IMAX: VR Fulfils the ‘need to wow audiences’

Out-of-home entertainment has suffered a continuing decline for decades, with arcades, cinemas and more becoming less relevant amidst the huge variety of consumption opportunities in the home. However, IMAX Corporation sees virtual reality (VR) as an opportunity to change this, with new entertainment experiences challenging the accepted norm. Giovanni Dolci, Vice President of Theatre Development,…

Microsoft Launches Sci-Fi ‘Reality Rooms’ For Employee VR/AR Development

VR and AR can both still be considered experimental technologies, so Microsoft is letting its employees experiment with them. This month the company’s Garage division revealed what it calls Reality Rooms. These spaces, located at the company’s Garage sites, are designed for Microsoft employees to come in and play around with the latest augmented and…

Why I’m Very Excited For Google And Lenovo’s Mirage Solo

As always, CES 2018 was a big week for the entire VR industry, but there’s no question as to what headset stole the show: the Vive Pro. HTC’s enhanced SteamVR device has our mouths watering at the thought of its 3K display, integrated audio and improved design and we can’t wait to revisit games like…

Has Facebook Given Up on Oculus Rift?

Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR back in 2014 came as a surprise to near-everyone in the virtual reality (VR) industry. Many predictions of a large company moving on the hardware developer had been circulated prior, with the likes of Microsoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment banded about as potentials, but as a company with no prior…

Reality Clash Developer Diary – Part Three

Welcome to the third of our Developer Diaries, keeping you informed on the build progress of Reality Clash, a mobile augmented reality (AR) combat game for iPhone and Android. For this update, we wanted to focus on how we’re prototyping different approaches of blending the real and virtual worlds together. AR technology has come a…

Take on an Alien Invasion With Your Fists in Boxing Apocalypse

With so many high quality titles being released on Oculus Store for Oculus Rift it can be difficult to experience all the videogames available, especially when it comes to the store’s less curated Gallery Apps section for indie developers to showcase their talents. One of the newest titles to arrive on that section of the…

Bring Doom to the Earth in Day of Destruction

Embrace your inner alien and rise as the destroyer of cities; conqueror of galaxies. Empower yourself with alien technology as you can on the feeble powers of the human race and bring destruction to the Earth, plus many other planets in Day of Destruction, now available for HTC Vive. The planet’s communication systems have received…

Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena Coming to iOS With ARKit Features

A couple of months ago Camex Games launched a monster battle title called Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena for PC and Android devices with no virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) capabilities. Now, the studio has revealed the combat role-playing game (RPG) is coming to iOS devices, and with it support for ARKit. As the name suggests, Tactical…

Animating Emotion – Polyarc Talks About Creating Moss at GDC 2018

It is nigh-universally agreed that Quill, the mouse protagonist of Moss, is incredibly adorable. Creating a character who has such charm and range isn’t just something that pops out of thin air, though, it is a labour of love, as one of the development team from Polyarc will be discussing at a upcoming talk. Moss…

Survios Announces Official Launch Date of Sprint Vector Closed Beta

Last month virtual reality (VR) developer Survios announced it would be holding a closed beta for its upcoming competitive multiplayer Sprint Vector, for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Today, the studio has revealed the closed beta will begin this Friday, 19th January. The beta will be the first time Sprint Vector is publicly available for hands-on, online competitive platforming,…

Bebylon Battle Royale Part of Epic Games’ Latest Unreal Dev Grants

American developer Kite and Lightning hasn’t yet released it’s long awaited virtual reality (VR) title Bebylon Battle Royale but it is still being awarded funding for the project, this time through Epic Games and its Unreal Dev Grant programme. Every so often Epic Games announces a new raft of dev grants for indie studios that use Unreal…

VR vs. Nostradamus (2018 Edition) – Part One

Well, here we are again everybody. It’s the beginning of the year, or at the very least the middle of January and it’s time once again for me to make some degree of predictions. Now, I think it’s actually more difficult to do this than this time last year. Then there were some logical degree…

Bebylon Battle Royale Dev Scores Unreal Dev Grant

Bebylon Battle Royale developer Kite & Lightning is one of a long list of teams awarded funding in the latest round of Epic Games’ Unreal Dev Grants. The team, which made its name with free VR experiences like Senza Peso, was given an undisclosed portion of over $200,000 that Epic handed out to developers. This…

CES 2018 Hands-On: Black Box VR Gave Me A Real Workout

I’m a chubby guy. I’ve been chubby ever since middle school and I don’t really have much of an excuse other than typical laziness, poor eating habits, and a lack of exercise. There are millions of people like me out there: people with the means and access to lose weight and be healthy, but a…

