Oculus Offers Up Developer Quick-start Guide for Bringing Apps to Go

With the impending launch of Oculus Go, the company’s first standalone headset, Oculus has shared with developers a handy cheat sheet for bringing Gear VR applications to the Go. Oculus writes in a new post on their developer blog that Oculus Go is binary-compatible with Gear VR, and most applications can be launched on the headset without…

The Oculus Go Could Change Everything… But Not For The Reasons You Think

If you follow the virtual reality (VR) space at all, you’ve probably heard about Oculus Go – the much anticipated ‘all-in-one’ headset set to revolutionize mobile VR. No phone required, no awkwardly fitting your phone inside the goggles and hoping it’s secure, no cables to entangle you. Just…go. And that’s the intended magic of VR…

Google Brings WebVR to Chrome, All Major PC VR Headsets Supported

Google recently pushed out Chrome 66, the latest update to the company’s web browser. Unbeknownst to the VR community, Google also quietly included WebVR integration for OpenVR-compatible headsets including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets. Although initial WebVR integration has been a part of beta versions of Chrome for about two…

VeeR Brand Update: VeeR 2.0 – Create beyond boundaries

We are excited to introduce the upgraded VeeR with a whole new logo, brand identity, and product experience. After a year of development, we have become one of the biggest 360/VR hubs by both content and creator volume. With the trust and support from VR lovers all over the world, we took one step further…

Google’s Daydream View Headset Is Just $49 This Week

If you thought $199 for the Lenovo Explorer was cheap, wait until you see what Google’s Daydream View costs this week. The Daydream-based device is currently on sale for just $49 (or £49 if you’re in the UK), which is just under half the original price of $99. Okay, granted, the headset is essentially just a…

Oculus Faces ‘Existential Crisis’ In Handling Personal Data

Facebook is overhauling the Oculus privacy policy and terms of service as the company prepares to launch its first standalone VR headset. The change comes amid new European privacy regulations and an international movement calling into question Facebook’s platform and business model. Earlier this month, CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress to answer questions about…

NYU Tandon Conference Explores Effect of VR/AR On Media

The market for immersive technology continues to grow and develop, creating new opportunities and avenues for creators and businesses. What effect are these developments having on media, both of the traditional and new forms, and how will things change in future? NYU Tandon School of Engineering and its Future Labs entrepreneurial network are planing to…

Everything We Know About Oculus Santa Cruz (so far)

Oculus Santa Cruz is a VR prototype that brings many high-end features of the Oculus Rift and Touch, most notably positional (6DoF) tracking on both headset and controllers, into a self-contained, standalone design. What follows is a brief overview of everything we know about the headset so far. What is Oculus Santa Cruz? Image courtesy…

Beyond the Joystick: Companies Building the Future of VR Locomotion

How close are we to walking around a Ready Player One world? In Ready Player One’s opening act, Steven Spielberg sets the stage for the capabilities of 2045’s VR hardware. We get to see a VR headset, facial tracking gear, haptic gloves and bodysuit, and most importantly for Wade’s sprinting, an omnidirectional treadmill. The omnidirectional treadmill…

Google Partners With CyArk to 3D Scan the World’s Historical Sites, Provide Open Access to Data

Google has partnered with CyArk, the non-profit studio behind VR app MasterWorks: Journey Through History (2018), to expand CyArk’s mission to 3D laser-scan the world’s historical sites and provide open access to the data. Called the Open Heritage Project, Google and CyArk aim to preserve the historical sites digitally for future generations in case disaster strikes Google has published…

Campfire Creepers Brings Classic Horror To VR Produced By Oculus

A new VR series produced by Oculus could make b-movie horror terrifying again. As revealed over at Bloody Disgusting, Campfire Creepers is a new VR series set to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival this month. It’s directed by Alexandre Aja, best known for films like the 2006 remake of The Hills Have Eyes and,…

Lightstream Racer Accelerates On To iOS

If you ever played with Micro Machines or Hot Wheels toys, you may have spent some time crafting an intricate racing course for them around your bedroom, living room or kitchen. This experience is recreated in augmented reality (AR) with new ARKit-powered experience Lightstream Racer. Created by developer Virtual Arts, Lightstream Racer uses a smartphone…

They Suspect Nothing Is The Perfect Introduction To Oculus Go

Oculus Go was made to be simple. Facebook’s first standalone headset doesn’t require a high-end PC, nor room for external trackers or space to walk around in. It wants to bring in millions of newcomers with an affordable price and a pickup and play interface. But the many hundreds of hours Oculus has no doubt…

VRAI Capture The Stress Of Bomb Detection In Combat Zones With VR Experience

Content creation studio VRAI are working with the United Nation (UN) to create 360-degree virtual reality (VR) experience that simulate the challenges faced by troops in the Mogadishu region every day. Viewers find themselves in the middle of a convoy of military vehicles as they make their way slowly down a dirt road in Mogadishu….

