PSVR’s First MOBA ‘Dark Eclipse’ Arrives Next Week

The multiplayer online battle arena genre gets the VR treatment in this dark strategy title for the PSVR. For those unfamiliar with the concept of MOBA’s, they can best be described as a mix of role-playing, real-time strategy, and action game play, usually consisting of fast-paced matches in which teams battle one another for control…

FDA Clears Leica Microsystems AR Visualization Solution GLOW800

Leica Microsystems have received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its augmented reality (AR) GLOW800 surgical fluorescence for vascular neurosurgery. In combination with Indocyanine Green (IGG), GLOW800 provides surgeons with the means to observe cerebral anatomy in natural colour, augmented by real-time vascular flow in a single image, with full…

Survival Horror Adventure Title RED: Lucid Nightmare Is Releasing Next Month

Developer Bolder Games have revealed that their upcoming modern psychological horror videogame RED: Lucid Nightmare, will be releasing next month. The title is a survival-horror adventure videogame that will immersive players within a unique horror experience thanks to having virtual reality (VR) support for the Oculus Rift. In RED: Lucid Nightmare, players will step into the…

Bell Aircraft Use HTC Vive To Create Their Revolutionary FXC-001 Helicopter

United States based aircraft manufacturer Bell Aircraft are known for creating firsts within the aircraft industry. The list of achievements the company has to its name including designing and building the first American jet fighter, the first helicopter certified for civilian use and the first aircraft to break the sound barrier. Now, HTC Vive have…

New Update For Lightstream Racer Brings Multiplayer AR To iOS 12

Developer Virtual Arts have announced a new update for their popular augmented reality (AR) mobile racing title Lightstream Racer that brings multiplayer to the title. Thanks to the power of iOS 12 and ARKit 2, players will now be able to enjoy multiplayer racers against other players in real-time while still enjoying the immersive power…

KT Corporation’s AR Market Wins Ovum’s Best Innovation Of The Month Award

KT Corporation, Korea’s largest telecommunications service provider have announced that their new augmented reality (AR) mobile shopping experience titled KT’s AR Market, the AR-powered mobile shopping service has been selected for Ovum’s Innovative Service of the Month. Ovum is an independent analyst and consultancy firm based in London which had reviewed 92 different innovative services…

The Biggest Rift, Vive and Windows VR Releases For The Week 09/16/18

There’s a hearty assortment of interesting new titles on offer for your PC VR headset this week. Even if you’re not privy to the intense thrills of Transference, there’s probably something for you here. Paperville Panic, from Ultimerse Price: $19.99 (Rift, Vive, Windows VR) Paperville Panic is a lovely little spot where everything is made…

IDC Predicts That The Rise of AR Headsets Is Still A Way Off

Despite gains in the area of enterprise and industry, augmented reality (AR) headsets and smart glasses have not become the universal product that Google and many other analysts envisioned when the Google Glass was first launched. While the technology has made significant strides since then, the International Data Corporation (IDC) still think that AR headsets…

American University Partner With Sony to Offer AR and VR Tour

American University in Washington D.C. which is taking a technological route towards trying to attract new students by teaming up with technology giant Sony to offer prospective students an admissions app which lets students and their families explore the university through augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). The new mobile app is said to…

The Biggest PSVR Releases For The Week 09/16/18

Time to get your wallet out; there are a total of seven new experiences arriving on PSVR this week, and a good number of them are well worth checking out for yourself. The Chantry, from Steel Minions Price: £4.49 (EU Only) Another student project from Sheffield Hallam University, The Chantry transports players back to 200…

XRDC Reveals What Attendees Can Expect

Cross reality, or XR has become something of a catch-all term for the various from of immersive technology that are both available and being developed, incorporating virtual reality (VR) , augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and more. XRDC is a conference which is dedicated to innovators in all these areas, incorporating a range of…

Capgemini Collaborates with RoomAR For AR Furniture Experience

The furniture industry is one of a growing number of sectors that are taking advantage of the new spatial mapping technology being incorporated into the latest generation of augmented reality (AR). Technology company Capgemini’s design agency Idean has now partnered with AI platform RoomAR to offer an AR service to the furniture industry. RoomAR offers…

Walmart Acquire 17,000 Oculus Go Headsets to Train Staff

By now a number of industries, sectors and businesses have established that the immersive nature of virtual reality (VR) makes it an idea way to train staff in a way that is realistic, but lacks the inherent risks in training new employees in the real-world scenarios. Another company which has now come to this conclusion…

