Field of view: The week in virtual reality - Gear VR 3 could have eye tracking

New Gear VR patent, Assassin's Creed VR, Oculus Touch and more
Field of view: The week in VR

Welcome back to another FOV filled with more virtual reality treats in the form of the biggest VR news, links and recommendations.

On Wareable, we've updated the best VR headsets for the kids in your life and the best 360 degree cameras for the budding filmmakers. We also attended the Develop:VR conference which was great for the folks excited about the new VR incubator, Realities Centre. For everything else from the week in VR, read on below.

Read this - News blips and tidbits

Samsung Gear VR 3's revealing patent

A patent Samsung filed in May of last year has recently popped up letting us know that eye and face tracking are in the works for the new Gear VR. The patent shows how the headset would use LED lights and an external camera while internal cameras would monitor the face and eyes. It may not come to fruition in the end, but still makes for an interesting development.

Oculus Touch full game lineup is here

Just ahead of the Oculus Touch launch on 6 December, the Oculus Blog has shown off the names of the 53 titles you'll be able to play. You'll even get Toybox for free in the same vein as Steam's The Lab. After trying a bunch of games at Oculus Connect 3 earlier this year, we're super excited for this.

For $2,o00 you can own a VR backpack

If you have the extra chunk of change to spend, then the Zotac VR Go backpack has officially launched. It boasts a two-hour battery life on top of the required specs to run virtual reality - and of course, it's portable. MSI, HP and Alienware also have VR packs in the running with MSI's available to order right now too.

More Google Daydream View headset colors released

We really enjoyed using Daydream View and didn't mind the slate gray option. However people who want a pop of color can now finally buy the crimson/red headset, or the snow/white if you want to go classic. At $79, it doesn't cost extra either - you'll just need the Google Pixel phone to use the device. The two color choices ship out 8 December.

VR for good: Decisions

Drunk driving is bad. That much is obvious, but still, people get behind the wheel when they really, really shouldn't. To help curb this stupid behavior, British liquor company Diageo, owner of Johnnie Walker, Baileys, and Guinness, created a short VR experience called Decisions to show everyone why they shouldn't drink and drive. Warning: it starts off a little cheesy but turns the horror up to 11.

Watch this: Assassin's Creed VR

The Assassin's Creed movie is turning up the hype starting with a VR experience. Watch the trailer above then head to the Oculus Store to watch on the Oculus Rift or Samsung Gear VR. No headset? No problem - starting 1 January, AMC theaters in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin and New York will have Oculus Rift demo kiosks for you to watch the film.

Play this: Pool Nation VR

Field of view: The week in virtual reality - Samsung Gear VR 3 could have eye tracking

Pool Nation VR has been out for a bit now, but we're inspired by these fellas playing it in a tiny pub called The George in Soho, London. Really, it looks amazing. The game is available for the HTC Vive on Steam for $19.99.

And if you're not convinced, here's another photo:

Field of view: The week in virtual reality - Samsung Gear VR 3 could have eye tracking


Shop for VR headsets on Amazon

Oculus Rift
Oculus Rift
$499.99
PlayStation VR
PlayStation VR
$449.99
HTC Vive
HTC Vive
$599.99
Samsung Gear VR
Samsung Gear VR
$99.99

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1 Comment

  • Goodesh616 says:

    what VR is best for the latest iphone 7

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