‘Skatrix’ Makes use of Imaginative and prescient Professional to Flip Your Room Right into a Digital Skate Park



Skatrix Professional, the Imaginative and prescient Professional skateboarding app from legendary skater Rodney Mullen, has simply been overhauled to ship much more convincing blended actuality gameplay due to its new 2.0 replace.

Launched as a day-one app for Imaginative and prescient Professional earlier this yr, Skatix Professional now boasts full-room blended actuality gameplay along with a skatepark builder, improved hand enter gestures, and nuanced atmosphere sensing.

In observe, this lets Skatrix Professional gamers transcend skateboarding in a floating quantity in AR house for an much more sensible skate session, letting your character ollie, kickflip and grind your manner round your complete home.

“Immersive gameplay transforms the consumer’s real-world environment right into a dynamic skatepark atmosphere, permitting for interplay with just about any object, form, or terrain,” developer Actuality Disaster says in a blog post. “This permits gamers to skate and carry out methods on actual parts round them, merging digital sport content material with bodily areas to create a singular skateboarding expertise.”

As Imaginative and prescient Professional lacks a devoted movement controller for enter, Skatrix Professional was designed round each eye and hand-tracking, letting you do issues like have a look at any ramp, rail or a spot on a ground that you just need to skate after which faucet your fingers collectively to ship your skater there. Then merely pinch and swipe to do methods with the app’s digital 3D joystick controls.

Along with the Imaginative and prescient Professional model of the sport, Skatrix can be accessible on smartphone AR platforms. For this cellular model, creating studio Actuality Disaster used Niantic’s Lightship platform, together with Lightship Visual Positioning System (VPS). The studios say in an announcement from earlier this yr that Actuality Disaster and Niantic want to each co-publish and co-market the Skatrix franchise over the subsequent seven years.

You possibly can nab Skatrix Professional solely for Imaginative and prescient Professional over on the App Store, priced at $20.


Replace (June sixth, 2024 – 2:40PM ET): Clarified that solely the cellular model of Skatrix makes use of Niantic’s Lightship platform. A earlier model of this text acknowledged the Imaginative and prescient Professional model used it as properly.

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