The Latest in Virtual Reality

Golem, a forthcoming PSVR title that's been in the works since 2015, has resurfaced this weekend at Sony's PSX event. Developer Highwire Games, an indie studio founded by Bungie veterans Marty O'Donnell and Jaime Griesemer, revealed that the game is due to launch on March 13th and showed new gameplay footage during an interview at PSX. Golem was first announced way back in 2015, and after surfacing briefly in 2016, few concrete details have emerged from More >>
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
Ready Player One, the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline, is getting turned into a movie by none other than Steven Spielberg. As the movie's March 2018 release date approaches, the first full trailer debuted today. Cline has also confirmed work on a sequel to the novel. Ready Player One follows the story of Wade Watts, an orphan whose life is centered around a virtual reality metaverse called Oasis. As it turns out, the creator of the More >>
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
Developers Xreal Games quietly launched its cyberpunk virtual reality (VR) shooter A-Tech Cybernetic into early access earlier this year, but now the development team think its ready for a wider audience. A-Tech Cybernetic is a VR first-person shooter set inside the walls of a futuristic biomedical company where you must fight off an invasion of mutants. Xreal Games say that all action is controlled by real-life body movement that allows for an intuitive control set-up for More >>
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
Location-based virtual reality (VR) centres are beginning to pop up all over the world, but one of the places that very quickly embraced the new technology was Japan. One of the biggest VR locations is VR Zone Shinjuku, which has just launched its newest VR attraction, Ghost in the Shell: Arise Stealth Hounds. The launch of the new attraction allows for a closer look at how the VR experience works and what content it contains. Ghost More >>
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
The variety of roles available in the field of immersive technologies mean that every week when we come to discussing them in The VR Job Hub there's always something – be in in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) or mixed reality (MR) – that takes us by surprise. So, what new beginnings await this week? Check out the list below to see if there's something that sparks your interest. Location Company Role Link Wellington, New Zealand Weta Workshop Ltd Game Animator Click More >>
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
Christmas is creeping up on us. Are you looking for the perfect gift for a videogaming loved one? Or perhaps you are just searching for something to keep your mind off the unpleasent weather and stress of the holiday period? Either way, here are a selection of deals for virtual reality (VR) titles on Steam for your perusal. Project CARS 2 Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift This popular and well-regarded racing title received a new content patch More >>
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
One of the current criticisms towards high-end virtual reality (VR) systems is the presents of cords and wires that are needed to transmit power and data to the head-mounted display. A number of wireless systems are in development, and some have been released. Amimon have now revealed a new technology for wireless VR and mixed reality (MR) systems. Amimon have patented a wireless system for transmitted HD-quality video with zero latency. The system uses the 5GHz More >>
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
Dead Effect 2 VR screenshot
Foot-powered virtual reality (VR) motion controller 3dRudder offers different control options to VR users who have limited mobility, or who have restricted space to enjoy room-scale VR. An increasing number of VR titles are introducing support for the device, a list which now includes Dead Effect 2 VR. Dead Effect 2 VR is a sci-fi shooter that draws inspiration from videogames such as the Dead Space series and classic sci-fi horror film Event Horizon. Players find More >>
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
After mini-game collection Wonderglade proved a success on the Google Daydream platform, developers Resolution Games have turned its attention to the Samsung Gear VR to deliver fast-paced mini-gaming action to that platform as well. Wonderglade was launched on Google Daydream last year, where it was very successful, consistently maintaining a high star rating from users. The title is a collection of mini-games themed around a carnival. The Samsung Gear VR version will feature Gear VR controller More >>
Sat, Dec 09, 2017
Firewall Zero Hour is an upcoming team-based, tactical multiplayer FPS for PlayStation VR from First Contact Entertainment, the makers of Rom: Extraction (2016). The game, which pits two teams of mercenaries against each other in objective-based attack/defend missions, is coming exclusively to PlayStation VR in 2018. Revealed on stage at PlayStation Experience 2017, the multiplayer shooter features 4v4 matches using either the DualShock 4 controller or PS Aim. No mention was made of PS Move support. More >>
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

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