Pimax Showcases Upgraded 5K Plus Headset at Backers Meetup in Berlin

After a strong Kickstarter launch for its 8K and 5K headsets Pimax went a little quiet, with several months without regular updates for its backers. That’s not to say it hasn’t been busy, in fact at the end of August the company held a backers meetup in Berlin, Germany. This not only allowed customers to…

Oculus together with Xiaomi Release Mi VR in China

Facebook has just taken a big step forward in VR. Oculus, its VR company, announced on Monday it would launch a VR device in China through a partnership with Xiaomi. The Oculus device is named Mi VR. In essence, Mi VR is the same as the Oculus Go sold in overseas markets. Mi VR is…

Why Xiaomi Do VR & Xiaomi VR layout

The Xiaomi MiLab published an article titled “Why Do We Do VR?” on its official Weibo account on November 11. The article disclosed some stories behind Xiaomi’s VR layout. On January 8, the eve of CES 2018, Xiaomi officially announced its cooperation with Oculus and said it would release the Chinese version of Oculus Go. The poster…

Vive Wireless Adapter Won’t Work With Laptops, HTC Investigating Options

We’ve confirmed with HTC the Vive Wireless Adapter won’t work with laptops at launch. The official adapter starts shipping in September for $300 and promises to make both Vive and Vive Pro headsets wireless, assuming of course that the PC you use to render your virtual world has an open PCI-E slot to connect the accessory….

Gamescom 2018: Arizona Sunshine Free-Roaming Multiplayer Hands-On

Although zombie shooter Arizona Sunshine was released relatively early in the latest VR headset lifecycle (late 2016), it’s still one of the best games out there. Developer Vertigo Games is looking to recreate that success in a multiplayer arcade setting with Arizona Sunshine LB (ASLB) VR. We had a chance to take on massive zombie…

HTC Vive Wireless Adapter Launches This September For $300

Today, HTC announced that the official Vive Wireless Adapter will retail for $300 and is set to launch on September 24th. Pre-orders for the device will go live on September 5th, for US customers they’ll be available at Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft, NewEgg, and directly from Vive. The Vive Wireless Adapter will be compatible with both…

Pico Announces Goblin 2 Standalone VR Headset Amid $24.7M Series A

Beijing-based VR hardware manufacturer, Pico Interactive, just recently completed a successful $24.7M Series A funding round co-led by GF Qianhe and FG Xinde Investment, with participation from Jufeng S&T Venture Investment and others. Included in that announcement was also the news that they are planning to release an upgraded version of their 3DOF standalone Goblin…

‘Electronauts’ Is A Surreal VR Music Production Tool For Any Skill Level

Survios enlists the help of EDM’s biggest names for this mind-bending musical experience. Thanks to the success of both Raw Data and Sprint Vector, California-based VR studio Survios has made a name for itself within the immersive entertainment community as an established developer of AAA VR content. For their third official release, the ambitious company…

Chrome Launches on Daydream

Browse the web in VR. If you want to give VR web-browsing a try for yourself, now you can. Google announced Monday that Chrome is now integrated into Daydream, letting you browse the web with your Google Daydream View and Lenovo Mirage Solo headset. You can launch Chrome directly from your homepage to browse and…

HTC Publishes Vive Wireless Adapter Setup Instructions, Suggesting Nearby Launch

HTC’s Vive Wireless Adapter, which was first unveiled at CES earlier this year, doesn’t have either a price or precise launch date yet (HTC recently said ‘late summer’), but now a setup manual has appeared on the company’s UK-facing site that details the process of installing the Intel-powered WiGig transmitter. Uncovered by Reddit user ‘Dal1Dal’,…

The Virtual Arena: The New Drive for Out-of-Home VR (Part 2)

In June a cacophony of announcements regarding major LB-VR projects and new commercial entertainment VR hardware came out – so we conclude this two-part feature with more observations on developments in the Digital Out-of-Home entertainment VR (DOE) scene; with industry specialist, Kevin Williams ending his latest observations of this defining market for VR technology. As…

