Fusion Wars Launched Closed Beta For Multiplayer Arenas

Though Fusion Wars has been playable on Samsung Gear VR for a while now, the title has been considered to be in ‘Early Access’ form, with many features not yet implemented. The biggest missing feature being the much-anticipated multiplayer competitive mode. Developer EstudioFuture have now announced that the multiplayer PvP Arenas will be entered closed…

Facebook Fights to Prevent Oculus Rift Sales Ban

In February, ZeniMax filed an injunction to request the worldwide blocking of sales of products that use Oculus software, which includes both Rift and Gear VR hardware, following a recent high-profile court case against Facebook/Oculus. According to a Bloomberg report, the hearing was held on Tuesday, where Oculus’ lawyers fought the ban, which has so far not seen…

Valve Distributing Knuckles Prototypes To Devs In Limited Quantities

Valve confirmed to UploadVR the company has progressed to sending developers prototypes of its next generation VR hand controllers. This was to be expected but provides us with a rough sense of the advancements being pursued by the VR technology company. Recent updates from Valve, which partnered with HTC to create the Vive, The controllers…

Neuston Launch Debut Videogame: Drone Hero

Just two weeks after the announcement of new virtual reality (VR) studio Neuston, the team has launched its first videogame: Drone Hero. Designed for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Drone Hero is available to download now via Steam Early Access. An action videogame which takes place inside a room packed with blinking RGB lights…

Smash Up New York With VRobot’s NYC Update

Independent developers Luden.Io have been quite keen on keeping the content updates flowing into smashy giant robot title VRobot. With a small content update that added a giant mechanical sword inspired by the Transformers franchise being added earlier this month, and now a much bigger ‘New York City’ content update. A brand new city is…

Judge Calls For End Of ZeniMax/Oculus Legal Battle

One of the biggest stories of 2017 for the VR industry is also one of its longest. The year started out with ZeniMax Media taking Facebook-owned Oculus to court over an alleged theft of technology. A jury eventually ruled that Oculus must pay ZeniMax $500,000,000, but that wasn’t the end of things — ZeniMax wants…

Hands-on: IBM Watson Brings Voice Commands to ‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’

IBM Watson, the artificial intelligence platform designed to understand natural language, today launched support for Star Trek: Bridge Crew (2017) across PSVR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Before the service launched today, lone players could control the ship’s other posts—Engineering, Tactical, Helm—by clicking a few boxes to issue orders. Now a sole captain (also with a mixed crew…

Vive Still The Most Popular Headset For Developers, VRDC Survey Suggests

Last August the Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) published its first report on the state of the VR industry based off of a survey for developers. The results suggested that marginally more developers were working on the HTC Vive than the Oculus Rift. A little less than a year on and the second report has…

UK Retailer GAME Gets VR Karts Exclusive

The studios behind kart racing title VR Karts have announced a deal where the physical boxed copies of VR Karts for PlayStation VR will be available in the UK exclusively at UK tech and videogame retailer GAME. Featuring gameplay strongly inspired by Mario Kart and other fast-paces kart racing titles, VR Karts is a racing…

Oculus Connect 4 Dates Revealed for October

Today Oculus has announced that its annual conference Oculus Connect (OC) will be taking place in October across two days at the San Jose McEnery Convention Centre, California. Running from 11th – 12th October 2017, at present only the date has been revealed with the Oculus blog stating: “We’ll share details on how to register and…

TECHNOLUST Dev Reveals Roguelike Follow-Up

IRIS VR has today revealed the next virtual reality (VR) videogame that the studio is working on. A follow-up to the hugely popular TECHNOLUST, TECHNOLUST: New Kowloon (working title) is a first-person roguelike experience featuring procedurally generated environments and encounters. Deemed to be in the vein of NetHack, IRIS VR’s fourth VR videogame is…

Oculus Connect 4 Announced For October

With Facebook’s F8 developer conference featuring more VR by the year, we had wondered if there was still a place for Oculus Connect in the world. Fear not; Oculus Connect 4 is just a few months away. The company just revealed that the fourth iteration of its conference will take place from October 11th –…

Sports Bar VR Developers Tease Cross-Play

Casual pub game simulator Sports Bar VR was a PlayStation VR launch title that received a fair amount of acclaim upon release and has since been ported to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Now one of the developers behind the title has teased fans with the possibility of a new update for cross-platform play. The…

Lone Echo Spin-Off Echo Arena Gets Open Beta This Weekend, Download Now

Oculus had just one announcement at E3 last week and that was that its anticipated Studios title, Lone Echo, would be releasing next month. A multiplayer spin-off titled Echo Arena is also hitting at the same time, but you’ll be able to get a first taste this weekend. Developer Ready At Dawn Studios is hosting…

