Elevator… to the Moon! Goes on Sale, New Update Adds Roomscale Support

Last month fledgling developer Roccat Games Studio – the independent spin-off of the gaming peripherals manufacturer – released its first virtual reality (VR) title for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, a comedic puzzle experience called  Elevator… to the Moon! Now the studio has announced the first update as well as a Black Friday discount. The update…

Augmented Empire Dev Partners With Fierce Kaiju For New VR Game

Two of the UK’s longest-standing VR developers are teaming up for a new project. Coatsink, the developer of popular Gear VR games like Esper and turn-based strategy game, Augmented Empire, is teaming up with Fierce Kaiju, the creators of the Viral series that debuted on Gear in its early life. The pair are working on…

Coatsink and Fierce Kaiju Collaborate on Secretive Original VR IP

If you happen to own a Samsung Gear VR – there are a few million out there – then you may have come across the creations of British developers Coatsink Software or Fierce Kaiju, who have created title like Augmented Empire, Esper/Esper 2 or the Viral series respectively. Well today the pair have announced work on a new…

Oculus’ Jason Rubin Calls Santa Cruz An ‘All-In-One Mobile Rift’

Standalone VR headsets are quickly becoming a big new hope for the VR industry, but with so many entries offering different feature sets, it’s hard to know which will be the right device for you. Oculus’ Jason Rubin, though, thinks the company’s upcoming codename Santa Cruz device is best comparable to the Rift. Speaking to…

EDM DJ Developing VRhythm Headset Geared Towards Music Fans

There are plenty of virtual reality (VR) headsets on the market designed to cover various price points and needs of consumers, from mobile devices like Merge VR or Samsung Gear VR, to high-end units like Oculus Rift on PC. DJ Enrique Cadena Marin has revealed work on a new head-mounted display (HMD) which the musician claims…

Coatsink Releases A Night Sky: Night of the Emperors Update

Augmented Empire developer Coatsink Software released its relaxing, star gazing experience A Night Sky back in March, and since then has released five additional content packs for players to purchase. Today, the studio has announced its sixth and final update to the videogame, Night of the Emperors. Due to the time of year A Night Sky: Night of the…

Virtual Reality Shopping Guide: 2017 Edition

At the end of 2017 there are virtual reality headsets available powered by technology from some of the world’s largest tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, Sony, and Google. Unlike the failed 3D TVs of just a few years ago, these VR headsets convince your eyes and ears that you’re actually seeing and hearing a fantastic…

This Jumanji VR Experience Also Works on Facebook

“A game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind”…literally. Back in October, Sony announced Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the long-awaited sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams classic—only this time staring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan. Along with the new movie, Sony has developed a VR scavenger hunt…

Facebook’s Social VR Platform ‘Spaces’ Debuts First Mini-Game

This is the first in a series of “casual” social games you can play with virtual friends. Since its official announcement back in April, Facebook Spaces has had a rocky journey. The still-in-beta social VR platform has delighted us with the ability to join friends to watch 360° videos, capture silly Avatar selfies, draw or…

Pinball FX2 VR Makes its Debut on Windows Mixed Reality

Microsoft launched its series of Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headsets in partnership with Lenovo, HP, Dell and Acer last month with the Samsung Odyssey arriving in November. After the first spate of launch titles other videogames have slowly begun appearing, the latest being Pinball FX2 VR by Zen Studios.  Pinball FX2 VR has appeared on numerous head-mounted displays…

Dispatch Is An Intense Episodic VR Series Available Now

First comes the confusion; the sound of a scared young boy phoning the police in panic as his surroundings slowly fade into view. He connects with Ted, a police dispatcher that attempts to stick to procedure as he calms the terrified soul. Then your heart rate picks up along with the caller’s footprints. Something is…

Tencent’s QQ-AR Technology Helps Justice League Achieve $60m at Chinese Box Office

DC Comics and Warner Bros. have recently released Justice League in cinemas. While the film has received a mixed response from critics the film itself hasn’t done too bad at the box office, especially overseas. Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent Holdings Limited, has announced that due to the film partnering with its QQ-AR technology, this has seen the release achieve box office sales over RMB…

Explore the International Space Station as Mission:ISS Lands on Gear VR

There are plenty of virtual reality (VR) experiences available for those who enjoy heading out into the stars, some more realistic than others. In March developer Magnopus launched true-to-life simulation Mission:ISS for Oculus Rift, made in collaboration with NASA. Now Samsung Gear VR users get to try the experience for themselves, completely free for the mobile headset….

