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Star Wars: Squadrons VR Review In Progress – The Galaxy’s Finest Space Combat
Star Wars: Squadrons is finally here and it absolutely delivers. From the incredible set piece moments, excellent new characters, and fantastic VR space combat, this is an adrenaline-fueled blast in the galaxy far, far away that you won’t want to miss.
Microsoft’s AR/VR Unity Framework Now Officially Supports Oculus Quest
The latest release of MRTK adds official support for Oculus Quest and can now be managed directly in Unity’s package manager. MRTK (Mixed Reality ToolKit) is Microsoft’s open source framework for spatial input, interactions, and interfaces.
‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Heading into Closed Beta Soon, Sign-ups Now Live
Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) for PC is getting VR headset support sometime around the launch of HP’s upcoming PC VR headset, the HP Reverb G2. Although we still don’t know when, developers Asobo now say VR support is heading into closed beta testing soon.
Shadow Point Dev Coatsink Acquired by Thunderful for £23m
Coatsink Software, the British developer currently helping to develop titles including Jurassic World Aftermath and Sniper Elite VR has been acquired by Thunderful Group; a Nordic group which also comprises Image & Form, Zoink and Rising Star Games.
The Daydream is Now Over as Android 11 Drops Support
Over the last year or so Google has been slowly winding down its involvement in virtual reality (VR). 2019 saw the company halt sales of its mobile-based Daydream View headset and now it’s officially confirmed the platform won’t be supported by Android 11.