Volumetric Capture Studio Dimension Launches Partner Programme

Last year we took a tour of Dimension, an amazing new volumetric capture studio that utilizes Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture tech, located in London. The facility is designed to make realistic 3D performance capture accessible to everyone. Today, the studio is taking its mission a step further. Dimension today launched its Partner Programme, which grants…

This Fitness Suit Turns A New VR Game Into An Intense Workout

An upcoming fitness experience is set to work with an electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) suit to turn your VR gaming sessions into heart-pounding workouts. Sourcenity and VisionBody have partnered up to produce a new VR fitness experience that can be played with the latter’s $300 PowerSuit which houses 20 EMS patches positioned across the body…

V of War Is A Battle Royale Game With VR Mechs Vs Soldiers

Well it was only a matter of time before someone tried to shoehorn the emergent battle royale genre into VR, but V of War does at least have an interesting concept behind it. In this upcoming multiplayer game, a team of 40 soldiers is pitted against 10 mechs. While infantry gameplay looks strikingly similar to…

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Comes To Rift/Vive Today

It’s been a little over a year now since Double Fine’s weird world of Psychonauts graced the PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset, and now PC VR owners can get a taste of it too. Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is now available on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive through Steam and Oculus Home. This appears…

Google’s Daydream View Headset Is Just $49 This Week

If you thought $199 for the Lenovo Explorer was cheap, wait until you see what Google’s Daydream View costs this week. The Daydream-based device is currently on sale for just $49 (or £49 if you’re in the UK), which is just under half the original price of $99. Okay, granted, the headset is essentially just a…

Pavlov VR Finally Gets Native Oculus Rift Support

Nearly 14 months after its initial release VR’s answer to Counter-Strike, Pavlov VR, finally has native support for the Oculus Rift. Developer davevillz integrated Rift as part of the game’s latest Early Access patch, Update 17. You could previously play it on Rift through SteamVR, though native integration makes it a much better fit for…

Arden’s Wake: Tide’s Fall Sees Penrose’s Grip On VR Storytelling Tighten

The fourth production from VR studio Penrose, Arden’s Wake: Tide’s Fall, is debuting at Tribeca and it touches upon well worn territory for this team. Namely, it’s a story about the relationship between parent and child, coping with loss and, ultimately, moving on. Heavy topics for the film’s deceptively charming visuals, true, but the studios’…

Google Is Using VR To Virtually Preserve Endangered Heritage Sites

We’ve heard about a lot of companies that are using VR to preserve history that’s at risk of being destroyed if it hasn’t already. Just last month, for example, we wrote about Perpetuity | Palmyra, a VR project attempting to virtually restore a Syrian city ravaged by ISIS. Now, though, Google is upping the scale…

Smash Is A New VR Game For Ready Player One’s Oasis Beta

Yesterday we reported that Vive Studios’ Oasis Beta, a tie-in VR experience to Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, had arrived on Steam, bringing Oculus Rift and Windows VR support with it. As it turns out, there’s a new game to try out, too. Smash is the fourth title to be added to the platform and…

Primordian Improves Combat, Adds New Enemies In First Major Update

We’ve always been impressed with Stonepunk Studios’ feral action game, Primordian, despite its combat often feeling like it’s missing something. The studio is attempting to fill in that blank with its first major update to the game. Primordian Combat Update One is now available over on Steam, where the VR game is being sold through…

TPCast’s Wireless Multi-User VR Kit Launches In Europe

TPCast’s latest wireless VR offering is now available in Europe. The company this week announced that the TPCast Business Edition Wireless VR Adapter for the HTC Vive is now available to buy directly from the company in the region. The Business Edition, which hit the US last month, can take up to four Vive headsets…

Campfire Creepers Brings Classic Horror To VR Produced By Oculus

A new VR series produced by Oculus could make b-movie horror terrifying again. As revealed over at Bloody Disgusting, Campfire Creepers is a new VR series set to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival this month. It’s directed by Alexandre Aja, best known for films like the 2006 remake of The Hills Have Eyes and,…

Get Lenovo’s Windows VR Headset For Just $199 Today

Want a taste of PC VR gaming but don’t want to splash out on one of the more expensive headsets? Lenovo has you covered. The company’s Windows-based ‘mixed reality’ VR device, the Lenovo Explorer, is currently just $199 at the Microsoft Store. That’s $200 off of its original price and $200 cheaper than an Oculus…

