Over 1 Million Google Cardboards sold
The little device known as "Google Cardboard" is the cheap answer to Oculus VR glasses. Designed by a couple of French engineers and presented at Google I/O2014, it costs between 10 and 25euros and allows for a first attempt at Virtual Reality (VR)? Just add a smartphone and an app, and immerse yourself in VR!
Oculus Rift Consumer Version Officially Announced
The final retail version of the Oculus Rift 3D stereoscopic immersive headset will be released during the first quarter of 2016!
The Oculus Rift will be compatible with the XBOX console and with the coming Windows 10 operating system.
Aside from the headset, a wireless game controller calle "Oculus Touch" has been presented by Palmer Luckey from Oculus at the recent E3 conference.
Altspace VR Opens its Doors to Everyone
This May 18, 2015, Altspace VR (Redwood City, CA,USA) officially launched after months of invite-only, short-duration beta access. Users need to have a VR system, like an Oculus Rift, although Altspace does offer a pared-down, 2D experience for those who don’t.
Altspace is also this week unveiling its software development kit, a tool that will allow third-party developers to make apps that can plug into the company’s VR environments. Examples include a chess game, a music visualizer, a puppet show, or just about anything else a developer can imagine and manifest inside an Altspace environment.
Video presentation here under.
Capture the World in 3D 360* with Google Jump
Google launched this week a new service converting multi view pano shots into immersive 360° videos commpatible with YouTube 360°. Video presentation here under.