Entries in 'virtual reality' (329)

There and back again - CCP's VR journey with Eve: Valkyrie and Sparc

There and back again - CCP's VR journey with Eve: Valkyrie and Sparc

In just under 15 years, CCP Games has built one of the most important and dedicated communities in the history of video games. After launching in May 2003, Eve Online has ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Oct 13th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Oculus Rift price cut to £399 for good

Oculus Rift price cut to £399 for good

In addition to announcing a brand-new standalone VR headset in the form of the Oculus Go, Oculus also announced yet another permanent price cut for its regular Rift headset. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 12th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Standalone Oculus Go VR headset launches next year for $199

Standalone Oculus Go VR headset launches next year for $199

Oculus has announced a brand-new standalone VR headset for release in early 2018. Unveiled yesterday at its OC4 conference, the Oculus Go will cost $199 and doesn't require any cables ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 12th 2017 at 10:05AM in News

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Leap Motion opens new design research studio in London

Leap Motion opens new design research studio in London

Hand tracking company Leap Motion has opened a new design reserach studio in London, the firm has announced. Heading up the studio is VR and AR filmmaker Keiichi Matsuda, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 10th 2017 at 9:56AM in News
Digital Catapult

Digital Catapult launches second Immersive Lab in Brighton

Technology innovation centre Digital Catapult has opened its second Immersive Lab in Brighton, the firm has announced. Following on from the success of its London-based Immersive Lab that launched earlier ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 6th 2017 at 11:55AM in News
SuperData: Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality headsets will outsell Oculus two-to-one in Q4

SuperData: Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality headsets will outsell Oculus two-to-one in Q4

Yesterday, IHS Markit told MCV it expects Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality headsets will have a "slow start" when they launch later this month, but SuperData's VP of research and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 6th 2017 at 10:55AM in News
Samsung's HMD Odyssey headset to usher in Windows Mixed Reality Ultra tier for gaming

Samsung's HMD Odyssey headset to usher in Windows Mixed Reality Ultra tier for gaming

As well as announcing it had saved social VR start-up AltSpaceVR, Microsoft also announced that all Windows Mixed Reality headsets are now available for pre-order at its MR event last ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 4th 2017 at 10:35AM in News

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Microsoft acquires social VR startup AltSpaceVR

Microsoft acquires social VR startup AltSpaceVR

Microsoft kicked off its Windows Mixed Reality event with a bang last night, announcing it had acquired social VR app startup Altspace VR. The firm had been struggling earlier in ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 4th 2017 at 10:05AM in News
HTC Viveport developers to keep all profits until 2018

HTC Viveport developers to keep all profits until 2018

HTC Vive is to boost the amount of revenue share developers receive on its global Viveport store to celebrate its one-year anniversary, the company has announced. This is in addition ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Nikki Lannen

OPINION: WarDucks CEO on moving from mobile to console VR

Nikki Lannen, CEO and founder of Dublin-based studio WarDucks (pictured right), speaks to MCV about her studio's transition from mobile to console VR. 

on Sep 12th 2017 at 10:05AM in News
'Now's the time to drive people into high-end VR,' says Oculus' Jason Rubin

'Now's the time to drive people into high-end VR,' says Oculus' Jason Rubin

When Oculus temporarily dropped the price of its Rift + Touch bundle to £399 to kick off its Summer of Rift sale at the start of July, there were plenty ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 7th 2017 at 10:15AM in News

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Fast Travel Games

Fast Travel Games raises $2.1m in Series A funding for new VR title

Fast Travel Games, the VR studio founded by ex-EA, Rovio and DICE employees, has announced it's raised a $2.1m series A funding rounded. The funding was led by leading Nordic ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 5th 2017 at 12:30PM in News
Halo

Halo is coming to Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform

Microsoft is bringing Halo to its Windows Mixed Reality platform. Developed by 343 Industries, the game will be one of the first pieces of content available for Windows mixed reality, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 30th 2017 at 10:58AM in News
Vive

From Star Trek Bridge Crew to Fallout 4 VR, HTC Vive has 'something for everyone'

Europe has one of the most diverse VR user bases in the world, HTC's EMEA virtual reality division Graham Breen has told MCV, and has been responsible for some of ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 2:00PM in News
HTC Vive

HTC Vive price drops to £599

HTC Vive has announced its first price drop for its virtual reality headset. Starting from today, the HTC Vive will now cost just £599 in the UK, and all new ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 21st 2017 at 1:45PM in News

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Publisher Big Immersive to enter VR and AR markets

Publisher Big Immersive to enter VR and AR markets

Publisher Big Immersive has announced it's entering the virtual and augmented reality markets around the world. Headquarted in the UK and Dubai, Big Immersive already has numerous titles in development ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 18th 2017 at 11:43AM in News
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
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