Finnair use VR to Promote New A350 Fleet

Taking an airplane to get somewhere has become routine for many of us. Whether it is going on holiday, visiting family or friends or a business trip, time spent in the air is not something travellers tend to pay that much attention to. Finnish airline Finnair are wanting to change that by reminding passengers of…

SLIVER.TV to Livestream the DreamHack ASTRO Open in VR

Over the last few months Sliver.tv has become the go-to provider for immersive coverage of esports entertainment. Today the company announced livesteam coverage of the DreamHack ASTRO Open Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament at DreamHack Austin this month. For the broadcast Sliver.tv will be including additional functionality for spectators, enabling them to select from multiple virtual cameras…

HTC Vive Releases New Tracker Project Code and Tutorials to Tinker With

When HTC Vive launched the Vive Tracker earlier this year it saw phenomenal interest in the device, receiving over 2,300 submissions from the developer community, with only 1,000 free trackers available. Today the company the company has announced several new experiences for developers to download and begin playing with. The Vive Tracker was unveiled at CES 2017 and…

VR Spray Can And Piñata With Vive Tracker

The Vive Tracker is opening up a new world of physical VR experiences. Since HTC Vive began shipping the Vive Tracker to developers earlier this year, we’ve seen everything from ceiling fans, fire hoses, and even cats tracked in VR. In what is probably one of the more significant hardware developments in the VR space this…

VR Troubleshooting Gets A New Friend As Liberty3D launch VRScientist

The team at Liberty3D have noticed that with so few industry-wide standards in the virtual reality (VR) area, it becomes somewhat difficult for developers and creators to spot problems in VR images, even when those problems crop up fairly regularly. A new toolset called VRScientist aims to help. VRScientist allows someone working on 360-degree content…

Mega Overload Zaps onto HTC Vive

Retro-styled arcade shooter Mega Overload is the first title produced by California-based developer Subdream Studios and it is being released on Steam for HTC Vive today. With a style and aesthetic clearly inspired by classic arcade shoot-em-ups like Space Invaders and Galaga, Mega Overload puts the player in the role of a soldier on the…

Bullet Sorrow VR Leaves Steam Early Access, New Demo Now available

Four months ago VikingVRStudio released its first-person shooter (FPS) Bullet Sorrow VR on Steam Early Access for HTC Vive. Since then Oculus Rift support has been added and this week the video game has fully released for both platforms. Bullet Sorrow VR was built as an intense FPS for VR and with the official launch adds further gameplay elements…

Vive Users Can Join Rift Friends in ‘Facebook Spaces’ With Revive Hack

It appears that Revive is already compatible with the Facebook’s new social VR app, Facebook Spaces. Revive is a popular free hack that allows Oculus content to be played on HTC Vive system. Launched today at Facebook’s F8 opening conference, the social network’s first social VR app is available on the Early Access section of…

VR Invaders Dives onto PlayStation VR

In the future, everyone is immersed in virtual reality (VR) in the story of VR Invaders, created by developer and publisher My.com, which is today getting a release on PlayStation VR after previously being available for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. VR Invaders is a story-driven shooter set the in the year 2046 in a time…

Google Earth VR Lands on Oculus Rift

Last week tech giant Google teased that there would be a big announcement about a new Google Earth experience which would be launched at an event that would line up with Earth Day. Google has now revealed what the update will entail. Google Earth VR has been available for users of the HTC Vive since…

ASUS Launches Compact VR-Ready PC

One of the difficulties with modern PC virtual reality (VR) is making sure that all the components of the PC rig meet the required standards for ensuring the smooth running of an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. ASUS has a potential solution in the form of a compact desktop PC that is designed for VR….

Report: Lenovo’s Windows MR/VR Headset to Launch Mid-August or Earlier

One of the first in a line of Windows Holographic powered immersive devices, Lenovo’s first mixed reality headset will be here in time for US “back to school”, according to Lenovo’s North America VP of Consumer Products Mike Abary. Windows Holographic, a set of APIs integrated into Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system, was first touted…

Detached to Leave Early Access Next Month

Today Anshar Studios has announced that its PvP space combat experience, Detached, will be leaving Early Access on Steam and Oculus Home next month, and to celebrate the studio has released a new story trailer. The video is an animated intro to the story arc of Detached, which goes: “Once-thriving human colonies in the far reaches of the…

Google Earth VR Adds Search and Oculus Rift Support

VR’s killer app just got a major update. It was six months ago when Google launched a VR version of Google Earth for the HTC Vive. And still to this day, Google Earth VR remains one of the best, if not the best, app experiences available in VR. An app with such a mass appeal…

Schlocks Brings the Party Vibe to HTC Vive

Playing videogames with friends has been a part of the experience for gamers since the earliest days of arcades. It has long been a criticism of virtual reality (VR) that it isolates players and removes the social aspect. Fancy Bear Games are aiming to change that by bringing a party game selection to Steam Early…

VR Camera Set to go into Space with Space X

There are several virtual reality (VR) experiences that hope to show VR users what it is like to be in outer space, from videogames such as Lone Echo to space exploration simulators like Earthlight. Such experiences are carefully coded to balance fun with realism, but with a new project from SpaceVR, realism would not need…

Review: Forestry

Gamers aren’t always known for their outdoorsy lifestyles, generally because they prefer virtual worlds filled with amazing digital landscapes to explore instead. And that’s the route Decoder has gone down for its first virtual reality (VR) title Forestry, for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive (reviewed). Mixing up exploration and wood chopping skills, Forestry isn’t so much about admiring the…

Kenzan Studios’ The Lost Pit VR Coming to HTC Vive in May

At the SVVR Conference & Expo, Kenzan Studios unveiled a virtual reality (VR) arcade initiative called Kenzan Arcade. One of the title’s set to feature at the installation is The Lost Pit VR, a 12-person multiplayer shooter which the developer has now revealed will appear on Steam for HTC Vive. One of Kenzan Studios’ original IP’s, The Lost Pit…

Wireless VR Peripherals with Nefes Data Kit

It is the opinion of some analysts and critics of virtual reality (VR) that the technology needs to go wireless before it can go fully mainstream. The Nefes Data Kit is taking steps towards that goal. The Nefes Data kit is produced by Hendesehane Nefes and allows developers and engineers to add wireless features to…

Square Enix Release New Trailer for Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR

Back in September 2016, Square Enix announced a collaboration with HTC Vive to bring Japanese card video game Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur to virtual reality (VR). An initial teaser trailer was unveiled around the same time, and now Square Enix has released further gameplay footage. Being developed by Gree Co., Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR has its own unique storyline…