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Two New ‘Harry Potter’ VR Experiences Launch at Harry Potter New York

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Two new Harry Potter VR experiences have launched at the Harry Potter New York retail location. Wizards Take Flight and Chaos at Hogwarts were developed in collaboration with Dreamscape, Wevr, and Keylight.

The Harry Potter New York store, which launched last month as a retail destination for fans of the series, is now home to two new VR experiences offering visitors a chance to cast spells with wands at Hogwarts and ride flying brooms through London.

Both experiences launched last week, supporting up to six players at at time, and have a total run time of about 30 minutes (including gearing up and down).

Chaos at Hogwarts

After missing the Hogwarts Express at King’s Cross Station, Dobby helps get us to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Students! Dobby needs your help. Journey through Hogwarts Castle, cast spells with your wand, round up Pixies, discover hidden secrets, and find whether you and your friends can manage the Chaos at Hogwarts.

Wizards Take Flight

Take flight into the wizarding world on your own broom. Fly freely in the skies above Hogwarts before meeting Hagrid at Knockturn Alley. Then battle Death Eaters over the city of London, casting spells with your wand as you try to escape through the clouds to the safety of Hogwarts Castle.

For Chaos at Hogwarts, players will wear a VR backpack, headset, foot-trackers, and hand-trackers. In Wizards Take Flight players will each be seated on a physical broom accessory and wear a VR headset and hand-trackers. Both experiences are said to make use of “various haptics and special effects.”

Both Harry Potter VR experiences are priced at $34, and while tickets are technically available on the Harry Potter New York website, it appears that both VR experiences are completely sold out through August 15th.

Chaos at Hogwarts and Wizards Take Flight were made in collaboration with VR LBE, development, and production companies Dreamscape Immersive, Wevr, and Keylight.

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Source: https://www.roadtovr.com/harry-potter-vr-new-york-chaos-at-hogwarts-wizards-take-flight/

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New Social VR Platform Debuts With an Immersive Muse Concert You Can Watch with Friends

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Stageverse is a new social VR platform debuting this week with a two-hour immersive capture of the Muse: Simulation Theory concert. The platform allows multiple viewers to experience the concert together through 360° 3D footage captured from multiple angles around the venue. In addition to Oculus Quest, Stageverse also supports iOS and Android devices.

Founded initially back in 2017, Stageverse is making its debut this week after purportedly raising $7.5 million in venture capital. The company has built a social VR platform that it hopes will be home to entertainment and social interactivity. You can find the app for Oculus Quest, iOS, and Android.

At the outset the company is focused on building out a virtual concert venue, and has partnered with the hit band Muse to debut the platform with an immersive two-hour capture of the band’s Simulation Theory concert.

“Simulation Theory has always been about creating experiences that redefine the human role in programming and technology,” said Muse frontman and co-founder Matt Bellamy. “We can’t wait for our fans to be able to truly immerse themselves in our Simulation Theory world and take full advantage of everything that the Stageverse experience will offer.”

The Simulation Theory Concert was captured in 360° 3D in 2019. Users can meet up in a social hub space in the app then watch the concert together in avatar-form from any one of 16 viewpoints.

Part of the Stageverse social hub | Image courtesy Stageverse

The concert is available now in Stageverse, free for a limited time, with shows starting at 7PM ET (your timezone here) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. An on-demand preview of the concert can be seen at any time.

Although the Muse concert is clearly the keystone content at launch, Stageverse says the platform is capable of more than just concerts. Founders Tim Ricker and Claire Seidler see the platform extending to host all manner of immersive social experiences. In October the company plans to launch an immersive art exhibit by visual artist Shantell Martin that will be seamlessly integrated into the platform alongside the Muse concert.

Image courtesy Stageverse

Stageverse is also hoping to create an “NFT economy and marketplace” built around avatar clothing and customization that will “unlock community capitalism to the fullest extent.” To kick off that effort the platform has also partnered up with Parisian fashion house Balmain to offer up a small set of avatar fashion items. Though it isn’t yet clear what kind of prices the company will be asking for, nor precisely how its NFT ownership model will work.

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Source: https://www.roadtovr.com/stageverse-social-vr-platform-muse-immersive-concert/

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Beat Saber Adds 10 Billie Eilish Songs Today

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The last few weeks have seen some major additions to Beat Saber with the likes of those new Skrillex songs and Oculus and Steam players able to cross-play together. Today, another international artist joins the official Beat Saber roster with ten Billy Eilish songs now available across all supported platforms.

