PSVR’s Farpoint Succeeds In UK Games Sales Charts

It looks like Sony’s big bet on the VR first-person shooter (FPS), Farpoint, had paid off, at least in the UK. The UK’s weekly games chart, compiled by GfK and shared via The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE), reveals that Farpoint debuted at number two in the weekly charts for the last seven days….

Elon Musk’s OpenAI Is Training Robots In VR

Another day, another fascinatingly futuristic project with Elon Musk’s name attached to it. But we’re not talking about SpaceX or the Hyper Tube this time, we’re talking about teaching robots to do tasks with VR. OpenAI, Musk’s artificial intelligence research company, this week revealed a look at its new system that teaches robots how to…

Oculus Home On Gear VR Is 3 Times Faster Thanks To React VR

Gear VR got a massive refresh recently. Not only did a new version of Samsung and Oculus’ mobile VR headset release with a new motion controller, but there were updates on the software side, too. These updates were delivered with the help of the new React VR framework. When the new Gear arrived, so too…

HTC Vive Shows US Mayors How VR Can Help City Planning

HTC is eager to push VR beyond the realms of gaming and into industries as soon as possible. To that end, the company recently gathered 20 mayors from across the US to show them what its HTC Vive can do for city planning. During this year’s South by South West (SXSW) show HTC held an…

Google Chrome Is Getting AR API, Daydream Support

Chrome is one of the first internet browsers to fully embrace WebVR, allowing you to head to certain web pages and then put on a Cardboard or Daydream headset to instantly access VR content. But what about WebAR? Such a concept doesn’t actually exist — at least not yet — but Google is starting to…

Daydream 2.0 Solves One Of VR’s Biggest Problems: Isolation

Along with similar devices from Oculus and Intel, Google’s new standalone headsets represent the birth of a new type of VR experience. With their arrival, the search engine giant is looking to combat some of the key concerns about the current state of VR tech, including isolation. Google is working on Daydream 2.0, or what…

Google’s Seurat Aims To Bring ‘Desktop-Level Graphics’ To Mobile VR

Given processing restraints, mobile VR obviously isn’t able to measure up to the kind of visual fidelity we’d expect on PC, but a new development tool from Google is helping to close the gap a little. Today the company is introducing Seurat, named after French painter Georges Seurat. According to the company this tool can…

Syren Turns From Survival Horror To Shooter With Free Second Chapter

Reusing assets isn’t something we’d normally encourage a game developer to do. It implies you’re recycling resources to cut corners and make a quick buck. It’s interesting, then, that Syren’s surprise new chapter, released this week, doesn’t feel like that at all. And that’s not just because it’s available for free. Taking place after the events…

Google’s New WorldSense Trailers Show Standalone VR

This time yesterday we were expecting Google to reveal its own standalone VR headset, perhaps made in partnership with HTC. As it turns out, the company is working on a range of headsets, and HTC’s device is only the beginning. Following the keynote conference at Google I/O yesterday, two new videos have surfaced online focusing…

Google’s Standalone Headsets Use Snapdragon 835 VR Platform

Yesterday we learned that Google is teaming up with Qualcomm to produce a new line of standalone VR headsets, made in partnership with companies like HTC and Lenovo. But what’s actually powering these headsets? As we suspected, the headsets run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 VR platform, which wasn’t outright stated at yesterday’s I/O keynote speech….

Samsung Galaxy S8 Is Finally Getting Daydream Support

Google today confirmed what we’ve long suspected; Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 smartphone will soon support Google’s Daydream mobile VR ecosystem. The news was announced on-stage at the Google I/O developer conference today. Both the S8 and S8 Plus will get a software update this summer that adds Daydream support. That means you’ll be able to…

Google Reveals WorldSense Standalone VR Headsets, Working With HTC

Looks like the rumors are true; Google just announced it’s working on its very own standalone VR headsets at its I/O conference. Meet WorldSense. Google’s VP of VR Clay Bavor introduced this new initiative towards the end of the conference. These devices are being made with partners, a little like Microsoft works with partners for its…

Promising VR Shooter Vindicta Gets Release Date

We’ve reported on Vindicta a few times now. This new VR first-person shooter (FPS) caught our attention by promising accurate gunplay and a full campaign with hours of content. Today, we can finally tell you when you’ll be able to play it. Vindicta will launch in Early Access on the HTC Vive on June 20th,…

Promising VR Shooter Vindicta Get Release Date

We’ve reported on Vindicta a few times now. This new VR first-person shooter (FPS) caught our attention by promising accurate gunplay and a full campaign with hours of content. Today, we can finally tell you when you’ll be able to play it. Vindicta will launch in Early Access on the HTC Vive on June 20th,…