Flying FPS BattleSky VR Hits Steam Early Access This Month

We’ve seen a few different concepts for virtual reality (VR) shooters. Some attempt to stay still while you take on enemy hoards, others like DOOM VFR make new methods of movement to please a variety of players, and now BattleSky VR wants you to literally fly through the air while spraying bullets as you please. Players will…

VR Mental Illness Experience Anamorphine Delayed

We’ve been keeping a close eye on Anamorphine for a while now. Sadly, we’ll have to wait a little longer to play it. The new VR game, originally due to launch on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR (PSVR) this winter will now be arriving in late Q1 2018, likely indicating a March release…

Virtual Reality Show comes to London in April, Tickets Available Now

The technology of the future is available right now, and that’s what virtual reality (VR) manufacturers and developers are trying to tell people the world over. Whether it’s for industrial use, recreational or anything in between, VR is opening the future up to a new generation, and at trade shows like the Future Tech and…

VR Fighter Nemesis Realms Launches on Steam Early Access This Month

Fighting videogames haven’t quite managed to penetrate virtual reality (VR) yet. Traditional fighters aren’t necessarily suited for VR, as we saw with Tekken 7’s somewhat lacklustre VR support last year. Despite that, it hasn’t stopped developers Evocat Games from attempting something brand new in the fighting genre; an asymmetrical party fighter built for VR first….

Support for Oculus Dash and More Added to the SteamVR Beta

Oculus Rift owners using the SteamVR beta will be happy to know that Valve’s developers are continuing to work towards making the Rift user experience on the SteamVR beta better than ever. SteamVR has become a central hub of virtual reality (VR) content on PC, and PC VR head-mounted display (HMD) owners will be pleased…

The VR Job Hub: Creation, Education And Much More

Well that was certainly a week, wasn’t it?  The first major event of 2018, as always in the form of the International Consumer Electronics Show (a.k.a CES) ,is over and we can cross it off our list for another twelve months.  Time does certainly fly.  If you’re not paying enough attention the entirety of Spring…

Seabed Prelude Gets a Discount and a Brand New Update

Under the sea is a seminal song for a generation. It made children, now adults, all over the world truly believe in the power of a singing crab and a fantasy world of musical undersea creatures, thanks to Disney’s The Little Mermaid. It’s nostalgic for many of us, and if you’re one of those people,…

Get Ready for Out of Ammo on PSVR with These Screenshots

PlayStation VR owners looking for a new war-gaming experience will be happy to know that Out of Ammo is on it’s way to PlayStation VR, and it’s looking pretty good in these new screenshots. The virtual reality (VR) videogame is being brought to PlayStation VR head-mounted displays (HMDs) by Zen Studios, and they’re launching the…

CES 2018: The 5 Biggest VR Tech Updates

We’re recovering today from the mad dash that was CES 2018 in Las Vegas. We weren’t able to see everything running back and forth between the Las Vegas Convention Center, The Venetian, and elsewhere in the city, but we nonetheless saw some incredibly interesting VR demos in our three days there. Not everything we tried…

This AR App Teaches You How To Play The Piano

AR piano learning system with improvised jam sessions. Learning to play the piano is getting an immersive upgrade with a new augmented reality (AR) piano training software called Music Everywhere. The HoloLens app aims to help students of all talent levels build fundamental music theory and performance skills. While traditional piano lessons can cost upwards…

Underwater Adventure Subnautica Prepares to Emerge from Early Access

When videogames make their way to Steam Early Access developers usually have a rough idea how long they plan to be in development prior to a full release, with most titles tending to take no more than a year. Subnautica developer Unknown Worlds Entertainment started the process three years ago, in that time adding a myriad…

Drunk or Dead Lives On With New DLC

You know what they say, you just can’t keep a good zombie down. Unfortunately, when it comes to the worlds of film, tv and videogames it’s very difficult to keep a bad one down as well. Mainly due to the fact that whilst you’re doing that another one has leapt on your back and is looking…

Oculus’ PAX South Pin Pays Tribute To Original Logo

Heading to PAX South in San Antonio this weekend? If you’re an Oculus fan, there’s a pin you should be on the lookout for. This exclusive collectible will be given out to attendees that visit the Oculus booth at the VR Village this weekend. While the top of the pin features the sleek current logo,…

Viveport VR Enters Early Access, Delve Into the Immersive Portal Today

At the beginning of the week, just prior to CES 2018, HTC Vive made some big announcements. The most attention grabbing was HTC Vive Pro, updating the original with integrated headphones and improved resolution. There was also the Vive Wireless Adaptor for users keen to free themselves from cables. Both of these are still to…