NextVR Announces Launch on Oculus Rift

Though NextVR has developed a name for itself as an immersive live-event broadcaster, for the most part the app that lets users get up close and personal with live sporting events and concerts has been confined to mobile virtual reality (VR) devices such as Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR. Now the company have announced…

NextVR Announces Launch on Oculus Rift

Though NextVR has developed a name for itself as an immersive live-event broadcaster, for the most part the app that lets users get up close and personal with live sporting events and concerts has been confined to mobile virtual reality (VR) devices such as Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR. Now the company have announced…

NextVR Announces Launch on Oculus Rift

Though NextVR has developed a name for itself as an immersive live-event broadcaster, for the most part the app that lets users get up close and personal with live sporting events and concerts has been confined to mobile virtual reality (VR) devices such as Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR. Now the company have announced…

NextVR Announces Launch on Oculus Rift

Though NextVR has developed a name for itself as an immersive live-event broadcaster, for the most part the app that lets users get up close and personal with live sporting events and concerts has been confined to mobile virtual reality (VR) devices such as Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR. Now the company have announced…

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti And RTX 2080 Performance Benchmarks For VR

I tested the new RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti and, when it comes to VR performance, there are a few things to consider. Using the new RTX cards on an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, from my experience, has not yielded very good benchmarking results. Benchmarking them was difficult because they appeared to be…

Review: Jet Island

You’d have thought that movement schemes in virtual reality (VR) involving swinging, sudden direction changes and falling great distances would be a no go area for VR videogames. These type of conditions can be major red lights for those that get motion sickness yet titles like Windlands 2 showcase there is a market for hardcore…

Review: Jet Island

You’d have thought that movement schemes in virtual reality (VR) involving swinging, sudden direction changes and falling great distances would be a no go area for VR videogames. These type of conditions can be major red lights for those that get motion sickness yet titles like Windlands 2 showcase there is a market for hardcore…

Google Reveals Experimental 6DOF Controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo

It appears Google has made some serious headway on its low-cost, mobile inside out VR controller tracking standard first seen back in April. Today the company revealed they’ll be offering developer kits of a pair of new experimental Daydream with positional tracking (aka six degree of freedom, or 6DOF) controllers, which they say will allow devs…

Walmart Expands VR Employee Training To All U.S. Locations

U.S. Walmart associates will now have access to the same VR training their managers receive at Walmart Academies. Apparently, VR designed for employee training has proven a massive success at Walmart’s various Academy locations, as the multinational superstore has just announced plans to further expand its immersive training program to every single one of its…

Golden Joystick Awards Nominations Sees Some VR and AR Titles Make the Cut

The Golden Joystick Awards are one of the longest running computer and videogame awards, the second oldest after the venerable Arcade Awards, having been running since 1983. As the technology around videogames has changed, now categories have been created, such as the ‘Best VR Game’ category, but this year virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality…

Survios Announces Steam Publisher Sale

Despite the rise of virtual reality (VR), there still are not very many videogame publishers out there who are dedicated solely to producing VR titles. Fewer still have had the opportunity to be invited to host a Steam Publisher Weekend. In fact, thee is only one name on that list, since Survios are the first…

Mirage Solo Is Getting Pass-Through Support With Depth Perception And AR

Google is making it easy to play ping pong whilst wearing the Lenovo Mirage Solo headset, whether you’re in VR or not. Alongside today’s announcement of a pair of experimental six degrees of freedom (6DOF) controllers for the standalone Daydream headset, Google also introduced a new pass-through camera system that will be coming to developers…

Google Reveals Experimental 6DOF Controllers For Daydream, Dev Kits Incoming

Google revealed an experimental accessory for the Lenovo Mirage Solo which adds a pair of six degrees of freedom controllers to the standalone Daydream headset. The faceplate straps to the front of Mirage Solo, which features a USB-C port on the side for powering an accessory. A Google blog post describes the way the faceplate communicates…

Jaunt’s New System Makes 3D Capture Easy

JauntVR has been around for some time, but some time ago they shifted their business model from one that dealt with the public directly to one that helps other companies succeed in their VR and AR projects. The company recently showed off some new toys that are going to become part of their Jaunt XR…

The Hunt Is On as Tribetoy Reveal First Clue in Bow to Blood Treasure Hunt

Treasure hunts have formed part of fiction and childhood adventure for centuries, and when it comes to videogames, entire communities have sprung up around the search the uncover mysteries and easter eggs in videogames. Hoping to provoke exactly this, developer Tribetoy have revealed the first part of its brand new community event, which takes the…