Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

VR Shooter Beaturret Launches

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An intriguing new virtual reality (VR) compatible title from Lunchbox Studios has recently been released onto the official Oculus VR Share Beta. That title is Beaturret, a ‘small’ shooter experience that utilises the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) and its head-tracking technology. The experience can currently be downloaded for free on PC over on the official Oculus VR’s software portal. READ MORE

VR Survival Title One Last Day Launches Steam Greenlight Campaign

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This week sees the arrival of a new virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame on Valve’s Steam Greenlight service from indie developer Bloodwolf Studio. That title is One Last Day, a first-person survival experience that features support for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD). The title hopes to secure enough positive votes to be approved for sale on Valve’s digital store come full release on PC. READ MORE

Pixar Technical Director Heads to Oculus

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Oculus VR’s high-profile hiring spree seems to have slowed somewhat over the past few months. While the company continues to advertise positions in the wake of its $2 billion USD acquisition by Facebook, the constant stream of updates on new appointments has undoubtedly been quieter since the arrival of Jason Rubin, Oculus VR’s new head of worldwide studios, which was announced at E3 2014 in June. This week however sees the company take on a former Pixar technical director. READ MORE

Elite: Dangerous Heading to Eurogamer Expo

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2014′s Eurogamer Expo in London is already set to be a surprisingly robust show for virtual reality (VR) when it takes place from 25th – 28th September. Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) creator Oculus VR will have its own stand at the show, while VR compatible titles such as War Thunder will also be on display. Now another VR title has been added to the event’s lineup in the form of Frontier Development’s anticipated space combat experience, Elite: Dangerous. READ MORE

Innovative Exploration Title Kira Released for Oculus Rift

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Exploration titles are a popular genre for virtual reality (VR) adaptions for obvious reasons. Many simply ask players to use an Xbox 360 controller as they traverse environments, inspecting every tiny detail. Now a new VR exploration title, Kira, has arrived, bringing with it an innovative new means of exploring these environments with the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD). READ MORE

Sony: Consistent Hardware ‘Very Important’ to VR

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Much talk has been made of the limitations of the PlayStation 4 when it comes to the Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). While Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) latest console is undoubtedly powerful, ever-advancing, flexible PC hardware suggests that the company may struggle to keep up with the likes of the Oculus VR HMD. According to SCE however, consistent hardware is ‘very important’ to VR. READ MORE

Vanguard V Demo Launches on Oculus Share

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Indie developer Justin Moravetz has provided plenty of opportunities for VR enthusiasts to sample his upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame, Vanguard V, which is currently running a Kickstarter campaign. The demo for the rail shooter title has come to both PC and mobile platforms during the course of the campaign, and is compatible with the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display on the former and smartphone-based VR HMDs for the latter. Now the demo has arrived on a new platform. READ MORE

Kôna Dev Aiming for PlayStation 4 Version with Morpheus Support

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Undoubtedly one of the more interesting virtual reality (VR) compatible Kickstarter projects right now, Kôna is bringing fresh landscapes and ideas to adventure videogames. The Northern Quebec-set title is currently hoping to reach a $40,000 CAD goal to release the first of four episodes on PC, Mac and Linux with support for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD). According to developer Parabole, a PlayStation 4 version with support for Project Morpheus is also possible. READ MORE

Oculus Creator on Consumer Kit: ‘I guess you could almost say it’s done’

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Even following the first shipments of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMD) second development kit (DK2), many questions have been raised over the release of the first consumer version of the device (CV1). The company has remained tight-lipped over just when we might see the final design and when it might be released, but it does at least know what that design will be. READ MORE

New Private Eye Demo Due this Weekend

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Private Eye, the virtual reality (VR) compatible title that casts players as a private investigator Sam Sunderland in 1950′s New York. Indie developer Jake Slack and his team had previously promised that demo for the experience, which supports the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD), would be coming soon. Now Slack has confirmed that it will launch this weekend. READ MORE