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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Tap Systems Create a Wearable Keyboard to Make VR Typing Practical

Virtual reality (VR) can do some amazing things, whether that’s immersive videogame entertainment, travelling the world, connecting with friends or holding meeting in virtual spaces and much more. Yet there’s one inherent cravat with the technology, and that’s using a keyboard. Developers tend to either avoid requiring keyboard inputs in their software but there are…

VR Stealth Game ‘Espire 1’ Coming to Vive & Rift in 2019, Teaser Trailer Here

Espire 1: VR Operative is an upcoming single-player Metal Gear Solid-style stealth game developed by Melbourne-based Digital Lode and published by Tripwire Interactive. It not only aims to be the “definitive VR stealth experience,” but also looks to kill VR-related nausea with its unique locomotion system. Players take on the role of a drone operator of the future in Espire 1:…

Hardlight VR to Close as Funds Run Out

The virtual reality (VR) industry has seen both economic success for some companies while others have failed due to lack of uptake. Hardlight VR has announced this week that it has fallen into the latter category, confirming it’ll be closing its doors this month because it has run out of cash. Having completed a successful…

‘Accounting+’ Coming Soon to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift with New Levels

Squanch Games, the game studio founded by Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland, and Crows Crows Crows are bringing Accounting+ (2017) to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift soon. Launched first on PSVR back in late 2017, the game is also getting a big content update that will be available on all supported platforms. In short, Accounting+ is madness incarnate, featuring…

FIBRUM Announces Launch of DESIRUM VR Distribution Platform

Producing content, no matter is quality, doesn’t mean much if the content can’t get to the audience. Content distributions platforms fulfil the function of providing content to the audience, while also providing a monetisation method for content creators. Russian company FIBRUM hopes that its newly launched virtual reality (VR) content platform DESIRUM VR will be…

Beat Saber’s Multiplayer Is 85% Finished, Releasing After PSVR Port

Beat Games Studio, the studio behind smash-hit VR rhythm game, Beat Saber, are nearly done developing the game’s highly anticipated multiplayer mode. In a tweet today, the official Twitter account explained that “85% of Multiplayer is complete” and the only things remaining are things like a tournament client, avatar support, and custom level support. In…

Crytek Launches CRYENGINE 5.5 Adding new VR Features

There are a number of big videogame engines that developers can use to create their projects with Unity and Unreal Engine tending to be the two major third-party applications. Robinson: The Journey creator Crytek has its own version on the market, CRYENGINE, and today the company has released its next big update, version 5.5. Having released a…

Gaze-Controlled VR Adventure Arca’s Path Reveals Release Date

The pastel-and-watercolour environments of Arca’s Path VR have been intriguing fans of virtual reality (VR) since they were first unveiled at E3 earlier this year. Now developer Dream Reality Interactive and publisher Rebellion have revealed just how long there is to wait until those unusual environments can be properly explored. Arca’s Path is unusual in…

Gaze-Controlled VR Adventure Arca’s Path Reveals Release Date

The pastel-and-watercolour environments of Arca’s Path VR have been intriguing fans of virtual reality (VR) since they were first unveiled at E3 earlier this year. Now developer Dream Reality Interactive and publisher Rebellion have revealed just how long there is to wait until those unusual environments can be properly explored. Arca’s Path is unusual in…

Creed: Rise to Glory Has A Full Online Multiplayer Mode

We’re less than a week away from the launch of Creed: Rise to Glory, but developer Survios is only now revealing one of the game’s biggest features. The boxing tie-in, which launches ahead of this year’s Creed II in cinemas, is getting an online multiplayer mode. More specifically, you’ll be able to enter the ring…

Valve Unveils Third Evolution Of Knuckles Controllers

The EV3 devkit features an improved battery life, better ergonomics, and an overall stronger design. In an official blog post made earlier today, Valve revealed its Knuckles EV3 devkit, the third iteration of the companies original 2016 design. A smaller upgrade when compared to the massive changes brought on by the EV2 model, this latest…

First-Person Angry Birds Game Announced For Magic Leap One

One mobile gaming’s most Since the launch of its first game in 2009, popular mobile franchise Angry Birds has received an astonishing 17 different releases, 4 spin-off games, a comic book series, even an animated film voiced by a cast of A-list celebrities. Now the seemingly unkillable franchise has set it sights on the world…

First-Person Angry Birds Game Announced For Magic Leap One

One mobile gaming’s most prolific franchises arrives on the Magic Leap One this fall. Since the launch of its first game in 2009, popular mobile franchise Angry Birds has received an astonishing 17 different releases, 4 spin-off games, a comic book series, even an animated film voiced by a cast of A-list celebrities. Now the…