Welcome to the Weekly Roundup for the week of 7/21 – 7/28 presented by PartVR. If you are new to VR, check out our guide for Everything You Need To Know About VR. Last week’s VR weekly roundup is also available if you’re interested in reading it. Onto the news!


7/22: Vader Immortal: Episode I was released with the Quest and not much is know about the release of the next two episodes. The official Star Wars blog (ILMxLAB). The director shared key concept art that has the overarching feeling the game is trying to portray. He states that using the force is the main aspect to focus on for this episode and want to bring it to VR effectively. Continue reading here…

7/23: The Tetris Effect, an iconic VR game is now available on PC with VR support exclusively on Epic Games. Oculus Rift & HTC Vive users can now play with their desired controllers just like the PSVR version. See the trailer here…

7/24: Amazon’s Prime Video VR was released on the Quest, Go, and Gear VR. Visiting each of their game stores, users can download Prime Video VR app and sign in to their Prime accounts. From this app, they will have access to their library and current subscriptions on their account. There are exclusive 360 videos that work great with all these devices and very immersive. Check out Oculus’s official blog post…

7/25: The Firefox Reality VR browser has been updated to fit the Quest’s capabilities. Mozilla Hubs act as a place to meet your friends and watching immersive videos together. The browser is great for data privacy and blocking sites that track you. On an unrelated note, the Quest saw a major update to improve controller tracking that has been slowly being implemented onto all devices this week. See the Firefox browser here…

7/26: A Beat Saber update adds three new music tracks to the game from the artist Camellia. “Crystallized,” “Cycle Hit,” and “What the Cat!?” are the new songs introduced and a great addition the game. Along with this update, Beat Games has also added some new maps for the ‘One Saber’ mode. Download Beat Saber here…

7/27: The National Space Centre’s XR lab sees improvements. “The UK’s National Space Centre in Leicester has now begun work on a multi-million-pound development program building The Extended Reality Laboratory. the XR Lab will allow for the creation of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) content, housing workstations and a stereoscopic test dome.” Check out VRFocus’s full report here…


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