PSX 2017 Showed Why Sony Is Leading The VR Race With PSVR

This past weekend at PSX you could feel the momentum. There was a palpable sense of accomplishment in the air as executives spoke on stage about having over 70 million PS4 systems sold, over two million PSVR headsets out in the wild, and over 12 million PSVR games in consumers’ hands. Developers excitedly showed off…

Rocket Armor Stomps onto Steam Early Access

Illusion Foundry has made its virtual reality (VR) debut with Rocket Armor, available now via Steam Early Access. Developed exclusively for HTC Vive, Rocket Armor features a unique flight system that enables realistic rocket powered ‘free flight’ using the HTC Vive’s motion-controllers. Designed and engineered specifically for VR, with pilot controlled speed and full maneuverability…

Seek Introduces AR Content Sharing Platform

Though there are several platforms for sharing content creating in virtual reality (VR) or 360-degree videos, there are few that allow users to share augmented reality (AR) content. Seek is aiming to change that with new AR content platform, Seek AR. Seek is trying to use its community of AR enthusiasts to allow individuals, companies…

Resident Evil 7’s Free Not A Hero DLC Is An Entertaining Epilogue

Why not finish the year as we started it, with a good bit of Resident Evil 7? It might not bring much Christmas cheer, but Capcom’s survival horror revival remains one of the best VR titles of 2017, which makes today’s release of a free new single-player mission a fitting present for all PlayStation VR…

Holiday Cheer in Space with EVE: Valkyrie Warzone Winter Update

EVE: Valkyrie has been the introduction to virtual reality (VR) for a number of players, acting as the first look into the possibilities of immersive technology. With the Warzone update, VR and non-VR players to play together. CCP Games have new released the Winter Update for the title, bringing some new tools and features for…

The Virtual Arena: The Attraction Industry’s VR Future! (Part 1)

As more and more investment pivots towards Digital Out-of-Home Entertainment (DOE) applications of Virtual Reality (VR), in his latest column, Kevin Williams, charts some of the pivotal developments that were seen at the leading International amusement and attraction convention in Orlando last November. The 99th anniversary International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo (IAE),…

Skyrim VR vs. Fallout 4 VR – Which Is The Better Port?

Fallout 4 VR is finally released to the world on Steam with official support for HTC Vive (and unofficial support for Oculus Rift) to gamers everywhere. A few weeks ago Bethesda also released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR on PSVR to rave reviews, which sent the internet into an uproar about the power of…

Fallout 4 VR’s Blur Issues Fixed In Steam Beta Update

Those of you having troubles with blurriness and low-resolution textures in Bethesda’s just-released Fallout 4 VR are in luck; the developer appears to have fixed the issue. The game, which launched yesterday with HTC Vive support, ports the entire original role-playing game (RPG) into VR, but many users have been reporting that the world around…

The Last Guardian VR Briefly Brought My Dreams To Life

I’m a staunch defender of The Last Guardian, Sony’s long-delayed final entry in the Team Ico trilogy. While not without issue, I challenge anyone to see it through without admiring the archaic scenery — a Team Ico hallmark — and biting their lip at climactic moments. Moreover, it’s impossible not to have your heart melted…

SONIFI Health and Shaftesbury Work On Therapeutic VR

Though hospitals are places where people go to get better, for many people the clinical environment is stressful and not conducive to healing. SONIFI Health in partnership with virtual reality (VR) content company Shaftesbury VR is using VR to tackle this problem. The two companies have teamed up to create the Positive Distraction Entertainment System,…

Gunjack 2 Comes To Gear VR As CCP Winds Down Efforts

Eve: Valkyrie launched as a seemingly perfect fit for the Oculus Rift in March 2016. The effort by CCP Games to build a compelling seated VR experience that would see space pilots using a gamepad to shoot down ships for hours at a time was one of VR’s earliest and biggest releases. A smaller effort…

Climax Studios VR Collection Heading to Pico Headsets

Though much attention has been directed towards the upcoming standalone virtual reality (VR) headsets from Oculus and HTC Vive, the existing standalone Pico headsets have been somewhat neglected. This might change with the announcement that Climax Studios are bringing their collection of VR titles to the platform. Climax Studios are a well-known videogame developer based…

