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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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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. That’s the belief of Starbreeze’s chief technology officer Emmanuel Marquez, who told VentureBeat that dedicated gamers will not be the catalyst of the technology’s eventual rise. Since day one I knew it …

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CastAR has closed its doors, report suggests

An augmented reality studio founded by two former Valve employees has ceased operations. That’s according to Polygon, which reports that CastAR and closed its internal development studio Eat Sleep Play and laid off around 70 members of staff across its Palo Alto and Salt Lake City offices. A group of …

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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. That appears to be the message from PlayStation’s global sales and marketing boss Jim Ryan, who told Games Industry: We had no idea that VR would play …

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HTC expands Vive availability in the US

Consumers are now able to buy the HTV Vive at more US retailers than ever before. The company has announced a large online retail expansion” that sees the virtual reality hardware become available from BestBuy.com, Walmart.com, Jet.com and B&H. These retailers mark a massive expansion of our online retail presence …

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