HTC Opens Up The Code For Its VR Vive Tracker

HTC is releasing tutorials and project files for studio-created Vive Tracker projects as a new resource for VR developers. The company is hoping that this will enable more developers to make their own controllers and hardware while developing for the Vive VR headset. This is the latest bid to provide innovative and immersive gameplay in…

Kickstarter Launched for VR Roguelike RPG Edge of Atlantis

A team of Canadian developers at Creality Studios are aiming to bring the spirit of Roguelike games to virtual reality (VR) with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for a procedurally-generated RPG called Edge of Atlantis. Edge of Atlantis draws heavily on the ancient myth of Atlantis, the story of an ancient, extremely advanced civilisation…

Goro Fujita’s Mind Blowing Animated Quill Illustration

The immersive artist spent 80 hours creating the masterpiece. Immersive artist Goro Fujita is back at it again. The Art Director at Oculus Story Studio who’s blown our minds in the past with his virtual sculpting in Medium and dream world teasers using Oculus’ Quill app, is now showing off an unreleased update to Quill that…

AMD Make the Case for Forward Rendering

It has been noted multiple times that graphics are important for virtual reality (VR) videogame experiences. Not just in terms of impressing VR users with amazing visuals, but also in terms of reducing the unfortunate side-effects such as motion sickness and dizziness experienced by some users. The team working at AMD feel that the time…

World War Toons Goes Closed Beta for PC Version

World War Toons is a humorous take on the Second World War featuring a cast of eccentric characters with unique skins that can be unlocked for the player characters and for the array of weapons. Up until now, it has been a PlayStation VR exclusive. That seems to be about to change. Los Angeles-based developer…

Watch How the Vive Tracker Enables Same-Room Multiplayer VR Gameplay

Editor’s Note: In this weekly column, David Robustelli will breakdown the latest rapid prototype he and his team at CapitolaVR have created for VR and/or AR. They are responsible for games like Duckpocalypse as well as prototype projects such as HoloLens Golf and Pokemon GO for HoloLens. Check back each weekend for new prototypes! You can see the…

BAFTA Organise an Evening of Talks About Writing for Videogames

Writing for an interactive medium like videogames is a particular skill. Branching narratives and the ability of players to influence the story mean that writers have to think carefully about how to craft a story. Add in the complexity of virtual reality (VR) and it becomes even trickier. Therefore, BAFTA have organised an evening of…

Atlas Is A Fast-Moving VR Sci-Fi Adventure From The Soap Collective

Several months back, we introduced you to three young artists with a passion for maximizing what can be achieved through virtual reality artistry. That group is known as the Soap Collective — an enclave of forward thinking creatives working in this brand new medium known as VR. Today, the Soap Collective is working to release Atlas…

Google Daydream gets new Space Shooter with Polaris

Space-based games are popular in virtual reality (VR) both as realistic simulation titles and for more arcade-based action titles. New Google Daydream title Polaris takes aim for the second category to bring arcade space shooter action to the platform. The object is fairly simple; the player must shoot down enemy spacecraft, using the ‘space radar’…

The Making of Resident Evil 7 Part 3 and 4 are Available

Parts three and four of the popular series of videos discussing all the behind-the-scenes work that went on to bring Resident Evil 7 Biohazard to life have now been released by developer Capcom. Part three goes into details about adapting the videogame to be compatible with virtual reality (VR). In a somewhat ironic twist, though…

This week in VR Sport: The NBA introduces AR and Running in 360

Welcome to the weekend, time for relaxing, gardening and looking at what has happened in the world of virtual reality (VR) and sports over the past week. This week basketball and athletics get to take centre stage – or centre court, as the case may be. Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Team Lets Audience Participate in the…

Field in View: How Daydream Made A Home For VR’s Most Obscure Gems

I’ve shown Google Daydream a lot of tough love over the past six months. The search engine giant’s promise of a vast, expansive mobile VR ecosystem where plenty of phones could be paired with an exciting new headset and intuitive new way to interact with virtual worlds, seemed too good to be true. And, initially,…

Palmer Luckey Returns to Social Media; Reveals RPG Videogame Development

It’s been a rough few months for Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey. Having suffered a backlash to the public outing of his support for Nimble America – an initiative that backed Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign by way of memes and similar internet-style advertising – and faced a court order for a considerable amount of…

Tokyo Wedding Chapel to Host Weddings for VR Brides

It takes quite a lot to stand out in the Japanese dating sim genre. Dating sims and romance games are big business in Japan, many of which rely on graphics sex scenes or depictions of various kinks to stand out in an increasingly crowded market. Upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Niitzuma is trying something different…

