Entries in 'vr' (49)

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
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

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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
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

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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

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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

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Sony to reveal PlayStation VR headset at GDC - report

Sony to reveal PlayStation VR headset at GDC - report

An Oculus Rift-rivalling virtual reality headset from Sony will be revealed next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2014 at 11:10AM in News
Oculus to co-publish EVE Valkyrie

Oculus to co-publish EVE Valkyrie

Virtual reality specialist Oculus has announced its first official publishing partnership – EVE Valkyrie.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2014 at 1:36PM in News
Google Glass launches first games

Google Glass launches first games

If Google's VR tech had taken your fancy, but couldn't justify shelling out the hefty price tag. Now you can.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Feb 5th 2014 at 11:40AM in News
Carmack departed id following failed VR proposal

Carmack departed id following failed VR proposal

John Carmack ultimately left id Software because Zenimax wouldn't approve of a proposed VR deal with Oculus Rift, the industry veteran has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 5th 2014 at 5:21AM in News
Next-gen consoles "too limited" for Oculus Rift

Next-gen consoles "too limited" for Oculus Rift

Hopes of Oculus Rift being compatible with PS4 and Xbox One appears to have vanished.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2013 at 1:03PM in News
Elite Dangerous will support Oculus Rift

Elite Dangerous will support Oculus Rift

The maker of Elite, Frontier, will support the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset in its upcoming Elite: Dangerous game.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Oct 10th 2013 at 2:53PM in News
Sony planning virtual reality headset strategy for PS4

Sony planning virtual reality headset strategy for PS4

2014 will see home consoles venture into the virtual reality space for the first time, a new report claims.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2013 at 2:49PM in News
New Xbox Glasses patent discovered

New Xbox Glasses patent discovered

Fresh evidence suggests that Microsoft is indeed planning to release some sort of head-mounted display for Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2013 at 10:32AM in News