The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.06.03)

TonyVT SkarredGhost
Jun 3 · 10 min read

This week has been the week of AWE, and a lot of amazing news has been announced there! This is why you will find a lot of things to read in today’s summary :)

My week has been very good, and I have special news for you all: I will be a mentor in the XR Ignite accelerator that AR influencer and entrepreneur Alan Smithson is setting up! I don’t think I am ready to be a mentor, and I don’t think that I’m in par with the other super-famous personalities that make up the mentors’ roster… but for sure I will do my best to help the AR/VR startuppers there! And if you are an AR/VR startupper looking for help, consider applying for this program. Click the link to have more details about it.

Happy VR!

Top news of the week

(Image by Ars Tecnica)

We have detailed hands-on reviews on the Index

More info (Ars Technica Review, maybe the best)
More info (Polygon Review)
More info (Upload Review)
More info (TESTED Review)
More info (Unboxing)
More info (Boneworks Preview)

Other relevant news

(Image by Varjo)

High-end headsets are going Mixed

More info (Varjo XR-1)
More info (XTAL AR module)

Ultrahaptics “acquires” Leap Motion for $30M

More info (News)
More info (Official statement)
More info (No-acquisition clarification)

nReal announces $499 AR glasses

More info

Samsung teases new AR/VR products

More info

Apple may tease its AR glasses next week

More info

News worth a mention

(Image by Logitech, from Road To VR)

Logitech announces a VR stylus

More info

HP Reverb is finally available

More info

PSVR 2 won’t be launched together with PS5

More info
More info

Blood and Truth is the new flagship game for PSVR

More info
More info

We have some little new info on Meta

More info

Beat Saber is coming with new songs for everyone

More info (2nd music pack)
More info (mods on Quest)
More info (level editor coming to Quest)

The Oculus Quest is going well, but…

More info (Quest sold out)
More info (Quest updates)
More info (Quest controllers break)
More info (Quest controllers break)
More info (Quest games’ high prices)

MicroLED may be the future of VR

More info

Perception Neuron vs iKinema

More info

Two interesting XR concepts that I found on the web

More info (Magic Leap experience)
More info (Earthquake experience)

You can download Charlie Fink’s book for free!

More info

Samsung Odyssey+ at only $299 on Amazon US!

More info (Amazon US affiliate link)

Some XR fun

If you liked this summary…

And if you really love my hard work, consider supporting me on Patreon as well.

Happy XR everyone!

TonyVT SkarredGhost

Written by

AR/VR dev & startupper, consultant, blogger, game passionate, CV expert, pirate, zombie killer, zerg hunter and much more!