Entries in 'VR' (209)

Oculus Touch controller won't be ready for Rift launch

Oculus Touch controller won't be ready for Rift launch

Facebook’s much-touted virtual reality headset Oculus Rift won’t ship alongside its controller at launch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 11:44AM in News
HTC Vive was delayed due to 'very big technological breakthrough'

HTC Vive was delayed due to 'very big technological breakthrough'

One of the big three players in virtual reality claims to have made a big tech discovery worthy of delaying the product.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2015 at 3:03PM in News
Crytek unveils The Climb as Oculus Rift-exclusive

Crytek unveils The Climb as Oculus Rift-exclusive

Crytek has announced The Climb, a virtual reality rock-climbing game in development exclusively for release on Oculus Rift.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 18th 2015 at 2:52AM in News
PlayStation VR requires near 'Wii size' processing unit

PlayStation VR requires near 'Wii size' processing unit

Update: The external processing unit has actually been part of the PlayStation VR demo set since the device was first unveiled to the world.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2015 at 11:31AM in News

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nDreams receives £2m in investment

nDreams receives £2m in investment

Virtual reality firm nDreams has secured a £2m investment round and has invested in senior hires.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 14th 2015 at 10:06AM in News
Over half of stores think VR is not going to take off in 2016

Over half of stores think VR is not going to take off in 2016

Virtual reality is finally being released, but over half of UK games stores think that it is not going to take off in 2016. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 11th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
John Lewis has started stocking a VR headset

John Lewis has started stocking a VR headset

Straight-laced, stiff upper-lipped, very-sensible middle class British High Street retailer John Lewis has got all modern, like, by adding a virtual reality headset to its shelves.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2015 at 3:43PM in News
Valve's HTC Vive VR won't hit shelves until 2016

Valve's HTC Vive VR won't hit shelves until 2016

The virtual reality revolution has been delayed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2015 at 10:11AM in News

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Ubisoft Fun House's Eagle Flight VR demo is now a full game

Ubisoft Fun House's Eagle Flight VR demo is now a full game

Fun House, the Ubisoft development arm founded to create more quirky titles, has revealed its first full game.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 7th 2015 at 11:41AM in News
Gear VR launches in the UK

Gear VR launches in the UK

Samsung’s Gear VR headset is now available to buy in the UK.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 2nd 2015 at 2:17PM in News
Google announces Star Wars: The Force Awakens VR 'experience'

Google announces Star Wars: The Force Awakens VR 'experience'

Disney and Google have teamed up to promote upcoming movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a virtual reality app designed for Google Cardboard.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2015 at 1:37PM in News
Analyst predicts 70m VR headset sales by the end of 2017

Analyst predicts 70m VR headset sales by the end of 2017

The jury remains out on the real market potential of virtual reality but analyst Superdata thinks it’s going to be a BIG hit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2015 at 2:33PM in News

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Crytek's VR demo Back to Dinosaur Island is now free on Steam

Crytek's VR demo Back to Dinosaur Island is now free on Steam

Crysis developer Crytek has released a free VR demo on Steam that allows players to catch a glimpse of the Jurassic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2015 at 11:57AM in News
PEGI could adjust age ratings for virtual reality games

PEGI could adjust age ratings for virtual reality games

Ratings body PEGI admits it may need to reevaluate its ratings system when VR arrives next year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 19th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
EA cautious about making games for virtual reality

EA cautious about making games for virtual reality

EA is planning to wait and see how well VR performs before it jumps into the virtual reality market.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 17th 2015 at 10:06AM in News
EVE dev CCP gets $30m virtual reality injection

EVE dev CCP gets $30m virtual reality injection

CCP has won itself investment to the tune of $30m to ensure it is ahead of the VR wave.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2015 at 4:08PM in News

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Ark: Survival Evolved and Tekken among over 50 titles set for PlayStation VR

Ark: Survival Evolved and Tekken among over 50 titles set for PlayStation VR

If you were worried that Sony’s virtual reality headset would be launching without any games, your fears appear to be unfounded.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 2nd 2015 at 11:02AM in News
Studio behind VR platformer Lucky's Tale raises $25m in funding

Studio behind VR platformer Lucky's Tale raises $25m in funding

Playful, the developer behind virtual reality title Lucky’s Tale, has been given a sizeable bump by its latest round of investment.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 23rd 2015 at 9:10AM in News
Volume is getting a PlayStation VR expansion

Volume is getting a PlayStation VR expansion

Mike Bithell’s PlayStation and PC stealth outing Volume is to receive a free expansion designed for Sony’s virtual reality headset PlayStation VR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 3:41PM in News
GAME: VR needs us to succeed

GAME: VR needs us to succeed

If virtual reality is going to change the world of video games, then it will need the High Street.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 9:45AM in News
Valve survey says bulk of PC users won't upgrade for VR

Valve survey says bulk of PC users won't upgrade for VR

Developers working on VR projects would do well to keep PC players’ current set-ups in mind as most potential adopters plan to hold on to their current rig.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 14th 2015 at 3:51PM in News
Analyst predicts Oculus Rift will be sold at cost, ship 5m units in 2016

Analyst predicts Oculus Rift will be sold at cost, ship 5m units in 2016

Facebook will sell the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset at cost in an attempt to boost early adoption, Credit Suisse has predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2015 at 2:44PM in News
Capcom's Resident Evil team is focusing efforts on virtual reality

Capcom's Resident Evil team is focusing efforts on virtual reality

One of Capcom’s flagship in-house development teams has slowed down game creation in favour of working on technology for virtual reality projects.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 14th 2015 at 10:59AM in News
$3k HoloLens dev kits will start shipping early next year

$3k HoloLens dev kits will start shipping early next year

Microsoft will start shipping dev kits for its augmented reality headset HoloLens during the first quarter of 2016.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Oct 7th 2015 at 2:55PM in News
Oculus Rift is going to cost more than $350

Oculus Rift is going to cost more than $350

It looks as if the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is going to end up costing more than estimates have predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 5th 2015 at 1:44PM in News