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HTC Viveport developers to keep all profits until 2018

HTC Vive is to boost the amount of revenue share developers receive on its global Viveport store to celebrate its one-year anniversary, the company has announced. This is in addition to a swathe of new features for developers that will be rolling out very soon. From October until the end …

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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 venture capital firm Industrifonden, with participation from Creades, Inbox Capital and existing investor Sunstone Capital. This brings the company’s total …

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From Star Trek Bridge Crew to Fallout 4 VR, HTC Vive has ‘something for everyone’

Europe has one of the most diverse VR user bases in the world, HTC’s EMEA virtual reality division Graham Breen has told MCV, and has been responsible for some of the most popular VR game titles the industry’s seen so far. "We don’t go into regional breakdowns in terms of …

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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 At Dawn’s Deformers, as well as Tripwire Interactive’s Killing Floor 2 (which is now coming to Xbox One this August), …

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Leap Motion raises another $50m to expand worldwide operations

Hand-tracking company Leap Motion has raised another $50m in Series C funding led by JP Morgan Asset Management, the firm has announced. This brings Leap Motion’s total fund-raising amount to just over $94m, according to Crunchbase. As described in a blog post on Leap Motion’s website, the funding will allow …

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nDreams secures additional £2.7m investment

Virtual reality developer and publisher nDreams has raised a further 2.7m in investment, the studio announced today. Of that figure, 2m has come from a follow-on investment from Mercia Technologies, while the remaining 700,000 has come from private investors. As the VR industry continues to grow, nDreams hopes to use …

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Oculus Rift price drops to £399 with Touch for six weeks

Oculus has announced another price drop for its virtual reality headset as part of its Summer of Rift sale, taking the cost of a headset and Touch controller bundle to just 399. That’s another 200 off its initial price cut, and puts it within just 50 of Sony’s PlayStation VR …

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