Your VR Guide To Black Friday Deals

It’s that time of the year again. While companies like Walmart are preparing for the busiest shopping day of the year with Black Friday VR training simulators, i’m sure all you really care about is how to save some major dough this holiday weekend. Whether you’re finally ready to pull the trigger and get a…

Rec Room Becomes VR’s Most Important App With PSVR Launch

Seattle-based Against Gravity is working on what is perhaps VR’s most important app. Rec Room connects players across all headsets that make use of two full motion hand controllers, including Rift, Vive, PlayStation VR as well as headsets from Acer, Samsung, Lenovo, HP and Dell. Some VR software like Altspace and EVE: Valkyrie have enabled…

Rez Infinite Comes To Daydream, And It Really Works

It’s not often that mobile VR headsets can enjoy ports of PC and console-based titles that are just as good on smartphones, but that’s certainly the case with Rez Infinite. Yes, the entire arcade rhythm shooter, which enjoyed a popular revival at PlayStation VR (PSVR) launch and later came to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive,…

VR vs. The Dark Horse

We’re now most of the way, two thirds to be precise, through November and I’m beginning to wonder where all this time is actually going. I blinked earlier and three hours seemed to have elapsed into the ether. What on earth is happening? I have reappeared back in the office – well, my bedroom office…

Immersive Tech Startup Pixvana Completes $14m Series A Funding Round

Pixvana, the tech startup that specialises in cloud-based video content creation and distribution has announced the completion of a Series A funding round of $14 million USD. The round was led by Vulcan Capital with participation from new investors Raine Ventures, Microsoft Ventures, Cisco Investments and Hearst Ventures, and existing investor Madrona Venture Group.   The…

Bait! Arctic Open Introduces Multiplayer Fishing To Facebook Spaces

When Bait! from Resolution Games first launched on Gear VR it introduced several visually pleasing vistas at which players could cast their line for some recreational fishing. With a mixture of free-to-play design and some light microtransactions, it quickly soared on the platform and became one of the most-downloaded mobile VR experiences available. Now today…

Vegas: Alter Your Reality VR Art Collection Debuting at Miami Art Week

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has announced a new marketing program, Vegas: Alter Your Reality (VAYR), which will debut at a modern and contemporary art event during Miami Art Week in December. VAYR is a creative interpretation of the Las Vegas experience, featuring personal narratives by five international artists:   Adhemas Batista, Brazil; Beeple, U.S.; FAFI, France; INSA, U.K.; and Signalnoise, Canada. From strolling the streets to…

Facebook Is Working To Bring VR To Its News Feed

Despite the company purchasing VR specialist Oculus all the way back in 2014, you still can’t access VR in your Facebook News Feed. But that may be changing soon. In a post shared on Friday, Oculus confirmed that it has started to test native React VR support for the News Feed on its social platform….

Pixar’s VR Debut Takes You Into The Stunning World of ‘Coco’

Explore new worlds with friends in this jaw dropping Pixar VR experience. Disney Pixar’s first ever VR experience, Coco VR, isn’t just a game or VR experience with a story unfolding around you as the observer. Instead this visually stunning masterpiece of an adventure is one you can take with friends—an idea that Pixar sees as…

The Biggest Gear VR Releases For The Week 11/12/17

There’s only one Gear VR app that looks worth your while this week, unless you want us to talk about yet another 360 degree photo app. But hey, we do at least have on edutainment app that you can trick your children into playing. And don’t forget you can check out our list of the…

Step Into Norse Myth with Wrath of Loki VR Adventure

While many people will have first encountered Thor and Loki through the Marvel movies and comics, those characters are actually steeped in rich Scandinavian myth that stretches back hundreds of years to the time of the Vikings. A new virtual reality (VR) experience lets users live through those myths, titles Wrath of Loki VR Adventure….

Oculus Showcases the Best of What React VR can do

Earlier this year, Oculus unveiled React VR, a new library that would enable developers to quickly build and ship virtual reality (VR) experiences across multiple channels. Today, the company has decided to showcase several pieces of content that use React VR, covering entertainment, education, travel and more. First up is entertainment, with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 360-degree experience available…

Dragon Front Gets 65+ New Cards With New Faction

High Voltage Software and Oculus Studios’ Dragon Front is still going strong, with yet more new content arriving this week. The collectible virtual card game, which is available on both the Oculus Rift and Gear VR, just got more than 65 new cards with the arrival of its latest faction, Aegis. This faction consists of…

Ctrl Studio Breaking Fourth’s Three Next VR Films Are Now Live

Breaking Fourth’s Ctrl remains one of our favorite VR productions and, this week, the studio has much more to share. The team’s three latest projects are now available via the Samsung VR app, meaning you can either watch them in the Gear VR or on a browser of your choice (we’ve got them all embedded…

Oculus Studios And Armature Announce Fail Factory

Between big Bethesda games, new Studios titles and LA Noire, there’s a lot of big titles for PC-based headsets this Christmas, but mobile isn’t missing out on the fun. To that end, Oculus Studios and Armature today announced Fail Factory, which is launching on Gear VR December 7th. In the game, you’re in control of…

Oculus Studios And Armature Announce Fail Factory

Between big Bethesda games, new Studios titles and LA Noire, there’s a lot of big titles for PC-based headsets this Christmas, but mobile isn’t missing out on the fun. To that end, Oculus Studios and Armature today announced Fail Factory, which is launching on Gear VR December 7th. In the game, you’re in control of…