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German Ratings Board Rates Project Morpheus Title Higher in HMD Than On Screen

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It’s very possible that virtual reality (VR) technology will be a source of huge controversy when the industry inevitably arrives at a point of total immersion. New action experiences could allow players to realistically handle deadly weapons while horror titles will become much more convincing. Just how these issues will be resolved will be interesting to follow, although it could be that higher age restrictions are put in place. In fact, the German Rating Board has already put this approach into practice. READ MORE

Sony Providing ‘An Update’ on Project Morpheus at GDC 2015

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The 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC) was a significant event for the virtual reality (VR) industry. Not only did Oculus VR reveal the second development kit (DK2) for its Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) but Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced its Project Morpheus HMD for PlayStation 4. In the year that’s followed there has been little new information about the device other than a handful of new videogame announcements. That said, it appears as if the company will be bringing Project Morpheus back to GDC 2015 to at least some degree, providing fans with ‘An Update’ on the device. READ MORE

Dying Light Dev Talks Oculus Rift Support, Integration Challenges and More

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Next week is a big week for Polish videogame developer Techland. The team will launch one of the first big releases of 2015 in first-person action title, Dying Light. That said there’s still plenty of work to be done as last year the developer announced its intentions to deliver a virtual reality (VR) version of the title later down the line. Recently VRFocus spoke to Techland’s Maciej Binkowski about that eventual release. READ MORE

nDreams Talks $2.75 Million Investment, Balancing VR Development and More

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There’s a lot of money being invested into all sorts of virtual reality (VR) companies right now. One of the biggest funding rounds in recent memory was announced this morning as UK based developer nDreams revealed that it had just raised some $2.75 million USD in investments from Mercia Technologies PLC. VRFocus recently spoke to nDreams CEO Patrick O’Luanaigh about the news and its upcoming slate of VR titles. READ MORE

The Assembly, Gunner Dev Raises $2.75 Million to Expand VR Work

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UK-based developer nDreams is betting big on virtual reality (VR). The studio has at least three VR titles in development at the moment, including Gunner and Perfect Beach for Samsung’s Gear VR smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD) and The Assembly for the Oculus Rift PC HMD and Project Morpheus PlayStation 4 HMD. It’s no wonder why the studio recently labelled itself a ‘name to be reckoned with’ in VR, then. It’s also one of the reasons that the company has just completed a new investment round, raising some $2.75 million USD/£1.75 million GBP. READ MORE

Project CARS Gets ‘Start Your Engines’ Trailer

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The launch of Slightly Mad Studios’ anticipated virtual reality (VR) compatible racing title, Project CARS, is nearing. The Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) supported videogame suffered a delay towards the end of 2014, pushing its release back into March 2015. Now that its release is closing in once more the developer has released a brand new trailer for the title. Dubbed ‘Start Your Engines’, the trailer can currently be seen below. READ MORE

Sony Discussing VR at GDC 2015

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The 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC) last March proved to be a significant event for virtual reality (VR). Not only did Oculus VR reveal the next iteration of its development kit for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), the DK2, but Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced its own VR HMD for PlayStation 4, Project Morpheus. With that in mind there’s hope that this year’s event, which takes place on 2nd – 6th March, will prove to be even bigger for the technology. It certainly seems as if SCE will be bringing VR to the event to at least some degree. READ MORE

nDreams: The Assembly is ‘alive and kicking’, New Info Coming Soon

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It’s been a while since the virtual reality (VR) community has heard from The Assembly, the first-person adventure title heading to the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) on PC and Project Morpheus HMD on PlayStation 4. The videogame was announced at E3 2014 but, aside from a few appearances at VR meetups, hasn’t really been seen since. However the developer has recently assured VRFocus that the title is ‘very much alive and kicking’ and could potentially be making an appearance in the near future. READ MORE

Oculus Creator: Sony ‘doing a good job’ with Project Morpheus

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Since its reveal in March 2014 Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) for PlayStation 4 has shared a friendly relationship with the Oculus Rift VR HMD for PC. The companies behind the two kits have been largely eager to demonstrate a sense of cooperation over competition. That hasn’t always been the case; Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey has expressed concerns over Project Morpheus before, but now it seems as if the Oculus Rift creator is feeling a lot more positive about SCE’s device. READ MORE

Project Morpheus in 2015: Are These Titles Coming to the HMD?

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Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) is taking a cautious approach to the Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) for PlayStation 4. Despite a successful reveal earlier in the year, the company remains tight-lipped on when and even if the device will release, as well as providing details on any updated prototypes. 2014 was ultimately a quiet year for the kit, then, with the Oculus Rift PC HMD undeniably continuing to lead the charge for the VR industry. Hopefully 2015 is the year that SCE pushes Project Morpheus with new details and announcements. That said, you might be able to guess what some of those reveals will be already. READ MORE