Radial-G Now Support Oculus Touch

Tammeka Games has today confirmed that an update for popular virtual reality (VR) racing videogame, Radial-G: Racing Revolved, has brought support for the Oculus Touch motion-controllers to the title. The update is inherent to the Oculus Rift runtime, v1.14, which is rolling out to users now. Despite the update being a natural part of the…

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 04/16/17

It’s a new week of HTC Vive releases and now one of the biggest VR games of the year is now available! Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, which received an 8.5 from us, is bringing you the best that one of Adult Swim’s most popular cartoons can bring you as you work inside Rick Sanchez’s garage. Another…

New Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 04/16/17

Oh boy do we have a week for you. A bunch of huge releases hit the Oculus Rift this week, including a long-awaited game and two new experiences that you simply have to try. It more than makes up for a comparatively slow week of actually new content on Gear VR, too. But if you…

New PSVR Releases For The Week Of 04/16/17

Coming off of a strong week last week, PlayStation VR (PSVR) is back with another round of interesting games. A lot of these are ports of some kind, but they should all be welcomed additions to the libraries of any PSVR owner. If you missed last week, you can see those new releases here. Also, UploadVR has…

Here Are 22 Games And Experiences That Support Gear VR’s New Controller

The newest version of the Gear VR headset releases to the public today. This time around, Samsung and Oculus are combining their smartphone powered, VR viewer with a motion controller for deeper immersion and new gameplay opportunities. As far as we’re concerned, its the best mobile VR experience available today. According to an Oculus blog post…

Vuzix Announce New European Partner Firms

The team at Vuzix have been busy trying to establish themselves at the primary supplier of mixed reality (MR) and augmented reality (AR) Smart glasses to the world of industry. They have been showing what the technology can do at several trade fairs alongside business partners. Several more names will now be added to the…

VR Hack and Slash Title Smashing the Battle has been Greenlit

Anime-inspired virtual reality (VR) hack and slash title Smashing the Battle has been approved by the Steam community and passed the Greenlight approval process. The development team are now working on getting the title ready for release. Smashing the Battle is set in a future world where many hazardous jobs, such as construction work, are…

VR Film Draw Me Close to Première at Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 and since then has held over 1,500 screenings. The festival’s line up often includes cutting edge, innovative films, documentaries and shorts. As virtual reality (VR) has grown in influence, Tribeca has begun to feature VR experiences alongside more traditional media. The film festival will this year be…

Rick and Morty VR Features A Knockoff Version Of Roy: A Life Well Lived

Spoilers for Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality and Season 2, Episode 2, of the cartoon are found below. Continue at your own risk! Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, which received an 8.5/10 from us when it released yesterday, is filled to the brim with references from and gameplay elements related to some of the most…

EVE: Valkyrie Nets Nomination for Nordic Games Award

Nordic Game, which is not to be confused with development studio Nordic Games, is an annual conference held in Sweden. It first began and 2004 and since then has grown until over 2500 attendees were at the event in 2016. One of the highlights of the event is the Nordic Game Awards, which this year,…

Oculus ‘Medium’ 1.1 Update Brings Major Improvements

On April 12th, Oculus Medium received the 1.1 ‘Large’ update, which added several highly-requested features, including the ability to import reference images. Medium is Oculus’ flagship creative tool for the Touch motion controllers, recognised for its intuitive sculpting and modelling features. Debuted at Oculus Connect 2 in September 2015, and bundled free with Oculus Touch…

Samsung Gear VR With Controller Is Out Now

There was much excitement when Samsung announced that there would be a new controller peripheral for the Gear VR headset. Some developers quickly followed up be saying their upcoming titles would support the new controller. Now the wait is over, as the new Gear VR headset and controller are now available. From today, the new…

Zoning AR Permissions with the Mixed Reality Service Spec

Mark Pesce is a VR pioneer who has been thinking about networked virtual and augmented reality for over 20 years now. He developed the Ono-Sendai Sega VR helmet prototype, co-created VRML, and presented his Cyberspace Protocol spec at the first Web conference in 1994. This CP spec evolved into the Mixed Reality Services spec, which…

Turbo Button Bringing Friends onto Google Daydream Next Week

Indie developer Turbo Button is set to launch its debut Google Daydream title, Along Together, next week. Cast as an imaginary friend, the player must guide an adventurous child safely through a dangerous world when their real-life friend goes missing. Defined as ‘part point-and-click adventure and part environment puzzler’, the virtual reality (VR) exclusive videogame…

The Virtual Arena: The Growing VR Out-of-Home Entertainment Dimension – Part 1

In a three-part feature, Kevin Williams continues his coverage of the development in the VR industries involvement in the Digital Out-of-Home Entertainment (DOE) sector. This first part looking at the major Chinese exhibition and new developments on display. It has been an incredibly busy time for the immersive entertainment sector focused on Out-of-Home experiences, an…