The Latest in Virtual Reality

Ever since the first images of The Last Guardian were shown to audiences, it has captured the hearts of gamers across the globe, and now the heartwarming tale from Team Ico is heading to virtual reality (VR), starting with a new VR demo. The Last Guardian puts the player in control of a young boy trying to escape from an ancient castle and the guards who inhabit it. He finds and befriends a mysterious feathered creature, More >>
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
The Ghost Train amusement park ride concept has existed for decades, with a huge number of variants existing all over the world, and spawning its own amusement park sub-genre of the ‘dark ride'. Documentary filmmaker Joel Zika is creating a virtual reality (VR) documentary showing his experiences with rides in this genre. The VR documentary has been structured as a TV show, going by the title American Dark Ride. The project was funded by enthusiastic supporters More >>
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
Killing Floor: Incursion screenshot
When Tripwire Interactive launched its first-person shooter (FPS) Killing Floor: Incursion on Oculus Rift in August the title made quite an impact. It quickly saw a port to HTC Vive a few months later and now the studio has confirmed a PlayStation VR version is in the works with some exclusive timed content. In Killing Floor: Incursion, players take on the role of an elite Horzine Security Forces soldier as they team up with allies to More >>
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
For the past couple of years, the Sundance Film Festival has shown its willingness to engage with new types of media, including virtual reality (VR), 360-degree video and other types of immersive media. This continues with the Sundance New Frontier Program, which will be featuring a new project from 1stAveMachine. The latest VR project from 1stAveMachine is a CGI animated film called Battlescar, starring acclaimed actress Rosario Dawson and directed by filmmakers Nico Casavecchia and Martin More >>
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
Having a state-of-the-art volumetric and 3D capture studio doesn't come easy. However when it came to the setting up Dimension Studio, it only took about a year. It lead to Dimension Studio being opened on the 24th October 2017, in London through the partnership of Hammerhead VR, Digital Catapult and Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Studio. Harnessing six years of Microsoft research and one of the only three of such studios globally, Dimension Studio is the More >>
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
If the HTC's Black Friday deal wasn't attractive enough to convince you into finally grabbing that Vive headset you've been eyeing, Amazon is ‘reviving' the $600 Black Friday deal today and throwing in a $100 Amazon gift card. For $600, the bundle contains everything advertised in the Black Friday deal, including an HTC Vive headset, controllers, basestations, Deluxe Audio Strap, and a copy of Fallout 4 VR. Also in the bundle comes the standard copy of Google's More >>
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
The depths of the Earth's oceans are still mostly a mystery to us, and there have already been several virtual reality (VR) titles that explore the seas, varying in tone from serious to comedic. VR content creators Curiscope have now launched its own VR experience to take a closer look at the creatures of the ocean, Operation Apex. Operation Apex expands on the work done in the first immersive work Curiscope produced, called Great White Sharks, More >>
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
We've seen from previous updates that the development team behind giant robot simulator VRobot are a group of unashamed geeks, having created homages to Transformers and Marvel's Thor as part of content updates. Going a step further is the latest patch, which takes inspiration from a galaxy far, far away. To celebrate the imminent release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the team at Luden.Io are introducing a new update to city-smashing title VRobot that puts More >>
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
After announcing the company sold over 2 million PSVR headsets to date, Sony is now lowering the price of one of its latest bundles to just $200, which includes PlayStation VR, PS Camera, and a copy of Gran Turismo Sport (2017). While the bundle admittedly contains the older PlayStation VR headset, which recently saw a hardware refresh that included integrated audio, slimmer cable, and HDR passthrough, the deal represents the lowest we've ever seen PSVR go. More >>
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
It has been noted before that the immersiveness of virtual reality (VR) allows for a deeper level of interaction that allows for a greater potential to affect the emotions of the user. Australian-based VR company Liminal VR is working with the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health to use the immersive properties of VR to engage in colour emotion research. Traditional research into the effects of colour on the human brain and emotions has been More >>
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

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