Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

Omega Agent Gets First Trailer

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This month sees the release of Fireproof Games’ first foray into virtual reality (VR) development with Omega Agent. The first-person jet pack-based experience is now available for the latest version of the Gear VR smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD), supporting Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 edge flagship smartphones. To celebrate the release, Fireproof Games has also revealed the first official trailer for Omega Agent, which can now be seen below. READ MORE

Entropia Universe Getting Oculus, SteamVR Support

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For the past 12 years PC videogame Entropia Universe has offered one of the largest Massively Multiplayer Online Real Cash Economy (MMORCE) experiences in the world. Players have been able to enjoy this sci-fi experience, travelling to a wide range of planets with varied gameplay, using a universal real cash system. Today the company behind the title has announced plans to fully integrate support for virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) into the title. READ MORE

Sony Talking Project Morpheus, Valve Talking VR and More at Shayla Games Jam

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Last month VRFocus reported on the news that the second Shayla Games VR Jam would be taking place from 22nd – 24th May 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The event will see a day of virtual reality (VR) dedicated talks and panels take place followed by just under 40 hours of development, with some extra talks and activities thrown in at the end. Recently the schedule for the various sessions has been announced, revealing just when the likes of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), Valve and more will be speaking. READ MORE

Northrop Grumman to Use Oculus Rift at AUVSI 2015

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Virtual reality’s (VR) applications within the military industry have been well-documented in the past, pre-dating the likes of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Despite this, the rise in popularity of consumer-level VR is causing some companies in this sector to utilise better-known VR technology. American global aerospace and defence technology company Northrop Grumman, for example, is will this week use the Oculus Rift to showcase the latest updates in its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). READ MORE

Radial-G, Glitchspace Win Game On 2.0

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Back in February 2015 VRFocus reported on the launch of a new competition from UK-based non-profit trade association TIGA. The challenge offered a handful of indie videogame developers, including those working with virtual reality (VR), a spot at an upcoming exhibition. Named Game On 2.0, the contest sought six entries that would go on to feature at the exhibition, curated by arts and learning organisation the Barbican, at the Centre for Life in Newscastle. Today, those winners have been revealed. READ MORE

Salvaged to be ‘Reborn’ as ‘SWAT-style tactical shooter’

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Many virtual reality (VR) fans will have heard of UK-based developed Opposable Games over the past few months, as the studio was responsible for hosting the South West VR Conference (SWVRC) back in February 2015. The team has also been working on its very own VR compatible videogame, Salvaged, which sadly failed a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign last year but has remained in production ever since. However, it appears that Salvaged will differ quite dramatically from what was originally seen when it’s next shown. READ MORE

Mazda Uses Oculus Rift to Showcase New Supermini

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Virtual reality (VR) is proving to be a powerful marketing tool for new films, but cars are following behind as a close second. Head-mounted displays (HMDs) have been able to give fans virtual test drives of the latest models and even tour certain production factories. Japanese outlet Mazda is the latest company to use the tech to advertise an upcoming product; the outlet recently used the Oculus Rift HMD to raise interest in its upcoming supermini, the Mazda2, in the UK. READ MORE

Retro Ronin Announces VR MMO Voxelnauts

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Few genres in the videogame industry prove as time-consuming and addictive as the massively multiplayer online (MMO) title. That makes for an interesting combination with virtual reality (VR) technology, which doesn’t suit long use sessions in its current state. That isn’t stopping some developers looking to mix the two together for improved consumer hardware, however. Retro Ronin, formerly known as MEK Entertainment, is one such developer. This week sees the studio announce Voxelnauts, a new MMO that takes inspiration from classic sci-fi story, Ready Player One. READ MORE

Valve, Dreamworks, Nvidia to Speak at SVVR Conference & Expo

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Last year saw one of the original virtual reality (VR) meetups, Silicon Vallery VR (SVVR), grow into one of the biggest events on the tech’s calendar with the SVVR Conference & Expo. The event proved to be a big success, with a range of developers and industry figureheads, including Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) creator Palmer Luckey, attending. SVVR Conference & Expo is set to return later this month, and has recently announced its schedule, revealing some key speakers and panellists that will be attending. READ MORE

Omega Agent Launches in Full for Gear VR for S6

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The reveal of Samsung’s Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) back in 2014 was supported by a high-profile mobile videogame studio, Fireproof Games. The developer revealed that it was working on Omega Agent, a new first-person experience that allows players to pilot a jetpack in VR. This month sees Omega Agent finally launch in full for the newest iteration of Gear VR, which supports the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone and its curved spin-off, the Galaxy S6 edge. READ MORE