There are a host of new, free virtual reality (VR) experiences currently available over on the official Oculus VR Share Beta. The page is essentially a software portal for small VR experiences for those looking to experiment with their Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Among the most recent releases is Particles!, a small demo from indie developer LazerMan47 that is compatible with the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2). READ MORE
Virtual reality (VR) fans that have played indie developer Krillbite Studio’s Among the Sleep have been waiting patiently for an update to the title’s Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) support. The first-person horror experience has supported the first development kit (DK1) since its launch in mid-2014, stating that it would add in support for the second development kit (DK2) if the title ‘performs well’. It certainly seems as if the title has sold enough to warrant the update, as the developer has this week released a beta build with DK2 support. READ MORE
Following the release of VRBits’ NightTime Terrors, the company has unveiled new screenshots. The title takes place within a child’s nightmare in which the player must destroy the twisted toys. NightTime Terrors is compatible with the second development kit (DK2) of Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).
SpaceVR is a new idea aimed a bringing a unique experience to people. The aim is to send a 360 degree camera into space to film the inside and outside of the International Space Station (ISS). Back on Earth people will be able to enjoy the content using virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs), smartphones and PCs.
Yesterday saw the world-famous Sundance Film Festival kick off in Park City, Utah, USA. Filmmakers and fans from across the globe are gathering until 1st February 2015 to discuss the medium as well as watch some of the latest ground-breaking works. Virtual reality (VR) movies are featuring in full force, with a total of nine different experiences running on head-mounted displays (HMD). Not only that but Oculus Rift HMD creator Oculus VR itself will be at the event and even sitting in on one of the main VR panels. READ MORE
Earlier this week Russia-based indie developer Nival launched a demo for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) experience, InMind VR. Said demo can currently be downloaded for free over on the Steam digital store and features full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Now the first trailer for the title has arrived, which can currently be seen below. READ MORE
This weekend sees the first of many of 2015′s PAX events take place in PAX South, which is running in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Leading up to the show there has been some speculation that Borderlands developer Gearbox Software might be showcasing something in virtual reality (VR), although it remains to be seen if that’s the case. There are a handful of other VR titles on display at this weekend’s event, though, making it a worthwhile trip for anyone hoping to get a look at the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). READ MORE
Oculus VR’s free software development kits (SDK) for creating virtual reality (VR) experiences with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) have been fairly all-inclusive with their supported software and systems. However, starting with the release of the next update, the company will begin to start phasing out support for one version of Microsoft’s DirectX collection of application programming interfaces, DirectX 9. READ MORE