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Crystal Rift Gets Oculus SDK 0.7 Support and More in a New Update

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Last month UK-based developer Psytec Games took its anticipated upcoming virtual reality (VR) adventure title, Crystal Rift, to the EGX consumer show in the UK. This marked the title’s first public showing on the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD), attracting huge queues as 4 kits were set up and tracked by 2 SteamVR Lighthouse boxes. But the company hasn’t forgotten about its original support for the Oculus Rift HMD on PC. To that end, Psytec Games has today launched an update for Early Access version of Crystal Rift that adds support for the latest version of Oculus VR’s software development kit (SDK). READ MORE

Palmer Luckey: VR ‘unlikely’ to be ‘hugely mainstream’ by 2020


While there are plenty of virtual reality (VR) fans ready for the consumer launch of the technology early next year, just how well the first head-mounted displays (HMDs) perform on the market remains a mystery. The Oculus Rift, for example, impresses just about everyone that tries it, but the $1,500 USD price range for both the kit and a PC to run it is likely to be a huge barrier for entry. But, in these early days, that’s not necessarily a problem according to the device’s creator and Oculus VR founder, Palmer Luckey. READ MORE

Preview: Job Simulator on HTC Vive – Chef’s Kitchen

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Owlchemy Labs has been a keen supporter of virtual reality (VR) for a number of years, with AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaCULUS!!!, the Oculus Rift compatible edition of AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome, being one of the first titles to officially support the head-mounted display (HMD) on Steam. The studio’s next VR venture however, Job Simulator, will be going in a different direction as it’s set to be offered as a launch title for the Valve and HTC collaboration: the HTC Vive. READ MORE

Starship’s VR Social Network vTime Gets First Video and Images


Back in August 2015 it was revealed that Starship, a new UK-based developer working with virtual reality (VR) technology, is developing a new mobile VR social network named vTime. Headed to Samsung and Oculus VR’s Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) as well as other mobile-based kits such as Google Cardboard, the experience will allow for friends to meet up online, talk and share VR content. Today, the first video and images of vTime have been revealed, and can be seen below. READ MORE

Frontier Has Unsuccessfully Tried to Add Oculus 0.7 Support to Elite: Dangerous

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It’s been a rough few weeks for Oculus Rift and Elite: Dangerous fans. Those that own the virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display’s (HMD’s) second development kit (DK2) have been enjoying support for Frontier Development’s popular space simulation all year, but the developer recently confirmed it would not be supporting the tech’s newest software development kit (SDK), 0.7. Fans can of course still play with older versions of the SDK, but this prevents them updating to the latest edition and playing other compatible titles. Today, however, Frontier Developments has provided an update on where it stands with Oculus Rift support right now. READ MORE

V.E.C.T. Greenlit on Steam, Gets Release Window

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Earlier in the year VRFocus reported on the launch of a Steam Greenlight campaign for a new virtual reality (VR) compatible shooter by the name of V.E.C.T., developed by indie studio Cepheid Games. The developer also launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding attempt for the title, though it fell short of raising its goal of $9,000 USD. That doesn’t seem to be slowing the developer down however, as it has today announced that V.E.C.T. has passed its Steam Greenlight campaign and will be arriving on PC in the near future. READ MORE