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NVIDIA Showcasing HTC Vive at Gamescom, Official Booth Revealed

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This week sees Gamescom get underway in Cologne, Germany. Virtual reality (VR) fans have a lot to look forward to, with titles such as Pollen and Kôna set to be on display. On the hardware side, HTC will be taking its anticipated head-mounted display (HMD), the HTC Vive, to the show for the public to get some time with. Slots to see the kit are already completely used up but. Those that missed out shouldn’t despair, however, as NVIDIA is offering a few more chances to see the kit at the show. READ MORE

No Man’s Sky VR Support Brought Up Again

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Last week VRFocus reported on rumours that virtual reality (VR) support for Hello Games’ anticipated first-person exploration title, No Man’s Sky, was possible. Studio founder Sean Murrary noted that he didn’t know what he was ‘allowed to say’ when it comes to possible support for both the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus head-mounted displays (HMDs). The restrictive nature of the answer suggested that perhaps support could happen. Since then, Murray has provided another similar answer to that same question, adding fuel to the fire. READ MORE

Pixel Ripped Dev Talks 1989, Future Episodes and More

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Indie developers Ana Ribeiro and Stef Keegan are currently running a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for an anticipated virtual reality (VR) videogame known as Pixel Ripped. Originally starting out as Pixel Rift, this unique experience has been a long-time coming, allowing players to step back into the past with the Gear VR mobile head-mounted display (HMD) and, further down the line, the Oculus Rift. VRFocus recently spoke to Ribeiro herself about the project and its ambitions. READ MORE

Climax Studios Has 3 Potential VR Projects, All for Different Formats

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UK-based developer Climax Studios hasn’t wasted any time getting involved with the virtual reality (VR) industry. Earlier in the year the team released its first VR title, Bandit Six, onto the Gear VR mobile head-mounted display (HMD). Just months later and its already preparing a sequel, Bandit Six: Salvo, once again for release on Gear VR. Don’t expect that to be the last you hear from the Climax Studios’ VR efforts, however, as it has 3 other titles in the works for a potential release. READ MORE

Climax Studios Welcomes More HMDs To The Fold

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As we enter further in to the second half of 2015 and in turn closer to the release dates of the major virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMD) their availability to developers becomes ever more easy.  In addition to that more VR devices are being announced and released. Both these factors combine so that whilst it is easier for studios and content creators to get their hands on VR kit the options and possible platforms to support increase ever more also. Depending upon your point of view that could be construed as a bad thing, but if you’re a big fan of VR there’s plenty for you to try out. READ MORE

ID@Xbox Expands: Windows 10, Windows Phone & HoloLens

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The ID@Xbox programme was designed as a way to enable smaller developers and indie studios to bring their existing and original titles to the Xbox One without requiring the aid of a publishing deal. Many successful titles have launched through the programme and so Microsoft are unsurprisingly looking to expand it to other formats under their ‘Universal Windows Platform’ umbrella. This includes Windows 10, Windows Phones and, in time, HoloLens. READ MORE