Author Archives: Jamie Feltham

Project Morpheus to Make US Consumer Debut at PlayStation Experience

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In December 2014 Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) will host an event unlike anything the company has attempted before. The PlayStation Experience will take place on 6th and 7th November in Las Vegas, Nevada, allowing fans and press to get an early look at the videogame line-up for SCE’s PlayStation 4 console going into 2015 and beyond. As you might expect, the company will also be using the event to show off its virtual reality (VR) hardware, Project Morpheus. READ MORE

Among The Sleep’s Free DLC Dated

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One of the few full virtual reality (VR) compatible videogames to launch on Steam this year was Among the Sleep, a unique first-person horror experience from indie developer Krillbite Studio. The title, which features full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), captured the attention of videogame fans with its two-year old protagonist. Now the developer has dated the upcoming free downloadable content (DLC) for the title, and players won’t have to wait long. READ MORE

Elite: Dangerous Premiere Event Teased for Next Month

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With upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame Elite: Dangerous still hoping to release in 2014, creator Frontier Developments is running out of days to actually launch the title. The developer remains dedicated to updating the already-available Beta version of the title, which currently sits at version 3.01, but there’s no word on when the full launch might happen. That could change next month as Frontier Developments has teased the ‘Elite: Dangerous Premiere Event’. READ MORE

Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Mario Kart

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The racing genre is something of a given for virtual reality (VR) experiences. With the player seated and hands firmly locked to a steering wheel, racing videogames avoid many of the issues and limitations that other VR titles currently face. That said, it’s not a match made in heaven; Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) Head of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida earlier this year admitted that Evolution Studios’ DriveClub had now fared well with experimental VR support. The sense of speed can indeed be disorientating. But not all racing titles are about fast cars and realistic visuals. In fact, the karting genre seems perfect for a VR adaption. READ MORE

Windlands Launches Steam Greenlight Campaign

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Earlier this month indie developer Ilja Kivikangas successfully passed an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign for upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible platform and exploration title, Windlands. The title, which supports the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) raised a total of $20,473 USD having originally asked for $14,000. The developer’s crowd-sourcing isn’t stopping there, however, as Windlands has now launched a Steam Greenlight campaign seeking enough positive votes to be approved for sale on Valve’s digital PC store come launch. READ MORE

TRON: Light Cycles Released for Oculus Rift

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The iconic light cycles from the Tron movie franchise have been a popular source of inspiration for many virtual reality (VR) experiences over the past few years. Few developers have actually attempted to directly translate the experience of riding one of these neon vehicles, however. This month indie developer James Clement has done just that with the release of TRON: Light Cycles for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). READ MORE

VR Puzzle Title Nix Wins Off The Map 2014 Award with CryEngine 3

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The 2014 GameCity festival is currently running across Nottingham, UK, with plenty for virtual reality (VR) enthusiasts to see and do. But if hands-on with the likes of Pixel Rift and Smash Hit Plunder isn’t enough then perhaps you should turn your attention to Nix, a new VR compatible puzzle experience that has today been announced the winner of the 2014 Off The Map competition held by the British Library, Crytek and GameCity itself. READ MORE

World of Diving Gets Halloween-Themed Content

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Indie developer Vertigo Games has supplied a steady stream of new content for the Early Access version of its virtual reality (VR) compatible diving title, World of Diving, since its launch. Updates have ranged from historic wrecks to some more imaginative levels, giving fans plenty to explore. Today the developer has released new content to celebrate Halloween, some of which will be available for a limited time only. READ MORE

Tekken Creator ‘First to Raise Hand’ to Work With Project Morpheus

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Virtual reality (VR) fans may remember Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2014 for Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) controversial unveiling of Summer Lesson, a new demo for the Project Morpheus head-mounted display (HMD) on PlayStation 4. Following its reveal the demo from Tekken creator Katsuhiro Harada quickly came under fire for its content in which players interacted with a school girl, seemingly trying to place her in provocative positions. The demo’s intended showing on the TGS show floor was soon cancelled. It may not have proved popular, then, but Harada still thinks highly of Project Morpheus itself. READ MORE

Preview: The Hum

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An empty city lies in ruins. Torn apart by a war of technology with an extra-terrestrial race its citizens never saw coming, the loneliness is as crippling as the oppressive control from the watchmen. Circulating above offering your only source of light as they patrol the streets looking for stragglers left behind in the desolate mess of concrete and steel, all that’s left to do is survive. READ MORE