HTC Vive’s Best Strategy Game Heads to PlayStation VR

Steel Wool Games’ Quar: Battle for Gate 18 launched alongside the HTC Vive last year as something of an unknown quantity. An obscure real-time strategy (RTS) videogame that had received little attention prior to launch turned-out to be one of the PC’s best virtual reality (VR) strategy titles, and now that experience has been confirmed…

SDCC 2017: Warner Brothers Debuts Ready Player One Movie Trailer

Warner Brothers arrives at San Diego Comic-Con with arguably one of their largest lineups, with eyes on them for news on Blade Runner 2049, Justice League, and news for the individual DC comic book heroes. The VR industry and fans have another reason to be excited with the film adaptation of Ernest Cline’s book Ready…

Vikings VR App Launches Ahead of Season 5 Premiere

The hugely popular television series Vikings will return with a two-hour premiere on 29th November 2017, it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con International today. Accompanying this new season will be VIKINGS VR, a wholly original virtual reality (VR) app that will transport viewers inside the drama for the first time. Launching in conjunction…

The AR Landscape Shows 60% Growth in Startups Focused on Enterprise

The Venture Reality Fund released its augmented reality landscape for the second quarter, and the research shows that 150 companies are focused on a wide range of AR technologies. The Venture Reality Fund, which has raised $50 million to invest in AR and virtual reality startups, said it saw a 60 percent increase in the number of…

How Will VR Gaming Change Us?

Virtual Reality appears to be the next step for mankind. 2017 has seen a host of major developments that enable a large section of the population to take advantage of this technology. Despite advances across many industry verticals such as healthcare, training, and retail, the most widely understood application of VR so far has been games. With cheaper…

No Heroes Allowed! VR Confirmed for 2017 Release

Sony Computer Interactive’s (SIE) Japan Studio has been working on No Heroes Allowed! VR for some time. A debut last year – under the name of V! What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord? R – lead to a western reveal at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, back in June. Now…

The Five Best HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 07/16/17

As the VR ecosystem continues, so shall our coverage! Each week we’ll give a full list of all the releases per usual, but also highlight the 5 most interesting experiences each week. This week’s highlights go from 1 on 1 magical duels all the way to DJ’ing in a club, so you’re likely to find…

New PSVR Releases For Week Of 07/16/17

PlayStation VR (PSVR) is still going strong a month on from its E3 showing; this week sees the release of two big shooters for the platform, one of which is easily one of the best games going for the platform right now. If you missed last week’s releases then you can see them here.  UploadVR…

The Creepy VR School Bus at Comic-Con

Warner Bros. is taking attendees for a ride. If you’re brave enough to hop on a creepy school bus in a parking lot just outside the San Diego Comic-Con Convention Center, then brace yourself for a VR horror experience that includes some of my biggest childhood fears—namely clowns and ominous children standing in the dark. Developed…

Superbright VR Debuts Co-Op Drawing Tool At 30 Year GIF Celebration

GIFs serve so many purposes but they have truly become the voice of a generation on social media. Giphy held a week-long gallery in June called TIME FRAME celebrating the GIF format that featured VR experiments, workshops, and creations from over 30 artists. One of the VR experiments came from Superbright VR and their collaborator Art404, as…

3D Sound Labs VR Audio Kit Introduces Bluetooth Support

3D Sound Labs are one of the best-known specialists in the area of immersive 3D audio. Proper use of sound can make a he difference in the immersiveness of a virtual reality (VR) experience. In order to make creating 3D soundscapes easier, 3D Sound Labs have released an update to its VR Audio Kit SDK…

Catch these CONAN360° LIVE Pre-Shows from Comic-Con

Conan is no stranger to Comic-Con, and this year he’s expanding his 360° presence with the CONAN360° LIVE Pre-Shows. For the past two years, Conan O’Brien has relocated his entire talk show two hours south from Stage 15 on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, CA down to the Spreckels Theater in San Diego during Comic-Con. Beginning in 2015, he pioneered the…

VR Shopping Application Seeks Crowd Funding

Some people love going shopping, some people hate it. For whatever reason, some people find it easier to use the internet to shop, but internet shopping comes with certain shortcomings. You can’t pick up and closely examine a product, or check a clothing size. A new Kickstarter project is seeking to use virtual reality (VR)…

