Life In 360°: To Climb Above The Highest

If there’s somewhere you seriously do not want to get into difficulties, it is either somewhere very, very deep. Or alternatively somewhere very, very high. The sheer logistics of help actually coming your way, to save you from a potentially life threatening predicament, are nothing to be dismissed. In such situations your rescue is down…

‘Downward Spiral: Prologue’ Review

Downward Spiral: Prologue (2017) is a sci-fi adventure game that takes you into a lovingly recreated ’70s retro future of CRT monitors and space stations abound. Featuring a single-player and coop mission, and multiplayer deathmatch mode Downward Spiral: Prologue feels like the creators have torn out the first few pages of an Arthur C. Clarke novel and…

Oculus Co-founder Palmer Luckey Bids Goodbye to Facebook

Palmer Luckey, the co-founder of Oculus VR and designer of the Oculus Rift, is stepping down from his position at the company. Oculus told Upload VR the news, saying that it will be Luckey’s last week at the Facebook-owned VR headset company. “Palmer will be dearly missed. Palmer’s legacy extends far beyond Oculus. His inventive spirit…

MixCast VR Studio Helps Devs Add Mixed Reality Capture Features to VR Games

Blueprint Reality, developers of VR puzzle game Awaken, have launched the MixCast VR Studio on Steam. Developers can quickly add the free SDK to their Unity-based VR games, which allows users to easily set up, broadcast, or record mixed reality gameplay footage with the help of the utility. Marketing VR products to the masses is…

University of Iowa Develop VR Mobile app to Improve Car Safety

University of Iowa has launched a new virtual reality (VR) mobile app called CarTech VR360 as part of the ‘My Car Does What?’ campaign to improve car safety and educate people on how car safety systems work. The app was developed in response to a survey by the National Safety Council, which found that 39%…

Oculus Co-Founder Palmer Luckey is Leaving Facebook

It’s finally happened. After months of silence, Oculus co-founder and creator of the Oculus Rift, Palmer Luckey will be leaving parent company Facebook its now emerged. In a statement by an Oculus spokesperson, the company said: “Palmer will be dearly missed. “Palmer’s legacy extends far beyond Oculus. His inventive spirit helped kickstart the modern VR revolution and helped build…

Archer Celebrates 8th Season With AR App

Play the role of private eye and investigate new episodes with AR that’ll make you scream, “Holy s*** snacks!” Since its premiere eight long years ago, Archer has cemented itself as one of the funniest adult animations to ever hit television. Along with its bold comedic-style, raunchy dialogue and memorable characters, much of the shows…

Take the Law Into Your Own Hands with Giant Cop for Oculus Touch

Giant Cop: Justice Above All has been launched today on Oculus Rift and Touch, bringing tongue-in-cheek action inspired by cheesy 70’s cop shows to the platform. Developer Other Ocean Interactive originally developed the game with standard keyboard and mouse controls in mind, but they soon discovered that bringing the title into virtual reality (VR) was…

Oculus Co-Founder and Rift Creator Palmer Luckey Departs Facebook

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey, the man behind the Rift concept and its first prototypes, is leaving the company three years after selling to Facebook. According to Oculus, this will be Palmer’s last week with Friday marking his official last day as an employee of Facebook. In an official statement, the company said that: “Palmer will…

GNOG Coming to PlayStation VR in May

Back in 2015, indie developer KO_OP announced development on its first virtual reality (VR) GNOG. Supporting Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE’s) PlayStation VR, GNOG is a colourful puzzle title that’s now got a release date for May. GNOG is designed as a type of puzzle box, where each level is self contained. Players can spin the box around to find…

Mixed Reality Easter Egg Hunt to Feature at VRLA

The VRLA Conference and Expo in Los Angeles will this year have a new feature as part of its virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) demos – a Mixed Reality Easter Egg hunt. Organised by AR/VR development agency and content creators AfterNow and FLARB in cooperation with Microsoft HoloLens, visitors to the VRLA will…

VRUnicorns New Title #Archery Out Now

VRUnicorns is a development team that is known for colourful, less-than-serious titles such as SelfieTennis. The studio is set to continue that trend with today’s release of #Archery for the HTC Vive. #Archery puts the player in control of a bow, and then sets various tasks that must be completed, when all the player has to work…

