HTC Vive’s Best Strategy Game Heads to PlayStation VR

Steel Wool Games’ Quar: Battle for Gate 18 launched alongside the HTC Vive last year as something of an unknown quantity. An obscure real-time strategy (RTS) videogame that had received little attention prior to launch turned-out to be one of the PC’s best virtual reality (VR) strategy titles, and now that experience has been confirmed…

SDCC 2017: Warner Brothers Debuts Ready Player One Movie Trailer

Warner Brothers arrives at San Diego Comic-Con with arguably one of their largest lineups, with eyes on them for news on Blade Runner 2049, Justice League, and news for the individual DC comic book heroes. The VR industry and fans have another reason to be excited with the film adaptation of Ernest Cline’s book Ready…

SDCC 2017: Your 3D Avatar Could Be Used In Ready Player One Film

A large part of the Ready Player One film will involve a virtual world that the lead character explores and Warner Brothers has put out a call for artists and creators to make a 3D avatar. Any interested can find more information here and we’ll update this story as more information is made available. Tagged…

Vikings VR App Launches Ahead of Season 5 Premiere

The hugely popular television series Vikings will return with a two-hour premiere on 29th November 2017, it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con International today. Accompanying this new season will be VIKINGS VR, a wholly original virtual reality (VR) app that will transport viewers inside the drama for the first time. Launching in conjunction…

Arizona Sunshine Update for PlayStation VR Adds Improved Aim Controller Support

Last month Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive launched their acclaimed zombie shooter Arizona Sunshine for PlayStation VR, having previously released on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. This week the developers have launched a new update for the PlayStation VR version, 1.02, bringing with it improvements for the Aim controller, Move controllers and more. PlayStation VR players will…

The AR Landscape Shows 60% Growth in Startups Focused on Enterprise

The Venture Reality Fund released its augmented reality landscape for the second quarter, and the research shows that 150 companies are focused on a wide range of AR technologies. The Venture Reality Fund, which has raised $50 million to invest in AR and virtual reality startups, said it saw a 60 percent increase in the number of…

How Will VR Gaming Change Us?

Virtual Reality appears to be the next step for mankind. 2017 has seen a host of major developments that enable a large section of the population to take advantage of this technology. Despite advances across many industry verticals such as healthcare, training, and retail, the most widely understood application of VR so far has been games. With cheaper…

No Heroes Allowed! VR Confirmed for 2017 Release

Sony Computer Interactive’s (SIE) Japan Studio has been working on No Heroes Allowed! VR for some time. A debut last year – under the name of V! What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord? R – lead to a western reveal at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, back in June. Now…

Find Adventure and Treasure as Heroes of the Seven Seas Sails Towards PlayStation VR

For PlayStation VR owners, July and the start of August are looking to be bumper months for content releases, with Fantastic Contraption, SUPERHOT VR and Archangel having launched, whilst Theseus, Tiny Trax, Smashbox Arena, Dino Frontier and CastleStorm VR are all due out very soon. As if those weren’t enough, adding to the list is Heroes of the Seven Seas, due for release next week….

Mario Kart Meets Mixed Reality in Hado Kart

Ever loved madcap racing titles like Mario Kart so much that you want to just grab a go-kart and race around wildly? While the idea may have crossed your mind, the actual implications of racing round your local streets flinging banana’s everywhere might go down too well. Luckily – for those in Japan at least –…

Directive Games Teases AR Title Built With ARKit and Unreal Engine

Since Apple launched itself into the augmented reality (AR) sphere and demonstrated its new Arkit SDK, several companies have been experimenting with what Apple’s AR capabilities are. One company, Directive Games, have produced a video teasing an AR rebuild of its existing title The Machines. The Machines was originally released in 2016 as a PvP…

M.A.I. Reveals Dead Moon – Revenge on Phobos Coming to Steam Early Access

If there’s one thing virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) have a lot of is first-person shooters (FPS). Yes, the technology fits the genre very well, offering intense action filled experiences, but to standout from the crowd developers need to offer something special, Later this month Mercury Aerospace Industries (M.A.I.) will be launching its second VR…

M.I.A. Reveals Dead Moon – Revenge on Phobos Coming to Steam Early Access

If there’s one thing virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) have a lot of is first-person shooters (FPS). Yes, the technology fits the genre very well, offering intense action filled experiences, but to standout from the crowd developers need to offer something special, Later this month Mercury Aerospace Industries (M.A.I.) will be launching its second VR…

