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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 Games CEO on VR Editor: ‘This is a start of a real revolution’

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Epic Games revealed a brand new asset set to be made available to the virtual reality (VR) development community yesterday, VR Editor. Using Unreal Engine 4, developers are able to step inside their creation with VR Editor’s VR Mode and edit the content in real-time. Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, sees this as a huge achievement for Epic Games and the start of something big. 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

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

Consumer VR Conference Heading to Canada, Discount Code Inside

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Virtual reality (VR) expos, events and shows are taking place all across countries like the USA and UK, but what about Canada? A handful of events are held throughout the year, but Archiact has recently announced what it hopes will be a major show to take place this May. The company will be hosting the Consumer VR conference (CVR) at the Convention Centre in Vancouver on 14th May 2016. The show will offer attendees the chance to go hands-on with major head-mounted displays (HMDs) such as the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Gear VR. READ MORE