Tag Archives: Oculus Rift

EVE Fanfest 2016 Promises ‘A larger presence for virtual reality’

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EVE Fanfest has become a regular highlight in the annual event calendar for fans of EVE Online and the catalogue of associated titles, not least in the past few years for the virtual reality (VR) community with the birth and subsequent growth of EVE: Valkyrie. Next year’s event, set to take place 21st – 23rd April 2016, promises to deliver even more on that front as EVE: Valkyrie takes ‘its next steps as a premier VR platform launch game’. READ MORE

Salvaged Greenlit

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Last week VRFocus reported on the news that UK-based Opposable Games has launched a Steam Greenlight campaign for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible tactical action videogame, Salvaged. The campaign was looking to raise enough positive votes in order to approve the title for sale on Steam itself. The effort has clear paid off; Salvaged has now passed the campaign in just a week of originally going online. READ MORE

New To VR: Get Up Close & Personal With Pollution In River Eco Conservation

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We’ve seen virtual reality (VR) be used for all sorts of things, not just entertainment of course. For instance recently on VRFocus we’ve seen a trend begin to develop for VR to be used as a marketing tool, whether through imagery of the technology or using the technology itself. Of course VR isn’t just about having fun or making a moment; many creators also use it to teach or to illustrate a point as well. READ MORE

New War Thunder Update Brings More Tanks, Levels and Modes

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Russian developer Gaijin Entertainment is ready to release the next major update for its virtual reality (VR) compatible World War II-era massively multiplayer online (MMO) action title, War Thunder. The studio has today released update 1.51 for the PC and PlayStation 4 videogame, bringing a host of new features to the experience, which can currently be played with an Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). READ MORE

Space Hulk: Deathwing Still has Potential for VR

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Focus Home Interactive’s Space Hulk: Deathwing has had a question mark over its head for more than a year now. Will the videogame support virtual reality (VR)? An early technical demonstration suggested that the potential for experiencing the Warhammer 40,000 inspired universe was great, however the team developing the videogame at Streum On Studios have been very quiet about their intentions. That was until last month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, where VRFocus caught up with the team. READ MORE

Oculus Fighting for OculusRift.com Domain, Report Suggests

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Given that the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display’s (HMD’s) first reveal was around three years ago, one might assume that creator Oculus VR had a handle on all major domain names for its kit. That’s not quite the case, however. One of the most obvious domain names for the company, oculusrift.com, is actually owned by a group of fans. However, it appears that Oculus VR itself is now fighting to get ownership of that name, with the fan site having recently been taken offline. READ MORE

Zuckerberg: VR Experiences ‘to become the norm’

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Facebook made clear its confidence in the future of virtual reality (VR) in 2014 when it purchased Oculus VR for some $2 billion USD. The potential benefits of combining the popular social network and the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) were immediately obvious. It’s been a quiet year for Facebook and VR since then, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently noted that he expects the technology to ‘become the norm’ in the future. READ MORE

GDC Survey Finds European VR Devs Favour Oculus Rift

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Videogame developers working with virtual reality (VR) technology have been able to get their hands on development kits for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) for almost three years now. The Project Morpheus HMD for PlayStation 4 is just over a year old and Valve’s HTC Vive only recently started to ship to studios, while a total of 118,930 second development kits (DK2s) for the Oculus Rift have been sold. It’s no surprise, then, to learn that Oculus VR it currently dominating when it comes to VR development popularity. READ MORE