SUPERHOT VR Coming to HTC Vive This Week

A few weeks ago the team behind SUPERHOT VR released a teasing tweet showing just a logo, the HTC Vive logo to be precise, without going into any further details. That wait is almost over with the studio finally confirming a release date for SUPERHOT VR, 25th May 2017. Originally an exclusive release for Oculus…

Now You Can Own a Fidget Spinner in VR, Because Why Not

Fidget spinners—little spinning hand toys—are one of the latest fads to see explosive growth, rising rapidly in popularity faster than the most hopeful startup. With a seemingly endless number of spinners available to purchase, developer Vladimir Storm decided to make a virtual reality fidget spinner because… you know… why not? Fidget spinners are exactly as simple…

The VR Society Announces the First ‘The Art of VR’ Festival in NYC

The VR Society has announced it’ll be launching a new virtual reality (VR) focused festival in New York City next month called The Art of VR. A public, two-day event, The Art of VR festival will be showcasing the myriad ways VR and augmented reality (AR) are currently being used within fine art, museums, dance, theatre, film…

Half-Life 2 Gets a VR Mod

Half Life 2 is widely considered to be one of the greatest games ever made. Valve software ushered in the AAA, next-generation cinematic gaming experience that we all take for granted these days. It was a game of atmosphere and story that has become a trove of cultural icons over the years. It’s also been…

New ‘Alien’ Multiplayer Free-Roaming VR Experience in Development by Fox

20th Century Fox’s Interactive Entertainment and theme park arm FoxNext is building a 2000 sq. ft free-roaming multiplayer VR experience set in the world of the Alien movie franchise. The Alien movie franchise is among the most enduring in history, with very entry re-imagining a universe that was conceived almost 40 years ago with the latest,…

The VR Job Hub: Kuju Entertainment, Facebook and Mindshow

The VR industry is still searching for talented designers, programmers, engineers and artists, and as the industry grows, other roles are bound to become available. So if you are searching for a new careers, or want to expand into VR, the VR Job Hub might have just the position you are looking for. Location Company…

Valve’s New ‘SteamVR Home’ Beta May Mean You Never Leave VR

Valve’s new SteamVR Home Beta just launched and it represents a vast improvement on what has gone before with fully 3D, customisable environments, a glut of new social features and a fully featured Steam interface. Will you ever want to leave VR? Valve launched its SteamVR Home in beta form on Friday and it represents…

Watch: ‘TO THE TOP’ is an Exhilarating Climbing Game With Great VR Locomotion

Electric Hat Games’ TO THE TOP is a vibrant, rapid-paced climbing game that demonstrates a brilliantly innovative locomotion technique that the development team claims results in “zero motion sickness”. Take Crytek’s The Climb, mix in a dash of Mirror’s Edge and sprinkle over a little inspiration from Survios’ latest and impressive locomotion prototype and you have…

‘Breaking Bad’ Show Creator Teases Upcoming VR Experience

Loose lips at the Data Matters conference reveal plans for VR content based on the hit show. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost four years since Breaking Bad concluded its fifth and final season, disappointing rabid fans across the globe. After all, the show was adored by millions and was considered among critics to be…

Watch: Sairento VR Now Lets You Brutally Dismember Your Foes

Action shooter / slasher title Sairento VR just received a big update from developers Mixed Realms including new locations, a new enemy, AI tweaks and a much-requested feature – brutal, bloody enemy dismemberment. One of the most interesting new VR action titles of recent times, Sairento VR had a couple of neat ideas which blended…

The Party Comes to Oculus Rift With Schlocks

Oculus Rift users who are looking for a title to play along with friends can now rejoice as Fancy Bear Games’ fast-paced collection of virtual reality (VR) micro-games, Schlocks, is coming to the Oculus Rift. Previously available for the HTC Vive, the development team are bringing Oculus Rift compatibility to the Early Access title as…