Gorgeous Space Combat Game Everspace Finally Gets VR Support

When Rockfish Games announced its new space action game, Everspace, a few years back, we were pulled in by its stunning graphics. It also helped that the Kickstarter campaign for the game, which raised around $466,000, promised full VR support. Soon the developers will make good on that promise. Everspace will leave its current Early…

UEFA Champions League Final To Be Shown In VR

If you want to talk about big events that could draw more attention to VR technology, the UEFA Champions League football (sorry, sorry, soccer) final sounds like as good an opportunity as any. This season’s final, which takes place on June 3rd, is going to be shown in VR. BT Sport will be capturing the…

Report: Google May Show Standalone Inside-Out Tracking Headset At I/O

Just ahead of Google’s I/O developer conference last year rumors ran rampant that the company would show a standalone VR headset. The truth was actually something very different, but those murmurs have returned again just ahead of this year’s show. Variety is citing multiple sources with knowledge of the project in saying that Google may…

Beautiful Adventure Scanner Sombre Will Get VR Support

Adapting non-VR games to fit headsets can be a challenge, but every now and again something comes along that’s so compelling we still want to see it in VR. Scanner Sombre is one of those games, and it sounds like we’re going to get out wish. Mark Morris, co-founder at Prison Architect developer Introversion, confirmed…

Sony’s Richard Marks On How Voice Command Will Turn VR Into The Holodeck

As one of the earliest developers of the PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset and having worked on countless other peripherals for the company, Sony’s Richard Marks knows a lot about futuristic tech. The PlayStation Magic Lab boss is constantly working with the next big concepts that will make our gaming experiences even richer. When it comes…

PSVR’s Ace Combat 7 Delayed Into 2018

Bad news for PlayStation VR (PSVR) fans that were looking to take to the skies later this year: Bandai Namco’s Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown has been delayed into 2018. Franchise director Kazutoki Kono confirmed as much in a letter released today. He reasoned that, while developer Project ACES was aiming to get the game…

Cosmic Trip Is Finally Getting A Full Release, Deluxe Edition Revealed

We’re quite fond of Funktronic Labs’ Cosmic Trip here at UploadVR. The PC VR title offers from wonderful strategic gameplay even in its pre-release phase. The title’s soon set to move onto its full release, however. Cosmic Trip originally released in Early Access just under a year ago on the HTC Vive and came to…

Wilson’s Heart Is Getting Full 360 Degree Tracking Support

It seems like every time Oculus releases a major Studios project support for 360 degree setups is something of an afterthought. That was the case with Epic Games’ Robo Recall, and last month’s excellent psychological thriller, Wilson’s Heart, lacked 360 support too. But that’s changing soon. Developer Twisted Pixel recently took to Reddit to explain…

The 5 Best Free VR Games Available Right Now

So you’ve just bought your PC and VR headset. You’re raring to jump into virtual worlds but, let’s face it, you’re probably about $1,000 lighter than you were yesterday and gaming is not a cheap hobby. Surely there’s a way to test the waters of VR without having to throw down yet more cash? As…

The 5 Best Free VR Games Available Right Now

So you’ve just bought your PC and VR headset. You’re raring to jump into virtual worlds but, let’s face it, you’re probably about $1,000 lighter than you were yesterday and gaming is not a cheap hobby. Surely there’s a way to test the waters of VR without having to throw down yet more cash? As…

Check Out 6 Minutes Of Gorgeous Seeking Dawn Gameplay

A few weeks back we wrote about Seeking Dawn, a new VR role-playing game (RPG) from developer Multiverse that looked to bring a lengthy, ambitious adventure to headsets. Today, we’ve got a fresh look at the game in action. Multiverse gave us this sneak peek of Seeking Dawn, with over six minutes of gameplay. After…

Borderlands Dev Gearbox Is Working On A ‘Key VR’ Game

Fans of first-person shooter (FPS) specialist Gearbox Software have been very vocal about what they want to see next from the studio: the next installment in the popular Borderlands franchise. VR enthusiasts, however, will be happy to learn the team as a project for headsets in the works too. The SMU Guildhall, a Texas-based university…

Play Super Mario VR And More Nintendo Classics With 3DNES

I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve played through Super Mario Bros, but never quite like this. I just became Mario himself; I hopped over Goombas, travelled down pipes, and grew bigger after eating mushrooms. No, I’m not on drugs; I just played 3DNes with my HTC Vive. You’ve probably heard of 3DNes before….

Super Amazeballs Brings Perplexus To VR This Week

Remember Perplexus? That brilliantly addictive game in which you’d twist a sphere around, guiding a marble inside around a hugely complicated maze? Well it’s coming to VR, ableit in an unofficial way. Developed by indie studio Braincells, Super Amazeballs uses the accuracy of the Oculus Touch and HTC Vive wands to replicate that experience inside…