Fated: The Silent Oath Reveals PlayStation VR Launch Date

Originally slated to be a PlayStation VR launch title, the developers behind Fated: The Silent Oath have finally revealed when it will drop on to PSVR. Fated: The Silent Oath came out for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in 2016, a version which VRFocus did a review of. The story of the videogame concerns a…

NCAA March Madness Live VR Now Available

Oculus have partnered with NCAA, Turner Sports and CBS Sports for the second year to bring Basketball’s March Madness to virtual reality (VR) users. Users of Oculus Rift and Gear VR will be able to use the March Madness Live app to get a courtside seat to six live games. There will be two premium…

A Guide to the Best 360 Cameras Your Money Can Buy

There’s always been two barriers to 360 degree video content: price and quality. Thanks to the rapid adoption of the Samsung Gear VR and now with nearly a year under the belts of the consumer editions of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, those two issues are becoming less of a worry. A selection of…

Oculus Is Broadcasting The NCAA March Madness Finals In VR

Facebook’s Oculus shared with us that, of the people who actually use their Gear VRs on a daily basis, 80 percent use it to watch video. Samsung shared that 5 million Gear VRs have been sold so far, but many were given as freebies with the purchase of a phone and it is unclear how…

Ghostbusters VR Arrives On PlayStation VR

You may want to answer this call. Have you ever dreamed of strapping on a proton pack and letting your charged particle beam loose? Maybe give that troublemaker Slimer a taste of his own medicine with a strategically placed trap to the Containment Unit? Well now you finally can—in VR. Sony has answered our call,…

HTC’s Official Vive Video App Adds Oculus Support

We know, we know, we’re drowning in VR video apps, filled with 360 degree content. But on the off chance that Jaunt, Oculus Video, Facebook 360, YouTube, Littlstar apps and many others don’t quench your thirst, HTC has its own solution – Vive Video. This free app hit Viveport back at the start of the…

Facebook Is Recruiting Experts in Psychophysics To Hack Your Mind for VR

A recent job posting to the Oculus career page indicates that Facebook’s 2014 virtual reality acquisition is currently searching for postdoctoral research scientists with experience in psychophysics. According to the posting, the successful candidate will be “tackling the scientific challenges that define cutting-edge virtual and augmented reality, addressing heretofore-unanswered questions in vision science, displays, and perceptual psychology.”…

Giant Cop: Justice Above All Releasing on March 30 for Oculus Rift

Other Ocean Interactive is announcing today that Giant Cop: Justice Above All will be releasing for Oculus Rift on March 30. According to a statement from Other Ocean, releases for other VR platforms will follow in the coming months. Giant Cop will cost $24.99 and will be available to download via Oculus Home. “This is…

Buzz Aldrin Plans the Next Giant Leap for Mankind in Virtual Reality

  Buzz Aldrin, in conjunction with 8i and Time Inc’s Life VR, has created a hologram version of himself as part of a new interactive experience laying the groundwork for how to reach Mars. The holographic Buzz is the host of a virtual reality experience named Cycling Pathways to Mars. It is a Virtual Reality…

The VOID Opens Mixed-Reality Location in Dubai

THE VOID, the untethered mixed-reality park, is opening a new location in Dubai, UAE. The new Dubai-based park is the company’s second public location, and will be hosting their Ghostbusters: Dimension experience—the same currently running at their first location at Madame Tussaud’s New York. The makers say the new park, located on the high-rent shopping area of…

Oculus Doesn’t Want To Hear That VR Has No Games Anymore

Oculus is assembling a big portfolio of VR games for 2017, with a new Studios title every month from now until December. But why pace these releases so aggressively? Because it wants to put one of VR’s major complaints to rest. That’s what Executive Producer David Yee told me when we sat down to talk…

Preview: Term1nal – Hacking gets a VR makeover

Force Field VR, the studio behind the recently launched Landfall on Oculus Rift, debuted its next project at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2017, a stealthy hacking adventure that’ll support Samsung Gear VR called Term1nal. Rather than the all out action of Landfall, Terminal goes for a far more thoughtful approach, demonstrating even at this early stage a nuanced approach…

