Category Archives: Field of View

HTC Vive: The Story So Far

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Every E3 seems to have an overarching theme, be it the rise of new consoles, the arrival of new ways to play, or the way in which the announcements and reveals made reflect the current state of the videogame industry. With this year’s edition of the biggest show in videogames now just weeks away, it certainly feels as if it’s virtual reality’s (VR’s) turn to be the hot topic. This is, after all, the last E3 before true consumer head-mounted displays (HMDs) are released, with the Oculus Rift, Project Morpheus, HTC Vive and Gear VR all launching before next year’s show rolls around. READ MORE

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 Shows VR at its Most Humanising, Empowering and Emotive

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Sheffield has been invaded. Doc/Fest 2015, a six-day celebration of documentaries of all shapes and sizes, has taken hold of the city. Step off of the train and into the heart of festival and you’ll have a hard time finding an area that isn’t branded with its bold logo. It can be seen either waved high on banners, plastered on bus stops or on bags strapped around the shoulders of creators and fans as they scramble from one screening to the next. This is a show that recognises the best in documentary making, highlighting important and striking works that inform, involve and empower, and Sheffield is clearly – and rightly – proud to be its host. READ MORE

Gear VR: The Story So Far

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Every E3 seems to have an overarching theme, be it the rise of new consoles, the arrival of new ways to play, or the way in which the announcements and reveals made reflect the current state of the videogame industry. With this year’s edition of the biggest show in videogames now just weeks away, it certainly feels as if it’s virtual reality’s (VR’s) turn to be the hot topic. This is, after all, the last E3 before true consumer head-mounted displays (HMDs) are released, with the Oculus Rift, Project Morpheus, HTC Vive and Gear VR all launching before next year’s show rolls around. READ MORE

VR Theories and Predictions

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I am a game designer before anything else and when I first saw a virtual reality (VR) headset in our studio, I had very high hopes. I got to try out an early Oculus Rift and despite its low resolution, I was inspired with all the potential that devices like that could produce. Since then, our team at Creative Assembly dabbled in VR with Alien: Isolation and produced a demo with Oculus to show at events and trade shows. READ MORE

Project Morpheus: The Story So Far

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Every E3 seems to have an overarching theme, be it the rise of new consoles, the arrival of new ways to play, or the way in which the announcements and reveals made reflect the current state of the videogame industry. With this year’s edition of the biggest show in videogames now just weeks away, it certainly feels as if it’s virtual reality’s (VR’s) turn to be the hot topic. This is, after all, the last E3 before true consumer head-mounted displays (HMDs) are released, with the Oculus Rift, Project Morpheus, HTC Vive and Gear VR all launching before next year’s show rolls around. READ MORE

Oculus Rift: The Story So Far

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Every E3 seems to have an overarching theme, be it the rise of new consoles, the arrival of new ways to play, or the way in which the announcements and reveals made reflect the current state of the videogame industry. With this year’s edition of the biggest show in videogames now just weeks away, it certainly feels as if it’s virtual reality’s (VR’s) turn to be the hot topic. This is, after all, the last E3 before true consumer head-mounted displays (HMDs) are released, with the Oculus Rift, Project Morpheus, HTC Vive and Gear VR all launching before next year’s show rolls around. READ MORE

Gear VR for S6: Refinement over Revolution

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The launch of the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 followed the debut of the latest addition to the technology vendor’s flagship smartphone series sooner than most would have expected. Keen to position the device as a pioneer in the mobile virtual reality (VR) space, Samsung and Oculus have already proven Gear VR offers a comfortable experience with the Note 4, and here with the newer handset that has not changed. READ MORE

UK Devs and More React to Oculus Rift Release Date

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The Oculus Rift release date has finally been narrowed down, closing in on a date that’s been highly sought after since 2012. Just about everyone working with VR has had something to say about that release date. VRFocus has already heard the thoughts and opinions of several companies and figureheads working within the space, and today offers many more from some of the UK’s leading teams. READ MORE

From Starved to Spoiled: Oculus, Valve and Sony Prepare for War in 2016

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A quiet 6th May morning, mere weeks away from E3 2015, might seem like a strange time to reveal a release window for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift, and yet here we are. After two and a half years of questions, theories and speculation, we now know that Oculus VR will launch the head-mounted display (HMD) that started the technology’s revival in the first three months of 2016. The news has been made in a somewhat quiet fashion; no on-stage reveal or mammoth blog post here; just a short, sharp update to let everyone know. READ MORE