Oculus Touch Insides Revealed in Detailed Teardown

iFixit continue their relentless quest to pull apart every electronic gadget they can get their hands on, including a detailed teardown of the Oculus Touch controllers (which slipped by us on the run up to the Winter holiday season). The Oculus Touch motion controllers took longer to reach the market than many would have liked,…

Knott’s Berry Farm VR Installation Coming This Year From VRstudios

Knott’s Berry Farm is an amusement park located a short drive from Disneyland in Orange County, California. The sprawling 160 acre playground literally began its life as a berry stand and now boasts over 40 roller coasters, water rides, and other attractions. The park receives nearly 4 million visitors every year, and starting Q2 of this…

Explore the Story of Evolution in VR with a Friend

Or maybe even a stranger. “Life of Us. The story of our lives. Together.” Imagine going into a world where you meet a stranger in the form of protozoa and experience the story of evolution together. Your bodies and voice transform as you evolve from single celled organisms to androids that make you sound like Daft…

Apollo 11 VR Experience Dev Launches Kickstarter for Titanic VR Project

Several months ago Immersive VR Education – the team behind award-winning experience Apollo 11 – announced it would be launching another Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for its next virtual reality (VR) project, Titanic VR. One of the most iconic ships that ever existed, RMS Titanic, known around the world for its ill fated maiden voyage in 1912 across…

Oculus Further Details Ideal Hardware and Sensor Configurations for Roomscale VR with Touch

The Oculus Team have published a detailed guide on Roomscale VR setup. This four-part series expands on the Experimental Roomscale Guide published before the launch of the Touch controllers, discussing sensors, bandwidth, host controllers and extra equipment. While Oculus continues to recommend the two-forward-facing sensor configuration for Touch users and developers, many people are trying…

The VRScout Report – Sundance Edition

Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report, a weekly podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst. You can enjoy the full audio recording below: The New Frontier program at Sundance has been abuzz with virtual reality over the past couple of years. The Sundance Film Festival is an integral snow-covered kickoff to awards…

Simple PlayStation Move Mod Brings Dual Analog Control To PSVR Games

PlayStation VR is a very capable headset, but it does have one glaring weakness: the PlayStation Move controllers. Sony’s positiontally-tracked wands bring your hands into VR with relative accuracy, but they pale in comparison to the HTC Vive’s wands or Oculus Touch controllers. A lot of that has to do with occlusion, as turning away…

United Nations’ Creative Director on VR as the Ultimate Empathy Machine

Gabo Arora founded the United Nations VR, and has directed some of the more well-known VR empathy experiences starting with Clouds Over Sidra in December 2014 in collaboration with Chris Milk’s VR production house Within. Milk first showed Clouds Over Sidra during Sundance 2015, and featured it prominently in his VR as the Ultimate Empathy Machine TED talk…

‘Sword Art Online’ Experience Comes to FOVE 0

Sword Art Online (SAO), the VR-centric manga and anime series, will soon be gracing the eyeballs of Fove 0 owners in a new VR experience featuring the series’ female protagonist, Asuna. The SAO experience was created to welcome new users and teach them how to use Fove 0, the first commercially available VR headset with integrated…

NOLO Phone-based SteamVR Project Fully Funded on Kickstarter

There’s no getting around that fact that the $799 price tag on the HTC Vive and cost of a high-end computer makes it difficult for many people to get into high-end VR. NOLO VR wants to change that with the help of your smartphone. Similar to solutions from Ximmerse and others, Chinese company LYRobotix’s set of…

Preview: Racket: Nx – Tennis Gets A Futuristic Update

Last year Waves Nx completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to produce a device that made any set of headphones produce 3D audio. To promote the product the company partnered with developer One Hamsa to create a virtual reality (VR) experience, this became Racket: Nx for HTC Vive. Since the summer Vive owners have been able to play…

VR Art Studio Lets You Collaborate With Other Artists in Real-Time

MasterpieceVR allows users to work on the paintings and sculptures together, regardless of location. Everything’s better with a friend. Which is why it’s a bummer multiplayer experiences in virtual reality are still relatively hard to come by. Even if you manage to get your hands on a game or experience that supports multiple players, most…

