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6 Latest Developments in Virtual Reality

Rick and Morty VR Becomes the Most Downloaded PSVR Game in April

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality became the most downloaded PSVR game in the month of April beating Superhot VR and Job Simulator. The game is developed by Owlchemy Labs and many actors from the original TV series lent their services for the game including Justin Roiland.

The game first launched on Steam and Oculus Store and was made available on PSVR on April 10. It took only 20 days to grab the top position for the month.

1001 PPI Display in Works by JDI

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) is a collaborative of Japan's tech giants Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba which revealed in May that the company is developing a 3 1/4" LCD featuring 1001 PPI, especially for Virtual Reality headsets.

The company also said in its press release that the display will be ready to ship by the end of the first quarter in 2019 and the company will push innovation to develop even higher pixel-dense displays for VR.

Google Chrome is About to Debut on Daydream Headsets

At Google's Developer Conference I/O 2018, the company unveiled WebXR which is the evolution of WebVR. The technology will allow bringing Augmented and Virtual Reality experiences through the web browser. It was also revealed that company is launching a variant of Google Chrome for Daydream headsets which will let VR users initiate VR apps from inside the headset.

Create VR Tours with Google's Tour Creator

Virtual Reality tours are becoming more and more popular as we move ahead into the future of alternate realities. Google has launched a web tool called Tour Creator that will allow VR enthusiasts and newbie users to easily create VR tours using their own 360-degree photos and Google Street View imagery.

The app has an intuitive interface with a user-friendly UX that allows you to drag and drop elements to stitch a VR tour.

RED Digital Cinema is Developing Facebook’s VR Camera

Social media giant Facebook entered a deal with RED Digital Cinema with the objective to create a virtual reality camera using Facebook's proprietary Surround360 technology which renders and captures 3D 360 degree content including photos and videos.

The announcement came during Facebook’s F8 Conference. It should be noted that it was at the last year’s F8 when Facebook unveiled spherical cameras featuring Surround360 technology designed to shoot photos and videos volumetrically (3D) in 360 degrees.

Paint in 3D with CoolPaintrVR Creation Tool

CoolPaintrVR is a tilt brush creation tool for creatives who are on PlayStation VR. It is quite similar to Google's own creation tool called Tilt Brush which is an app for artists available on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Now PSVR users will also be able to explore the artists within them with the availability of this app.