Oculus Touch And Rock Band Beat Vive Tracker To VR Accessory Market

The competition between HTC’s Vive and Facebook’s Rift is a closely watched battle, with the two leading PC-powered headsets racing to expand upon the groundwork laid by the SteamVR and Oculus platforms in 2016. It seems the next step for each company is to support a wide range of accessories that can enhance a virtual world…

EmbodyMe Is A Social VR App That Uses Your Own Face

Social VR apps are a big part of the industry’s future, but everyone’s got their own ideas as to what they should offer. Avatars are a big part of that discussion, as how we represent ourselves inside VR forms a big part of the connections we can make with others. We’ve seen plenty of interesting…

VR Rhythm Game Holodance Gets Osu! Beatmap Support

Virtual Reality (VR) rhythm dancing videogame Holodance has introduced support for Osu! Beatmaps in its recent update. This means that user-created content is able to be played within the videogame for the first time. Osu! Beatmaps are designed for the Osu! series of videogames. The Osu! videogames were originally for the Nintendo DS and comprised…

VR Experience From Stanford Shows How We’re Killing Our Coral Reefs

Ocean acidification is not something most people are immediately passionate about. Unless they understand it, that is. When you realize that this process will effectively wipe out some of some of our world’s most beautiful landscapes, and decimate countless species of marine flora and fauna that depend upon it, then it starts to become a…

O2 Launches Rugby & Music VR Experiences

O2 Telefonica, one of the UK’s largest mobile networks has launched a series of brand new VR experiences for subscribers. For the first time, O2 customers and fans can go head to head against the England Rugby team or explore an O2 Academy venue as a star or fan. In addition to the two POV 360° videos, a third…

Intel Headsets, Vive Conferences and VR Cats: The Week’s Biggest VR News

GDC 2017 is starting to fade into the distance and the VR industry is settling down again once more before the next big week of events. Still, we have some big stories surface from some of the post-show announcements to get through, plus some cool experiments from the development community this wekk. Intel’s Standalone VR…

Disney Brings ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to VR

Be our guest, or V-R guest, with this interactive Beauty and the Beast virtual experience. After months of anticipation, Disney’s modern live action version of Beauty and the Beast was released in theaters on March 17th. To celebrate the release, Disney launched Lumiere’s Dress Rehearsal, a VR tie-in to the film now available on the…

Lone Echo, Karnage Chronicles and Narcosis: The Week In VR Gaming

Even a relatively slow week for the VR industry as a whole is stacked full of new releases and announcements. Until we’ve got the definitive VR multi-tasking app it’s going to be hard to keep up with everything that’s going on, so let us help you out with a weekly wrap-up of the latest news,…

UK retailer Game makes big push into VR

UK retailers have been slowly getting into the virtual reality (VR) field, offering a range of head-mounted displays (HMDs), demos, and other related peripherals. GAME, one of the largest specialist companies on the high street is making an even bigger push, with a recent mailshot detailing massive range of hardware and promotions. The retailer is…

Tammeka will be taking PSVR version of Radial G to VRWC

British developer Tammeka will be offering attendees at the VR World Congress (VRWC) in April the chance to try out the PlayStation VR (PSVR) version of racing game Radial G. This will be the first time this version of the videogame will be demonstrated for the public, the studio confirmed on Twitter. Radial G: Racing Revolved…

Racket Fury Table Tennis smashes on to HTC Vive

Polish indie videogame studio 10Ants Hill has announced their new virtual reality (VR) table tennis game for the HTC Vive – Racket Fury. The game has a futuristic sci-fi setting, where robots battle each other for supremacy over a table tennis table. 10Ants Hill used professional table tennis players in order to get motion capture…

New Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases For Week Of 03/12/17

Oculus Rift is playing a bit of catch up this week, as one of the most celebrated titles on the HTC Vive finally officially arrives on the rival headset. Overall, though, it’s a pretty quiet week on both Rift and Gear VR but we wouldn’t worry; Rock Band VR is set to literally make some…

Be Our (Virtual) Guest: Disney Brings Beauty and The Beast to VR

Today, Disney is announcing a new virtual reality experience for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift with Touch, and Gear VR. To coincide with the release of its latest live action remake, the legendary studio is giving you a front row seat to one of Beauty and the Beast’s most iconic scenes. Lumiere’s Dress Rehearsal puts…