Entries in 'virtual reality' (312)

LucidVR

Former Oculus co-founder Jack McCauley joins LucidVR

Former Oculus co-founder and chief engineer at Guitar Hero producer RedOctane Jack McCauley has joined Lucid VR has chief engineer.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 2nd 2017 at 10:10AM in News
Echo Arena

Multiplay revealed as host for Ready At Dawn's Oculus exclusive Echo Arena

UK events and games service provider Multiplay has been unveiled as the host for Ready At Dawn's new VR multiplayer title, Echo Arena. Multiplay previously hosted the servers for Ready ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 27th 2017 at 11:08AM in News
Vive standalone

Vive's first standalone VR headset aimed at China

HTC's first Vive standalone VR headset will be aimed at the Chinese market, the company has announced, and will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 mobile chipset.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 27th 2017 at 10:34AM in News
Kuju partners with brand experience agency for new VR and AR projects

Kuju partners with brand experience agency for new VR and AR projects

Kuju has teamed up with brand experience agency Ralph Creative to create a one-stop-shop of ground-breaking VR and AR experiences across a variety of platforms and brands, the studio has ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 25th 2017 at 11:47AM in News

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DNA VR

DNA VR opens London's first full-scale VR arcade

DNA VR has officially opened the first full-scale virtual reality arcade in London. Based in Islington, the site has over 25 VR titles on offer, and aims to appeal to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 19th 2017 at 2:30PM in News
Leap Motion raises another $50m to expand worldwide operations

Leap Motion raises another $50m to expand worldwide operations

Hand-tracking company Leap Motion has raised another $50m in Series C funding led by JP Morgan Asset Management, the firm has announced. This brings Leap Motion's total fund-raising amount to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 18th 2017 at 10:39AM in News
Samsung Next to invest $150m in European start-ups, with focus on AR and VR

Samsung Next to invest $150m in European start-ups, with focus on AR and VR

Samsung’s innovation and investment programme, Samsung Next, has announced its expansion to Europe with a first investment targeting tech start-ups. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 17th 2017 at 10:55AM in News

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Oculus preparing cheaper $200 Rift successor

Oculus preparing cheaper $200 Rift successor

VR will make a big stride towards the mainstream in 2018 when Oculus releases a $200 standalone VR headset.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2017 at 9:22AM in News
nDreams secures additional £2.7m investment

nDreams secures additional £2.7m investment

Virtual reality developer and publisher nDreams has raised a further £2.7m in investment, the studio announced today. Of that figure, £2m has come from a follow-on investment from Mercia Technologies, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 13th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Brian Fargo

InXile Entertainment secures $4.5m investment for new VR title

The studio behind Wasteland and Tides of Numenera has announced it's working on a VR open world survival RPG title after securing a combined equity and project investment of $4.5m ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 12th 2017 at 4:52PM in News
Virtual Arts

Ex-ARM and Guerrilla Cambridge devs form new VR, AR and MR firm Virtual Arts

A team of ex-ARM and Guerrilla Cambridge devs have set up a new company based in Cambridge dedicated to revolutionising the worlds of virtual, augmented and mixed reality technology and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 12th 2017 at 3:14PM in News

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Callum Underwood leaves Oculus, joins Raw Fury

Callum Underwood leaves Oculus, joins Raw Fury

Oculus’ senior developer of strategy has left the company after over three years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2017 at 10:09AM in News
Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift price drops to £399 with Touch for six weeks

Oculus has announced another price drop for its virtual reality headset as part of its Summer of Rift sale, taking the cost of a headset and Touch controller bundle to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 10th 2017 at 7:00AM in News
Starbreeze believes VR success will come from outside the home

Starbreeze believes VR success will come from outside the home

The early focus on virtual reality in the home has distracted from where its real success will come.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2017 at 11:22AM in News
ReVive creator claims to have received Palmer Luckey backing

ReVive creator claims to have received Palmer Luckey backing

The creator of a mod that allows HTC Vive owners to play Oculus Rift titles claims that controversial Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is now providing financial backing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2017 at 11:03AM in News

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VR developer Dream Reality secures investment from Phil Harrison

VR developer Dream Reality secures investment from Phil Harrison

Former PlayStation exec and Sony Studios president Phil Harrison has been named as one of the first investors in VR studio Dream Reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2017 at 9:49AM in News
Sony was surprised by Resident Evil 7's VR success

Sony was surprised by Resident Evil 7's VR success

The higher-than-expected number of players who tried Resident Evil VII in VR was a surprise to Sony and has shaped its PS4 strategy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2017 at 10:22AM in News
HTC expands Vive availability in the US

HTC expands Vive availability in the US

Consumers are now able to buy the HTV Vive at more US retailers than ever before.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2017 at 9:56AM in News
Spider-Man: Homecoming gets the 'VR experience' treatment

Spider-Man: Homecoming gets the 'VR experience' treatment

Sony's upcoming PS4 release is not the only Spider-Man game in the works.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2017 at 11:11AM in News
Phil Spencer believes in VR, but says it's still not right for consoles

Phil Spencer believes in VR, but says it's still not right for consoles

The head of Xbox has again expressed his belief in the long-term prospects of VR, but also stressed that consoles aren't yet the ideal home for it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2017 at 9:38AM in News
Fallout 4 VR

Doom, Fallout 4 and Skyrim VR will drive awareness, but Ubisoft still 'go-to VR publisher' - SuperData

Virtual reality was a major theme of Bethesda's E3 announcements this year, with titles such as Skyrim, Doom and Fallout 4 all receiving the VR treatment by the end of ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 15th 2017 at 2:36PM in News
Bandai Namco VR centre

Mario Kart Arcade GP headlines Bandai Namco's new VR Zone Shinjuku centre

The newly announced Mario Kart Arcade GP will be leading the charge at Bandai Namco's latest VR entertainment centre, which is due to open next month, the publisher has announced.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 15th 2017 at 1:53PM in News
Yes, there's a Mario Kart VR game for HTC Vive

Yes, there's a Mario Kart VR game for HTC Vive

Bet this wasn't an announcement you were expecting this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Sony saved its biggest surprises for VR

Sony saved its biggest surprises for VR

PlayStation VR owners who had voiced doubt about Sony's level of commitment to the hardware fear not – there were plenty of VR surprises at the E3 showcase this morning.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2017 at 10:06AM in News