NBA & NextVR Announce 2018-19 VR Livestream Lineup

The NBA and NextVR, the VR video and livestreaming company, announced the 2018-19 schedule, which will let even more basketball fans experience games in VR. Now livestreaming its third NBA season, NextVR announced in a blogpost that they’re expanding the distribution of live NBA League Pass VR experiences to include Oculus Venues, the app that allows Oculus…

NextVR Releases Streaming Schedule For Critical 2018-2019 NBA Season

Startup NextVR is preparing to stream the 2018-2019 NBA season across all platforms. NextVR’s focus is on live capture and streaming content in 3D and the startup’s partnership with the NBA has offered basketball fans in VR courtside seats at games for the last couple years. NextVR’s capture and streaming technology is generally some of the…

GIVEAWAY: Win A Free Copy Of The Great C On Steam

The Great C is a cinematic VR experience based on the short story by Philip K. Dick of the same name created by Secret Location. Secret Location’s previous VR effort, Blasters of the Universe, is a neon-soaked bullet hell shooter all about action, so The Great C is a decidedly slower-paced experience. But what it…

The Gallery And Vive Pro Take Home Top Honors At 2018 VR Awards

The 2018 VR Awards just wrapped up! Whether you watched it live with us here at UploadVR or decided to check things out for yourself in VR using Altpsace VR, all the announcements have officially been made. There were tons of worthy nominations, but only a select few could be crowned as winners. We’ve gone…

Scraper: First Strike Interview And Combat Gameplay Footage

We first saw Labrodex Studios’ first VR project — the futuristic shooter Scraper: First Strike — earlier this year when we had a chance to go hands-on with the game at their office on Long Island. It’s been a few months since our first playtest, and the game has not only gotten more polish, but…

Rec Room Could Be An Oculus Quest Launch Title, Devs Hint At Port

Rec Room, from Seattle-based ‘Against Gravity’, is one of the most popular and highly regarded social VR apps to date. It stands apart as more structured than something like VRChat thanks to predefined room types and activities, and more gaming focused than AltSpaceVR, with games ranging from paintball to a battle royale mode similar to…

Watch The VR Awards 2018 Live Right Here Or In VR

While the VR community still doesn’t have a singular source of awards that commands attention from the entire industry just yet, there are a few that have been around for quite some time, such as the appropriately titled VR Awards. You can see a full list of all nominees here. The 2018 edition of The…

The Sims FreePlay Brings In Multiplayer AR

The Sims is incredibly popular in all its various forms. Evolving from the iconic SimCity franchise, it has sold over 200 million copies worldwide. The Sims FreePlay is the free-to-play smartphone iteration of the franchise, which has just launched a new content update which includes some new augmented reality (AR) features. The new update includes…

Sixense Will Refund Its VR Controller Backers, Switch To Enterprise

Sixense pioneered hand controllers for virtual reality applications in 2013, but the company hasn’t been able to produce its Stem consumer product for VR. And so the company is announcing today that it will refund all of the money raised from its Kickstarter campaign backers and preorder customers. Amir Rubin, CEO of Los Gatos, California-based Sixense, said in…

Wrench Gives You A Different Kind Of Car Simulator

Few genres seem to fit VR better than racing simulation, letting you jump into the driver’s seat of just about any car without spending millions of dollars. But Missing Digit’s Wrench wants to offer a different kind of car simulator. Wrench is all about getting under the hood of fast and furious machines. It’s a…

‘Elite Dangerous: Beyond’ Fourth & Final Chapter Coming to VR in Beta This Month

Elite Dangerous (2014), the popular open-universe space simulator, is getting a beta near the end of the month which will bring both VR and PC players the fourth and final chapter of the game’s third season, Beyond. Elite Dangerous: Beyond first landed early this year with Chapter One, which directly followed the Thargoids assault on humanity’s starports, the space-faring alien…

This Prototype World-scale VR Game is the Size of a Football Field

With recent advancements in inside-out tracking on standalone VR headsets, the tantalizing possibility of ‘world-scale’ VR experiences—those unhindered by limited tracking volumes or even physical barriers—is coming into focus. A pair of developers have created a prototype VR game that’s played across an entire football field. ‘Return to Grindelind’, as its called by creators Jeremy Kirshbaum…

‘No Man’s Sky’ Developers Poll Players On Potential VR Support

Since the game’s release in 2016, VR gamers have been asking for VR support for No Man’s Sky, the sandbox space survival game from Hello Games. The most recent hint the developers might be considering it comes from a recently posted poll to the community of players, asking what they wanted to see in future updates…

God of War Creator David Jaffe Is Interested in Making VR Horror

David Jaffe is known to videogame fans as the creator behind both Twisted Metal and the God of War franchise. Recently, Jaffe spoke to Cary Barlog, who acted as writer and director of the most recent God of War title, and they discuss a number of subjects, including virtual reality (VR). Barlog and Jaffe discuss…

Community Download: What Is The Most Underrated VR Game?

Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. We’re in a bit of a lull now for news after Google’s big Made by Google event and Magic Leap’s first ever Leap Con…

The Sims FreePlay Adds Multiplayer AR In ‘Brilliant Backyards’ Update

Real-time cooperative building and AR functionality arrive in a seasonal themed update to EA’s mobile Sims experience. The Sims FreePlay, a free-to-play mobile version of EA’s wildly popular strategic life simulator, The Sims, launched its latest update today, offering a slew of fall/autumn themed content to spice up your digital backyard. This includes new plant…

The Virtual Arena: VR’s Bonanza for Commercial Entertainment (Part 2)

Industry specialist Kevin Williams of KWP, concludes his report on the latest developments shaping the digital out-of-home entertainment (DOE) sector and all things to do with Commercial virtual reality (VR) deployment seen internationally. In this final part we see the drive for new investment and the realities and speculation on the market’s true worth. With…

Oculus Rift’s ASW 2.0 Could Greatly Reduce Artifacts On Low-End Systems

Low framerate in VR is not just a visual annoyance, but can also cause physical discomfort and even sickness. Your graphics card failing to deliver a framerate as fast as the headset’s refresh rate can be incredibly frustrating. To help combat this problem, in late 2016 Oculus introduced Asynchronous SpaceWarp (ASW) for the Rift. When…

Chinese Developer MammoSix Shows Alpha Footage of Galaxity

The demand for multiplayer virtual reality (VR) experiences continues to grow. As the player base for VR increases, and the technology develops, more people are searching for experiences within VR that are not only social, but also broad-ranging, allowing them to explore and discover a virtual environment. This seems to be what Chinese developer MammoSix…

Hands On with Dead and Buried Arena

Though virtual reality (VR) is steadily growing in popularity among consumers, the expense of the hardware needed keeps it out of reach of many who might otherwise enjoy experiencing VR. In response to this, the number of location-based VR centres has increased hugely in recent months, with an accompanying increase in the videogames created for…

‘Rec Room’ Update Brings Multiplayer Bowling to Social VR App

Rec Room, the social VR app for PSVR, Rift, Vive, and Windows VR headsets, just got an update that a new activity to its list of games and multiplayer adventures. Dubbed ‘Lone Shoe Lanes’, users can get started now on perfecting their virtual bowling form. Up to six players can bowl at once, the company…

The VR Job Hub: In The News & In Your Future?

The race towards 2019 has begun in earnest and for some, that also means it is time to move on to pastures new. If that desire has hit you, and you’re interested in the immersive technology sector, then you’ll probably be interested in this week’s edition of The VR Job Hub. Since it’s been a…

Something For The Weekend: Rainy Oculus VR Deals

Sunday is here again meaning its time for another entry of Something for the Weekend, the weekly series where VRFocus bring you a number of deals on virtual reality (VR) titles. The rain does not seem to be stopping anytime soon so what better way to enjoy your weekend then to try a new Oculus Rift expereince. There…

VR Support for ‘No Man’s Sky’ Being Considered by Developer

No Man’s Sky, a game which has a history of calls for VR support since its 2016 release, could one day be explored in VR. Developer Hello Games is gauging interest in VR support for No Man’s Sky in a player survey intended to find out what the game’s community wants next. If you missed the drama…

The Persistence To Get A Free Update Next Week Adding Four New Game Modes

Developer Firesprite Games have revealed that their virtual reality (VR) title The Persistence will be getting a free update next week that will see a number of improvements and new features come to the title. These will address some of the feedback the team have gotten from players since launch, along with performance improvements, accessibility…

Dead Effect 2 VR Giveaway Livestream: Sci-Fi Zombies In Space

Dead Effect 2 VR from BadFly Interactive is one of the most unknown and underrated VR shooters out there. It went under my radar for a while too. But what we’ve got here is a VR game with tons of weapons and enemies, a structured campaign with over a dozen hours of content, optional co-op, and…