Game Cooks Confirm Launch Date for Vindicta

The development team at Game Cooks have announced that upcoming HTC Vive first-person shooter Vindicta will be launching on 20th June, 2017. The company will also be at E3 to demo the title ahead of the launch. The title will be released on to Steam Early Access with support for the HTC Vive, though the…

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…

FuturLab Announce Upcoming New Title

British developer FuturLab have revealed on Twitter that there will be an announcement about the company’s newest virtual reality (VR) videogame title later this month. FuturLab made a name for themselves by creating games for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Sony Vita, gaining critical praise for their work on Velocity 2X and Surge Deluxe,…

devcom to Present VR Summit at gamescom

Aruba Events, organisers of the all-new videogame developer platform event devcom, has today announced the advisory board of the conference. devcom will take place for the first time this year during gamescom, offering – amongst other things – a one-day ‘summit’ on virtual reality (VR). Among the board members are hands-on developers, entrepreneurs, corporate officers…

Watch Google’s ‘Visual Positioning Service’ AR Tracking in Action

At today’s annual Google I/O developer conference, Clay Bavor, VP of Virtual Reality at Google, announced a new augmented reality service called Visual Positioning Service, the latest development for the Tango platform that promises to not only precisely map the world around you in concert with Google Maps, but also give you a ‘GPS-like’ turn-by-turn…

VR Development Gets Easier With Vitals in Android O

During the Google I/O conference, Stephanie Saad Cuthbertson, Director of Product Management at Android spoke about the Android O developer preview, due for release later in summer. The new Android version focuses on two aspects; Fluid experiences for user interaction and creating the best user experience and Vitals for battery performance and reliability. Several new…

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 Announces Standalone Headset to be Made by HTC and Lenovo

Google’s currently holding its annual I/O conference today detailing plenty of plans for the future. Saving virtual reality (VR) to the end the company has announced a brand new head-mounted display (HMD) that’s completely standalone. Making the reveal was Clay Bavor, vice president of VR at Google, who said the company had been working alongside…

Standalone Google VR Headsets Coming from HTC and Lenovo

Google announces inside-out tracking standalone headset coming soon from partners. Google’s annual Google I/O developer kicked off Wednesday with Google’s VP of VR Clay Bavor taking the stage to announce the company’s next-generation virtual reality headset. To be launched later this year, the standalone headset does not require a computer or a smartphone to power the device….

Non-Euclidian Retro Shooter SphereFACE Gets Release Date

There are quite a number of retro-styled shoot-em-ups out there, so it takes quite a bit to stand out in the crowd. SphereFACE takes the basic concept behind the old-school space shooter Asteroids and turns it into a space-bending experience for virtual reality (VR). SphereFACE is basically a vector-graphics shoot-em-up where the player uses various…

Google Announces Standalone Daydream VR Headsets Coming From HTC, Lenovo

On stage at the company’s Google I/O 2017 developer conference today, the company announced that it is building standalone Daydream VR headsets. The first partners to be working with the company to bring such headsets to market is HTC and Lenovo. Google announced Daydream, their high-end Android VR platform at I/O last year, and then…

YouTube Brings 360 Video To Your Living Room TV

Google’s annual Google I/O developer is in full swing, with a few new VR related announcements. Sarah Ali, head of living room products, took the stage to announce that 360 video is making its way to your YouTube app in home devices. When it comes to watching 360° videos, you can either watch on your laptop or mobile device. And…

Developer Vertical Robot Releases Surreal Gear VR Title Daedalus

Independent Spanish development studio Vertical Robot have launched their first virtual reality (VR) game for the Samsung Gear VR, an exploration platformer inspired by Greek myth of Daedalus. The story follows the ancient Greek myth of architect and inventor Daedalus, who has been imprisoned by King Minos so the secrets of the deadly labyrinth of…

Oculus Launches Improved Developer Hub, Updated Documentation

Oculus’ new developer hub website is up and running, featuring better navigation, documentation and search capabilities. The improvements address many of the requests and feedback received from the recent global developer survey, and follows an initiative to increase overall support for the developer community. The site, found at developer.oculus.com, now has a new header and…

Review: Symphony of the Machine

Virtual reality (VR) puzzle titles are fairly abundant, offering a range of brain challenging experiences to get your head around. Australian indie developer Stirfire Studios has released its first foray into this field with Symphony of the Machine, an easy going, light-bending videogame that’s enjoyable to play but feels like it ends far too soon. Set on…

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,…

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,…

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…

Report: Google May Introduce a New All-in-one VR Headset at I/O Developer Conference

According to a Variety exclusive, Google may be gearing up to show off a brand new mobile VR headset at Google I/O developer conference this week, one that not only delivers VR in an all-in-one device, but could likely offer inside-out positional tracking as well. The Variety report maintains information of the alleged all-in-one mobile VR headset—which won’t require…

World of Warships to Launch Virtually Inside HMS Cavalier for London Tech Week

Wargaming.net, the developer behind World of Tanks and World of Warships, has announced a partnership with Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust and Ballista Media, as well as Google Arts & Culture, on a virtual reality (VR) experience called Virtually Inside HMS Cavalier. An immersive exploration of the last of the British Royal Navy C-class WWII destroyers, the developer will be holding a launch event…

Are We About to See True Premium Google VR?

Google has been no stranger to the world of VR, but rather than trying to compete with Facebook or Valve at the premium end, they’ve lead the charge in the mobile VR space, which is arguably the market segment that will have the largest audience and the lowest barrier to entry. It all started with…

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…

A VR Haptic Glove Without The Glove

Virtual reality (VR) is all about immersion. To truly feel as though the user is present in the virtual location, there should be as few reminders of the ‘real world’ as possible. Standard controllers can break that sense of immersion, tracked motion controllers help, but for the best experience, many firms are working on haptic…

Half of SteamVR Tracking Course Attendees Using Tech for Non-gaming

In August of last year, Valve created the SteamVR licensing program to allow any developer to create their very own SteamVR tracked object. At that time, Valve partnered with Synapse, a Seattle-area product development firm, to provide a mandatory training program for all SteamVR licensees. Road to VR met with Synapse’s electrical engineering program lead…

Farpoint: How Impulse Gear Made One Of VR’s Most Ambitious Shooters

Farpoint, one of PlayStation VR’s most anticipated games, has just hit store shelves. You can read (and watch) our full review right here. Though Sony’s VR headset has had a decent first several months on the market, it can be argued the platform needs a few more exclusive, big-budget titles — games that PSVR enthusiasts…