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VR News Round-Up

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

VR News Round-Up

Ding ding! Time for another round of our VR news round-up, where we bring you some of the newest and most interesting VR articles from the last few weeks for your viewing pleasure. 

Rhythm Goes Rock

BeatSaber is a firm favourite in the office, and to say we were excited when they launched a Linkin Park song pack is an understatement. 

We can’t wait to get this downloaded and back on the Roto soon! You can read more on VR Fitness Insider.

Apple Spaces? iSpaces? 

It has recently come out that Apple have bought out start up company Spaces, who since lockdown has started, have been making animated avatars as an add-on for videoconferencing software Zoom, as well as Skype and Google Hangouts. [1]

While Zoom and their wonderful everchanging background selection is great, here at Roto we’ll always jump at the opportunity to see ourselves in VR!

You can see more of this from the Independent

Facebook Connect

The famous ‘Oculus Connect’ conference has recently received a rebrand, and will now be coming into the Facebook Connect conference, as Facebook further looks to incorporate Oculus into its other AR and MR branches. 

The conference will be publicly streamed this year, and is happening on the 16th September. 

You can read more on The Verge

Safety in BP

Previously, we had shared a video on companies working on wind turbine maintenance turning to VR to assist its workers with remembering processes and procedures for when they go to work on the turbines themselves. 

Now is the turn of BP, who have been adopting a similar process to train its engineers before they go offshore. Not only is it training them on what being offshore looks like, but even goes as far as to familiarise the workers with the location of the mess hall, as well as the location they’ll be sleeping in.

You can see more on this from Diginomica

Baba Yaga

Baba Yaga is an animated VR short film, that has signed on Hollywood stars, such as Kate Winslet, Jennifer Hudson and Daisy Ridley. 

We’re excited to see what this will look like! You can read more on Deadline.

There you go! A few more stories from the world of VR, and it seems that the world of VR is going to keep going from strength to strength. 

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