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Valve's SteamVR Adds Support for Latest Oculus Rift SDK

Amidst ongoing development of Valve’s SteamVR platform, a recent update has brought support for the latest version of the Oculus Rift SDK and Runtime.<p>…

Ready Player One

Oculus 'special announcement' teased for Game Awards

Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey will make a "special announcement" during The Game Awards this week, show organizer Geoff Keighley teased in a tweet.<p>In his own tweet, Luckey said: "Really cool announcement happening at The Game Awards! (Not preorders opening)."<p>No further details are available at …

Virtual Reality

This Isn't the 'Star Wars' Virtual Reality You're Looking For

Don't fear the dark side of 360-degree video.<p>Google Cardboard — the lowest-end virtual reality headset — is the latest to fall victim to the <i>Star</i> …

Virtual Reality

Why Google Cardboard is not "poisoning the well" for VR

There is a lot of hate directed toward Google’s Cardboard VR viewer within the enthusiast community. Many point to the lack of quality when compared …

Nvidia Working On Next Generation Virtual Reality Device; The Near Eye Light Field Stereoscope, Aims To Bring It To The Market by 2018

We have been hearing for quite some time that Nvidia has been working quietly on a new generation of Virtual Reality solutions and according to …

Hands on with GameFace Labs' Latest Prototype

If you've been plugged into the Virtual Reality scene for the past two years you probably heard of GameFace Labs, a company that over the past couple …

Inside “The Bunker”: Twentieth Century Fox’s Futuristic VR Innovation Lab

In a nondescript building in L.A., Fox’s “three amigos” are helping to define Hollywood’s VR future.<p><b>Fast Company knows you’re curious about VR, but probably still have a lot of questions. That’s why we are launching a new column where our own Daniel Terdiman will answer all of your questions about</b> …

Virtual Reality

Eve Online's lore goes into VR with Gunjack, a gritty take on the Galaga formula

Your job is to aim, fire and die<p>It's a short elevator ride to work every day, with the voice of your manager telling you what to expect. One day it's cloaked ships. The next it could be a giant cruiser. Life's tough when you're manning one of the defensive guns on an illegal mining ship in deep …

Virtual Reality

Nokia Ozo Price and Release Date Coming November 30th

Nokia has sent out invites for a forthcoming event in Los Angeles on November 30th asking guests to “join us for the exclusive unveiling” of Ozo, the …

Virtual Reality

Full Version of Ocean Rift Now Available on Gear VR

For well over the past year indie developer Llyr ap Cenydd has been working on a brand new underwater virtual reality (VR) videogame named <i>Ocean Rift</i>. …

Ready Player One

VR Film Blackout Launches on Kickstarter

Filmmakers are starting to explore the possibilities of virtual reality (VR) as a viable medium with greater resolve, as the technology continues its …

Nvidia Releases GameWorks VR and DesignWorks VR SDKs

Like many others, GPU manufacturer Nvidia is betting big on the future of virtual reality (VR) technology. Over the past few years the company has …

Crytek's 'Back to Dinosaur Island' virtual reality experience is now free

Crytek has released its virtual reality tech demo <i>Back to Dinosaur Island</i> on Steam. Compatible with Oculus Rift, the experience can be downloaded now …

Virtual Reality

Oculus Story Studio

Introducing <i>Dear Angelica</i>, an official selection at Sundance Film Festival 2017.<p>Meet Henry, the Emmy award-winning hedgehog who loves to hug.

Official Samsung Gear VR Screen Capture Solution On the Way

Oculus CTO John Carmack confirmed that an official screen capture solution is on the way to Samsung’s Gear VR headset, pending a future update, in …

EA exec: We’re going to “wait and see” if there’s a market for VR

CFO compares virtual reality early adopters to limited market for Wii U, Vita.<p>With virtual reality headsets from Oculus, Valve, and Sony promised to …

Kevin Spacey picks virtual reality as next Netflix

Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey thinks virtual reality will be the next big consumer media trend, and he has a track record of getting such calls …

Virtual Reality

HTC Vive headset previewed

<b><br>Preview: Virtual reality at its best</b> <br>We had the chance to test HTC`s virtual reality (VR) device, the HTC Vive headset back in Vienna.<p><b>HTC Vive –</b> …

Lenovo plans to bundle a VR headset with its flagship smartphone

Today at a launch event in China, Lenovo unveiled its newest smartphone, the Vibe X3. The phone will look to help the company capture some of the …

This is the most beautiful virtual reality game we've ever played

No one knows how to make a beautiful game better than Ustwo, the design studio behind the hit iPhone title "Monument Valley."<p>Now Ustwo is getting into the world of virtual reality with "Land's End," a spiritual successor to "Monument Valley" developed exclusively for Samsung's Gear VR headset.<p>You …

AltspaceVR Brings Official Dungeons & Dragons to Social VR

Social virtual reality platform <i>AltspaceVR</i> have today announced they’re partnering with Wizards of the Coast, publisher of Dungeons and Dragons, to …

Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s Bold Plan For The Future Of Facebook

Facebook is firing on all cylinders. Now Mark Zuckerberg is looking to the decade ahead, from AI to VR to drones.<p><b>“Mark is fixing stuff.”</b><p>I’m killing time in the Frank Gehry–designed Building 20, whose signature feature is its soaring 434,000 square feet of open space, the latest addition to …

Carbon Fiber

4 Thoughts on Carmack's 'VrScript' from the Creator of VRML

Oculus CTO John Carmack has been working on a VR scripting environment called—simply enough—VrScript. After getting a glimpse of the environment at …

Virtual Reality

A $30 Million Bet on Virtual Reality and Iceland’s Cult Classic PC Game Eve Online

The instructions were fairly straightforward: “You just have to put it on your face and play it.” The “it,” in this case, is Eve: Valkyrie, and Adam …

PSVRStore

AMD's Layla Mah on the Future of Advanced Rendering with LiquidVR

Layla Mah is the lead architect of virtual reality and advanced rendering at AMD. She talks about AMD’s LiquidVR technology built to help bring …

Here's everything we know about Microsoft's augmented reality headset HoloLens

Rather than doubling down on mobile, Microsoft has decided to look into the future — and the result is HoloLens.<p>The headset, which has been at least three years in the making and is rumoured to be released sometime in early 2017, is all part of the new "One Windows" strategy that sees Microsoft …

This Year's Mercedes-Benz 'Future Talk' Focused On Virtual Reality

During their 2015 Future Talk event, Mercedes-Benz brought engineers, designers, scientists and journalists into a discussion about virtual reality. …

Virtual Reality

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 Will Make Super Phones

Do you believe that the phone in your pocket is good enough to use it for a next couple of years? Well, you might need to rethink on that. Qualcomm …