Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

Crystal Rift Gets Oculus SDK 0.7 Support and More in a New Update

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Last month UK-based developer Psytec Games took its anticipated upcoming virtual reality (VR) adventure title, Crystal Rift, to the EGX consumer show in the UK. This marked the title’s first public showing on the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD), attracting huge queues as 4 kits were set up and tracked by 2 SteamVR Lighthouse boxes. But the company hasn’t forgotten about its original support for the Oculus Rift HMD on PC. To that end, Psytec Games has today launched an update for Early Access version of Crystal Rift that adds support for the latest version of Oculus VR’s software development kit (SDK). READ MORE

Coatsink Confirms ‘New environments, new mechanics’ for Esper 2


Revealed at the recent Oculus Connect 2 event in September, virtual reality (VR) title Esper 2 has now had some more details revealed by its UK developer Coatsink Software. In a Q and A session posted on the studios website, Paul Crabb the Chief Creative Officer and game design lead on Esper and Esper 2, discusses the sequel and some of the new ideas the team are working on. READ MORE

Side-Kick Games Working on 10 VR Titles, Reveals New Advisory Board


Virtual reality (VR) fans may be familiar with Side-Kick Games, a developer and publisher of numerous videogames that’s starting to focus on the technology. The company has already revealed a VR port of one of its most popular titles, Romans From Mars, for the Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) in Romans 360. Today, the company is announcing a big expansion into VR, revealing a new advisory board of experienced industry members and the launch of a new office in Newport Beach, California. READ MORE

Palmer Luckey: VR ‘unlikely’ to be ‘hugely mainstream’ by 2020


While there are plenty of virtual reality (VR) fans ready for the consumer launch of the technology early next year, just how well the first head-mounted displays (HMDs) perform on the market remains a mystery. The Oculus Rift, for example, impresses just about everyone that tries it, but the $1,500 USD price range for both the kit and a PC to run it is likely to be a huge barrier for entry. But, in these early days, that’s not necessarily a problem according to the device’s creator and Oculus VR founder, Palmer Luckey. READ MORE

Sony: An ‘overwhelming’ Number of People Say They’d Buy PlayStation VR

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Consumer virtual reality (VR) technology will finally reach the market this year with the Gear VR and HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMDs) and expand in 2016 with the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. But, while the devices may finally find their way onto store shelves, the VR community is well aware that they likely won’t be a huge success out of the gate thanks to factors such as price. That said, Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE’s) has recently stated that it has heard from an ‘overwhelming’ amount of people that they would buy PlayStation VR after trying it. READ MORE

Jaunt VR Aims for Fashion Market with InStyle Collaboration


Cutting edge technology is never usually seen as fashionable. Companies may try to create products that are athesticly pleasing by enlisting designers for their experience. Virtual reality (VR) company, Jaunt VR a 360 degree video group that has spent the past year releasing a wide range of new content that is compatible with head-mounted displays (HMDs), has now teamed up with fashion magazine InStyle. READ MORE

Loading Human Running at 75fps on PS4 and PSVR


Indie developer Untold Games is currently working on what has to be one of the longest running virtual reality (VR) titles in development, Loading Human. The project was announced in early 2014 when the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) was still shipping its first development kit (DK1) and has since been crowd-funded and announced support for another HMD, PlayStation VR. Of course, this means that the title is on its way to the PlayStation 4 consoles too, and Untold Games is currently managing a 75fps framerate on the platform. READ MORE