Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

Elite: Dangerous Dev Misses Most Wanted, Studio of the Year at Golden Joysticks

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Despite huge anticipation for the upcoming release of Elite: Dangerous, the title has missed out on securing the Most Wanted award at this year’s Golden Joystick Awards in London, UK. The developer faced stiff completion from the likes of Evolve, Halo 5: Guardians and overall winner The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. At the same time developer Frontier Developments also missed out on winning the Studio of the Year award.

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Oculus Rift Beats Project Morpheus For Innovation of the Year

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The Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) for PC and Project Morpheus HMD for PlayStation 4 aren’t really seen as rivals at this early stage in the VR industry’s revival. In fact, it’s only in award ceremonies that the two are truly being pitted against each other. Today sees the Oculus Rift secure another win over the Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) made device. READ MORE

Loading Human Coming to Three Events in Coming Weeks

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Indie developer Untold Games has been hard at work on its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible adventure videogame Loading Human since it passed a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign earlier in 2014. The developer now keeps fans in the loop by issuing bi-weekly updates on its Kickstarter campaign page, letting them know how development is progressing as the team moves towards launch. Recently the studio revealed its upcoming event schedule, revealing where Loading Human will be on display over the coming weeks. READ MORE

PHOBOS Gets New Screenshots

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Earlier in the month VRFocus reported on the launch of an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign for a unique new virtual reality (VR) experience named PHOBOS. Developer PsyTech LLC is lookign to raise $25,000 USD for the experience, which simulates certain scenarios to help users confront common phobias. The campaign was recently updated with a brand new batch of screenshots, which can now be seen below. READ MORE

Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Mass Effect

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You stare out at the galaxy. Hundreds of planets are strung out for as far as you can see. Each one presents a whole new landscape, atmosphere, civilisation and culture to become immersed in. You think over your next destination as the sound of consoles clicking and virtual keyboards tapping surrounds you. Members of your squad brush shoulders with you as they head to the armoury. The cockpit and pilot rest at the end of the corridor in front of you. This is your ship to command and your galaxy to explore. READ MORE

neotopia Developer Looking to Support Project Morpheus

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Last month it was announced that Home, Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) social platform for the PlayStation 3, would be shutting down in the near future. It hasn’t taken long for developers to put forth their own concepts for spiritual successors on SCE’s latest console, the PlayStation 4. Indie team madmunki is one such developer and is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for neotopia, a virtual world developed with Unreal Engine 4 that could support the Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). READ MORE

VR Audio Tool Phonon 3D Releases Demo

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Virtual reality (VR) developers should consider sound design as important a part of creating a sense of presence in a VR experience as visuals. It’s essential that the distance and location of sounds be accurately portrayed for players to truly believe that they have stepped into another world. With that in mind, Impulsonic has released a demo for its upcoming VR audio development tool, Phonon 3D. READ MORE

Virtualizer to Work with Mobile HMDs, Company ‘Stunned’ By Gear VR

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The team at Cyberith has been working hard on its Virtualizer omni-directional treadmill for virtual reality (VR) experiences since raising over $350,000 USD on Kickstarter earlier this year. The company has been keeping fans in the loop with newsletters about the device’s progress since then, and has today confirmed an intriguing piece of information that will bring the kit to other VR head-mounted displays (HMD) alongside the Oculus Rift. READ MORE