Games Strategic Lead at Google Play to Speak at AGC Keynote

Next month will see the Austin Game Conference (AGC), sponsored by Electronic Arts, which is the longest running event dedicated to serving the needs of online game developers. It has now been announced that the Games Strategic Lead at Google Play, will be the keynote speaker, and will address both augmented reality (AR) and virtual…

VR Obama: President Takes us on 360 Tour of Yosemite

Introducing the first virtual reality experience featuring President Obama. What better way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of America’s National Parks Service then by going on a VR trip through Yosemite with President Barack Obama. You can now embark on a VR journey in this roughly 10-minute 360° video created by created by National Geographic,…

Gears of War Dev and Rick & Morty Creator Teaming Up For VR Games

Rick and Morty has already broken into the virtual reality (VR) landscape, but this doesn’t seem to be enough for the Co-creator of the series as he has partnered up with a former Executive Producer from Epic Games to create an exclusively VR videogame studio: Squanchtendo. Is it really a surprise at all that someone…

The Dexmo Exoskeleton Lets You ‘Touch’ and ‘Feel’ in Virtual Reality

Revolutionizing the Revolution 2016 has been a big year for virtual reality (VR), and it’s left consumers wanting more. Not more games or applications, necessarily, but more hardware and developments. Specifically, a way to interact with the VR world more naturally. In answer to this desire, a Chinese start-up named Dexta Robotics, will be taking VR…

Daylight’s End to Hit Cinemas and Receive VR Experience Tomorrow

Usually what is done with films using virtual reality (VR), the VR experience is released and showcased before the film comes out to promote it. However, Daylight’s End has decided to ignore what other films have done and is releasing everything on the same day as its cinematic release, and is the first title to…

Viveport Launches Developer Beta and Announces Its Own VR Dev Awards

Viveport is a global app store for virtual reality (VR) experiences, and aims to democratise the VR ecosystem by letting developers reach wide ranges of audiences, revealed by HTC this summer. It has now come that Viveport has opened up its beta version of its platform up for developers, and along with that it has…

What PlayStation Plus Means to PlayStation VR

The PlayStation Plus subscription programme was introduced back in June 2010 as a premium online service. One-upping Xbox Live’s similar subscription model, PlayStation Plus offered the ‘Instant Game Collection’; a model in which subscribers would receive free videogame titles every month. In 2013, PlayStation Plus became mandatory for online gameplay on PlayStation 4 and just…

Battlezone Gets New Gameplay Trailer After Going Gold

Rebellion has seen a fair amount of success with its virtual reality (VR) title, Battlezone, and it hasn’t even launched yet, as it won Best Casual Game during Gamescom this month. For those who have been following this success, or are interested in finding out what this title really has to offer, a new gameplay…

Uncorporeal Claims They Can Create 3D VR Scenes from Your Photos

Uncorporeal are unveiling what it terms as it’s “Holographic Photography Technology” which the team claim will allow anyone with a smartphone to create 360 VR viewable scenes with 3D parallax from a few dozen photos. Static photogrammetry, the process of capturing and recreating a three dimensional spaces from photography, has seen significant progress since the advent…

Preview: Hustle Kings VR – Pool, But Not as You Know It

Virtual reality (VR) can do a great many things for videogames. It brings brand new opportunities to create innovative new gameplay, but also allows for familiar experiences to take on a new form. Hustle Kings VR is most certainly the latter: it brings the previously established Hustle Kings gameplay into the new medium on PlayStation…

Coatsink Reveals Esper: The Collection Trailer

Coatsink Software have released a brand new trailer to celebrate the upcoming release on Oculus Rift of the first Esper game, which is to be bundled with its sequel to form Esper: The Collection. The original Esper was originally a title for the Samsung Gear VR in which you journey to an alternate 1975 and…

VR Golf Online Tees Off On Oculus Rift

When we looked forward to this years Summer Olympics there are very few who would have suspected that one of the big highlights and one of the television success stories of the games would be the humble game of golf. Already a sport that had caused headlines prior to the games with the amount of…

The Virtual Arena: Growth of Out-of-Home VR Entertainment 

In this first column of our monthly feature on Virtual Reality (VR) in the Digital Out-of-Home Entertainment (DOE) sector, it would be good to accurately define the market, and chart the different categories that are shaping a growing sector that has been under reported, in comparison to the explosion of interest in the consumer application…