Elevator… to the Moon! Goes on Sale, New Update Adds Roomscale Support

Last month fledgling developer Roccat Games Studio – the independent spin-off of the gaming peripherals manufacturer – released its first virtual reality (VR) title for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, a comedic puzzle experience called  Elevator… to the Moon! Now the studio has announced the first update as well as a Black Friday discount. The update…

Augmented Empire Dev Partners With Fierce Kaiju For New VR Game

Two of the UK’s longest-standing VR developers are teaming up for a new project. Coatsink, the developer of popular Gear VR games like Esper and turn-based strategy game, Augmented Empire, is teaming up with Fierce Kaiju, the creators of the Viral series that debuted on Gear in its early life. The pair are working on…

Coatsink and Fierce Kaiju Collaborate on Secretive Original VR IP

If you happen to own a Samsung Gear VR – there are a few million out there – then you may have come across the creations of British developers Coatsink Software or Fierce Kaiju, who have created title like Augmented Empire, Esper/Esper 2 or the Viral series respectively. Well today the pair have announced work on a new…

Editorial: HTC Vive and Google’s Standalone VR Confusion

Last week HTC Vive launched the Focus. The Focus was the company’s much awaited standalone VR headset that was supposed to be the first Daydream standalone headset. Everyone expected HTC Vive would launch in China first and then come to the US market later in 2017 or possibly 2018. As far back as May of…

Oculus’ Jason Rubin Calls Santa Cruz An ‘All-In-One Mobile Rift’

Standalone VR headsets are quickly becoming a big new hope for the VR industry, but with so many entries offering different feature sets, it’s hard to know which will be the right device for you. Oculus’ Jason Rubin, though, thinks the company’s upcoming codename Santa Cruz device is best comparable to the Rift. Speaking to…

IMAX Opens its First European VR Experience Centre in Manchester

IMAX has launched four pilot IMAX virtual reality (VR) experience centres in Los Angeles, New York City, Toronto and Shanghai. Today the company has announced the latest – and the first in Europe – partnering with ODEON Cinemas Group opening a new centre at the intu Trafford Centre in Manchester, UK. Providing location-based, state-of-the-art VR experiences,…

EDM DJ Developing VRhythm Headset Geared Towards Music Fans

There are plenty of virtual reality (VR) headsets on the market designed to cover various price points and needs of consumers, from mobile devices like Merge VR or Samsung Gear VR, to high-end units like Oculus Rift on PC. DJ Enrique Cadena Marin has revealed work on a new head-mounted display (HMD) which the musician claims…

Coatsink Releases A Night Sky: Night of the Emperors Update

Augmented Empire developer Coatsink Software released its relaxing, star gazing experience A Night Sky back in March, and since then has released five additional content packs for players to purchase. Today, the studio has announced its sixth and final update to the videogame, Night of the Emperors. Due to the time of year A Night Sky: Night of the…

Virtual Reality Shopping Guide: 2017 Edition

At the end of 2017 there are virtual reality headsets available powered by technology from some of the world’s largest tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, Sony, and Google. Unlike the failed 3D TVs of just a few years ago, these VR headsets convince your eyes and ears that you’re actually seeing and hearing a fantastic…

This Jumanji VR Experience Also Works on Facebook

“A game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind”…literally. Back in October, Sony announced Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the long-awaited sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams classic—only this time staring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan. Along with the new movie, Sony has developed a VR scavenger hunt…

Facebook’s Social VR Platform ‘Spaces’ Debuts First Mini-Game

This is the first in a series of “casual” social games you can play with virtual friends. Since its official announcement back in April, Facebook Spaces has had a rocky journey. The still-in-beta social VR platform has delighted us with the ability to join friends to watch 360° videos, capture silly Avatar selfies, draw or…

Arizona Sunshine DLZ Update Dated for PlayStation VR

Earlier this year Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive launched their popular virtual reality (VR) shooter Arizona Sunshine on PlayStation VR. This was due to be followed a few months later with an update, adding further content and improvements. That never happened, with the studios issuing a statement at the beginning of November detailing why this didn’t occur….

Tencent’s QQ-AR Technology Helps Justice League Achieve $60m at Chinese Box Office

DC Comics and Warner Bros. have recently released Justice League in cinemas. While the film has received a mixed response from critics the film itself hasn’t done too bad at the box office, especially overseas. Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent Holdings Limited, has announced that due to the film partnering with its QQ-AR technology, this has seen the release achieve box office sales over RMB…

Report: Apple Buys AR Headset Company Vrvana For $30 Million

A new report this week adds fuel to the rumors that Apple is building its own augmented reality headset. TechCrunch is reporting that the iPhone-maker purchased VR and AR hardware company Vrvana for a total of $30 million. Neither Apple nor Vrvana itself would confirm the news, but the site cited sources close to the…

Mozilla Announced Plans for Web-Based Social VR

Earlier this year Mozilla, creators of the Firefox web browser, announced its plans to make mixed reality (MR) more accessible by using WebVR to bring MR to a wider audience. The company are now planning on expanding this concept by bringing enabling social MR in a web browser. Bringing a social aspect into virtual reality…

Explore the International Space Station as Mission:ISS Lands on Gear VR

There are plenty of virtual reality (VR) experiences available for those who enjoy heading out into the stars, some more realistic than others. In March developer Magnopus launched true-to-life simulation Mission:ISS for Oculus Rift, made in collaboration with NASA. Now Samsung Gear VR users get to try the experience for themselves, completely free for the mobile headset….

Cineplax and IMAX VR Centre Now Open

Earlier this year, Cineplex and IMAX announced a partnership to bring a virtual reality (VR) centre to Toronto, Canada. The centre at Scotiabank Theatre has now been unveiled, and will offer location-based VR experiences to visitors. The Scotiabank Centre will offer a combination of movie-based VR tie-in content and VR videogames in an immersive, multi-dimensional…

Review: Final Fantasy XV: Monster of the Deep

A surprising number of people became somewhat addicted to the fishing mini-game when playing through Final Fantasy XV. Developer Square Enix seems to have aimed this title squarely at that crowd, throwing in a generous helping of fan service alongside it. Monster of the Deep is a virtual reality (VR) fishing videogame. Those who were…

Become More Social in VR as Rec Room Beta Hits PlayStation VR

Today Against Gravity opens the doors to Rec Room for PlayStation VR owners, allowing even more players to interact in the cross-platform experience which supports Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality. Released in beta form for free, Rec Room is described by the developer as a ‘VR social club’, allowing users from across the globe to get…

Skyworld VR Gets A Free Demo On PC

Still on the fence about Vertigo Games’ Skyworld VR? Well, now you can try it out for free. The Arizona Sunshine developer is today releasing a free demo of its latest VR game on Steam. It allows you to play through the opening mission of the strategy game, with over an hours’ worth of content…

Use a Bowling Ball to Create a VR Tsunami at this UK Art Exhibit

‘A Colossal Wave’ uses Newton’s theory of action and reaction to create a colossal wave. When it comes to pushing the boundaries of VR, there are very few developers more prolific than Marshmallow Laser Feast. Whether it be a visceral 360° experience that puts you in the shoes, or paws, of a forest-dwelling wild animal,…