Buy A Rift Before Dec. 14 And Get Lone Echo For Free

Oculus announced today that from right now all the way through 11:59PM PT on December 14 (that’s one week) anyone that buys an Oculus Rift on this specific webpage will also get a free copy of Lone Echo as well. As one of VR’s very best single player games thus far, this is great news….

3DRudder VR Motion Controller to Be Shown At CES

The International Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, is one of the biggest events in the calendar for hardware developers as well as fans of gadgets and technology. For the last two years, the 3dRudder has won awards at CES, and the company is returning again to showcase the new version of its product. French company…

VR Physics Puzzler Marble Land Rolls Out On Steam

Puzzle-based titles seem to do particularly well in virtual reality (VR). Perhaps the ability to examine the puzzle from any angle, or the addictive nature of puzzle titles benefiting from the immersive environment. Whatever the reason, independent developer Devious Technologies hopes to take advantage of this with the release of its latest VR title, a…

Fallout 4 VR to Launch on Monday 11th for HTC Vive

The last few weeks have seen some big virtual reality (VR) releases from Bethesda, with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR and DOOM VFR arriving on PlayStation VR and HTC Vive/PlayStation VR respectively. Yet the biggest release of 2017 is still to come, with Fallout 4 VR scheduled for release next week. In an announcement today Bethesda has revealed it’ll launch…

5 Amazing Things To Do Inside The New Oculus Home

Oculus has an early Christmas present for all Rift users; the company’s huge 2.0 update arrived in beta this week and it brings some major new features with it. If you opt into the beta (or wait for a stable release likely next year), you’ll be able to customize your virtual home space like never…

Speed Kills VR Experience Starring John Travolta Announced by TopDogVR

It seems as though you can’t have a big budget film nowadays without a virtual reality (VR) experience thrown in for good measure to promote it. TopDogVR, a studio that specialises in VR film experiences has announced that upcoming John Travolta flick Speed Kills will be getting its own VR content, and not just one short experience…

PSVR Has Now Sold Over Two Million Units And 12.2 Million PSVR Games

Just ahead of this week’s PlayStation Experience, Sony has given us an update on PlayStation VR (PSVR) sales, confirming that two million units have been sold. Sony today announced that this milestone had been surpassed as of December 3rd 2017, so this number takes into account all the units sold during last month’s Black Friday…

Survios and Intel Announce Sprint Vector Tournaments for 2018

Los-Angeles based virtual reality (VR) developer Survios will be launching its second title, Sprint Vector next year. In preparation for that, the studio, along with Intel have announced a series of Sprint Vector tournaments which will take place globally ahead of launch, as well as an open beta. Sprint Vector was first revealed during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2017…

Danger Goat Is Now Available On Windows VR Headsets

When we reviewed nDreams’ Danger Goat for the launch of Google Daydream last year, we noted that the lack of positional tracking really held the game back. Well, now it’s getting that tracking. In fact, it now supports an inside-out solution. Yes, Danger Goat has launched on Microsoft’s Windows-based Mixed Reality headsets, which is a…

HTC’s Vive Focus Standalone Gets A Release Date And Price For China

While there’s still no word on a western release, HTC’s first standalone VR headset, the Vive Focus, finally has launch details for China. The company confirmed today that pre-orders for the headset, which runs on its new Vive Wave platform, will start on December 12th, with first shipments expected in January 2018. You can pre-order…

Justice League VR Swoops onto Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has today announced that Justice League VR: The Complete Experience, an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience, is now available for at-home purchase. The experience can now be downloaded for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and mobile head-mounted displays (HMDs). Based on the Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment film Justice League,…

BBC Takes You To Space In VR

Launch into space with this BBC spacewalk experience. Have you ever dreamed of walking in space? Well now your dreams can finally come true, thanks to the latest release of a VR spacewalk experience from the BBC. Inspired by NASA and ESA training programs and the experiences of real astronauts, Home – A VR Spacewalk…

Oculus Story Studio’s Final Project Premieres At Sundance

Earlier this year Facebook shut down Oculus Story Studio, its internal division meant to lead by example and explore storytelling concepts within VR. The group was composed of top notch creators from studios such as Pixar and they built three VR stories, each of which were engrossing and impactful. In retrospect, Lost, Henry and Dear…

Get into a Snowball Fight on PlayStation VR in Snow Fortress

Around this time last year Mythical City Games released its first full blown virtual reality (VR) title for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, a family-friendly snowball throwing videogame called Snow Fortress. Today, the studio has announced the launch of Snow Fortress for PlayStation VR, widening the options for the online multiplayer. Snow Fortress isn’t just a first-person shooter (FPS) where…

