This was a really busy week in terms of new releases and big VR news. We’ve got a full slate in this episode of the VRecap from Facebook ads to Quest hand-tracking and even topped off the giveaway for three separate things this time around, including signed vinyls and physical VR game copies!
The Game Awards were last night, in which Beat Saber won top honors and we learned news of Facebook’s latest Oculus Rift S deal, in which it comes bundled with Asgard’s Wrath for a limited time. Besides that the Quest got hand-tracking this week, but you can’t do much with it yet. Facebook also announced that messaging and better party support is now rolled out to the Oculus platform, but as a result they’re monitoring user VR activity to better serve ads. No surprise there, frankly.
Rounding out the biggest stories of the week are two low points, in which social VR app High Fidelity laid off half its staff and is pulling the app soon, as well as the revelation that Magic Leap has only sold around 6,000 of its initial Creator’s Edition device. That’s admittedly pretty low.
It pains me to say that, honestly, I couldn’t fit all of the major topics into the video this week. So, if you really do care about VR, AR, and everything else happening in this industry, you’re just gonna have to visit the home page and scroll through the week’s stories. There’s no way around it, I’m afraid.
For this week’s giveaway we’ve got three separate things going on. First up is a physical copy of PSVR-exclusive adventure game, Golem. This giveaway ends next Thursday, 12/19/19 at 11:59PM PT. Enter here or down below:
Next up is the chance to win a signed, physical vinyl of the Golem soundtrack. We’ve got three of these to give out and five digital soundtrack keys, so three people will get both, two will get just the digital version. This giveaway also ends next Thursday, 12/19/19 at 11:59PM PT. Enter here or down below:
Finally, we’re also giving away two download keys for Radial-G: Proteus on Oculus Quest. The game releases next week and you have until Thursday, 12/19/19 at 11:59PM PT to enter. You can enter into that giveaway here or down below:
Thanks for watching and good luck on the giveaways!