Sundance: Felix & Paul Debut Space Explorers VR Series

From deep introspective explorations, to far-out journeys into the unknowns of the universe, explorers are the heroes that guide us forward. They are the ones whose relentless curiosity uncovers possibilities. When it comes to storytelling in VR, Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël are among the most celebrated explorers, uncovering artistic and technical tricks that help…

Sprint Vector Closed Beta Giveaway

Sprint Vector is the latest game from Survios, the creators of Raw Data. In Sprint Vector you swing your arms at your side in a mad dash for the finish line as your characters race, jump, and fly across big, elaborate levels. You can race against both AI opponents and real players online. We’ve gone…

Hands-On – Spheres: Songs Of Spacetime Takes You Inside Two Blackholes Colliding

You know that feeling you get after watching a really, really good thought-provoking film? It’s a feeling often associated with Christopher Nolan’s work, whether it be Memento, Inception, Interstellar, or even The Prestige. You’re caught somewhere between a feeling of complete awe and utter confusion, with a dash of delight sprinkled on top. Spheres: Songs…

Epic Highlights Visually-Stunning VR Experiences In New Unreal Sizzle Reel

Who says VR games can’t look as good as AAA titles? Certainly not Unreal Engine 4 creator Epic Games, and it’s got a trailer to prove it. In celebration of the six month anniversary of the company’s Edge Program, created in partnership with Nvidia, Epic recently released this new trailer showcasing some of the projects…

Introducing Scraper, A Futuristic VR Shooter Reaching For New Heights

Labrodex Studios likely isn’t a name you’re familiar with, but if President and CEO Jim Ivon has his way, that will change very shortly with the release of Scraper, the first project from the developer out of Long Island. The internal team is small but scrappy, and supported by a number of vets with vast…

New Alien Game In Development, May Have VR Support

Empty out the cupboards for hiding, grab an extra pair of underwear, and prepare to face off against the Xenomorph swarms once again: a new Alien game is in development. The new game, which is currently untitled, was announced yesterday by way of 20th Century Fox’s new publishing house, FoxNext Games, and developer Cold Iron…

Japanese University Uses ‘Building Scale VR’ For Disaster Training

Forget Room Scale VR; the Nagoya University in Japan is using ‘Building Scale VR’ for disaster training. In a recent talk hosted by Microsoft Research (available at the bottom of this page), the University’s Katashi Nagao outlined its work with this ambitious form of VR. Using a room scanning robot that can create 3D maps…

Sony’s Jumanji: The VR Adventure Is Drawing Attention For The Wrong Reasons

Sony Pictures released Jumanji: The VR Adventure on Steam today, but the game’s attracting attention for the wrong reasons. We haven’t gone hands-on with the game ourselves but, at least on a visual level, Jumanji looks unfinished, as you can see in the below trailer. It’s based on the recent rebooted movie that stars Dwayne ‘The…

Paper Valley Is A Breezy VR Adventure About Throwing Paper Airplanes

There’s a lot of things to love about summer, but the breezy days of throwing then watching paper airplanes has to be a highlight. VR developer VITEI Backroom is chasing that sensation with its latest project. Paper Valley, as the game is called, is set to fly onto the Oculus Rift in mid-2018. It’s to…

The Exorcist: Legion VR Episode 3 Gets Release Date, PSVR Launch Soon

Just about recovered from the first two episodes of Wolf & Wood’s Exorcist VR series? Good, because the third installment is nearly here. The Exorcist: Legion VR Chapter 3 – Skin Deep will be launching on both Steam and the Oculus Store on January 25th. In this episode, you’ll investigate a wave of infant mortality…

Blade Runner: Revelations Gets First Teaser Trailer

Last week we reported that a brand new game set in the Blade Runner universe was on its way to Google’s Daydream platform. Today, we’ve got the first trailer for it. Blade Runner: Revelations, as the game is called, is developed by Seismic Games and features an all-new adventure set in the year 2023. You…