Bee Bee Q Is A Ridiculous Multiplayer VR Game About Summertime Barbeques

British summers aren’t really summers. They’re really just precious, all-to-brief moments where it’s not quite as cold and rainy as it is normally and both humanity and bug life makes the most of it. Our barbecues rarely go as planned, either; our good intentions, high spirits and sheer determination to cook a delicious plate of…

Facebook Opens 360 Live Streaming Video To All

We saw the first hint of 360 live streaming back in December when Facebook partnered up with NatGeo to launch Live 360 from the Mars Desert Research Station facility in Utah. Then we here at VRScout followed suit the following month for the second ever 360 live stream, capturing President Obama’s Farewell Address. Now Facebook…

Microsoft Hires Head Of Marketing From Oculus In Mixed Reality Build Up

Microsoft today revealed it hired Liz Hamren from Oculus to head up marketing for mixed reality as the company begins to build out its efforts beyond HoloLens into a broad range of devices including VR headsets. Hamren was the chief marketing officer at Oculus and joins Microsoft as corporate vice president of mixed reality marketing. She’ll…

CrazyBunch Unveil KryptCrawler Announcement Trailer for Gear VR

KryptCrawler is a first-person, grid-based dungeon crawler action RPG in the classic style which is coming out in summer 2017 for the Oculus Rift and Gear VR. In a nod to classic dungeon crawler games such as Ultima Underworld, the combat in KryptCrawler is a combination of turn-based and real time which must be mastered…

Dick Wilde Shoots on to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Tongue-in-cheek shooter Dick Wilde has launched onto the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive platforms today, with publisher PlayStack saying the PlayStion VR version is coming in May. The title stars hunter and outdoorsman Dick Wilde, whom the player can take control of, and use a vast arsenal of weaponry from ordinary rifles through to saw blades,…

Preview: #Archery – Can This Colourful Shooter Offer Enough to be Worth Your Time?

There are plenty of fun quirky titles for HTC Vive that showcase virtual reality’s (VR) innovative use of motion controls. Titles such as Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption perfectly showcase this, and developer VRUnicorns has created some of the most light-hearted experiences with #SelfieTennis and #SkiJump. Today sees the release of the studio’s next videogame, #Archery which continues this same thread….

Hands-On with Tower Defense Shooter Ancient Amuletor on PSVR

When it comes to tower defense games Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) has been surprisingly lacking. While developers have aimed to introduce players to the world of VR through other genres, there isn’t a whole lot to choose from if you’re looking to quench your thirst for some good, old fashioned tower defending. Thankfully, Ancient Amuletor from…

Samsung Suggests High-Powered, Standalone VR Headset To Compete With Rift and Vive

Continuing to push its established mobile VR business—recently revealing its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphones support and an updated Gear VR with controller—Samsung has again confirmed it has more powerful VR hardware up its sleeve. High-end, standalone VR headsets from Samsung are still in development, according to a report by CNET. During an interview in South…

Spin-Off Space Rift: Rogue A.I. Released for Gear VR

Space adventure videogame Space Rift was released last August for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, but now Samsung Gear VR users have a chance to experience the Space Rift universe with new spin-off Space Rift: Rogue A.I. In Space Rift: Rogue A.I. the player takes on the role of a pilot tasked with tracking down…

Twilight Pioneers Chapter 2 Out Now

Chinese developer NetEase has announced the launch of the second chapter of sword-and-sorcery RPG videogame Twilight Pioneers for Google Daydream. The new chapter of the game is titled The Evilgate and will be available as a free download from the Daydream app store. The new instalment features extended gameplay, added story development and new boss encounters….

What Brexit Means For The UK VR Industry

As of this week it’s officially official: the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. Last year’s historic referendum might have come to a close in June, but it’s taken nine months for the British government to ready itself for triggering Article 50, the document that was yesterday handed to Donald Tusk, President of the…

Go on a Space Adventure with Vendetta Online for Google Daydream

Last year Guild Software announced plans to bring its massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Vendetta Online to virtual reality (VR). October saw the title arrive on Samsung Gear VR, and today that support has expanded to Google Daydream. Vendetta Online enables players to create their own character and roam the stars however they choose, whether that’s a hero fighting…