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🚀 The 'AR/VR Today Weekly Digest'
for 06/10/20
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

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.


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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.


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United Nations To Conduct Annual ‘Global Youth Takeover’ Event Live In VR

Attendees will hear from global influencers before catching a live performance by Pitbull.


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See The Micro World Of Bugs Brought To Life In VR, Narrated By Natural History Legend David Attenborough

Alchemy Immersive, the Emmy Award-Winning studio behind many of Attenborough’s greatest hits, and Oculus partner to reveal a never-before-seen view of our planets bugs.


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HaptX Secures $1.5M Grant to Build Full-body Haptics for VR & Telepresence Robots

The company behind the force feedback haptic gloves HaptX and research teams from Virginia Tech and University of Florida have secured a $1.


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‘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.


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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.


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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.


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