NZXT’s BLD Tool For Custom Computers Lacks VR, But It’s In The Plans

More and more gamers are becoming interested in the PC gaming world, but there’s a general knowledge barrier keeping them from taking the leap. When making that transition, “build your own” is the general consensus but how much you save building your own gaming rig has gotten significantly smaller with more custom build options around…

What Google’s Blocks Could Mean for the Future of Virtual Reality

Google introduced a new VR-based toolset called Blocks that will specifically allow developers to create and design 3D objects —  for use with VR experiences —  in their natural environment. To put it more simply, this tool allows anyone to create 3D objects from within a VR environment. Just don a 3D VR headset and…

Review: Augmented Empire

With literally millions of users across the world, the Samsung Gear VR is by far the most popular head-mounted display (HMD) out there – not including cheap and cheerful Google Cardboard – and one of the platform’s most ardent supporters has been British indie developer Coatsink Software. You might not have heard of the company…

Inside Look: Blade Runner 2049 Experience at Comic-Con

With Comic-Con in full swing this week, the amount of panels, previews, games, and brand activations to check out seem endless. But this year, there was one movie experience we weren’t going to miss. Only a block away from the main convention center, lines wrapped around the block, all waiting to enter a massive tent….

Flexpoint Says AR and VR is Having a Big Effect on Commerce

Flexpoint Sensor Systems are primarily known for creating custom flexible sensors called ‘Bend Sensors’ for use in products such as data gloves. The company has recently announced that it has received a record purchase order volume from virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) market and has used this to comment upon how VR and…

Preview: Project CARS 2 – Aiming for Pole Position

Racing videogames tend to come in two types, the outlandish arcade ones like Mario Kart, or the hyper realistic simulators such as Gran Turismo. Virtual reality (VR) fans have already had a taste of both, seeing titles like VR Karts, DiRT Rally and Project CARS launch come to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The latter, by Slightly Mad Studios,…

Umphrey’s McGee and Lettuce Coming To VR Music Platform Endless Riff

Described by its creators as ‘the ultimate music festival’, Endless Riff allows users to enjoy live music content in virtual reality (VR), reliving favourite concerts or enjoying video tour diaries and music documentaries. Now rock band Umphrey’s McGee and funk revival group Lettuce are bringing their content to the platform. Oculus Rift users who download…

Obscura Release Date Creeps Forward

Indie developer Michael Hegemann appears to have stepped on the gas this summer, as his debut virtual reality (VR) videogame, Obscura, will now launch months ahead of the previously promised release date. Obscura will debut on Steam, compatible with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift with Oculus Touch, next week. Capitalising on the deep immersion that…

V-Racer Hoverbike Targets WipEout in VR

Sony Computer Entertainment (SIE) recently brought back the classic futuristic racing franchise, WipEout, in a compendium release for PlayStation 4.The lack of virtual reality (VR) support disappointed many, but indie developer VertexBreakers look set to capitalise on the resurgence of interest in high-speed racing with V-Racer Hoverbike. Developed on the Unity engine, V-Racer Hoverbike is…

Less Is More With Micro Cosmic Worlds

The possibilities of virtual reality (VR) open up many avenues and allow VR users to explore many new places and perspectives. Micro Cosmic Worlds uses VR to let players explore the world from the perspective of being very, very small to see the world in a new way. Developers Codon Inc. created Micro Cosmic Worlds…

Submissions Are Open For Unity Awards

Unity is one of the most popular videogame engines currently available. Many virtual reality (VR) titles, such as SuperHot VR were made using Unity. The people behind Unity 3D strive to recognise talent within the Unity creator community with the Unity Awards, and the 2017 Unity Awards have just opened nominations. Nominations for the 2017…

Dear Reality Release New Workflow for Spacial Audio

Use of sound in videogames and movies is an underrated but essential part of the experience. Skilful use of audio in virtual reality (VR) can make all the difference in terms of atmosphere and immersion. To make the process of creating 3D soundscapes for VR easier, Dear Reality have released a new workflow called Spacial…