Apple is stepping into the AR Headset arena with the Vision Pro. It’s designed to be an all in one device for movies, FaceTime, work projects, viewing photos and web pages, gaming and more. Out of the box, there will be 100+ Apple Arcade games available and may include support for standard controllers like PS5 Dualsense and Apple Vision Pro hands-free controls. Subscribers may be able to access AR experiences and content from Disney+.
It can be used to watch videos and has an “EyeSight” feature that shows your eyes to others and still be present in the room. Battery life is estimated to be around 2 hours. At this time, the pricetag is hefty, coming in at $3499 USD. While it’s a pretty cool piece of tech, the slow adoption of AR/VR and the high pricetag, the success of AR and the Apple Vision Pro will need some time to determine.
The world of Pokemon Go is getting a companion app called Campfire to make organizing meetups, message other players and to see important features like gyms and active raids. The app is scheduled to launch this summer and will also connect with other Niantic games like Ingress.
This year has been a strong video game year overall. The new generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft joins the race with Nintendo. There are big franchise games for each system such as Fire Emblem, Pokemon, The Legend of Zelda, GTA IV, Assassin’s Creed and Bioshock. Newcomers such as The Last of Us and The Wonderful 101 enjoyed success as well. Here are some highlights for games this year.