XRHealth, formerly known as VRHealth, is partnering with the VA St. Louis Healthcare System to provide VR therapy designed to provide pain relief, rehabilitation and relaxation for various medical conditions to veterans in the area.
Boston-based Metro VR Studios (MVRS) unveiled a trailer for its inaugural game “Orion13,” a first-person, hack-and-slash VR adventure. Marking the first installment of an action-packed trilogy, Orion13 will be available for download on Feb. 13, through the Oculus and Steam stores.
NextMind announced plans to offer a $399 development kit for its new wearable device that allows users to control anything in their digital world by using just their thoughts. The NextMind device, which is a noninvasive, hands-free brain-computer interface for real-time interaction, won two CES Innovation Awards – best of innovation in augmented and virtual reality and honoree in wearable technologies.
Nusakan Studio and Perp Games released a demo of their upcoming arcade-style space shooting VR game “Taurus VR” ahead of an Early Access launch in 2020. “Taurus VR” pits you against an ever-present alien threat, requiring the player to use full-body movement to steer the ship and arm gestures to control the attack and defensive mechanisms.
Entertainment technology company, Wave announced that esteemed DJ and producer Jauz will premiere his major headlining tour, “Dangerous Waters” Jan. 8 with a live-streamed virtual concert (a “Wave”) that will bring fans around the world together in a thrilling underwater experience. During his performance, Jauz will be interacting as an avatar and engaging directly with fans, including gaming experiences that will have attendees interacting with underwater visuals as the show happens.
MasterpieceVR announced the release of Masterpiece Studio, a 3D content creation suite that combines 3D modeling software Masterpiece Creator and 3D rigging software Masterpiece Motion. Masterpiece Studio uses virtual reality and machine learning that makes it possible for any creative without technical 3D modeling skills and animation experience to make 3D content in minutes.
Finnish VR game studio VRKiwi, known for the VR mining game Cave Digger, released a VR music game for PlayStation VR named ArtPulse, in which the player can create numerous unique audiovisual thrills by drawing.