See Original, Exclusive Star Wars Artwork in VR

Linden Lab opens VR exhibit in Sansar to coincide with The Last Jedi movie release. Can you feel it? There’s an unbearable frisson of anticipation among the legions of Star Wars fans this holiday season alongside the release of The Last Jedi. But apart from having to handle this excruciating wait, fans are also forced to…

ZED Mini Turns Your VR into AR This Winter

It’s long been thought that the line between virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will blur, and the two technologies will eventually meet with one piece of hardware capable of doing both. Stereolabs is aiming to help that merger along, with the launch of the ZED mini development kit this month. The ZED mini…

Stylised Climbing Experience Derora Clambers onto Steam Early Access

While climbing videogames like Crytek’s mountaineering simulator The Climb go for a realistic approach to ascending vertical heights, today sees the launch of a far more stylised experience. Indie developer HoldensVR has released Derora on Steam Early Access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, mixing both climbing and puzzle elements. Set in a mystical rainforest,…

PSX 2017 Hands-On: Accounting+ Is Much More Than Just A PSVR Port

The first time I got the chance to play Accounting, the debut VR game from Squanch Games (then Squanchtendo) in collaboration with Crows, Crows, Crows, I couldn’t help but laugh. Even though Justin Roiland, Tanya Watson, and William Pugh were all being interviewed in the same room while I was playing, it was physically impossible…

Acer, Lenovo Mixed Reality Headsets Discounted To Just $199

Microsoft’s new Windows-based ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headsets may be less than two months old but you can already save a massive $200 by picking one up this week. Over in the US the Microsoft Store is hosting a sale on the five headsets that have launched for its new platform thus far. The cheapest devices…

The Day The World Changed Is An Anti-Nuclear Weapon VR Memorial

VR is now a tool in the ongoing struggle to bring an end to nuclear weapons. This week saw the premiere of The Day The World Changed, an interactive VR memorial, held at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo, Norway. The piece was shown to commemorate the work of this year’s prize winner, the…

PSX 2017 Showed Why Sony Is Leading The VR Race With PSVR

This past weekend at PSX you could feel the momentum. There was a palpable sense of accomplishment in the air as executives spoke on stage about having over 70 million PS4 systems sold, over two million PSVR headsets out in the wild, and over 12 million PSVR games in consumers’ hands. Developers excitedly showed off…

The Virtual Arena: The Attraction Industry’s VR Future! (Part 1)

As more and more investment pivots towards Digital Out-of-Home Entertainment (DOE) applications of Virtual Reality (VR), in his latest column, Kevin Williams, charts some of the pivotal developments that were seen at the leading International amusement and attraction convention in Orlando last November. The 99th anniversary International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo (IAE),…

Skyrim VR vs. Fallout 4 VR – Which Is The Better Port?

Fallout 4 VR is finally released to the world on Steam with official support for HTC Vive (and unofficial support for Oculus Rift) to gamers everywhere. A few weeks ago Bethesda also released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR on PSVR to rave reviews, which sent the internet into an uproar about the power of…

Gunjack 2 Comes To Gear VR As CCP Winds Down Efforts

Eve: Valkyrie launched as a seemingly perfect fit for the Oculus Rift in March 2016. The effort by CCP Games to build a compelling seated VR experience that would see space pilots using a gamepad to shoot down ships for hours at a time was one of VR’s earliest and biggest releases. A smaller effort…

Sony Patents Reveal Possible Cancelled PSVR Glove Controller

New patents from Sony give us a slightly better look at its work prototyping a glove controller for its PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset. Earlier this year we reported that Sony had looked into a glove controller for PSVR but ultimately decided not to progress with it, at least that the time. These patents, first spotted…

Climax Studios VR Collection Heading to Pico Headsets

Though much attention has been directed towards the upcoming standalone virtual reality (VR) headsets from Oculus and HTC Vive, the existing standalone Pico headsets have been somewhat neglected. This might change with the announcement that Climax Studios are bringing their collection of VR titles to the platform. Climax Studios are a well-known videogame developer based…

Here’s How To Get Fallout 4 VR Working On Oculus Rift

Fallout 4 VR, arguably the biggest VR game of the year, is now out on the HTC Vive. But Oculus Rift fans need not fear; the game does indeed work on your headset of choice thanks to SteamVR support. However, there are a few things you’ll need to know in order to make the experience…

