Virtual reality, a dream of science fiction writers for decades, is the closest to a true reality than it’s ever been. Multiple headsets are on sale to consumers, and while some aren’t exactly affordable to the common person, such as the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift, and others work better than others,the upcoming…
Oculus has been under enormous pressure in recent weeks over an unexpected decision to prevent competing headsets from playing Oculus games, but the company appears to have reversed course.
Oculus didn’t just launch their Rift VR headset back in March—they also launched a software interface and an online store. The software functions similarly to Steam or GOG, working as a store, a social network, a game library and launching pad. It desperately needs an upgrade.
There’s a window in one of the corners of Ubisoft’s massive E3 booth, and through it you can see people playing the new Star Trek Bridge Crew virtual reality game.
The debate over “exclusive” Oculus Rift games reached a new pitch yesterday. The catalyst: Serious Sam VR, and the question of whether Oculus is attempting to buy up exclusivity for in-development games.
Here’s Wilson’s Heart, a noir VR game from Twisted Pixel. It’s coming to Oculus Rift in 2017.
SUPERHOT VR gets a new Oculus Touch trailer. Should be pretty cool—the non-VR game is great—though I’ll be curious whether or not you can move around within levels. They call it a “complete new title” and say it’ll debut with Oculus Touch later this year.
Earlier today, Bethesda announced that a special virtual reality version of Fallout 4 was coming to the HTC Vive. Which seemed a weird thing to say, since not many games are ever announced just for that particular VR platform.
While Ubisoft isn’t showing off the insides of the Star Trek bridge simulator it’s creating with developer Red Storm Entertainment until Monday, they do have a few details to go along with this picture of Geordi, Seven of Nine and New Bones freaking out with headsets on.
Your head controls the camera floating just behind 1920s adventurer Victor Howard, star of the new virtual reality Antarctic action game Edge of Nowhere. The white wilderness is all around you.
A new software update for the Oculus Rift VR headset that was supposed to “curb piracy and protect games and apps that developers have worked so hard to make” has actually had the opposite effect. Whoops.
Last month we reported on Revive, a proof-of-concept compatibility layer that allowed games exclusive to the Oculus Rift to be played using the HTC Vive headset. This week’s Oculus app update took steps to ensure that trick doesn’t work anymore.
For the past couple of years, British studio Fire Panda have been working on something that might just sell a few VR headsets to those not currently interested in games: small virtual tours through some of Studio Ghibli’s most famous movies.
Even though Oculus is woefully behind in shipping Rift pre-orders to customers, the company has courted more controversy by moving forward with its retail plans, which includes letting people buy Rifts at places like Best Buy.
A first-person magic dueling game. A third-person, Altered Beast-style brawler. An Antarctic horror adventure. The developers at Insomniac Games, one of the most reliable console studios of the past decade, plan to release a trio of virtual reality games this year, all published by Oculus Rift and exclusive to the PC…
Three weeks ago, the future arrived. A week later, the future arrived again. Two hotly anticipated virtual reality headsets came out in the space of seven days. That’s a lot of future!
Any game you play on the HTC Vive will work with the Oculus Rift. But the Rift has some games that are supposed to only run on Facebook’s VR headset. Or, should I say, had.
Oculus has finally updated the shipping estimates for lots of Rift pre-orders, and it’s not good news: lots of people have been delayed by a month or more. Personally, my “April” order suddenly jumped to “mid-June.” Bummer.
The Oculus Rift is starting to ship, and we’re pretty happy with it. While it’s cool, like any interesting gadget, it’s worth looking through the Terms of Service, because there are some worrisome things included.