Facebook Brings 3D Content To Newsfeeds

3D creations have a home on Facebook starting today. The social media giant is embracing a new type of content for you to upload alongside text, photos and videos. 3D objects or scenes saved in the industry standard glTF 2.0 format can be dragged straight to a browser window to add to your Facebook account….

Island Time Is A Desert Island Survival Game For PSVR, Rift And Vive

Manifest 99 from Flight School Studio was one of the most interesting VR experiences of 2017. Just a few months on from its launch, though, and the developer is ready to share its next full VR game, Island Time. This looks like quite a big departure from the story-driven experience Flight School made its name…

Moss Hits PSVR Next Week, New Trailer Released

Late last year we heard that cutesy PSVR action game, Moss, would be releasing in February 2018. Well, there’s only a week and a half of February 2018 left and, sure enough, the game will release before the month’s end. Developer Polyarc today confirmed that the third-person adventure title would be releasing on February 27th,…

Consciousness Is A Concept Album Fusing VR And Music

We’ve seen plenty of VR music videos, but I-Exist wants to take the relationship between audio and virtual reality even deeper with a full VR concept album. This two-piece band is currently working on Consciousness, a full LP that you’ll experience inside a VR headset. But this isn’t just a series of 360 degree videos;…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 02/11/18

We hope you’ve been saving up because there are a lot of new PSVR releases this week! It looks like we’re about to start making up for a dry January; there are at least two games you should be picking up today. If you missed last week’s releases they’re here. UploadVR also launched the ‘UploadVR PSVR…

The Biggest Rift, Vive And Windows Releases Of The Week 02/11/18

Not a huge weeks this week, with most of the note-worthy releases being exclusive to Rift, but the biggest game of the week is appearing on all three platforms at least. If you missed last week’s releases they’re here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you…

The Biggest Rift, Vive And Windows Releases Of The Week 02/11/18

Not a huge weeks this week, with most of the note-worthy releases being exclusive to Rift, but the biggest game of the week is appearing on all three platforms at least. If you missed last week’s releases they’re here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you…

Lucid Is A Must-See VR Film From The Makers Of Ctrl

VR, it would seem, has some parenting problems. Whether it’s the wistful lingering memories of Dear Angelica or time-traveling trips of Assent, the ordeals of our elders have served as an unexpected source of storytelling for many an experience as we’ve found our footing in this new medium. Perhaps it says something about how VR…

Bigscreen Gets 12 Player Support, New Environments In Latest Update

It’s time for another Bigscreen update, and this latest edition makes the social VR app even, well, bigger. The Big Room Update, as it’s called, includes some key new features. Perhaps the best addition is support for up to 12 users in three new expanded environments, all based off of pre-existing scenes. Previously the app…

EVE: Valkyrie Is Free To Play This Weekend

CCP Games Newcastle may no longer exist (at least under that name), but the larger company is still working on its flagship VR game, EVE: Valkyrie, which you can play for free this weekend. The multiplayer dogfighter, which launched alongside the Oculus Rift nearly two years ago, is free to play on Oculus Home this…

Watch Celebrities Race Acuras On Augmented Reality Tracks

Vehicle concepts have flirted with augmented reality from windshield displays all the way to Panasonic’s recent concept for a completely decked out cockpit. Acura has decided to couple AR and their cars in a completely different way by having celebrities race real cars around a large empty parking lot while viewing AR tracks that can…

First Full Footage Of Mario Kart VR Arrives

The surprise reveal of Mario Kart Arcade GP VR last month was so unexpected it actually ended up being one of the biggest VR stories of E3 2017 without actually being there. Finally, we’ve got some real footage of the game in action. Previously we only saw fleeting glimpses of this arcade title, which is…

Spaces Adds Facebook Live Streaming

Spaces is Facebook’s social VR experience on Rift only. It allows people to meet up in virtual reality with cartoonish avatars and draw or see 360-degree videos together, among other activities. The virtual world even allows visitors to take selfies and make calls to people in the real world over Facebook Messenger — allowing people…

See Dragon Ball Z VR’s Kamehameha Training In Action

If you haven’t shouted “Kame… hame… ha” in VR at least once yet then you’re doing it wrong. Dragon Ball Z’s new VR experience will help you right that wrong, though. We first learned about this surprising new experience last month when it was announced for a Japanese arcade. Now people are finally getting their…

A One Piece Game Is Coming To PSVR

Good news manga and anime fans; one of the most popular series to come out of Japan in the past two decades is on its way to PlayStation VR (PSVR) Gematsu reports that a One Piece title is in development for Sony’s headset, though there isn’t a whole lot more to go on right now….

