Entries in 'vr' (58)

UK retailers tip VR as 'the next big thing'

UK retailers tip VR as 'the next big thing'

The UK High Street is optimistic about the success of virtual reality headsets.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 28th 2014 at 3:48PM in News
Omni VR treadmill creators get $3m investment

Omni VR treadmill creators get $3m investment

Virtuix has announced it has completed a $3m round of seed invesement for its successful Kickstarter VR treadmill project, Omni.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 25th 2014 at 12:06AM in News
Is virtual a reality?

Is virtual a reality?

Over the history of games there have been technology advancements that happened before their time.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 3:51PM in News
Develop's An Audience With to showcase Project Morpheus

Develop's An Audience With to showcase Project Morpheus

PlayStation will offer insight into Project Morpheus and making games for virtual reality at a special Develop event later this month.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 12:14PM in News

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Sony: VR is not just for core gamers

Sony: VR is not just for core gamers

Sony wants to prove to the world that virtual reality is not just for hardcore gamers playing on their own.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 17th 2014 at 2:35PM in News
Now Luckey says VR could make wasting time on real life 'irresponsible'

Now Luckey says VR could make wasting time on real life 'irresponsible'

Virtual reality may not just mean the end of TVs – it might actually mean the end of ever interacting with actual flesh and blood people altogether.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 1:19PM in News
VR means the end for TVs, Oculus founder predicts

VR means the end for TVs, Oculus founder predicts

Is VR the next 3D TV or the future of entertainment? Unsurprisingly the founder of Oculus falls into the latter camp.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 9:55AM in News
David Attenborough making Oculus Rift documentary

David Attenborough making Oculus Rift documentary

Famed nature documentary maker David Attenborough’s next show will also be available for Oculus Rift.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2014 at 4:13PM in News

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Wargaming will target virtual reality once Oculus Rift hits 5m units

Wargaming will target virtual reality once Oculus Rift hits 5m units

New platforms such as Oculus Rift, Xbox One or PS4 will need to hit unit sales of between five and ten million units before Wargaming will target them.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2014 at 3:47PM in News
Virtuix Omni VR treadmill on track for September release

Virtuix Omni VR treadmill on track for September release

Omni-directional VR treadmill Virtuix Omni will begin shipping in September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2014 at 3:06PM in News
Game studios backed by investment firm Mercia

Game studios backed by investment firm Mercia

VR developer nDreams and mobile app studio No Yetis Allowed secure funding from investment firm.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Apr 7th 2014 at 4:11PM in News
Xbox co-founder sceptical of mass-market virtual reality appeal

Xbox co-founder sceptical of mass-market virtual reality appeal

A rare voice of dissent has risen from the crowds to question the notion that virtual reality is the future of computing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 3:03PM in News

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Sweeney: VR will be bigger than smartphones

Sweeney: VR will be bigger than smartphones

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has lofty expectations for the budding VR space, stating that he believes the technology will end up being bigger than the smartphone phenomenon.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 8:09AM in News
Valve's Aaron Nicholls follows Binstock, Abrash to Oculus VR

Valve's Aaron Nicholls follows Binstock, Abrash to Oculus VR

Oculus has picked up another Valve VR expert in the wake of Facebook's acquistion of the company, hiring Aaron Nicholls onto its research and development team.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 7:27AM in News
Valve VR boss Abrash joins Oculus

Valve VR boss Abrash joins Oculus

Valve's Michael Abrash has joined Oculus after three and a half years with the company.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 31st 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Carmack: Facebook will be a 'powerful force' for VR

Carmack: Facebook will be a 'powerful force' for VR

John Carmack has spoken positively of Facebook's acquisition of Oculus and believes the firm gets "the big picture" for virtual reality's potential.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 31st 2014 at 12:54PM in News

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Sony: Project Morpheus is an easier sell to indies than publishers

Sony: Project Morpheus is an easier sell to indies than publishers

Despite Facebook’s entry into the virtual reality market doesn’t mean the sector won’t be led by indie developers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 11:09AM in News
Zuckerberg: Oculus will be a platform for many other experiences

Zuckerberg: Oculus will be a platform for many other experiences

Once there were PCs. Then there were mobiles. Next there will be virtual reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2014 at 9:31AM in News
Facebook acquires Oculus for $2bn

Facebook acquires Oculus for $2bn

Who saw this coming? Social media giant Facebook has made a massive move into gaming with the acquisition of VR specialist Oculus.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2014 at 9:58PM in News
Sony's foray into VR is 'a bad idea', Pachter says

Sony's foray into VR is 'a bad idea', Pachter says

While there is some money to be made from virtual reality, Sony is wasting its time on the technology.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2014 at 2:44PM in News
VR needs to sell 1m units to be viable, Ubisoft exec says

VR needs to sell 1m units to be viable, Ubisoft exec says

Virtual reality hardware will need to hit the seven figure sales milestone before it becomes a realistic proposition for triple-A publishers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2014 at 11:01AM in News
Now Microsoft is tipped for virtual reality push

Now Microsoft is tipped for virtual reality push

It really does look as if VR is going to be the next interactive tech battleground.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2014 at 10:46AM in News
Sony to reveal VR headset at GDC - report

Sony to reveal VR headset at GDC - report

Sony will reveals its rumoured VR gaming headset at GDC next week and prototypes have already been sent out to developers, a new report claims.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 13th 2014 at 1:30AM in News
Former Valve VR lead engineer joins Oculus as chief architect

Former Valve VR lead engineer joins Oculus as chief architect

Oculus has announced the appointment of VR veteran Atman Binstock as its new chief architect.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 11th 2014 at 9:52PM in News