Felix & Paul Studios Expanding Thanks To Government Grant

Felix & Paul Studios, pioneers in cinematic virtual reality (VR) experiences have been awarded $350,000 (CAD) in financial assistance by the Government of Canada to aid the company is expanding its business. The move is part of the Government of Canada’s plan to help innovative enterprises perform and market their products internationally which in turn…

NextVR To Broadcast Andy Grammer Concert Live In VR

NextVR, the virtual reality (VR) immersive entertainment content provider has announced that it will be broadcasting the upcoming live performance by Andy Grammer. By offering a wide range of different content for users to livestream, NextVR has positioned itself as a leading provide of immersive entertainment, sports and music media. Now they are giving users…

How VR Can Get To A Hundred Million Headsets By 2024

I recently outlined the VR headsets which pushed the technology forward over the last six years by giving lots of developers new capabilities. In this post, I want to provide a blueprint for people to think about the spatial computing revolution over the next six years. Only a handful of companies worldwide have the teams…

VRLA 2018 Returns; Keynote Lineup Announced

The two-day conference’s full slate of keynote speakers also include live performances. The world’s largest VR & AR conference is back again May 4-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. There’s quite no conference like VRLA. Part industry event and part immersive tech festival, VRLA is a place where seasoned veterans can catch up on…

VRLA 2018 Returns; Keynote Lineup Announced

The two-day conference’s full slate of keynote speakers also include live performances. The world’s largest VR & AR conference is back again May 4-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. There’s quite no conference like VRLA. Part industry event and part immersive tech festival, VRLA is a place where seasoned veterans can catch up on…

Vive Pro Gets Detailed Teardown Confirming Samsung-made Displays

Teardown experts iFixit have disassembled the new Vive Pro to see what they could find. In addition to confirming that the headset’s new displays are made by Samsung, the organization also gave the headset a favorable repairability score. IFixit, which provides repair manuals and tools for consumer electronics, is the king of teardowns, and their latest…

5 AAA Games That Had Surprising VR Demos (And One Port)

Just over two years into VR’s consumer reality and AAA gaming is finally starting to make its way to the platform. Whether it is ports of past hits like Skyrim and L.A. Noire, optional support in games like Resident Evil 7, or entirely new titles like Lone Echo, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR…

Social VR App ‘vTime’ Closes $7.6M Series A Investment, AR Experience to Come in 2018

vTime, the social VR platform, today announced the closure of a $7.6 million (£5.4 million) Series A funding round led by Deepbridge Capital with included investment from Liverpool, UK-based institutional loan and equity provider MSIF. vTime founder and CEO Martin Kenwright says the investment will “accelerate global growth and product development, and fuel R&D for the brand’s…

Xbox One X VR: Still a Reality or Fading Fantasy?

The virtual reality (VR) industry continues its development at a pace far exceeding that of the standard videogame industry. The past couple of years has seen an influx of head-mounted displays (HMDs), from mobile iterations to high-end devices that push the boundaries of what VR is capable of. One of the most successful is Sony…

Inside VR Park, Dubai Mall’s Massive New VR Theme Park

The Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping complexes, is now home to VR Park, an indoor theme park spanning two floors and over 75,000 square feet of space, offering a wide variety of VR experiences, including several physical rides. At the opening of the park we went hands-on with the main attractions, many…

Justin Timberlake Launches Outside In AR App in Conjunction With American Express

If you’re into your augmented reality (AR) tech and happen to be a Justin Timberlake fan then you’re in luck, as the musician has collaborated on an AR app with American Express called Outside In.  Outside In gives fans the the opportunity to delve a little deeper into the various stories behind the Man Of The Woods album, reports Billboard….

Dead Secret Is Finally Coming To PSVR This Month

VR historians may recall the name Dead Secret. Developed by indie studio Robot Invader, the murder mystery game was one of the first full titles to release on Samsung’s Gear VR mobile headset almost three years ago now. Subsequent ports to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive were released in 2016, and a PSVR version…

Superman And Wonder Woman Star In New Six Flags VR Roller Coaster

It’s time to suit up and uh, sit down? Six Flag’s newest VR roller coaster will let you take to the skies with both Superman and Wonder Woman. Debuting this week, Six Flags Magic Mountain’s latest attraction, DC Super Heroes Drop of Doom VR, allows you to team up with two of the most iconic…