Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) is to showcase the Project Morpheus PlayStation 4 virtual reality (VR) headset at a developer event in London next week. The company will be talking about the new device to an audience of videogame developers at the Dolby Lounge in Soho, London…

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Indie developer Nick Pittom has confirmed that his upcoming virtual reality (VR) project, a virtual adaption of the bus stop scene from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro, is ‘moving into final stages’ of development. Pittom, also known as Red of Paw, confirmed as much to VRFocus, suggesting…

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An indie developer has created and released a new virtual reality (VR) Unreal Engine 4 demo that takes players on a miniature rollercoaster ride across a virtual living room. The experience can be downloaded for free over on the official Oculus VR forums and can only be…

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Facebook, the social networking giant that is set to purchase virtual reality (VR) specialists Oculus VR, has revealed that it is ‘excited’ about the prospect of mixing VR with movies. The company’s VP of mobile engineering Cory Ondrejka said as much in a keynote presentation at the…

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Indie developer Frostfire Games has released an early version of its virtual reality (VR) space combat title Spindrift onto the official Oculus VR Share Beta. The title can be downloaded for free over on the portal, which hosts a range of VR experiences for users to try…

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Indie developer Fallen Planet Studios has released its virtual reality (VR) horror experience, Affected, onto the Oculus VR Share Beta. The title, which features support for the Oculus Rift VR headset, can be downloaded for free on PC either there or through the official website. A Mac…

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An indie developer has released a unique virtual reality (VR) experience onto the Oculus VR Share Beta, based on dark theme park rides. Named Nightstation Ride One, the demo sits users in an indoor train ride and takes them on a surreal journey. The experience can be…

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Indie developer Brink 3D has launched both Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight campaigns for its upcoming first-person shooter (FPS), C.R.E.E.P.S. The former is hoping to raise $50,000 CAD to fund development of the title. It also includes a stretch goal of $200,000 to include support for the Oculus…

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Virtuix has confirmed that it has developed a modified version of its Omni platform that allows players to crouch while using the omni directional motion control device. The company confirmed as much to VRFocus, revealing that the modified kit had been developed as a university project and…

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Loading Human is being championed as one of the first ‘true’ videogame experiences coming to virtual reality (VR) headsets at the time of their consumer launch. The development team at Untold Games are well aware of the prestige that is being pre-emptively placed upon their product, and…

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