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Samsung Gear VR has sold 5m units

Samsung revealed yesterday it has shipped five million units of its Gear VR headset since launch. The announcement was made during Samsung’s press conference at CES 2017, by Samsung Electronics America’s president Tim Baxter. He also said that users have watched over 10m hours of video on Gear VR. The …

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Crytek’s Robinson: The Journey hits Oculus Rift next month

One of VR’s poster boys will final be released in the next few weeks. Robinson: The Journey, from troubled developer Crytek, has been given a January release date by the company. It will launch exclusively on the Oculus Rift. Leveraging the immersive power of VR, Robinson: The Journey invites players …

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The Dragon, Cancer dev releases new title for Google Daydream

Numinous Studios has surprised by the industry by releasing its second game out of the blue. It’s called Untethered and, perhaps more surprisingly, is exclusive to the Google Daydream VR system. It’s best described as a mystery game with a comic twist and has players speaking to people calling into …

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YouTube VR now supports PlayStation VR

Owners of PS4’s BR headset are now able to stream and enjoy the service’s 360 degree videos. YouTube version 1.09, which seems to be slowly rolling out, allows users to select between ‘normal’ or ‘PSVR’ versions of the app at launch. Once updated the peripheral becomes compatible with the range …

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Thumper adds Vive and Oculus VR support

One of the year’s most underrated titles has expanded its virtual reality support to two other systems. At launch rhythm action game Thumper supported only PlayStation VR, despite also being available on PC. The game has now been updated, however, to support VR on both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. …

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G2A is developing a VR game

Online key reseller G2A has confirmed plans to branch out into games development. PCGamesN reports that its first title will be a VR game called Blunt Force. It’s set in World War II but also features an overlapping peaceful exploration game” set before the conflict. Basically it’s part walking simulator …

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Nintendo patent hints at Switch VR

Platform holder Nintendo has constantly dampened hopes of a move into VR, but a new patent could perhaps hint at a change of strategy. One of many US patent applications for Switch spotted by Neogaf points to a device that would effectively allow Switch to follow the smartphone VR model …

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Iribe vacates role as Oculus CEO

Oculus has divided itself into separate PC and mobile divisions, with CEO Brendan Iribe stepping down as part of the changes. Iribe will head up the new PC business, while former Microsoft man Jon Thomason, who joined the company in August, will lead its mobile operations. Both founder Palmer Luckey …

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