Ready At Dawn Wins Two DICE Awards For VR Titles

Lone Echo and Echo Arena were the developers first virtual reality (VR) titles released and now they have landed the company with award success. Both Lone Echo and Echo Arena developed by Ready At Dawn, won the awards for Immersive Reality Technical Achievement and Immersive Reality Game of the Year. These two awards honour the hard…

Small Startups Should Embrace Virtual Reality

Startups have had a good run over the last half a decade. With platforms like Kickstarter helping innovators and solopreneurs get their ideas off the ground, to global communities that support the rapidly growing startup world. One of the key aspect of making sure your startup is growing at a steady pace, is embracing all…

Meet Meep, Mindshow’s Latest Character

Mindshow lets users make animated movies in virtual reality (VR) by using their voice, body and some creative thinking. The latest addition to the show is Meep, an alien who even brought along their flying saucer. Thanks to the technology available from VR programs like Mindshow are able to transform motion and tracking data to…

The Biggest Rift, Vive And Windows Releases Of The Week 02/18/18

A pretty good selection of content for Rift owners this week! Though it’s a little sparse elsewhere for other headsets. If you missed last week’s releases they’re here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in the…

Moss Livestream: Watch The Beginning Of Quill’s Adventure

The moment is finally almost upon us: Moss from Polyarc is set to release exclusively on PSVR next week. We’ve already got access to the game and in preparation for the impending launch, we’ve been given the green light to stream the first half hour or so of the game up until a certain point….

Review: Summer Funland

Mini-game compilations can be a great way of combining multiple gameplay genres into one neat little package. Titles like Sports Bar VR and Loco Dojo showcase some of the best ways to bring together common, well known past times or slightly more weird and wonderful ideas respectively. The latest title to enter this arena is…

Who you Gonna Call? AR Game Ghostbusters World in 2018

With Google officially confirming the launch of ARCore 1.0. today, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Ghost Corps in collaboration with mobile game publisher 4:33 Creative Lab have announced Ghostbusters World, a new augmented reality (AR) videogame coming to iOS and Android in 2018. The developers haven’t released many details at present simply saying in a press…

Cloud VR & 5G: More Work Still Required

There has been a lot of talks and great articles in the past on web augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). From a content and user experience point of view, it makes great sense to have VR content web based in the Cloud instead of downloading on a PC, especially as standalone VR headsets…

Oculus To Attend GDC, Jason Rubin Discusses The Future For The Company

The Game Development Conference (GDC), is set to take place in San Francisco next month and attending the show will be Oculus who will bring with them plenty of exciting projects. Talking to the GDC website in a preshow interview, Jason Rubin, Oculus’s Vice President of Content, spoke about what attendees can expect from the…

Oculus To Attend GDC, Jason Rubin Discusses The Future For The Company

The Game Development Conference (GDC), is set to take place in San Francisco next month and attending the show will be Oculus who will bring with them plenty of exciting projects. Talking to the GDC website in a preshow interview, Jason Rubin, Oculus’s Vice President of Content, spoke about what attendees can expect from the…

Throw Anything Is A Different Kind Of Zombie VR Game

We know, we know, yet another zombie VR game. But Throw Anything isn’t your typical undead-slaying experience. In this new title launching in Early Access next week from Visual Light, players must indeed defend themselves from hordes of shuffling zombies. But, instead of arming yourself with machine guns and grenade launchers, Throw Anything asks you…

MLB ‘Home Run Derby VR’ Game to Land on PSVR and Vive This Spring

Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby VR will let you step into the box and swing for the bleachers. The game, first trialed at All-Star FanFest back in June, is now heading to a total of 10 ballparks for the 2018 season, and also to consumers on PSVR and Vive this spring. According to a Forbes report, a…

Pluto Wants To Become Like The Discord Of VR, Now Available

If I’m not playing a game that I’m supposed to write about then chances are I’m either playing something for fun, talking about games with friends, or thinking about games while I do other things. This goes for both VR and non-VR. Point being: gaming is a huge part of my life. As a result,…

