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Jamie Feltham

About Jamie Feltham

Senior Staff Writer with a need to bring you the latest news and best features.

Esper Updates Adds Controller Support on Gear VR

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It’s not long now until indie developer Coatsink Software launches its first title for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). That title is Esper, a port of its first-person puzzle-based videogame that debuted on the Gear VR mobile-based HMD last year. The company isn’t done with that original version, though, and recently released a new update for it that brings it in line with the upcoming PC-based version and fixes some general bugs that players have encountered. READ MORE

HTC Vive Manual Reveals USB Port for Device Connection

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There’s still a lot to learn about the HTC Vive, even if the anticipated virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) is just a few months away from launching. Unlike the Oculus Rift, creators HTC and Valve haven’t publically sold the kit’s development version, instead distributing it to studios that apply for one. As such VR fans are only just learning about some of the latest development kit’s new features as a new manual for it has been posted online. READ MORE

VRDC Session Highlight: ADR1FT Dev on ‘Challenging the Rules of VR’

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By the time both the 2016 Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) and Game Developers Conference (GDC) roll around from 14th – 18th March 2016, the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) will be just around a week away from launching. That also means that ADR1FT, the anticipated space survival adventure from Three One Zero, will also be gearing up to launch as a release title for the platform. It will no doubt be a busy time for studio founder Adam Orth, then, but that isn’t stopping him from hosting a talk at the shows. READ MORE

Epic’s VR Editor Will Be Available for Free

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Epic Games announced a big step forward for virtual reality (VR) development this week, revealing a new feature for Unreal Engine 4 editor that allows studios to create VR content from within a head-mounted display (HMD). The company hasn’t yet confirmed when it will be launching the upgrade – such information is being saved for the 2016 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March – but, when it does launch, it will be available to download for free. READ MORE

Volume Dev Thinks VR Will Be ‘massive’ for Gamers, Has All 3 HMDs

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Last year UK-based indie developer Mike Bithell announced an expansion to his latest release, stealth title known as Volume. The new update, labelled Volume: Coda, will add in support for the PlayStation VR virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) on PlayStation 4 for free and include some new levels along with compatibility for the old content. When recently asked about his feelings on VR as a whole, Bithell noted that he thought it will be ‘massive’ for the videogame community, and even revealed that he has kits for each of the major HMDs. READ MORE

Watch Epic’s Entire Unreal Editor VR Announcement

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Unreal Engine 4 creator Epic Games had a massive announcement to share with the virtual reality (VR) community yesterday. The company revealed a full VR version of its Unreal Editor, allowing developers to create VR videogames from within a head-mounted display (HMD) such as the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive. The news was revealed during a livestream from the company’s headquarters. That livestream can now be seen below. READ MORE

Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Gravity Rush

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You’re soaring through the air, piercing the sky above the floating city of Hekseville. Its inhabitants gaze up in wonder as you bring yourself to a halt, hovering just above the tallest building, the city stretching out from all angles. Suddenly there’s a scream, and monsters start to pull themselves through a portal that’s appeared on the ground. They pour out, scattering onto walls and market stools, their glowing orbs inviting you to throw yourself down and smash into them. So that’s exactly what you do. READ MORE

Legend of Luca Dev Discusses Room Transition in New Video

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Earlier in the year VRFocus reported on the reveal of A Legend of Luca, a new virtual reality (VR) videogame for the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) from Legend Studio. The title was announced through an early video taking a look at the gameplay, from which Legend Studio has gathered feedback. One area that the team found fans to comment on the most was the transition between rooms within the title. That’s something the developer has now addressed with a brand new video, seen below. READ MORE

AltspaceVR Comes to Gear VR

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All the way back in September 2015 VRFocus reported that AltspaceVR, one of the first cross-platform communication services for virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs), would be coming to Samsung and Oculus VR’s Gear VR mobile-based device. Today, AltspaceVR has finally launched on the kit, arriving in the Oculus Concepts section of the online store, where Early Access and experimental content is made available for free. READ MORE

VRDC Session Highlight: Epic Games on ‘The Making of Bullet Train’

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Epic Games has been a keen supporter for virtual reality (VR) technology with its popular Unreal Engine 4 middleware. Most recently, the company revealed a brand new tech demo for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) that was created in-house. The piece, called Bullet Storm, is regarded as one of the best experiences to use the Oculus Touch position tracked controllers, and has been shown off at events like Oculus Connect 2 and more. Next month, however, Epic Games will detail exactly how they made Bullet Train. READ MORE