Pimax Starts Mass Production Phase of “8K” VR Headset

Pimax today announced they’ve headed into the mass production phase of the Pimax “8K” VR headset. “The obstacles that prevent us from mass production have been eliminated last week, thus the whole project now can move on with full speed towards Kickstarter delivery,” the company writes in an update. Pimax wasn’t specific on the exact problems preventing…

Take A Walk On The Wild Side Of VR With Cybershoes

An immersive VR locomotion solution that ditches the omnidirectional treadmill design in favor of a swivel chair. If you’ve seen the movie ‘Ready Player One’ or have been to CES or other recent gaming/technology trade show, then odds are you’re at least somewhat familiar with the concept behind omnidirectional treadmills. The device is pretty much…

All the VR News From E3 2018

June has rolled around, meaning it is time for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3. E3 is the biggest event of the year for computer and video games, as well as the hardware that runs them. Whilst CEO looks at incredible technology trends, E3 looks at the games you will play on them….

All the VR News From E3 2018

June has rolled around, meaning it is time for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3. E3 is the biggest event of the year for computer and video games, as well as the hardware that runs them. Whilst CEO looks at incredible technology trends, E3 looks at the games you will play on them….

NextVR Debuts New High Resolution Video Format for NBA Finals Highlights Reels

NextVR, the company specializing in live VR sports and entertainment broadcasting, has already begun its public debut of the new high-resolution video format teased back at CES earlier this year, which comes via free, on-demand game highlights of the 2018 NBA Finals featuring the Golden State Warriors vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers. On the day following each game…

NextVR NBA Finals Streams Will Showcase Major Resolution Upgrade

A new production pipeline from NextVR for the NBA Finals promises higher quality streams for all viewers. The streaming app is now available for most VR headsets, but Vive Pro and Samsung Odyssey owners have a major reason to put on their headsets throughout the NBA Finals featuring the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers….

What to Expect at E3 2018: Oculus VR

The Oculus Go is now available to the public as anew entry-level virtual reality (VR) device, and the original Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) is going from strength-to-strength. Having skipped out on CES and a rather muted appearance at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) this year, Oculus VR must have a fully loaded deck to…

A Brief History of Virtual Reality

Although virtual reality (VR) technology may seem like something out of a science fiction movie, this innovation isn’t as new as you might think. While people argue, sometimes at length over what the true definition of VR is, many of the ideas that led to where we are with today’s immersive technology has roots in…

Google’s ARCore Comes to China in the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

Google may have launched its augmented reality (AR) software ARCore earlier this year in North America and Europe, but it’s the Chinese market most western companies are keen on breaching. This has proven difficult in the past, with Google’s core services still blocked in the country, yet thanks to a partnership with Xiaomi, ARCore is now available on…

ANTVR Launches Kickstarter for its Compact AR Headset

Having first displayed a new augmented reality (AR) headset design at CES 2018 in January, Chinese technology company ANTVR has today launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to support the device’s development.  Called MIX, the new AR headset promises to not only offer a small, comfortable form factor but one of its biggest selling features is…

NextVR Adds Friends To Live VR Viewing With Oculus Partnership

Leading VR broadcasting company NextVR is partnering with Oculus so you can connect with friends and watch a live event together in VR. The highly anticipated feature (who wants to go to a concert or comedy club alone in VR?) will be available in some NextVR broadcasts through Oculus Venues — a new app for…

NextVR Partners With Oculus to Bring Live Events to ‘Oculus Venues’

NextVR, the live event VR broadcasting company, today announced a partnership with Oculus to bring live VR events to Oculus Venues, the company’s upcoming social viewing app that will allow mass viewing of events such as sports, concerts and comedy. According to a press release, Venues will be available for the new Oculus Go headset…