‘VTOL VR’ Update Introduces Air Combat Fighter Jet and Mission Editor

VR-only flight simulator VTOL VR, recently received a substantial update that includes a mission editor and a pilotable fighter jet. The sim is designed specifically around the use of VR motion controls, and is available in Early Access on Steam. Since our early hands-on in August, VTOL VR has enjoyed several rounds of improvements and fixes, including…

Lead FX Artist on ‘ARKTIKA.1’ Shares Strategies for Great Effects in VR

ARKTIKA.1, an Oculus exclusive due to launch later this year, is shaping up to be one of VR’s best looking games to date. You’ll take it as no surprise that the title is being developed by 4A Games, the developer behind the Metro series (and its stunning next installment, Metro Exodus). One important part of making a game look great…

How To Balance Gameplay And Realism When Creating A VR Sim Experience

My team at MarineVerse just spent two years making VR Regatta, a virtual sailing experience that rides the narrow boundary between authentic simulation and entertaining game. Finding the sweet spot between authentic simulation and fun entertainment product is always a challenge, and here is how we found that balance. When game developers try to recreate…

A Hands on Look at the State of Input in VR

How far we’ve come. Two years ago, on the eve of consumer VR, we put together a piece laying out options consumers had to get their hands into VR. The devices at the time included: HTC Vive wands that shipped with the Vive headset Playstation Move controllers that were included with the PSVR headset Oculus…

Editorial: Why PSVR’s Current Library Is An Investment Towards PSVR 2

Apex Construct’s release this week once again brought about a recurring topic in its reviews: PlayStation VR’s limited tracking and Move controllers restrict what is an otherwise great experience. The 180-degree tracking makes traversing an entire virtual world much more finicky than it should be and the lack of analog sticks on the controllers make…

‘Assetto Corsa Competizione’ Announced With VR Support, Coming This Summer

Following a week of teasing from Italian developer Kunos Simulazioni, their new racing sim has been revealed, Assetto Corsa Competizione, which is planned to enter Steam Early Access this summer. Announced as “The Official Blancpain GT Series Game”, the sim brings many technology upgrades over Assetto Corsa (2014), thanks in part to the move to…

The Farm Animals Want Revenge in Mad Farm

Zombie people are everyone’s favourite cannon fodder. Zombie people have been used so much they’ve become old hat. What about zombie animals though? Chickens and cows with a craving for human flesh are your foes in Mad Farm. Indie developer Happy Bat are working on bringing Mad Farm to Steam, where it will support Oculus…

Facebook Will Share Its ‘Biggest AR/VR News To Date’ At F8

Facebook is very bullish about the VR and AR news it’s going to be making at this year’s F8 developer conference. Taking to Twitter, Facebook’s head of virtual and augmented reality products and hardware, Andrew Bosworth, promised that the company would be sharing “the biggest AR/VR news from Facebook to date,” at its developer event….

Persona 3 And Persona 5 Dance Spin-Offs To Feature PSVR Support

The Persona franchise has earned a reputation as one of gaming’s most stylish franchises, especially with last year’s release of Persona 5. Now the series is bringing its charm to PSVR. Two upcoming spin-offs for the series, Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night, are set to feature PlayStation VR (PSVR)…

NBA Commissioner Comments On Technological Future of The Sport

Over in America, basketball fans have had a lot of things to enjoy over the last few days. With the playoffs looming it was All Star Weekend, meaning that there was a lot of showpiece events going on that pick up a lot of national and international media. There was the annual slam dunk competition,…

Hands-On: Narrows Is A Pirate Adventure With Roguelike Elements

We haven’t written about a whole lot of Google Daydream exclusive titles lately. That’s not for a lack of interest — the Pixel and Pixel 2 are excellent smartphones and the Daydream is a very intuitive platform — but it’s just due to a lack of new, exciting software coming out lately. Narrows from Resolution…