Starbreeze Buys Rights to Classic Videogames Including Defenders of the Crown

Starbreeze Studios is aiming to cover all bases of virtual reality (VR) production, in both hardware with its StarVR head-mounted display (HMD) in development, and content with its recent partnership with IMAX. The studio is now expanding its horizons with its latest venture into adapting videogames now that it has bought classic Cinemaware titles. The…

Waltz of the Wizard’s Spells Will Delight You for Free on Steam

Waltz of the Wizard is a bit like Job Simulator but for people who want to dabble around in magic instead of cartoon versions of real-world jobs. As of today it’s available for <a href=”http:The post Waltz of the Wizard’s Spells Will Delight You for Free on Steam appeared first on UploadVR. Source: Waltz…

Jaunt Brings Cinematic VR to the East After Launching in China

Jaunt is very much a recognised company in virtual reality (VR) in the West as the US-based cinematic producers and distributers has worked with some big names in other industries such as music and sport. It has been announced today that Jaunt is taking a step as the first US full-scale VR company to establish…

SUPERHOT to Make its Way to VR Later This Year on the Oculus Rift

It has been anticipated since its Kickstarter campaign for SUPERHOT to acquire support for virtual reality (VR), and the wait has only been made to feel longer with its great success and lack of promise for the immediate development of the videogame. The SUPERHOT Team has now confirmed that the wait won’t go on for…

Boat Simulation VR Regatta Sails Onto HTC Vive Today

One of the latest Early Access titles to go on the market today for virtual reality (VR) is VR Regatta, a videogame that isn’t all easy sailing as the player embarks on a journey of learning how to sail boats as well as race them in what seems to be perfect conditions. In this Early…

HoloLens’ First Ever Update Provides ‘Much Needed Fixes’

Today, Microsoft is announcing the first ever software update for its <a href=”https://www.The post HoloLens’ First Ever Update Provides ‘Much Needed Fixes’ appeared first on UploadVR. Source: HoloLens’ First Ever Update Provides ‘Much Needed Fixes’

Baofeng Showcases Mobile VR Headset With Positional and Finger Tracking

Baofeng Group, a Chinese mobile communications giant, announced their fifth generation VR headset, the Mojing 5.0, on stage today in Beijing, China.The post Baofeng Showcases Mobile VR Headset With Positional and Finger Tracking appeared first on UploadVR. Source: Baofeng Showcases Mobile VR Headset With Positional and Finger Tracking

We Played ‘Overwatch’ in VR Using ‘Bigscreen’ and It Was Awesome

Instead of recording a typical podcast this week, we decided to play <a href=”https://playoverwatch.The post We Played ‘Overwatch’ in VR Using ‘Bigscreen’ and It Was Awesome appeared first on UploadVR. Source: We Played ‘Overwatch’ in VR Using ‘Bigscreen’ and It Was Awesome

Hiding Won’t Help in The Hum: Abductions Teaser Footage

It’s been awhile since VRFocus last reported on Totwise Studios’ sci-fi horror title The Hum: Abductions as the developer has been fairly quiet. Now the studio has released a teasing short scene from its upcoming virtual reality (VR) title. In this latest video for The Hum: Abductions, we see the player hiding in a wardrobe…

AI is Already Replacing VR’s Hottest Entry Level Job

The virtual reality industry is exploding. Practically everywhere you look, VR is flooding into the mainstream consciousness at an increasingly rapid rate. Huge sums of money are being pumped in for content creation, and it’s all thanks to 360-degree video. Let’s be honest, we would not have the level of public interest in VR that…

ARM 2017 Chips Target Mobile VR and AR

2016 maybe the breakout year for virtual reality (VR), with mobile and PC-based head-mounted displays (HMDs) popping up on an almost regular occurrence, but 2017 is likely to become even more chaotic. One company already outlining its plans for next year is ARM, having recently revealed its new Cortex-A73 CPU and the Mali-G71 GPU. These…

Ride Through the Streets of Gotham City With G2A and MSI’s Latest VR App

G2A has already invested its time and efforts into creating two of its own virtual reality (VR) videogames, one of which is G2A Land, a rollercoaster simulator. Now the online gaming marketplace has teamed up with MSI to create a VR Batman application, Gotham VR. This latest VR development where the online videogame store, G2A,…

Nicole Kidman Stars in This VR Film for Etihad Airways

The lavish VR film shoot takes 360-degree video to new heights. Have you ever wanted to experience what its like to fly in a first-class apartment aboard a luxury Airbus A380 on its way to Abu Dhabi? What about having Nicole Kidman join you for the journey, helping her rehearse scenes from the script of…

