At Oculus Connect 2, Oculus’ second annual developer conference, Samsung unveiled an updated Gear VR. The Gear VR is an update from the Innovator Edition that was launched last year. The latest edition Gear VR is 22 percent lighter than the Innovator Edition. It is also compatible with more phones including the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge.
The Samsung Gear VR will be available this Fall in Frost White for $99. See the press release for more details.
Microsoft provided an update to Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition which will come to Oculus Rift in 3D next Spring.
Netflix explained a virtual living room which will allow people to watch movies in virtual reality. The app is available today after being developed between John Carmack, CTO of Oculus, and Netflix. You can see the full technical details written by John himself at Netflix’s Tech blog.
NVIDIA demoed a VR experience from Epic Games, in the middle of a true first person shooter called Bullet Train. You can read more about the demo on NVIDIA’s blog.
Bullet Train is the latest VR experience from Epic Games, creators of the popular Showdown VR demo. Staying true to form, Epic puts you in the middle of the action: Use motion controls in the role of an agent undergoing an infiltration simulation set inside a modern train station. Master the art of teleportation, time manipulation, and close-quarters combat to blast through resistance forces. Thanks to Unreal Engine technology and the Oculus Touch motion controllers, you can physically interact with an array of weapons, from guns to grenades to missiles, and even feel them through haptic feedback. Get Unreal Engine 4 for free at unrealengine.com.