Google Announces Standalone VR Headset

Image Credit: Google. Used under Fair Use Doctrine Just as the 2017 Google I/O conference kicked off, we posted that a rumour about a new standalone HMD from Google was doing the rounds, backed by credible sources who spoke to Variety. It turns out that the rumours are true and Google duly announced a new…

Get Your New Gear VR Controller with 30% Off

The new motion-control input device for the Samsung Gear VR launched last month, alongside a new bundle aimed at Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ adopters. Now, those who wish to buy the controller for their existing Samsung Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) can do so at a discounted price for a limited time. The Samsung…

Google Confirms Glass Team is Not Working With AR/VR Team

Amidst a lot of exciting AR/VR news from Google this week during I/O 2017, a bit of sad news comes for any fans of the company’s ‘Project Glass’. The team within Google that worked on Glass is not collaborating with the Daydream/Tango VR/AR teams, a strong indication that there’s no plans to bring Glass forward into…

Socially Watch YouTube Videos in VR on Google Daydream

During the second day of the Google I/O conference Director of Product Management at Google Mike Jazayeri spoke about Google Daydream while Erin Teague, Product Manager for the YouTube virtual reality (VR) team came on to discuss the video developments. Teague spoke of trying to make YouTube feel natural in a VR environment, and also…

Daydream Standalone Headsets to be Priced Similar to Rift and Vive

Daydream-compatible standalone headsets are coming, revealed on stage at Google I/O yesterday, but the big question remains: how much is one of these inside-out positional tracking headsets going to cost? Google tells that although prices are dependent on the individual manufacturers, they expect it to cost about as much as a PC VR headset like Oculus…

Google’s Standalone Headsets Use Snapdragon 835 VR Platform

Yesterday we learned that Google is teaming up with Qualcomm to produce a new line of standalone VR headsets, made in partnership with companies like HTC and Lenovo. But what’s actually powering these headsets? As we suspected, the headsets run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 VR platform, which wasn’t outright stated at yesterday’s I/O keynote speech….

A VR Haptic Glove Without The Glove

Virtual reality (VR) is all about immersion. To truly feel as though the user is present in the virtual location, there should be as few reminders of the ‘real world’ as possible. Standard controllers can break that sense of immersion, tracked motion controllers help, but for the best experience, many firms are working on haptic…

Farpoint: How Impulse Gear Made One Of VR’s Most Ambitious Shooters

Farpoint, one of PlayStation VR’s most anticipated games, has just hit store shelves. You can read (and watch) our full review right here. Though Sony’s VR headset has had a decent first several months on the market, it can be argued the platform needs a few more exclusive, big-budget titles — games that PSVR enthusiasts…

Beautiful Adventure Scanner Sombre Will Get VR Support

Adapting non-VR games to fit headsets can be a challenge, but every now and again something comes along that’s so compelling we still want to see it in VR. Scanner Sombre is one of those games, and it sounds like we’re going to get out wish. Mark Morris, co-founder at Prison Architect developer Introversion, confirmed…

Preview: VRobot

In the far future, robots have taken over all of Earth’s cities. In a last-ditch attempt to reclaim their homes, humans have built the biggest, baddest robot yet to take care of the usurping robots and get back their homes. This is the basics of VRobot. VRFocus correspondent Nina takes a look at the Steam…

FaceDisplay VR Proves that we Haven’t Reached Peak Weird Yet

Image Credit: Ulm University If you’ve had any interest at all in VR over the last few years you’ll have no doubt seen Oculus founder Palmer Lucky on the cover of time magazine. As cool as VR feels to experience, no one has so far managed to actually look cool while using a VR system,…

Cosmic Trip Is Finally Getting A Full Release, Deluxe Edition Revealed

We’re quite fond of Funktronic Labs’ Cosmic Trip here at UploadVR. The PC VR title offers from wonderful strategic gameplay even in its pre-release phase. The title’s soon set to move onto its full release, however. Cosmic Trip originally released in Early Access just under a year ago on the HTC Vive and came to…