Radial-G Now Support Oculus Touch

Tammeka Games has today confirmed that an update for popular virtual reality (VR) racing videogame, Radial-G: Racing Revolved, has brought support for the Oculus Touch motion-controllers to the title. The update is inherent to the Oculus Rift runtime, v1.14, which is rolling out to users now. Despite the update being a natural part of the…

New Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 04/16/17

Oh boy do we have a week for you. A bunch of huge releases hit the Oculus Rift this week, including a long-awaited game and two new experiences that you simply have to try. It more than makes up for a comparatively slow week of actually new content on Gear VR, too. But if you…

Oculus Teases Unreleased ‘Quill’ Animation Tools

Oculus has provided an unreleased build of the Quill VR paint app to an artist to experiment with animation features. Released earlier this year, Quill allows users to create still 3D drawings in VR. Using the new animation tools artist Goro Fujita shows what the app’s animation tools can do. Oculus Story Studio, the company’s VR film…

Here Are 22 Games And Experiences That Support Gear VR’s New Controller

The newest version of the Gear VR headset releases to the public today. This time around, Samsung and Oculus are combining their smartphone powered, VR viewer with a motion controller for deeper immersion and new gameplay opportunities. As far as we’re concerned, its the best mobile VR experience available today. According to an Oculus blog post…

IrisVR Reveals Multi-User VR Conference Call Technology

IrisVR has today announced a new feature for the company’s virtual reality (VR) software platform which will allow for multi-user conferencing. Multi-User VR Experiences for Prospect Pro will make its public debut at the AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando, Florida next week. With Multi-User VR Experiences for Prospect Pro, users will be able to…

New Gear VR With Controller Hits Shelves Today

More than 20 controller titles launching on day one. Unveiled in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung’s mobile Gear VR headset with motion controller is now on sale. Not the first mobile headset to hit the market with a motion controller, the Gear VR is the most widely owned headset outside Google…

Oculus ‘Medium’ 1.1 Update Brings Major Improvements

On April 12th, Oculus Medium received the 1.1 ‘Large’ update, which added several highly-requested features, including the ability to import reference images. Medium is Oculus’ flagship creative tool for the Touch motion controllers, recognised for its intuitive sculpting and modelling features. Debuted at Oculus Connect 2 in September 2015, and bundled free with Oculus Touch…

Samsung Gear VR With Controller Is Out Now

There was much excitement when Samsung announced that there would be a new controller peripheral for the Gear VR headset. Some developers quickly followed up be saying their upcoming titles would support the new controller. Now the wait is over, as the new Gear VR headset and controller are now available. From today, the new…

Zoning AR Permissions with the Mixed Reality Service Spec

Mark Pesce is a VR pioneer who has been thinking about networked virtual and augmented reality for over 20 years now. He developed the Ono-Sendai Sega VR helmet prototype, co-created VRML, and presented his Cyberspace Protocol spec at the first Web conference in 1994. This CP spec evolved into the Mixed Reality Services spec, which…

Turbo Button Bringing Friends onto Google Daydream Next Week

Indie developer Turbo Button is set to launch its debut Google Daydream title, Along Together, next week. Cast as an imaginary friend, the player must guide an adventurous child safely through a dangerous world when their real-life friend goes missing. Defined as ‘part point-and-click adventure and part environment puzzler’, the virtual reality (VR) exclusive videogame…

VRobot Stomps onto Steam Early Access

Virtual reality (VR) developer Luden.io, the team behind inMind and inCell, has today launched the studio’s latest title, VRobot, on Steam Early Access. The videogame casts the player as a giant robot with the singular goal of making the world a better place, by way of total destruction. The videogame sets the seen for explosive mayhem…

Craft Keep VR Preps For Launch With Screenshots Selection

Have you ever wanted to a medieval blacksmith? Hammering red-hot metal into the perfect form for stabbing or cutting. Or a potions master? Carefully measuring out the correct ingredients to create amazing alchemical concoctions? Well, beginning tomorrow, Craft Keep VR will allow you to do just that. Craft Keep VR was launched into Early Access…

AMD Announces new VR-Ready Radeon RX 580 Graphics Card

Technology company AMD have been very busy of late. Along with their new line of Ryzen processors, they are also working on a brand-new next-gen architecture called Vega, which many a gamer and virtual reality (VR) users has been waiting eagerly for. To try and fill the gap, AMD have launched a new range of…

Head to Vegas and go Hunting in Arizona Sunshine’s Undead Valley

At CES 2017 Vertigo Games debuted an upcoming update for its popular first-person shooter (FPS) Arizona Sunshine, called Undead Valley. Today that update has gone live, taking players across the Arizona-Nevada border to Las Vegas. Undead Valley is a Horde mode map set in a zombie-infested old transport warehouse-turned-underground casino, challenging players to mix up their strategies by…

Watch the First 10 Minutes of ‘Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality’

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality (2017) is finally here, launching today on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. And yes, it’s all the wonderful weirdness of the show mixed in with some seriously fun object interaction courtesy of the game’s spiritual predecessor, Job Simulator (2016). Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality was created by Owlchemy Labs and Adult…

‘Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality’ Review

You’re dying for season 3 of Rick and Morty (2013) to come out, and the release of episode 1 on April Fool’s Day isn’t helping. You’ve got a fever that only the drunken ramblings of the genius Rick Sanchez and his level-headed, albeit hopelessly outmatched grandson Morty Smith can cure. The good news: Rick and Morty:…

National Geographic Funds VR Film to Save the Elephants

The elephant population of Garamba National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo is under constant threat from heavily armed and well-organised groups of poachers. The film department of National Geographic are hoping to raise awareness and funding to end their plight with the launch of a new virtual reality (VR) short film. The Protectors:…

Oculus Chief Scientist: How and When Augmented Reality Will Transform Our Lives

Michael Abrash, Chief Scientist at Oculus, as-ever delivered an inspiring presentation at today’s F8 conference, this time on the topic of Augmented Reality. AR has received top billing at this year’s event, with Facebook introducing a camera-based platform to develop today’s technology; Abrash’s talk looked further ahead to glasses-based AR which he says will transform…

Facebook Launches React VR to Let Devs Extend the Web into Virtual Reality

Facebook has officially launched React VR, an open-source JavaScript library that lets developers create cross-platform WebVR experiences. Oculus and Facebook announced React VR in October last year, an open-source JavaScript library (based on the popular React library) that’s designed to make it easy for web developers and programmers to deliver WebVR experiences that can be…

Vizor Seed Funding Round Nets New Board Members & Over $2 Million

F8 might be Facebook Developer Conference but it isn’t all about what they themselves (or Oculus for that matter) are up to. Partners, be they studios, creators and developers of technologies and experiences are making announcements as well. Such as the earlier announcement about Framestore becoming a Creative And Technology Partner for Facebook’s Surround 360…

Framestore Becomes Creative and Technology Partner for Facebook’s Surround 360 Camera

Today Facebook announced two new 360-degree cameras, x24 and x6, updating last year’s open source Surround 360. Now Framestore – a creative studio behind Game of Thrones’ Ascend The Wall and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them VR for Daydream View – has revealed its an official creative and technology developer for the new devices. Framestore worked with Facebook…