NextVR’s Resolution Upgrade Is A Game-Changer

Newport Beach-based NextVR offered a trio of updates as CES announcements last week. The first announcement was that the company is planning gradual support for full freedom of movement. The second was that the company will be streaming WWE soon. The third update was, in my opinion, the biggest of all — a resolution bump…

Sprint Vector PC Closed Beta Kicks Off This Weekend

Starting this Friday, January 19th, the PC closed beta for Survios’ Sprint Vector will officially happen and lasts until January, 28th. Sprint Vector sort of reminds me of that new food you tried at a restaurant once, unsure if you’d like it, but ended up loving it. In this way it can feel both brand…

Lone Echo Gets More Detailed Environments, New Gadgets In Atlas Update

Usually, it’s Ready at Dawn’s other sci-fi VR epic, the multiplayer Echo Arena, that’s getting the updates but this week the team’s single-player adventure, Lone Echo is getting a few tweaks of its own. Actually, if you have the PC for it, the Lone Echo Atlas Patch is pretty significant. Basically, it provides a new…

The Surrogate Is A Black Mirror-Style VR Experience

Netflix’s Black Mirror series has already shined the spotlight on VR in one of its many cautionary takes on the future of technology. The Surrogate, however, is a Black Mirror-style experience that takes place inside VR itself. Launching today on the Oculus Rift and directed by Peter Flaherty, The Surrogate is an interactive VR experience…

CES 2018 Hands-On: Black Box VR Gave Me A Real Workout

I’m a chubby guy. I’ve been chubby ever since middle school and I don’t really have much of an excuse other than typical laziness, poor eating habits, and a lack of exercise. There are millions of people like me out there: people with the means and access to lose weight and be healthy, but a…

Wes Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs Is Getting A VR Experience

The Grand Budapest Hotel director Wes Anderson’s latest project, The Isle of Dogs, has to be one of our most anticipated movies of 2018. Firstly because it’s made by one of the best directors of our time and secondly because, well, dogs. The film’s faithful canines are coming to VR, too. Announced at CES last…

StarDrone VR Is PSVR’s First Game Of 2018

We hope you had a good Christmas haul because 2018 sure has been quiet for PlayStation VR (PSVR) so far. But fear not; the content drought ends this week with the arrival of StarDrone VR. We haven’t really seen it in action yet, but StarDroneVR is a spin-off of a pre-existing arcade-style game that mixes…

VR Mental Illness Experience Anamorphine Delayed

We’ve been keeping a close eye on Anamorphine for a while now. Sadly, we’ll have to wait a little longer to play it. The new VR game, originally due to launch on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR (PSVR) this winter will now be arriving in late Q1 2018, likely indicating a March release…

Brass Tactics Is Getting A Free Version, Pre-Orders Go Live

Still not sure if Hidden Path Entertainment’s Rift-exclusive real-time strategy (RTS) game, Brass Tactics, is for you? You’ll soon be able to find out at no extra cost. Hidden Path today announced that the game, which was delayed from last 2017 into 2018, will be getting a free version called Brass Tactics Arena. In this…

WWE Is Coming To A Headset Near You Via NextVR

Fancy ringside seats to the biggest matches in the WWE? They’re only a VR headset away. NextVR this week announced that it had formed a partnership with the wrestling brand to bring highlights from its biggest matches to its app later this year. As reported by Variety, six episodes are to be produced, running around…

Raw Data Is Getting A Free Weekend On Rift

Yet to sample Survios’ debut VR wave shooter? This weekend presents the perfect opportunity to do so. Raw Data, the stylish sci-fi action game from the VR-dedicated studio, is free to play this weekend on the Oculus Store (you’ll need to grab it from the desktop app). From 11pm MST today through to 15th January you’ll…

Job Simulator, Superhot Top December PSVR Charts

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Owlchemy Labs’ Job Simulator and the epic Superhot VR have topped Sony’s PlayStation Store charts in December. Earlier this month Sony published chart results for the entire year in which Job Simulator came out on top and Superhot followed in second. In the US for December, though, Job Simulator came first with PlayStation…