Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

VR Multiplayer Horse Combat Title Valiant Launches Demo, Greenlight Campaign

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With virtual reality (VR) technology still limited in terms of input and motion, some of the most immersive experiences involve the played being seated both in-game and out. This has allowed for some of the best examples of VR’s potential based on racing, space simulation and flight combat. Now it’s time for horse combat, delivered in the form of Valiant, a new VR title from Offpeak Games. This week sees the launch of both a demo and Steam Greenlight campaign for this unique multiplayer experience. READ MORE

New Oculus Rift Title Pits Players Against Arachnophobia

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Virtual reality (VR) technology has been linked to treating phobias in the past though few developers have tackled a specific fear that many face in everyday life; arachnophobia, a fear of spiders. This month sees Ignis VR launch an experience carrying that same name that targets this issue. Arachnophobia is compatible with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) and dares users to step out of their comfort zone when it comes to dealing with spiders. READ MORE

Chrysler Oculus Rift Experience Builds a Car Around Viewer

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Virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMD) have proved to be something of a hit with car manufacturers. Last month Abarth revealed a digital tour of its factory in Turin, Italy using the Oculus Rift HMD and just last week Volvo showcased a virtual test drive using the Google Cardboard HMD. Now it’s Chrysler’s turn to reveal a VR promotional experience, in which viewers will have one of the company’s cars built around them. READ MORE

Elite: Dangerous Gamma 1.02 Update to Fix Oculus Rift Support

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Yesterday VRFocus reported that the most recent update for the Gamma version of virtual reality (VR) compatible space simulation title Elite: Dangerous had broken its support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). A thread appearing on the title’s official forum revealed widespread reports of a lighting issue that was causing problems. As expected, developer Frontier Developments has already noted the issue and will be releasing a fix for it today as part of its Gamma 1.02 update that also brings several other tweaks, fixes and updates. READ MORE

360Abyss Allows Underwater VR Filming at Depths of 1,000 Metres

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360 degree video cameras are quickly becoming popular thanks to the anticipation of head-mounted displays (HMD) such as the Oculus Rift that allow users to watch virtual reality (VR) videos. In the past month Samsung has revealed its own Project Beyond camera for the Gear VR HMD while cinematic VR company Jaunt has released its first 360 degree video shot with its own camera. Now 360Heros, a company specialising in these types of videos, has revealed a new 360 degree video camera system designed for use underwater. READ MORE

Kôna Dev Met With Sony & Talking to Microsoft, ‘good chance’ of PS4 Version With Morpheus Support

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It’s been a short while now since indie developer Parabole has offered an update on its virtual reality (VR) compatible adventure videogame, Kôna. The developer ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for the title earlier in 2014 to bring it to PC, Mac and Linux with support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). The campaign fell short of a stretch goal for a PlayStation 4 version of the title with support for the Project Morpheus HMD. Despite this, the developer has revealed that there is still a ‘good chance’ Kôna will reach the console with VR support. READ MORE

Zero Point Discounted on Steam

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Late last month visual technology start up group Condition One launched its first virtual reality (VR) film in Zero Point, a documentary detailing the history of the technology and viewable with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Its release has seemingly kick-started a wave of new VR movie projects, with further launches of titles such as 11:57 and the reveal of projects like Hell Mountain. Those who are yet to watch Zero Point will soon be able to pick it up as part of Steam’ autumn sale. READ MORE

War of Words Dev Talks Visualising War, VR Poetry, BBC Support

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It’s possible to talk about what virtual reality (VR) can do for certain media for days on end. Obviously videogames are the focus at this point in time, though movies are starting to become more prominent. Then there’s music, where certain artists are dabbling with the technology. But what about arguably the most creative medium of them all? What about poetry? READ MORE

Radial-G Gets New Screenshots as Steam Page Goes Live

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It isn’t long now until fans of the anticipated virtual reality (VR) sci-fi racing title Radial-G will be able to get their hands on it. Indie developer Tammeka Games is set to launch an Early Access version of the Oculus Rift compatible videogame on 11th December 2014, with the first full version expected to hit shortly thereafter. This week the Steam page for the title has officially opened. To celebrate, Tammeka Games has released a new batch of screenshots, which can now be seen below. READ MORE

Crystal Rift Greenlit on Steam

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The Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for John Hibbins and Nick Pittom’s Crystal Rift remains ongoing but the developers do have another campaign success to celebrate this week. Crystal Rift has passed its Steam Greenlight run, meaning the virtual reality (VR) compatible title will be sold on Valve’s digital PC store come full release next year. When it does launch, the title will feature full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). READ MORE