The Latest in Virtual Reality

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is ensuring its new PlayStation 4 Pro console can handle whatever 4K content users will be able to throw at it with a new media player update that's set to go live tomorrow. This will also include playback of 4K virtual reality (VR) video content for PlayStation VR. With the update PlayStation 4 Pro will be able to handle 4K videos in mp4 format saved on a users USB stick or home More >>
Mon, Mar 27, 2017
Tactai
Tactai, a specialist in creating life-like touch for virtual reality (VR), has announced its been awarded the Phase I & II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Technology Enhancement for Commercial Partnerships funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The funding – which totals over $1,000,000 USD – came from a proposal called: “Touch and feel virtual objects with life-like realism.” Tactai will use the funds to continue development of its Tactai Touch interface and Haptic More >>
Mon, Mar 27, 2017
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Over the last few months Oculus has gone through several internal changes, with the previous heads of the company moving to different roles whilst fresh blood has been brought in by parent company, Facebook. That trend continues with the recent reveal that Apple veteran, Michael Hillman, has been appointed as head of Oculus hardware. Bloomberg reports that Hillman has been hired to push the company's virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), Oculus Rift, into the More >>
Mon, Mar 27, 2017
HP India has launched a new facility that brings virtual reality (VR) to cinema customers at the Mall of India in Noida. The new VR lounge was created in partnership between PVR Cinemas, and is part of the PVR ECX multiplex complex. Customers who buy a cinema ticket at PVR ECX will be able to experience a range of immersive VR content in genres such as science-fiction, horror and drama. The lounge will be free to More >>
Mon, Mar 27, 2017
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If you've been putting off purchasing Oculus Touch for your Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) Microsoft might just have an enticing deal for you. For a limited time, if you order the motion controllers through the Microsoft Store you'll get Rock Band VR for free. Continuing Oculus and Microsoft's long term collaboration, the latter made the promotional announcement today enabling those that buy the controllers online or in store to receive the newly released title completely More >>
Mon, Mar 27, 2017
In-game advertisement (IGA) is a pretty divisive issue; on one hand it provides needed incentive to developers who otherwise wouldn't have the funds, on the other hand its … advertisement, something most people try to avoid on principle. Now that virtual reality is coming to a wider audience, it seems the medium is mature enough to open the conversation about funding games with ads, something HTC is letting developers enable in a big way with More >>
Mon, Mar 27, 2017
Amazon continues to expand. In addition to its bookstores and grocery stores, Amazon has also begun looking into going into business with appliance and furniture stores, only with a technological twist – using augmented reality (AR). According to reports from the New York Times, Amazon is considering setting up electronics stores in shopping centres and high streets that would bare some resemblance to Apple Stores. The interesting innovation comes in the form of allowing customers to More >>
Mon, Mar 27, 2017
Today Twisted Pixel, the developer behind psychological thriller Wilson's Heart, has announced a release date and price for the experience. Originally announced during E3 2016 in June, Wilson's Heart will launch on 25th April 2017, priced at $39.99 USD exclusive to Oculus Rift and Touch. Wilson's Heart is a first-person thriller putting players in the body of Robert Wilson, a 1940's hospital patient who makes a grim discovery upon waking up. His heart has been replaced More >>
Mon, Mar 27, 2017
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While many are discussing the next iteration of the HTC Vive, HTC itself is looking to expand the development network for the existing device. In addition to a series of new partnerships announced earlier today, the virtual reality (VR) product manufacturer has announced a new bundle aimed at large development studios and consumer-facing businesses. Intended to ‘serve the needs of the entertainment, enterprise and education markets', the HTC Vive Group Edition Bundle (set to be known More >>
Mon, Mar 27, 2017
Raising a Rukus
The Virtual Reality Company (VRC) has announced that its working on an original virtual reality (VR) animated series to all major VR platforms called Raising A Rukus. The animated series will be about the adventures of a brother and sister and their dog, Rukus. Robert Stromberg, winner of two Academy Awards and current Chief Creative Officer of VRC is producing the new immersive series. “VRC's vision for ‘Raising a Rukus' was to create an experience that allows More >>
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

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