Are You Buying the Apple Vision Pro? Who is?

New games for Quest Mixed Reality, 200,000 Vision Pros pre-sold and Metro Awakening is exclusively VR

XR = eXtended Reality (everything VR, AR, MR)

📣 If you only read one thing today 📣

🚀 The Apple Vision Pro is officially available starting today and there are reviews available from your favorite content creators.

👌 I think this device is gonna change the world of headset gaming, because a lot of hardware developers will look at the Vision Pro and understand what they can bring to their devices. Including the User Interactions.

🥽 You can read more in our dedicated section below. There are also some exclusive games available.

🥳 But there’s more:

MR Chess on the Quest 3 is amazing!

Metro Awakening is VR only and it sounds like quite an experience!

Some more games coming to Steam and PC VR and PS VR.

eXtend your gaming:

Welcome to XR Gamer Digest #6

Discounts and Tips

🤩 Don’t forget you can get up to 25% discounts when you buy a game from the Meta Quest store. Go here and look for your game (we’re not affiliated with the website, but it’s a great tool).

✈️ Meta is working on an "Airplane Travel Mode" for the Quest headset to improve its usability during flights by stabilizing VR experiences despite the challenges posed by the vehicle's movements.

🎥 Meta is reportedly preparing to support the viewing of iPhone's 'Spatial Videos' on Quest headsets, simplifying the process of watching 3D videos captured by iPhone 15 Pro models directly in VR.

XR Games

😱 "Metro Awakening," a narrative adventure game designed exclusively for VR, is set to launch on major VR platforms in 2024. Players will explore the irradiated tunnels of post-apocalyptic Moscow, engaging in atmospheric exploration, stealth, and combat while facing bandits and mutants.

♟️ "MR Chess" on Quest 3 offers a compelling mixed reality experience, allowing players to feel as if they're playing chess in their living room with an opponent miles away. The game features detailed, high-resolution models and an immersive hand-tracking system that enables natural interaction with the chess pieces.

🧱 "LEGO Builder's Journey" is launching as a Mixed Reality game on the Apple Vision Pro on February 2, 2024, developed by Light Brick Studios. This geometric puzzle game, featuring a creative mode for building and sharing models, will allow players to integrate digital LEGO constructions into their physical surroundings on visionOS.

🧩 "Soul Spire" is announced as an exclusive puzzle game for the Apple Vision Pro, enriching the platform's launch lineup with a unique gaming experience tailored for mixed reality.

🃏 "Game Room," is a virtual collection of classic board and card games like Chess, Solitaire, and Hearts. Set for release on Apple Arcade alongside the Vision Pro launch on February 2, 2024, it offers a unique, controller-free gaming experience using eye, hand, and voice commands.

🥾 "Survivorman VR: The Descent," is a survival adventure sim based on Les Stroud's series, and it’s coming to Steam and PSVR 2 in February, after its initial Quest launch. Players, guided by Stroud, must survive the Arctic's extreme conditions by managing health metrics, gathering resources, and solving puzzles to escape the harsh environment.

🧩 "ArcSine," a physics-based precision puzzle platformer inspired by games like Celeste, Sairento, and Portal, is set to launch on PC VR platforms next month. Developed by Prop Logic over nearly seven years, the game features a unique "jump & dash" locomotion system, requiring players to navigate through approximately 340 challenging stages without a linear story, emphasizing skillful movement and problem-solving in a room-scale VR setup.

Apple Vision Pro News

🪭 If you’re one of the people rich enough to get an Apple Vision Pro, this list of accessories is for you.

🚀 And there are some of you that bought the Vision Pro, because 200,000 were apparently pre-sold already.

🎥 Here are 2 videos to see how it is to use the Apple Vision Pro: MKBHD and Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern:

☎️ Zoom is set to launch a new immersive meeting app for the Apple Vision Pro on February 2, 2024, featuring immersive environments, "Personas" for spatial representation of users, and a "Spatial Zoom experience" for customizable meetings.

XR News

🕶️ TCL’s RayNeo Air 2: The era of glasses instead of headsets is coming. With Solos AirGo 3 coming as well, here’s a review.

🤑 VoxelSensors, a Belgian company specializing in 3D perception technology for XR, has secured €9.5 million in seed funding to enhance its growth, technology development, and customer engagement.

🤑 Xreal, a Chinese AR startup, has raised $60 million in a recent funding round, aiming to compete with Apple by developing and expanding its AR headset products.

💰 Panasonic has sold its VR hardware startup Shiftall to Tokyo-based CREEK & RIVER, a company specializing in outsourcing and content distribution, marking the end of Panasonic's ownership of the creator of niche VR devices like the MeganeX headset and HaritoraX body trackers.

Until next time, enjoy your other reality gaming!

Bobby Voicu

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In 2015, Alton Towers Resort in the UK launched the first roller coaster integrated with VR, the "Galactica."

Riders wore VR headsets to experience a space-themed journey while physically riding the coaster.