Tag Archives: Oculus Rift

SVVR Holiday Party Announced, Line-up Revealed


It’s been a big year for the Silicion Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR) group, which has grown from the occasional meetup to one of the more prominent events for the VR industry. Back in May 2014 the group hosted the first professional consumer VR conference at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Next month the group will return this location to host the SVVR Holiday Party, featuring a line-up of presentations from VR software and hardware developers. READ MORE

Unity 4.6 Coming This Week


The wait for the full release of the Unity 5 videogame development engine remains ongoing but the company continues to update Unity 4 in the meantime. Now the company has confirmed that the latest version of the engine, Unity 4.6, will be seeing a public release this week, with further updates and patches to be rolled out across the remainder of 2015. With its release, Unity 4.6 will become the default version of the engine. READ MORE

Gunner, Crystal Rift & Smash Hit Plunder Join VR in a Bar Tonight


Tonight sees virtual reality (VR) developers and enthusiasts gather under one roof once more for another VR in a Bar event at the Scenario Bar in London, UK. Kicking off at 19:30 GMT, attendees will be able to get their hands on some of the latest VR titles on head-mounted displays (HMD) such as the Oculus Rift, Gear VR and Durovis Dive as well as chat with developers to find out more about the technology. Now the full line-up for VR in a Bar has been revealed. READ MORE

Omnifinity Reveals Oculus Rift Integration with Omnideck 6 360 Degree Treadmill


When it comes to simulating walking and running within a virtual reality (VR) experience, omni-directional treadmills such as the Cyberith Virtualizer and Virtuix Omni are hoping to lead the way. However this week sees a new entry into this market as Omnifinity has detailed its Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) integration with the Omnideck 6, the latest iteration of the company’s unique 360 degree treadmill that functions very differently to these other devices. READ MORE

Elite: Dangerous Launches Official Companion App


Last weekend saw Frontier Developments host the Elite: Dangerous Premiere Event, a fan-driven celebration of both the Elite series and the imminent launch of the anticipated title on 16th December 2014. The show played host to the reveal of plenty of new footage about the title as well as interviews with the developers and fan community. The developer also used the event to launch an official companion app for Elite: Dangerous, which is available now via the iOS operating system (OS). READ MORE

Little Arrow’s I Man Ogre VR Music Video Launches


Virtual reality (VR) technology has already been used from some interesting musical experiments and projects. Artists such as Beck and Coldplay have offered 360 degree videos of live experiences as has Sir Paul McCartney, while developers such as Harmonix are creating unique music-based VR titles. This week sees the launch of a new 360 degree music video, featuring the song I Man Ogre as performed by Welsh band Little Arrow. READ MORE

New Crystal Rift Screenshot Revealed


Indie developers Jon Hibbins and Nick Pittom are currently busy pushing to raise funds for their ongoing Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible dungeon-crawling adventure, Crystal Rift. The pair are hoping to raise £4,000 GBP by 12th December 2014 in order to aid development of the title. This week a fresh look at the experience has been offered in the form of a new screenshot, which can be seen below. READ MORE

Narcosis Dev Shares Fresh Look


It’s been a long time since the development team behind upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame Narcosis, now known as Honor Code, Inc., has provided an update on the title. VRFocus last spoke to the studio all the way back at the 2014 Game Developer Conference in March, where it confirmed that it was hoping to bring the title to PlayStation 4 with support for the Project Morpheus head-mounted display (HMD) alongside the PC title, which supports the Oculus Rift HMD. It’s still yet to be confirmed if this version will happen, but the title has this week released a new trailer for the experience. READ MORE

VR Twin-Stick Shooter Super Zomboy Z Launches Prototype


Most virtual reality (VR) action videogames try to immerse the player in assuming the role of the protagonist from a first-person perspective. Some developers however are instead opting to utilise a third-person perspective, as seen in the likes of VR platform title Lucky’s Tale. Another title that can be added to that list this week is Super Zomboy Z from indie developer noowanda. The experience has recently launched a prototype version for those interested to check out. READ MORE

Radial-G Early Access Trailer Reveals New Features


After a long journey, it’s nearly time for Tammeka Games to launch the pre-release version of its upcoming sci-fi racing videogame, Radial-G, on Steam’s Early Access system. The virtual reality (VR) compatible title will be arriving on 11th December 2014 with full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Now the developer has released a trailer for the Early Access release online, which can be seen below. READ MORE