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Microsoft is planning to let Windows Mixed Reality users get access to SteamVR games next week. The software maker revealed to Rolling Stone that a preview program for SteamVR titles will launch on November 15th, allowing VR headset owners to test out games before Microsoft has finalized its software.
The SteamVR support for Windows Mixed Reality will bridge the headsets over to games from the Steam store, and open up Microsoft’s VR headsets to a lot more titles. Currently, Windows Mixed Reality headset owners can only access around 60 apps and games from the Windows Store. Many of the top VR games are available through SteamVR.
Microsoft has not revealed exactly when this SteamVR support will be available as a non-beta feature, but the…
Android Pay has been around for a few years now, but it’s still not available in very many countries. Case in point: it’s just made its way to Ukraine, which has become only the 15th country that it’s usable in. It’s only available at one bank, at least for now: PrivatBank.
November 1st is Android Pay’s official Ukraine debut date, but since it’s already the 1st there, we’re already hearing about it.
Catan Universe is a new digital version of the extremely popular board game, and it’s about to make its way onto mobile devices November 15th. Catan Universe is already on PC and Mac, and once it hit mobile, it will allow for cross-platform play. Rivals of Catan, the two-player mobile standalone version, was one of the casualties of iOS 11, so if you want any Catan, you’ll have to wait for Catan Universe (and possible Catan-The Duel, currently under development). Catan Universe will be free to download and will come with Rivals of Catan, and if you want more content, you can buy it as an IAP, which I believe is a great monetization system.
Catan Universe includes Cities and Knights, Seafarers, the Vikings set, and a lot more content will be coming to the game in the near future. And keep in mind that if you had bought the old Catan app on Android or iOS and have registered your account, you’ll be able to activate most of the Catan Universe content for free. If you like Catan, this will probably be a great way to play the game on your mobile device so long as they get the UI and everything else right.
What do you do when your highly-successful reality show goes out with a bang? If you're Discovery-owned Science Channel, you quickly reboot it and find new hosts to replace the iconic ones. If you're a fan of the original and willing to give the new… Engadget RSS Feed