Fallout 4 VR Gamepad Support Coming Post-Launch

Fallout 4 VR doesn’t actually work with a gamepad connected to your PC. During our time reviewing the game we’ve been unable to successfully use the Xbox One gamepad to play it. When a controller is connected you can perform certain actions like jumping and firing a gun, but you can’t move, which is obviously…

Oasis Games’ Puzzle Platformer Light Tracer Coming to Steam January 2018

A couple of months ago Chinese publisher Oasis Games launched one of its best titles yet for PlayStation VR, Void Dimensions puzzle platform Light Tracer. Today the company has announced it’ll be extending support to Steam in 2018, allowing Oculus Rift and HTC Vive players to delve into the cartoon world. Light Tracer is a mixture…

CCP Games’ Sci-Fi Shooter Gunjack 2: End of Shift Hits Gear VR

Renown Icelandic developer CCP Games’ first foray into mobile virtual reality (VR) content came in the form of highly polished shooter Gunjack for Samsung Gear VR in 2015. It’s subsidiary, CCP Games Shanghai then went on to create a sequel, Gunjack 2: End of Shift, as an exclusive for Google Daydream. Today, that second title…

Fallout 4 VR Works On Oculus Rift With Stable SteamVR Build

Fallout 4 VR is literally just hours away from launching, giving HTC Vive owners access to hundreds of hours of VR content. But can you play it on an Oculus Rift + Touch? The good news is that, technically, Fallout 4 VR does indeed work on the Oculus Rift with the Touch controllers. Though the game…

Killing Floor: Incursion Is Coming To PSVR With An Exclusive Map

Having made the jump from Oculus Rift to HTC Vive last month, Tripwire Interactive’s Killing Floor: Incursion has now set its sights on a new platform – PlayStation VR (PSVR). The monster shooter will be arriving on Sony’s headset in 2018, Tripwire confirmed during last week’s PlayStation Experience event. You can check out the trailer…

Luden.Io Celebrates Star Wars: The Last Jedi With VRobot Update

We’ve seen from previous updates that the development team behind giant robot simulator VRobot are a group of unashamed geeks, having created homages to Transformers and Marvel’s Thor as part of content updates. Going a step further is the latest patch, which takes inspiration from a galaxy far, far away. To celebrate the imminent release…

A-Tech Cybernetic Gets Free Demo and New Story Mode Chapter

Developers Xreal Games quietly launched its cyberpunk virtual reality (VR) shooter A-Tech Cybernetic into early access earlier this year, but now the development team think its ready for a wider audience. A-Tech Cybernetic is a VR first-person shooter set inside the walls of a futuristic biomedical company where you must fight off an invasion of…

The VR Job Hub: Weta, NASA, Bosch & More…

The variety of roles available in the field of immersive technologies mean that every week when we come to discussing them in The VR Job Hub there’s always something – be in in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) or mixed reality (MR) – that takes us by surprise. So, what new beginnings await this…

Something for the Weekend: Space, Speed and Shooting

Christmas is creeping up on us. Are you looking for the perfect gift for a videogaming loved one? Or perhaps you are just searching for something to keep your mind off the unpleasent weather and stress of the holiday period? Either way, here are a selection of deals for virtual reality (VR) titles on Steam…

Amimon Unveil Wireless VR Technology

One of the current criticisms towards high-end virtual reality (VR) systems is the presents of cords and wires that are needed to transmit power and data to the head-mounted display. A number of wireless systems are in development, and some have been released. Amimon have now revealed a new technology for wireless VR and mixed…

Dead Effect 2 VR Introduces Support For 3dRudder

Foot-powered virtual reality (VR) motion controller 3dRudder offers different control options to VR users who have limited mobility, or who have restricted space to enjoy room-scale VR. An increasing number of VR titles are introducing support for the device, a list which now includes Dead Effect 2 VR. Dead Effect 2 VR is a sci-fi…

Mini-Game Collection Wonderglade Heads to Samsung Gear VR

After mini-game collection Wonderglade proved a success on the Google Daydream platform, developers Resolution Games have turned its attention to the Samsung Gear VR to deliver fast-paced mini-gaming action to that platform as well. Wonderglade was launched on Google Daydream last year, where it was very successful, consistently maintaining a high star rating from users….

A Year Later, What Oculus Touch Has Meant For VR

The Oculus Touch controllers debuted a year ago, enabling players to eschew a traditional gamepad while using the Rift headset. In VR, this has become an expected way of interaction, whether you’re using the Touch or HTC Vive controllers. To mark the occasion, Oculus has released the beta version of Rift Core 2.0, an update to the Rift user…