Dungeons & Dragons ‘Dungeon Chess’ Comes to Oculus Rift and Gear VR

Dungeon Chess, described as “the first official Dungeons & Dragons-themed Gear VR Game”, is now available on both Samsung’s mobile VR platform and the Oculus Rift. The title combines classic chess gameplay with iconic D&D creature designs and suitably atmospheric environments. Building on the strength of their first VR game, Magic Table Chess, which is…

Perplexigon Introduces Puzzles In New Update

Developer moBack successfully pushed its sandbox building title Perplexigon through Steam Greenlight earlier in the year. The title allows players to create fantastic structures and devices using a variety of blocks. With a forthcoming updates, players can now pit their building abilities against an array of challenging puzzles. Perplexigon allows players to use three categories…

Develop:Brighton Unveils Indie Showcase Shortlist 2017

The popular Develop:Brighton conference will be returning for another year next month and today organiser, Tandem Events, has announced the shortlisted videogames which will be part of the seventh Indie Showcase, four of which are virtual reality (VR) titles. Those selected are: Loco Dojo (Oculus Rift) by Make Real SVRVIVE: The Deus Helix (HTC Vive) by SVRVIVE…

ViveX Demo Day Batch 2 Featured 26 VR And AR Companies

Today at an event in San Francisco HTC hosted a Vive X Demo Day for its second batch of funded company demos. The event featured 26 different companies ranging from game developers, enterprise applications, ease-of-use convenience tools, and a litany of other projects. To date Vive X has funded over 60 different companies with over…

Play Chess For Your Soul In Chess Ultra

Best known as a videogames publisher rather than a developer, Ripstone Games has announced the launch of the first title to be entirely developed by its in-house development team; Chess Ultra. The title will be heading to PC and console, with virtual reality (VR) versions available for PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift. Non-VR…

VR Dungeon Crawler KryptCrawler Gets Release Date

Already trawled the many dungeons of The Mage’s Tale? Well, firstly, you might need to cut down on how much time you’re spending in VR; it only released this week. Secondly, there’s already another entry in the VR dungeon crawler genre on the way in KryptCrawler. In truth, KryptCrawler looks a lot closer to Psytech…

UK Consumers can get Samsung Gear VR Bundle for £50

The Samsung Gear VR is one of the most popular virtual reality (VR) headsets in the world right now. Mobile VR is currently leading the market in terms of number of units sold. Samsung are interested in growing that number still further, and have announced a special offer for UK residents who might be interested…

Unite Europe Comes to Amsterdam For 2017

More than 1,500 creators of videogaming and interactive entertainment with descend upon Amsterdam from 27th-29th June for Unite Europe to discuss and display new developments in Unity 3D technology. Figures from Microsoft, Oculus, Google, Facebook, Samsung, Sony, Nvidia, Intel, Nintendo and many more will be appearing at the event to showcase their latest innovations and,…

KryptCrawler Coming to Oculus Rift and Gear VR in July

Just before Gamescom 2016, German studio CrazyBunch announced development of its next virtual reality (VR) title, a first-person dungeon explorer called KryptCrawler for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. Today the team has revealed the title will be launching next month for both headsets. Using a combination of turn based and real-time combat gameplay, KryptCrawler challenges players across ten…

Preview: The Inpatient – A Dark Emotional Journey into the Mind

There’s nothing like a good horror videogame to showcase the immersive qualities of virtual reality (VR), and Supermassive Games knows this with its upcoming psychological experience The Inpatient for PlayStation VR. Making its debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017 last week, the title showcased a direction for the studio that enables players to choose an emotional…

VR for Good: Future Aleppo Is An Emotional Tour Of Loss And Hope

There are a lot of places on this planet that I dream of visiting. I want to stand on the tiny islands that sit between Russia and Alaska, explore the parks of Canada, and experience the culture of South Korea. I’m lucky enough to have travelled the globe already, but I still have so many…

Microsoft’s Direct Reality Is VR’s Answer To DirectX

Just ahead of Microsoft’s E3 conference last week the company filed a trademark for Direct Reality. Given the company’s penchant for relabelling virtual reality as mixed reality, we had hoped that would mean VR would make an appearance at its showcase. Sadly that wasn’t the case, but do now know what Direct Reality really is….

Spider-Man Homecoming is Swinging into Virtual Reality for Free

Image Credit: Sony Pictures Virtual Reality, Marvel Studios It’s a good time to be a webslinger. Insomniac Games’ PS4 game based on everyone’s favourite awkward super hero was one of the highlights of this month’s E3 presentation. Marvel Films have finally got access to Spider-Man for their cinematic universe, and the resulting movie, Spider-Man Homecoming…