The Five Best HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 07/16/17

As the VR ecosystem continues, so shall our coverage! Each week we’ll give a full list of all the releases per usual, but also highlight the 5 most interesting experiences each week. This week’s highlights go from 1 on 1 magical duels all the way to DJ’ing in a club, so you’re likely to find…

New PSVR Releases For Week Of 07/16/17

PlayStation VR (PSVR) is still going strong a month on from its E3 showing; this week sees the release of two big shooters for the platform, one of which is easily one of the best games going for the platform right now. If you missed last week’s releases then you can see them here.  UploadVR…

New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For Week Of 07/15/17

Some big new releases this week in Rift land. Actually, it’s sort of one big release split into two, but that’s still good, right? If you missed the previous entry of this list you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that…

VR Puzzler Dr Kvorak’s Obliteration Game Coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Videogames aren’t something that just happen overnight – good ones anyway. They take time and dedication to create, no matter how big the studio, with developers toiling away for countless hours building entertaining experiences for everyone to enjoy. UK-based indie studio Freekstorm knows this only too well, having developed its puzzle adventure title Doctor Kvorak’s Obliteration Game…

The Creepy VR School Bus at Comic-Con

Warner Bros. is taking attendees for a ride. If you’re brave enough to hop on a creepy school bus in a parking lot just outside the San Diego Comic-Con Convention Center, then brace yourself for a VR horror experience that includes some of my biggest childhood fears—namely clowns and ominous children standing in the dark. Developed…

Superbright VR Debuts Co-Op Drawing Tool At 30 Year GIF Celebration

GIFs serve so many purposes but they have truly become the voice of a generation on social media. Giphy held a week-long gallery in June called TIME FRAME celebrating the GIF format that featured VR experiments, workshops, and creations from over 30 artists. One of the VR experiments came from Superbright VR and their collaborator Art404, as…

3D Sound Labs VR Audio Kit Introduces Bluetooth Support

3D Sound Labs are one of the best-known specialists in the area of immersive 3D audio. Proper use of sound can make a he difference in the immersiveness of a virtual reality (VR) experience. In order to make creating 3D soundscapes easier, 3D Sound Labs have released an update to its VR Audio Kit SDK…

Grab Your Wizards Hat as inVokeR Materializes on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

If you love a bit of magic and sorcery virtual reality (VR) developers have got you covered. The Mage’s Tale, Wands MageWorks, The Unspoken and more all offer differing levels of magical combat and spell making. This week another has been added to that list, with indie developer 8th Shore Inc. releasing VR wizard dueling game,…

Catch these CONAN360° LIVE Pre-Shows from Comic-Con

Conan is no stranger to Comic-Con, and this year he’s expanding his 360° presence with the CONAN360° LIVE Pre-Shows. For the past two years, Conan O’Brien has relocated his entire talk show two hours south from Stage 15 on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, CA down to the Spreckels Theater in San Diego during Comic-Con. Beginning in 2015, he pioneered the…

VR Shopping Application Seeks Crowd Funding

Some people love going shopping, some people hate it. For whatever reason, some people find it easier to use the internet to shop, but internet shopping comes with certain shortcomings. You can’t pick up and closely examine a product, or check a clothing size. A new Kickstarter project is seeking to use virtual reality (VR)…

NZXT’s BLD Tool For Custom Computers Lacks VR, But It’s In The Plans

More and more gamers are becoming interested in the PC gaming world, but there’s a general knowledge barrier keeping them from taking the leap. When making that transition, “build your own” is the general consensus but how much you save building your own gaming rig has gotten significantly smaller with more custom build options around…

KryptCrawler Creeps onto Oculus Rift and Gear VR

Headup Games and CrazyBunch have launched the long-awaited KryptCrawler, now available for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. KryptCrawler will let you enter vast and dangerous dungeons designed exclusively for virtual reality (VR). KryptCrawler delivers a combination of turn-based gameplay and real-time combat, combined with the immersion of modern VR technology. Throughout their adventure…

What Google’s Blocks Could Mean for the Future of Virtual Reality

Google introduced a new VR-based toolset called Blocks that will specifically allow developers to create and design 3D objects —  for use with VR experiences —  in their natural environment. To put it more simply, this tool allows anyone to create 3D objects from within a VR environment. Just don a 3D VR headset and…