of a direct competitor. And we’ve actually got an idea…

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