VRFC Gets AI Support, Sports Bar VR Bundle And More

Summer’s nearly here, so it’s time to start looking for excuses to stay indoors rather than heading outside to get some exercise. VR Football Club might be just what the doctor ordered. Cherry Pop Games’ ambitious VR football simulator (or soccer, for those that like things to be incorrect), this month got a new update…

Ready Player One’s Oasis Beta Launches On Oculus Rift

If you’ve been waiting for Vive Studios’ Ready Player One content to make the jump from Viveport to Steam we’ve got good news for you. The Oasis Beta, which launched alongside the Steven Spielberg blockbuster late last month, is now available on Valve’s storefront for free. Better yet, the app comes with native Oculus Rift…

They Suspect Nothing Is The Perfect Introduction To Oculus Go

Oculus Go was made to be simple. Facebook’s first standalone headset doesn’t require a high-end PC, nor room for external trackers or space to walk around in. It wants to bring in millions of newcomers with an affordable price and a pickup and play interface. But the many hundreds of hours Oculus has no doubt…

Code51: Mecha Arena Looks Like PSVR’s New Rigs, Out Next Week

If you’ve been missing your Hawken VR fix for the past few years then you might want to take a serious look at Code51: Mecha Arena when it arrives on PSVR next week. Developers DeerVR Games and Smelly River yesterday announced that the game would be coming to Sony’s headset on 24th April (that’s a…

“Skinneeeeer!” The Simpsons’ Steamed Hams Gag Gets A VR Experience

These days your meme isn’t really a meme until it’s got a VR experience that turns your entire reality into a shrine of silliness. The Simpsons’ Steamed Hams gag just graduated to that status. If you’ve held a smartphone in your hands at some point in 2018 you’ve probably noticed the internet has resurrected one…

Coachella Streaming Live In VR With VR180 Cameras

Not hip enough to make it to Coachella? Worry not, you can virtually visit the festival with the help of Google’s VR180 initiative. YouTube is livestreaming the first of this year’s festivals, which takes place from April 13th – 15th (the second weekend from 20th – 22nd will not be streamed). Viewers will have the…

VR’s Low Install Base Led CCP Games To Exit Market

CCP Games’ annual fan event, EVE Fanfest, is taking place in Reykjavik, Iceland this week. It’s the first Fanfest since the company announced that it was halting its work in VR, which means it’s the first chance we have to hear directly from CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson about the reasoning behind that decision, Unsurprisingly, Pétursson…

Archangel Dev To Make World Premiere At VRLA Next Month

VRLA, one of the original VR conventions, is preparing for its return next month, and it’s packing a promising line-up. The show is set to take place on 4th – 5th May at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Two days of talks and workshops will be running alongside an expo floor featuring a range of…

Ready Player One Content Hits Sansar For Viveport Launch

Yet more ways to experience the world of Ready Player One in VR arrived this week through social VR platform, Sansar. The app, developed by Second Life creator Linden Lab, recently launched on HTC’s digital storefront for VR content, Viveport. To celebrate, a host of content tying into Steven Speilberg’s latest blockbuster (and the Ernest…

Ultrawings Developer Teases Next VR Game

VR flight game Ultrawings has built up a solid fanbase since its initial launch over a year ago now, and players are eager to hear what’s next from developer Bit Planet Games. Well, the studio just started hinting at its follow-up. Bit Planet recently took to the PSVR subreddit to tease its next game with…

Echo Arena Is This Week’s Oculus Gold Rush Event

Fancy playing one of VR’s best games and entering to win some prizes while you’re at it? You’re in luck. Oculus’ third Rift Gold Rush event, in which players can earn rewards just by jumping into a specific game at a specific time, will be taking place inside Ready at Dawn’s Echo Arena. All you…

First VR Documentaries Revealed For This Year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest

For around five years now Sheffield Doc/Fest has provided a fascinating glimpse into the current state of VR documentaries, debuting amazing projects like Future Aleppo and Easter Rising. This year’s show looks to be no different. The first installations for Doc/Fest 2018’s Alternate Realities program have now been announced, including the winner of the £12,000…