Entries in 'VR' (292)

'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
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

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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
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
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

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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

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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
Apple finally goes big on VR

Apple finally goes big on VR

The Mac has become the latest big platform to support virtual reality, with Apple confirming a new partnership with HTC Vive and SteamVR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2017 at 9:53AM 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
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
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