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Beginning of the End – Latest Oculus SDK Version Drops Support for Go
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:14:46 +0000
The end for Oculus Go is nigh. The latest Oculus SDK (v19/1.51) no longer supports the company’s first true standalone VR headset. The company says in the SDK’s developer release notes that both Unity and Unreal Engine support for Oculus Go has officially been dropped. Facebook says developers can still use Oculus Integration v18.0 or […]

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‘Firefox Reality’ VR Web Browser Comes to PC in Preview Version
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:56:37 +0000
Firefox Reality, Mozilla’s made-for-VR web browser, has been available on standalone devices for some time now, featuring support for Oculus Quest, Oculus Go, HTC Vive Focus, and Pico standalones. Now Mozilla has brought its WebXR-capable browser to PC VR headsets with its new PC Preview version. Like with its standalone headset variant, Firefox Reality PC […]

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‘STRIDE’ to Release This Month in Early Access, New Gameplay Highlights Creative Parkour Movement
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:09:32 +0000
STRIDE is a Mirror’s Edge inspired VR parkour action game with an impressive locomotion system that we really hope plays as good as it looks. Developer Joy Way announced today that the game will launch in Early Access later this month with additional updates coming “in short succession.” A new gameplay video shows the game’s […]

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‘Star Wars: Vader Immortal’ PSVR Release Date Set for August 25th
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:45:18 +0000
Star Wars: Vader Immortal, a well regarded narrative action game first released as an Oculus exclusive, was earlier this year announced for PSVR. Now the Star Wars: Vader Immortal PSVR release date is confirmed for August 25th. Originally released as three individual ‘episodes’ on Oculus headsets, it was surprising, considering the ‘Oculus exclusive’ status, when we learned […]

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PSVR Support Announced for ‘Hitman III’ on PS4 & PS5, Launching January 2021
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:24:14 +0000
Hitman III, the next game in the long running stealth action franchise, has been confirmed to include optional PSVR support for the entire game and World of Assassination trilogy. Today developer IO Interactive announced that Hitman III will include optional VR support which will allow PSVR players to play the entire World of Assassination trilogy. The game […]

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Wolf3D Raises $1.3M to Further Support Its Cross-game Avatar Platform
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:00:48 +0000
Wolf3D, a Tallinn, Estonia-based 3D scanning and avatar company, has raised $1.3 million in its latest funding round, something it says will help further improve its cross-game avatar platform. The investment round includes support by Trind Ventures, Presto Ventures, Koha Capital, Spring Capital, Contriber Ventures, and various angel investors. This brings the company’s overall funding to $2.8 […]

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Vive Cosmos Rated Least Accurate Among Top Headsets in Controller Tracking Test
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:44:16 +0000
Ever wonder how VR tracking systems really stack up? A research and engineering group called the Virtual Dimension Center (VDC) in Fellbach, Germany conducted a study recently that reveals just how accurate some of the top VR headset’s are when it comes to tracking their respective motion controllers. When most people compare VR tracking accuracy, […]

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FeetSaber Mod Basically Turns ‘Beat Saber’ into ‘Dance Dance Revolution’
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 05:44:15 +0000
Beat Saber has often been described as being ‘like Dance Dance Revolution but for VR’, and it seems that couldn’t have been more prophetic, because here we are with the FeetSaber mod which basically turns the game into DDR. Beyond its ‘easy to learn hard to master’ gameplay, Beat Saber’s extensive community of track makers and modders are […]

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‘Yupitergrad’ is a Wacky Soviet-Flavored Adventure with Spider-Man-style Locomotion
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:54:13 +0000
Take one part Soviet retrofuture, add in the swinging locomotion scheme from Marvel’s Spider-Man, and dust it liberally with the cel-shaded visual style from Borderlands and you might just have Yupitergrad, an upcoming VR game that promises to let you swing through adventure, puzzles, and plenty of opportunity for self-deprecating slavic humor. Yupitergrad puts you in the boots of […]

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VR Native Combat Flight Sim ‘VTOL VR’ Launches Out of Early Access, Teases Multiplayer
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 09:11:31 +0000
While there’s a handful of VR-compatible flight simulator games out there, few of them are made from the ground up for VR—and none quite like VTOL VR. Originally launched in Early Access in 2017, the 1.0 version of the game has finally been cleared for takeoff. VTOL VR is a made-for-VR combat flight simulator. What sets […]

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Index Stock Check – Manufacturing Looks to be Ramping as Backorders Shrink
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 05:17:41 +0000
Like other headsets, the Valve Index has been in high demand but limited supply due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While we’ve seen stock of Oculus Quest and Rift starting to return over the two months or so, Index has been backordered globally. Though it’s still backordered, we’re seeing the first strong signal that Index stock starting […]

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Someone Remade Disneyland’s Classic Indiana Jones Ride in VR with ‘Dreams’
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:37:17 +0000
Dreams (2020), the VR-compatible game-maker tool suite, has unleashed a ton of creativity since it launched on PS4 earlier this year. You may be (very wisely) planning on skipping the trip to Disneyland this summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a head-first dive into the classic Indiana Jones ride with the help of Dreams PSVR […]

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Applications for Oculus Launch Pad 2020 Developer Program Now Open
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:29:14 +0000
Oculus has now opened applications for this year’s Launch Pad program, which aims to give a select number of developers from diverse backgrounds some hands-on support with their VR projects. Launch Pad 2020 is set to invite up to 100 participants to what the company calls a “virtual boot camp” this September. Oculus says development […]

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Analysis: Steam Hangs on to VR Surge Four Months After ‘Half-Life: Alyx Launch’
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:03:16 +0000
Half-Life: Alyx led to a huge leap in VR usage on Steam when it launched back in March. Four months later, there’s nearly as many VR headsets on Steam as there were right after the game’s launch. Each month Valve collects info from Steam users to determine some baseline statistics about what kind of hardware and […]

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Kat VR Secures $1.6M in Kickstarter Funding for Its Consumer-grade VR Treadmill
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:00:09 +0000
Kat VR, the China-based company behind the original Kat Walk VR treadmill Kickstarter in 2015, has concluded its latest crowdfunding campaign, this time bringing a consumer-focused VR treadmill ‘Kat Walk C’ to market. Update (August 3rd, 2020): The Kickstarter for KAT Walk C has successfully concluded with a whopping $1.66 million in funding. Less than 24 hours […]

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