SuperHyperCube Coming To Vive But Polytron Still Stands By Rift Boycott

Vibrant puzzler SuperHyperCube [Review: 7.5/10] was one of the better launch games for PlayStation VR. Vive fans pay attention, then; it looks like you can play it soon. The developer took to Twitter to tease a Vive version of the game with a GIF of the kit’s controllers displayed in its retro-future art style. Polytron didn’t…

Crowdfunding In VR: NOLO VR Begins Kickstarter Campaign

With HTC Vive primarily flying the flag the desire for roomscale virtual reality (VR) experiences grows steadily. As does the amount of companies looking to bring them to the consumer. The latest to do so is Califonian company LYRobotix who have brought a new front-facing, room scale motion tracker to Kickstarter. Called NOLO VR and consisting of two…

vSports Title Racket: Nx Launches on Steam Early Access

Keshet International Gaming (KIG) has today launched its highly anticipated virtual reality (VR) videogame, Racket: Nx Early Access 1, has been released on Steam for the HTC Vive. Racket: Nx Early Access 1 is the Steam Early Access version of Racket: Nx, which will be continually updated throughout 2017. Inspired by the classic arcade videogame…

Apollo 11 VR Creators are Back With a Brand New Kickstarter: Titanic VR

The creators of the well-regarded Apollo 11 VR Experience are once again revving up to make history a cinematic event. The first experience from Immersive VR Education took you to the moon aboard Apollo 11. Now the startup is taking you from the highest of heights to the depths of the sea with its new project: Titanic VR. If you…

You Can Watch The Super Bowl’s Biggest Plays In VR With LiveLike’s Private Suite

Previously, the NFL’s Media Director William Deng spoke on the league’s virtual and 360-degree ambitions and apprehensions. Although the organization doesn’t think the visual resolution of headsets is high enough for live streaming and directing viewer’s attention is hard enough, Deng and company still believe in the platforms and thinks that any growth in use on…

TECHNOLUST Oculus Touch Update Coming ‘Within the Next Week’

IRIS VR’s TECHNOLUST has been a mainstay of the early adopter virtual reality (VR) audience since the success of its Kickstarter campaign back in 2014. In that time, the development team has launched the videogame on both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and announced the launch of a major content update, designed for motion-controller input,…

This Developer is Using VR Tools to Develop Non-VR Games

Unity Technologies, Epic Games and Crytek all revealed their plans for in-engine virtual reality (VR) development tools last year, to varying degrees of effectiveness. Now, it appears that one development studio has decided not to wait for the engine developers to catch-up with their demand, building their own VR development suite for the design of…

Into The Black: A Stunning Look At The Infamous 1988 Yellowstone Wildfire

A couple of film students are making one of the more visually striking and thought-provoking VR games out there. The UK’s National Film And Television School (NFTS) is taking a shot at this new technology by letting a couple of Masters students tell the tragic story of Yellowstone National Park’s 1988 disastrous wildfires like never…

OpenVR SDK Adds ‘Initial’ Support For OSX, DX12

Valve promised OpenVR support for Mac users in late 2016. Now in early 2017, the company is taking the first steps towards that promise. The SteamVR creator today launched v1.0.6 of its OpenVR SDK on GitHub, allowing applications to work across a range of VR headsets. A tweet from the OpenVR account noted that the…

Get Eyes-On with John Wick Chronicles: An Eye for an Eye in New Screenshots

Starbreeze Studios’ John Wick Chronicles has become one of the most highly anticipated virtual reality (VR) videogames amongst early adopters since its announcement. An action-orientated motion-picture that seems perfect for adaptation to VR, John Wick Chronicles will debut next week with John Wick Chronicles: An Eye for an Eye, coming exclusively to HTC Vive. In…

Jump into Skiing on HTC Vive

Sports videogames in virtual reality (VR) are becoming more common, thinks largely to the increasing adoption rate of the HTC Vive and the launch of Oculus Touch motion-controllers for the Oculus Rift last month. A new release from Ramotion Inc., Ski Sport: Jumping, today joins the line-up as a Steam Early Access title. Ski Sport:…

Vive Tracker Capabilities Detailed in Developer Documentation

Ahead of the Vive Tracker’s consumer launch later this year, HTC plans to send 1,000 units to developers to kickstart an ecosystem of accessories and content which can make use of the device. New developer documentation details the ins and outs of the Tracker. Developers and accessory-makers looking to make use of the Vive Tracker…