Chess with Zombies: Pawn of the Dead Heading to Oculus Rift

California-based developers zChess are currently working on a virtual reality (VR) adaptation of popular mobile title, Chess with Zombies: Pawn of the Dead. Heading to Oculus Home’s Early Access channel soon, Chess with Zombies: Pawn of the Dead is, as you might expect, a VR chess videogame played with zombies. Chess with Zombies: Pawn of…

Oculus Launch Rift Core 2.0

Earlier this year at the Oculus Connect event, it was announced that Oculus would be bringing in a large overhaul to the Oculus Rift experience with Rift Core 2.0. Those plans now come to fruition as Rift Core 2.0 is launched on the one-year anniversary of the launch of Oculus Touch. The new update is…

Review: Lenovo Explorer $450 Windows VR Headset And Controllers

Price is one of the biggest barriers to VR adoption right now. I’ve never met anyone that tried VR and wasn’t blown away by it, but you’d be hard-pressed to just ask a random person on the street and have them understand the difference between the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. We’re just not there…

Cardboard: Still The Gateway Into VR

The virtual reality (VR) industry has come a long way over the last few years, but it still has a long way to go to saturate the market. The content is not the issue in VR anymore because the 360° cameras have become widely available and extremely affordable, which makes any person a conduit for VR content. If you…

Oculus Celebrates Touch Anniversary with Flash Sale

Oculus VR launched the Oculus Touch one year ago, and are celebrating with a special 24-hour ‘flash sale’ on a number of software titles. If you’ve been hankering after Lone Echo or ARKTIKA.1, looking to take off in Ultrawings or explore the depths of the ocean in theBlu, now’s your chance to do so at…

Oculus Is Throwing A Huge 24 Hour Sale For Touch’s First Birthday

It’s Oculus Touch’s first birthday! The position-tracked controllers have now been around a full year, going from luxury accessory to essential add-on that’s been bundled in with Rift itself. To celebrate, you can save big on some Touch games for 24 hours. When we say big we really mean it; this might be the best…

EmuVR Hopes To Bring Nostalgic Gaming To VR

Relive the glory days of playing N64 in your disgusting bedroom till 3am. If I had to pinpoint my favorite moment in my two decades of playing video games, it would have to be my late night marathons with The Legend Of Zelda: The Ocarina Of Time for the N64. I’d be locked away in…

Oculus Touch: One Year On

Today sees the last of the major virtual reality (VR) anniversary celebrations take place in the form of Oculus’ motion controllers, Oculus Touch. And what a year it’s been, with prices slashed left and right, new bundles, and the expulsion of the Xbox One controller. With all this in mind VRFocus decided to cast its…

Rise of the Tomb Raider Blood Ties now Available for Oculus Rift & HTC Vive

Last year as part of Square Enix’s anniversary celebrations for Tomb Raider, the studio released a story chapter that was compatible with PlayStation VR. Now Oculus Rift and HTC Vive have been given support, with the Blood Ties DLC now available through Steam. Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics and Nixxes Software made the joint announcement, enabling more headset owners to…

Using iPhone X With Maya For Quick And Cheap Facial Capture

Can the iPhone X become a fast, cheap and simple facial capture system? About a month ago Cory Strassburger at Kite & Lightning received an iPhone X from Apple. Within a day, he was testing out software working with its TrueDepth camera and ARKit. He wanted to see if it could be used for their…

Oculus File Patent for Curved Display

Modern virtual reality (VR) technology has not yet been around long enough to have properly established a standard tech cycle, but since it has been three years since the launch of the Oculus Rift heralded to launch of the new era of VR, experts are beginning to speculate on what we can expect from the…

VR Vs. the AAA Holiday Stampede

Despite the wealth of opportunities offered by virtual reality (VR), the new medium is undeniably lead by videogames. Grabbing the most attention from consumers and the headlines for big new releases, the videogames industry’s slow but progressive move into VR is essentially acting as the pilot scheme for the mass adoption of VR. However, it…

Warhammer Gets Its First VR Game In The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth

The iron-clad space marines of the Warhammer 40,000 universe are finally coming to a virtual reality headset near you. Steel Wool Studios, the developer of VR games like Bounce and Quar: Battle for Gate 18, recently announced The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth, a new game set in Game Workshop’s iconic tabletop universe, based upon…

Rise of the Tomb Raider’s VR Content Hits Oculus Rift And HTC Vive

Remember the VR content for Rise of the Tomb Raider? It launched alongside Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset and the game itself last October and we were quite fond of it. We thought we’d seen the last of it, but it’s surprisingly popped up on other platforms this week. The Blood Ties DLC pack that…