Tag Archives: Oculus Rift

Kôna Dev Aiming for PlayStation 4 Version with Morpheus Support

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Undoubtedly one of the more interesting virtual reality (VR) compatible Kickstarter projects right now, Kôna is bringing fresh landscapes and ideas to adventure videogames. The Northern Quebec-set title is currently hoping to reach a $40,000 CAD goal to release the first of four episodes on PC, Mac and Linux with support for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD). According to developer Parabole, a PlayStation 4 version with support for Project Morpheus is also possible. READ MORE

Oculus Creator on Consumer Kit: ‘I guess you could almost say it’s done’

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Even following the first shipments of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMD) second development kit (DK2), many questions have been raised over the release of the first consumer version of the device (CV1). The company has remained tight-lipped over just when we might see the final design and when it might be released, but it does at least know what that design will be. READ MORE

New Private Eye Demo Due this Weekend

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Private Eye, the virtual reality (VR) compatible title that casts players as a private investigator Sam Sunderland in 1950′s New York. Indie developer Jake Slack and his team had previously promised that demo for the experience, which supports the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD), would be coming soon. Now Slack has confirmed that it will launch this weekend. READ MORE

VR vs. Post-Gamescom 2014

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Going into Gamescom 2014, it was anyone’s guess as to just how large a role virtual reality (VR) would play at the show. Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) still didn’t quite seem ready to lift the lid on its Project Morpheus VR head-mounted display (HMD) and Oculus VR is just over a month away from its very own event, Oculus Connect, where more news on the Oculus Rift VR HMD is likely to be shared. Still, you could depend upon a range of developers currently working with either headset to talk a little bit more about their exciting projects. READ MORE

Oculus Expresses Concern Over Project Morpheus Investment and Hardware Limitations

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Oculus VR is quite rightly seen as the driving force behind the revival of the virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The company’s Oculus Rift VR HMD has led the charge for the technology over the past few years, bringing us to a point in which competitors such as Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) Project Morpheus VR HMD for PlayStation 4 have started to appear. In the past, the company has expressed excitement over names such as SCE getting involved with the technology. Last week at Gamescom 2014 however, it touched upon some of its concerns. READ MORE

SUPERHOT Devs Release One Year Anniversary Retrospective

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SUPERHOT may have only passed its Kickstarter campaign in June 2014, but the much-anticipated virtual reality (VR) compatible first-person shooter (FPS) has been in development for much longer than that. In fact, today marks the one-year anniversary of when the title started development as an entry into a 7 Day First-Person Shooter challenge, long before it raised over $250,000 USD in crowd-funding. To celebrate, the team has released a one-year anniversary video, recapping the journey so far. READ MORE

Knights Of Sidonia Gets VR Experience for Japanese Festival

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Even at this early stage, anime is no stranger to virtual reality (VR). While some indie developers have created labours of love that bring their favourite films and TV series to life, other companies have created more official experiences that bring fans closer to their favorite scenes and characters than ever before. Now a new experience based on Knights of Sidonia have been revealed, and falls into the latter of these two categories. READ MORE

Cyber Space Virtual Ride Releases for Oculus Rift

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The Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) is in no short supply of rollercoaster simulators. The device has enjoyed a range of experimental virtual rides over the past year that seek to replicate the thrill of theme park attractions. This month sees the release of another ride-based experience, though not for a traditional coaster. That experience is Cyber Space. READ MORE

Oculus Rift Beats Project Morpheus and More at Gamescom Awards

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Both Oculus VR and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) have made a point of their friendly relationship while developing their respective virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMD). That said, it was inevitable that, eventually, the Oculus Rift VR HMD and Project Morpheus VR HMD would be pitted against each other in some form. The first example of this arose last week at the Gamescom 2014 awards, where the two went head-to-head in the Best Hardware category, with Oculus VR’s kit coming out on top. READ MORE

Minecraft Creator ‘over’ Facebook and Oculus Deal, Carmack Offers to Port Title

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As many will know, social network giant Facebook announced plans to acquire Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) creator Oculus VR in March 2014. At the time the deal was met with something of a negative reaction from many VR enthusiasts, which wasn’t helped when Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson revealed that he had cancelled plans for a VR compatible version of his hit videogame in the wake of the announcement. Five months on and it seems as if Persson has come to terms with the deal. READ MORE