Entries in 'virtual reality' (309)

Star Trek Bridge Crew on Vive

HTC Vive now comes with a free copy of Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Ever since it launched in April last year, the HTC Vive has come with a couple of free games to get new users started with their new virtual reality headset. ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 31st 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Oculus Touch

Oculus Touch almost 1:1 attach rate for new customers

Nearly everyone who's buying a new Oculus Rift headset is also purchasing its Touch motion controllers, Oculus has revealed.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 30th 2017 at 11:56AM in News
Vive

HTC and Intel team up to bring WiGig wireless tech to Vive

HTC and Intel have teamed up to bring Intel's WiGig wireless VR tech to the Vive, the companies announced today at Computex. HTC will also be taking on manufacturing duties ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 30th 2017 at 11:36AM in News
HTC releases another VR headset

HTC releases another VR headset

HTC's plans to spread its wings beyond its high-end Vive headset have been bolstered with the surprise launch of a new device in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2017 at 10:57AM in News

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Superhot VR makes the jump to Vive this week

Superhot VR makes the jump to Vive this week

The VR version of time-bending shooter Superhot will shed its Oculus Rift exclusivity this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2017 at 10:50AM in News
HTC is making a new standalone Vive VR headset for Google

HTC is making a new standalone Vive VR headset for Google

The next evolution of VR tech will look to free the headsets from separate hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2017 at 10:02AM in News
VR Diversity Initiative wants to ensure VR is for everyone

VR Diversity Initiative wants to ensure VR is for everyone

A new UK event has been launched that aims to ensure that the growing virtual reality sector starts from a position of diversity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2017 at 10:49AM in News
Half-Life 2 VR has been Greenlit

Half-Life 2 VR has been Greenlit

Valve's immensely popular Half-Life 2 is heading to VR after a fan mod for the game was successfully Greenlit on Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2017 at 11:16AM in News

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Samsung Gear VR was secretly devised at id Software, ZeniMax claims

Samsung Gear VR was secretly devised at id Software, ZeniMax claims

The legal war between Bethesda owner ZeniMax and Oculus has stepped up yet another level.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2017 at 10:11AM in News
Opinion - In the zone: lessons from VR

Opinion - In the zone: lessons from VR

Rebellion’s CEO and co-founder Jason Kingsley details what we’re still learning about VR.

on May 12th 2017 at 11:00AM in News
Microsoft reveals Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers

Microsoft reveals Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers

Microsoft's push into the worlds of VR and AR is really gathering pace with the announcement of a new dedicated controller.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Craft Keep VR retail release arrives this month

Craft Keep VR retail release arrives this month

Excalibur Games will this month release a physical version of VR PC title Craft Keep VR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2017 at 9:51AM in News

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Arizona Sunshine is coming to PlayStation VR

Arizona Sunshine is coming to PlayStation VR

One of the most highly regarded HTC Vive and Oculus Rift games is making the move to PS4's virtual reality headset.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2017 at 7:43AM in News
Opinion: No escape from out-of-home VR

Opinion: No escape from out-of-home VR

Develop’s editor Jem Alexander discusses the out-of-home VR market and how escape rooms are delving into digital.

on May 11th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Google acquires VR developer Owlchemy Labs

Google acquires VR developer Owlchemy Labs

Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality developer Owlchemy Labs is now owned by Google.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2017 at 9:26AM in News
Daydream View

Google Daydream View set for 2.2m sales in 2017, but Gear VR still market leader - IHS

Google's Daydream View headset sales are set to jump to 2.23m in 2017, according to IHS Markit, but Samsung's Gear VR is still on track to become the market leader ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 10th 2017 at 10:13AM in News

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VR: the final frontier - Ubisoft talks Star Trek: Bridge Crew and the challenges of VR

VR: the final frontier - Ubisoft talks Star Trek: Bridge Crew and the challenges of VR

Back in June last year, MCV named its top titles from E3 2016. When it came to VR games, though, we faced a difficult decision: choosing between Capcom’s Resident ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 10th 2017 at 9:57AM in News
Gear VR

Gear VR still most popular headset, ships 782k in Q1 - SuperData

SuperData has updated its VR headset shipment figures and Samsung's Gear VR headset is once again the most shipped headset in Q1, according to the research firm's estimates. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 10th 2017 at 9:40AM in News
nDreams and Climax on how to build a successful VR business

nDreams and Climax on how to build a successful VR business

With vast sums of money being poured into VR around the world, the virtual reality development scene has never been healthier. In a recent GDC survey, for instance, there ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 9th 2017 at 3:35PM in News
Marvel Games confirms VR ambitions

Marvel Games confirms VR ambitions

We already have Batman in 3D, and now it sounds like Marvel's roster of superhero IP could be preparing to dive into virtual reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2017 at 10:35AM in News
Virtual reality check: Oculus, HTC and Sony's verdict on the future and first year of VR

Virtual reality check: Oculus, HTC and Sony's verdict on the future and first year of VR

To say VR had an eventful first year would be an understatement. Not only do we have three major headsets on shelves, contributing to almost $1bn (£774m) worth of sales ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 8th 2017 at 1:00PM in News
Owlchemy on why it chose to avoid VR platform exclusivity

Owlchemy on why it chose to avoid VR platform exclusivity

Job Simulator developer Owlchemy has said that It believes platform exclusivity should be avoided when possible.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2017 at 11:26AM in News
Oculus is skipping E3 2017

Oculus is skipping E3 2017

UPDATE: MCV has since received the following statement from Oculus regarding its absence at this year's E3: “We will not have a booth at E3 - we’re focusing on the awesome ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2017 at 10:18AM in News
Gear VR

New Gear VR will be 'neck-and-neck' with Google Daydream in 2017 - SuperData

Samsung's second-generation Gear VR headset is estimated to ship 6.7m units this year, says market research firm SuperData, putting it "neck-and-neck" with Google's Daydream devices.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 20th 2017 at 10:20AM in News