Entries in 'virtual reality' (278)

PS4 Neo exists because 'PlayStation VR was going to be terrible on a launch PS4'

PS4 Neo exists because 'PlayStation VR was going to be terrible on a launch PS4'

Comments from a source described as “a chief technical officer (CTO) working in the industry” have suggested that current PS4s may not offer the best experience for those looking to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 26th 2016 at 12:26PM in News
Oculus Rift patch opens door to software piracy

Oculus Rift patch opens door to software piracy

An update that at first prevented users from playing Oculus Rift games on the HTC Vive has instead made the process easier, and even led to the possibility of Oculus ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2016 at 10:29AM in News
VR devs have to be prepared to play the long game

VR devs have to be prepared to play the long game

Like any new sector, virtual reality faces a number of challenges as it fights for its place in the market – and short-term profit is certainly one of them.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 20th 2016 at 12:20PM in News
Google gets serious about VR with Daydream

Google gets serious about VR with Daydream

There’s a new major player in the virtual reality market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2016 at 11:37AM in News

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Katamari Damacy working on Google's Project Tango AR game

Katamari Damacy working on Google's Project Tango AR game

Keita Takahashi, the developer behind cult PlayStation title Katamari Damacy, is working on an augmented reality title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2016 at 10:02AM in News
Oculus invests $1m in VR for Good campaign

Oculus invests $1m in VR for Good campaign

Oculus is hoping to change with world with the power of VR, having launched a new initiative designed to encourage social change through virtual reality experiences.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 17th 2016 at 3:16PM in News
Starbreeze partners with Acer for StarVR headset

Starbreeze partners with Acer for StarVR headset

It’s sometimes easy to forget that Oculus, Gear VR, Vive and PlayStation VR are far from the only players in the virtual reality headset market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2016 at 12:21PM in News
Samsung and Oculus' Gear VR hits 1m users

Samsung and Oculus' Gear VR hits 1m users

Over one million people have used Samsung’s Gear VR headset in the last month.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 12th 2016 at 11:57AM in News

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nDreams: We want to be the Ubisoft of VR publishing

nDreams: We want to be the Ubisoft of VR publishing

At the start of the year, nDreams announced that it was going to be publishing third-party virtual reality games.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 12th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Fitbit exec becomes new Oculus COO

Fitbit exec becomes new Oculus COO

Oculus has a new chief operating officer in the form of former Fitbit COO Hans Hartmann.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 5th 2016 at 4:14PM in News
Don't expect much from VR for the next five years, CCP warns

Don't expect much from VR for the next five years, CCP warns

It will take the best part of an entire console lifecycle before virtual reality starts to VR starts to strut its stuff commercially.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2016 at 12:03PM in News
11% of consumers are thinking of buying a VR headset

11% of consumers are thinking of buying a VR headset

Research firm Newzoo has said that plenty of consumers are considering forking out for a VR headset.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2016 at 1:26PM in News

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"2016's accessories market will be shaped by virtual reality"

"2016's accessories market will be shaped by virtual reality"

We may have seen some big titles this year already, including The Division and Dark Souls III.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 28th 2016 at 4:53PM in News
Minecraft now available on Gear VR

Minecraft now available on Gear VR

While still in development for Oculus Rift, Mojang has released a surprise virtual reality version of Minecraft for Samsung Gear VR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2016 at 2:36PM in News
DriveClub VR appears to still be on track

DriveClub VR appears to still be on track

A ratings listing for DriveClub VR suggests that the game remains in the works despite the closure of its developer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2016 at 12:00PM in News
VR development 'akin to traveling back in time and developing for the N64'

VR development 'akin to traveling back in time and developing for the N64'

The need for virtual reality devs to get as much bang for your buck out of the limited processing capacity available harks back to the early days of coding.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2016 at 11:47AM in News

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Dev cuts 25% off Job Simulator price

Dev cuts 25% off Job Simulator price

One of the first big virtual reality titles has been reduced in price.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2016 at 12:21PM in News
SuperData lowers VR revenue forecast for a second time

SuperData lowers VR revenue forecast for a second time

One analyst has now significantly reduced its expectations for the financial impact virtual reality will have on the market in 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2016 at 3:00PM in News
Peter Jackson thinks AR, not VR, is the next big leap

Peter Jackson thinks AR, not VR, is the next big leap

It will be augmented reality, and not virtual reality, that will prove to be the next big technological leap, the director of The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy has ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2016 at 1:44PM in News
Testing times: top QA and localisation firms talk VR, porn and multiplayer betas

Testing times: top QA and localisation firms talk VR, porn and multiplayer betas

You’ve got to feel a bit sorry for bug testing and localisation companies. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 18th 2016 at 12:43PM in News
Oculus hints at possible Vive software block

Oculus hints at possible Vive software block

The workaround that lets Oculus Rift games run on HTC Vive may be in danger.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2016 at 10:42AM in News
Oculus Rift games can be patched to work on HTC Vive

Oculus Rift games can be patched to work on HTC Vive

It seems as if Oculus Rift exclusives are exclusive only in name.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2016 at 12:39PM in News
Oculus hopes Rift orders will arrive earlier than promised

Oculus hopes Rift orders will arrive earlier than promised

VR hopeful Oculus Rift says it is addressing the component shortage problems that have delayed orders of the device.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2016 at 11:07AM in News
Oculus Rift customers see pre-orders pushed back as far as August

Oculus Rift customers see pre-orders pushed back as far as August

The troubled launch of the Oculus Rift VR headset shows no sign of improving.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2016 at 2:56PM in News
Oculus Rift data sharing policies challenged by US senator

Oculus Rift data sharing policies challenged by US senator

A US senator has issued an open letter to Oculus over concerns over the information it is collecting about its users.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2016 at 12:00PM in News