Newly Launched RE:NEW Is Your Portal To Virtual Reality Wellness Apps

VR’s software ecosystem is home to plenty of escapism experiences that transport you to serene environments for calming gameplay and interaction as a way to promote wellness. RE:NEW, a project from NewPathVR, is a portal that points users straight toward various wellness applications. VR has a large scattered mess of content that’s progressively getting larger. With so…

Gorn Is One Of VR’s Most Violent And Viciously Fun Games Yet

If you’re the type that believes VR and violence shouldn’t mix then best look away now; Gorn has no sympathy for you. This is the game you imagined when you wondered what Robo Recall would look like if you replaced its cold, disconnected robots with flesh and blood, and it’s every bit as brilliantly gruesome…

AR Dogs Play Poker In New Dogmented Reality Video

Leave your priceless oil paintings at home and step outside for a change; you can now see dogs playing poker… in AR! Or at least you can in the below video, which takes another look at the new AR features coming to the Good Dogs! app, powered by Apple’s new ARKit platform. As we showed…

Fantastic Contraption Serves Up A Stellar PSVR Port

Truth be told, I had nothing but the utmost confidence that Fantastic Contraption’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) port would set a high bar. Northway and Radial Games’ gem of a puzzler might be best suited to room-scale gameplay, but the developers’ combined knack for intuitive controls and the game’s at-your-own-pace approach assured me that they’d figure…

Lone Echo’s Beautiful Launch Trailer Is Here

It’s not long now until Ready At Dawn’s anticipated sci-fi VR game, Lone Echo, is finally released to Oculus Rift owners everywhere. Get ready for this month’s launch with the launch trailer below. The footage gives us a small glimpse of what to expect when Lone Echo releases on Rift on July 20th. Using a…

The Zero Dome Is A Single-Player Survival Game Similar To Echo Arena

As anyone that’s been playing Echo Arena this weekend will know, hands make for a great way to move in VR. Clambering around objects and throwing yourself from point A to B feels incredibly intuitive, even with your feet on the ground, removing many of the immersion-breaking factors of other locomotion systems. That’s why The…

The Lost Bear Is An Immersive 2D Platformer For PSVR

At E3 last month Sony showed off a heap of new game trailers whilst decorating the stage around them to fit the tone. Zombies hung from the ceiling during a Days Gone demo, for example. It was a cool way to spruce up the showcase, but The Lost Bear is taking the concept and running…

How The Future Group Is Redefining Live Game Shows With Mixed Reality

Game shows have been losing younger audiences for some time. The Future Group wants to change that by making game shows more interactive with mixed reality technology. The Oslo, Norway-based startup — which raised $20 million in venture funding — teamed up with FremantleMedia (maker of the Idol TV shows) to create Lost in Time, a new game show that uses…

The Future Is Now Because Apparently AR Shoes Are A Thing

Remember the self-tightening shoes from Back to the Future II? Well, these Japanese AR shoes are nowhere near that functional or cool. If you went down my list of things I want AR to help with or improve I can guarantee that “let me point my phone at them for some reason” isn’t even in…

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 07/02/17

If you’ve survived the Steam summer sale, things have returned to normal with a collection of new releases for the HTC Vive. The most significant highlights this week are both of the creative slant. Google has added another potential mainstay to the VR ecosystem with Blocks, a creative platform that caters to a varying degree of…

SketchFab Favs: Iron Maiden and Orange Oranges

Every week VR artists are making amazing new sculptures using tools like Tilt Brush and Oculus Quill. These elaborate artworks go beyond what’s possible in our world, often creating entirely new ones. It would be a shame to let these go to waste, so we’re highlighting four awesome new pieces featured on 3D model site…

Enter The World of Blade Runner 2049 In VR During San Diego Comic Con

Immersive media and science fiction works are a perfect marriage, using cutting edge tech to show off amazing fictional worlds that feel like they may be just over the technological horizon. The sci-fi universe of Blade Runner stands as one of the most important in film history and, alongside being brought back to life with a sequel…