Entries in 'virtual reality' (135)

OPINION: VR cannot steal the traditional market - it has to create a new one

OPINION: VR cannot steal the traditional market - it has to create a new one

Sitting in the cockpit of a spacecraft, trapped in an underwater cage surrounded by sharks or trapped in a dark house with a silent pursuer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2015 at 10:23AM in News
Oculus bolsters indie VR offering with $10 million investment

Oculus bolsters indie VR offering with $10 million investment

Virtual reality specialist Oculus is taking new steps to attract smaller developers to its Rift platform.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 12th 2015 at 8:49AM in News
Oculus VR reveals consumer Rift headset, Oculus Touch motion controls

Oculus VR reveals consumer Rift headset, Oculus Touch motion controls

Oculus has unveiled the consumer version of the Oculus Rift headset, along with a new motion controller prototype dubbed Oculus Touch.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 12th 2015 at 6:17AM in News
Valve starts shipping Vive VR developer kits

Valve starts shipping Vive VR developer kits

Developers selected to receive a dev kit for the new Vive VR headset should be receiving them soon.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 8th 2015 at 3:26PM in News

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New VR studio set up by former Evolution devs

New VR studio set up by former Evolution devs

Several members of Driveclub and Motorstorm developer Evolution Studios have departed in order to set up their own venture.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 8th 2015 at 11:26AM in News
The Assembly will be a launch game for Oculus Rift, Project Morpheus and HTC Vive

The Assembly will be a launch game for Oculus Rift, Project Morpheus and HTC Vive

VR developer and publisher nDreams has unveiled a game that it says it will be a launch title for the big three upcoming virtual reality headsets.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2015 at 2:34PM in News
Second annual Oculus Connect set for September

Second annual Oculus Connect set for September

Oculus VR has announced its Oculus Connect 2 developer conference will take place this September.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 26th 2015 at 4:00AM in News
Oculus won't block porn on Rift headset

Oculus won't block porn on Rift headset

Virtual reality firm Oculus says it won’t be blocking porn on its Rift VR headset.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 19th 2015 at 12:24PM in News

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Ubisoft pledges key brand to virtual reality

Ubisoft pledges key brand to virtual reality

Ubisoft has shown more enthusiasm for virtual reality, teasing that it is currently developing titles for the new technology that will be based on its hit franchises.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 13th 2015 at 12:07PM in News
Angry Birds VR unveiled for Samsung's Gear VR

Angry Birds VR unveiled for Samsung's Gear VR

Rovio has bought mobile sensation Angry Birds to virtual reality for the first time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2015 at 1:52PM in News
Open-world dinosaur game Ark: Survival Evolved announced for PS4 and Xbox One

Open-world dinosaur game Ark: Survival Evolved announced for PS4 and Xbox One

Indie developer Studio Wildcard has announced an open-world dinosaur survival game for next-gen consoles and PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2015 at 1:24PM in News
Oculus has spoken to Sony and Microsoft about Rift for consoles

Oculus has spoken to Sony and Microsoft about Rift for consoles

Could Oculus Rift be compatible with PS4 and Xbox One? Perhaps the possibility shouldn’t be ruled out, if comments from Oculus VR vice president Nate Mitchell are to be believed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2015 at 3:21PM in News

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Oculus Rift release window confirmed

Oculus Rift release window confirmed

Oculus has finally announced a release date for virtual reality powerhouse Oculus Rift.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2015 at 1:04PM in News
HoloLens was key driver of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition

HoloLens was key driver of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition

Microsoft’s new chief executive has revealed that HoloLens played a crucial role in the company's acquisition of Minecraft creator Mojang.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 5th 2015 at 1:29PM in News
Tommy Palm vows to bring VR to the mass market

Tommy Palm vows to bring VR to the mass market

Former King man and Candy Crush mastermind Tommy Palm thinks VR is not only nearly upon us, but is destined to become a mass-market proposition.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 2:38PM in News
CCP boss says not to expect virtual reality boom in 2016

CCP boss says not to expect virtual reality boom in 2016

It will take longer than some people think for VR to hit the big time, the CEO of CCP has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 9:21AM in News

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Valve's Anna Sweet heads to Oculus VR

Valve's Anna Sweet heads to Oculus VR

Oculus VR has announced the hiring of former Valve member Anna Sweet.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 28th 2015 at 12:43PM in News
2015 arrival looking unlikely for Oculus Rift

2015 arrival looking unlikely for Oculus Rift

It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the pioneering virtual reality headset Oculus Rift will launch this side of Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 3:52PM in News
'Virtual reality is the most compelling platform ever' - AMD talks breaking into VR

'Virtual reality is the most compelling platform ever' - AMD talks breaking into VR

Virtual reality. It’s a phrase that’s often thrown around with both excitement and wariness – some proclaim it as the next big leap in gaming technology, while others question ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 10th 2015 at 9:12AM in News
The real next generation: MCV looks at the latest tech transforming PC

The real next generation: MCV looks at the latest tech transforming PC

From VR to 4K, eSports to free-to-play, there has never been a better time to be gaming on PC.

on Apr 9th 2015 at 4:37PM in News
Wear VR storefront nets secures $1.5m investment

Wear VR storefront nets secures $1.5m investment

Virtual reality app store Wear VR has raised $1.5m as it aims to build a more robust independent marketplace.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 8th 2015 at 3:30PM in News
Reality check - HTC on whether VR is going to change the world

Reality check - HTC on whether VR is going to change the world

In the last few years, VR has gone from a one horse race to having a number of different players. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 11:15AM in News
HTC to take its Vive VR headset on tour

HTC to take its Vive VR headset on tour

Tech firm HTC is planning a world tour to let consumers try its new VR headset, Vive. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:32AM in News
Is VR going to change the world? Find out in this week's MCV

Is VR going to change the world? Find out in this week's MCV

Now that consumer virtual reality headsets are finally on the horizon, are they really going to change the world as firms like Oculus would have us believe? 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:00AM in News