Xbox One & PlayStation 4 Upgrades: The Rumours & The Knowledge

We’re not overly far away from another Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) which despite a drop in the number of attendees from the developer side is still expected to produce a number of very different stories. The industry is at an unusual crossroads. This generation of consoles is still relatively young, at least in comparison to…

Deadmau5’s The Cube Tour to Return in VR

Musician Deadmau5 has become famous for more than his chart success. The artist’s live shows have been deemed as integral to his success, with 2010’s ‘The Cube’ dance stage having received significant praise from fans and music press alike. Now, it appears that the artist, Joel Thomas Zimmerman, aims to bring The Cube back with…

Is This The Asus Google Daydream Headset?

Asus was one of the many partners announced to be working on <a href=”http://uploadvr.The post Is This The Asus Google Daydream Headset? appeared first on UploadVR. Source: Is This The Asus Google Daydream Headset?

Review: Tactera

A developer who has found celebrity amongst the earliest of modern virtual reality (VR) enthusiasts, E McNeill designs videogames with a very contemporary passion. Both his first foray into the medium, Darknet, and now Tactera are videogames built with a singular vision: they are videogames he wanted to play in VR. It just so happens…

VR Documentary Filmmaking on Trial at Hot Docs 2016

Virtual reality filmmaking is in its infancy but one Brendan McCourt reports from the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto where virtual reality as a documentary filmmaker platform was on trial. Can VR really become the “empathy machine” some are claiming? Or might its immersive properties become the enemy of transparency? Brendan McCourt is an award…

Skype’s HoloLens Plugin Now Available for All

If you want to take your Skype experience to the next level, putting in holograms when you talk to friends, family or anyone else then Microsoft’s mixed realty (MR) head-mounted display (HMD) might be just what you’re after. So long as you’ve got a spare $3000 USD, live in the US or Canada, and happen…

SEGA, Marza and Unity Collaborate for VR Movie Pipeline

At Unite Europe today a collaboration was announced between Unity Technologies, SEGA and Marza Animation Planet for a new movie pipeline. A new animation short, The Gift, was revealed before Marza Animation Planet CEO, Masanao Maeda, revealed that the technology will stretch beyond 2D films and into virtual reality (VR) also. The MARZA Movie Pipeline…

Experience VR Through the Owl from Queen’s Brian May

It seems as if everyone wants to jump on to the virtual reality (VR) bandwagon. More companies are building VR head-mounted displays (HMDs) or releasing tech to compliment them. The latest comes from Queen guitarist Brian May who recently launched his OWL VR kit. In fact its not that much of a stretch for May…

SUPERHOT VR Coming to Oculus Rift and Touch This Year

We’ve been wondering what would become of SUPERHOT‘s promised VR support for some time, and now we finally know. The developers behind this year’s FPS hit have announced SUPERHOT VR via <a href=”http:The post SUPERHOT VR Coming to Oculus Rift and Touch This Year appeared first on UploadVR. Source: SUPERHOT VR Coming to Oculus…

Unity’s Awesome VR Editor Gets a Release Window in Fresh Look

VR editors are set to change how developers make their games, and Unity just let us know when its take on the concept is coming. A third demonstration of the Unity editor was held at today’s <a href=”https:The post Unity’s Awesome VR Editor Gets a Release Window in Fresh Look appeared first on UploadVR. …

VR vs. Simply Irr-statistical

It’s Tuesday which must mean it is time to burden your eyeballs with another VR Vs. With Microsoft and Sony – or rather Sony Interactive Entertainment – both allegedly prepping new consoles which could have an affect on the current virtual reality (VR) ecosystem, the Daydream still more a technically design on paper and yet…

Leave The Nest: Achievements, Cheats, Tips & Tricks

Arriving last week for the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) was Leave The Nest. Created by Kaio Interactive, the videogame has players flying high controlling a bird that swoops, dives, dodges and glides through peaceful forests, Persian cities, volcanic vistas and more. But Leave The Nest won’t let you sit back and relax, you’ve got to…

Unity Introduces New Pricing Tiers: Personal, Plus, Pro and Enterprise

At Unite Europe today, Unity Technologies announced a change in the pricing plans for the popular videogame engine Unity 5. The new tier structure is aimed at encouraging independent developers to work with the engine whilst not restricting larger business. All versions of Unity 5 will now include Android and iOS Pro add-ons as standard…