Entries in 'virtual reality' (320)

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
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

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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
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

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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
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
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