Resident Evil 7 biohazard Gold Edition Out Now

Resident Evil 7 biohazard has been one of the biggest success stories on the PlayStation VR, with many players proclaiming it as a return to form for the series and it served as the introduction to modern virtual reality (VR). People have yet to pick up the title now have the opportunity to pick it…

Review: Fallout 4 VR

So it’s time for Bethesda Game Studios’ final major virtual reality (VR) release of 2017, and it’s a big one: Fallout 4 VR. Previously the developer has released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR and DOOM VFR, both of which have seen near universal acclaim, showcasing that a standard videogame port to VR can work,…

Here’s How To Get Fallout 4 VR Working On Oculus Rift

Fallout 4 VR, arguably the biggest VR game of the year, is now out on the HTC Vive. But Oculus Rift fans need not fear; the game does indeed work on your headset of choice thanks to SteamVR support. However, there are a few things you’ll need to know in order to make the experience…

Fallout 4 VR Gamepad Support Coming Post-Launch

Fallout 4 VR doesn’t actually work with a gamepad connected to your PC. During our time reviewing the game we’ve been unable to successfully use the Xbox One gamepad to play it. When a controller is connected you can perform certain actions like jumping and firing a gun, but you can’t move, which is obviously…

Oasis Games’ Puzzle Platformer Light Tracer Coming to Steam January 2018

A couple of months ago Chinese publisher Oasis Games launched one of its best titles yet for PlayStation VR, Void Dimensions puzzle platform Light Tracer. Today the company has announced it’ll be extending support to Steam in 2018, allowing Oculus Rift and HTC Vive players to delve into the cartoon world. Light Tracer is a mixture…

CCP Games’ Sci-Fi Shooter Gunjack 2: End of Shift Hits Gear VR

Renown Icelandic developer CCP Games’ first foray into mobile virtual reality (VR) content came in the form of highly polished shooter Gunjack for Samsung Gear VR in 2015. It’s subsidiary, CCP Games Shanghai then went on to create a sequel, Gunjack 2: End of Shift, as an exclusive for Google Daydream. Today, that second title…

Hands-On: Operation Apex Is Like Blue Planet: The Game For VR

Educational VR doesn’t have to be for the classroom. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be confined to museums, art galleries and installations; it can exist right at home on your headset, not as a 360 video or experimental app but a full gaming experience that teaches you about the world around us through…

Hands-On: Operation Apex Is Like Blue Panet: The Game For VR

Educational VR doesn’t have to be for the classroom. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be confined to museums, art galleries and installations; it can exist right at home on your headset, not as a 360 video or experimental app but a full gaming experience that teaches you about the world around us through…

Fallout 4 VR Works On Oculus Rift With Stable SteamVR Build

Fallout 4 VR is literally just hours away from launching, giving HTC Vive owners access to hundreds of hours of VR content. But can you play it on an Oculus Rift + Touch? The good news is that, technically, Fallout 4 VR does indeed work on the Oculus Rift with the Touch controllers. Though the game…

Visually-Stunning Planetrism Gets A Demo On Rift And Vive

Planetrism looks like it could be a new visual showcase for your VR headset, and you can get a taste of it right now. Built in Unreal Engine 4, Planetrism is developed by Mika Laaksonen and Kimmo Kaunela, from Turku, Finland. It looks to be a sci-fi role-playing game (RPG) with survival elements. In it,…

Dimension Studio: the First Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Stage in the World

Having a state-of-the-art volumetric and 3D capture studio doesn’t come easy. However when it came to the setting up Dimension Studio, it only took about a year. It lead to Dimension Studio being opened on the 24th October 2017, in London through the partnership of Hammerhead VR, Digital Catapult and Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Studio….

PSVR’s Promising Golem Finally Gets Release Date

Two years on from its announcement, promising PlayStation VR (PSVR) adventure, Golem, finally has a release date. The game, which was first revealed at the 2015 PlayStation Experience, will be arriving on March 13th 2018. Developer Highwire Games confirmed as much at this year’s iteration of show, where it debuted a new gameplay demo that…