Beat Saber Billie Eilish

The Billie Eilish Music Pack covers most of her best-known work, from the award-winning 2019 debut WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? to Billie’s most recent album, Happier than Ever. Here’s the full tracklisting:

  • all the good girls go to hell
  • bad guy
  • bellyache
  • bury a friend
  • Happier Than Ever
  • I Didn’t Change My Number
  • NDA
  • Oxytocin
  • Therefore I Am
  • you should see me in a crown

The entire music pack can be downloaded for $12.99 USD or you can purchase each song individually for $1.99 – although it’ll cost you more that way. Plus, there are more than just those ten songs on offer. You get a new environment inspired by the Happier Than Ever music video and a new light event system for it as well.

Beat Saber Billie Eilish

The music pack has been thanks to Beat Saber’s partnership with Interscope Records which previously saw LMFAO and Limp Bizkit join the lineup. “Beat Saber is an incredible partner and an ally to the music industry, one which offers a new and engaging audience for our artists,” said David Nieman, VP of Sports and Video Game Marketing at Interscope Records in a statement.

VRFocus will continue its coverage of Beat Saber, reporting back with all the latest updates.

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Source: https://www.vrfocus.com/2021/09/beat-saber-adds-10-billie-eilish-songs-today/

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Beat Saber Adds 10 Billie Eilish Songs Today

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The last few weeks have seen some major additions to Beat Saber with the likes of those new Skrillex songs and Oculus and Steam players able to cross-play together. Today, another international artist joins the official Beat Saber roster with ten Billy Eilish songs now available across all supported platforms.

Beat Saber Billie Eilish

The Billie Eilish Music Pack covers most of her best-known work, from the award-winning 2019 debut WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? to Billie’s most recent album, Happier than Ever. Here’s the full tracklisting:

  • all the good girls go to hell
  • bad guy
  • bellyache
  • bury a friend
  • Happier Than Ever
  • I Didn’t Change My Number
  • NDA
  • Oxytocin
  • Therefore I Am
  • you should see me in a crown

The entire music pack can be downloaded for $12.99 USD or you can purchase each song individually for $1.99 – although it’ll cost you more that way. Plus, there are more than just those ten songs on offer. You get a new environment inspired by the Happier Than Ever music video and a new light event system for it as well.

Beat Saber Billie Eilish

The music pack has been thanks to Beat Saber’s partnership with Interscope Records which previously saw LMFAO and Limp Bizkit join the lineup. “Beat Saber is an incredible partner and an ally to the music industry, one which offers a new and engaging audience for our artists,” said David Nieman, VP of Sports and Video Game Marketing at Interscope Records in a statement.

VRFocus will continue its coverage of Beat Saber, reporting back with all the latest updates.

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Source: https://www.vrfocus.com/2021/09/beat-saber-adds-10-billie-eilish-songs-today/

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‘PowerBeatsVR’ Brings High-intensity Musical Workouts to Oculus Quest in October

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PowerBeatsVR (2020), the high-intensity workout experience from Munich-based indie studio Five Mind Creations, is finally making its was to Oculus Quest next month, which will let you box, dodge, and squat to the beat without getting tangled up in wires … or subscriptions.

PowerBeatsVR is set to launch on Oculus Quest’s App Lab and SideQuest on October 20th.

There’s no pricing available yet, however it’s currently priced at $20 on Steam, the Oculus Store for Rift, and Viveport. That’s a one-time purchase price, as the game isn’t based around a subscription model.

Here’s a list of features coming to the Quest version:

  • Over 50 Professionally Designed Workouts: Everything perfectly fits the underlying rhythm of two official music packs with 24 songs and a wide variety of music genres.
  • Generator for Your Own Music: Play with any music you like and how you like it (MP3, OGG, WAV, and FLAC). Want less squatting and more dodging? Just change the settings.
  • 3 Difficulties: No matter your skill or fitness level, there is a suitable challenge. Work your way up or directly launch the Expert mode and handle an insane amount of targets and obstacles.
  • 4 Unique Weapons: Start with your fists and unlock further weapons (hammer, shield, and powerfist) as you play.
  • Custom Playlists: Create your own playlists for extended workouts. Use the endurance mode to play without any rest between songs or try the endless mode until exhaustion.
  • Easy-To-Use Editor: Get creative and create challenges from scratch within VR or modify auto-generated workouts to suit your needs.
    Leaderboards: Compete with others and fight your way to the top.
  • Calorie Tracking & Fitness Metrics: Check your training duration, squats, and calories you have burnt during your VR gym time. Receive real-time metrics and performance summaries that push you further.
  • For Any Player Height: The game adapts all workouts to your height – whether you are 3ft (1m) or 7.2ft (2.2m) tall, you will get the same effective workout as everyone else!
  • Highly Adjustable: Having knee problems? Deactivate obstacles that are too demanding. Want to experience the maximum HIIT workout? Just play with the modifiers and increase speed, required range, strength, and precision.

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Source: https://www.roadtovr.com/powerbeatsvr-release-oculus-quest/

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