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🚀 The 'AR/VR Today Weekly Digest'
for 22/09/20
Here are the latest happenings in the world of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality for this week! If you have stories you'd like to contribute, send us an email to mail@arvr.today

Facebook To Discontinue Oculus Rift S Beginning 2021

You can still buy an Oculus Rift S..for now. It’s been an exciting week for VR! During Facebook Connect this past week, Mark Zuckerberg talked about the future of how AR technology will play an important role in the future of the company that included information on Project Aria.


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Every Oculus Quest 2 Game Announced At Facebook Connect

Assassin’s Creed, Warhammer VR, Jurassic Park, oh my! There was no shortage of game announcements at today’s Facebook Connect developer conference. From Assassins Creed to Beat Saber, we have plenty of VR gaming to look forward to over the coming months.


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Oculus Developer Hub Is A Game Changer For Quest Iteration

Oculus Developer Hub is a new PC program with features to make Oculus Quest development more convenient with fewer hassles. When developing for PC-based VR, testing a new change is near-instant, and by default you can see what the VR headset sees on your screen.


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Oculus Quest Getting Passthrough+ API For AR Apps, Starting With Spatial

Note that while this API will let developers superimpose virtual objects into the real world, that doesn’t in any way require those devs to get access to the camera feeds. Facebook isn’t giving any concrete details yet, but says it will share more on the feature next year.


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Fallout & Doom Creator Bethesda is Being Acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft is in the habit of buying developers to bring under its Xbox brand, doing so in grand fashion today by announcing the acquisition of Zenimax Media and its videogame publisher Bethesda Softworks, which is behind big IP’s like Fallout, DOOM, Skyrim, Wolfenstein and many more.


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Helping Track Those Burnt Calories Facebook Introduces Oculus Move

When it comes to popular virtual reality (VR) apps rhythm-action titles like Beat Saber, Synth Riders and FitXR have all gained fans thanks to their energetic gameplay, in turn helping burn a few calories along the way.


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Project Aria is Facebook’s Prototype AR Glasses Which Start Real-world Testing This Month

Facebook is continuing its push toward delivering AR glasses and it’s showing some of its development out in the open; Project Aria is a sensor-rich pair of glasses which the company will use to train its AR perception systems and asses public perception of the technology.


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Oculus Quest 2 Review – The Best Standalone Headset Gets Better in (Almost) Every Way

When Quest first launched in 2019, we called it the “first great standalone VR headset,” owing to it being a truly complete package between hardware, software, and content.


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Artist 'Studio App' to show virtually users around Jonathan Yeo's workplace – video

Yeo and Jamie Oliver present the new app which includes ‘fly on the wall’ access to conversations between the two.


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Unity Software has strong opening, gaining 31% after pricing above its raised range

Whoever said you can’t make money playing video games clearly hasn’t taken a look at Unity Software’s stock price. On its first official day of trading, the company rose more than 31%, opening at $75 per share before closing the day at $68.35.


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