If you’ve ever seen Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway, you’re already quite aware that it’s a 360-experience in itself. But now you can get even closer to the magic from a centre stage view that’ll have you feeling like it’s the first time again. »
AltspaceVR is a small virtual reality company that wants you to communicate with friends and family as a virtual avatar, kind of like a 3D version of Skype. But around this time last year, the company decided to take that idea a step further—it wanted to bring Dungeons & Dragons to virtual reality. »
Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games is bringing an on-rails rollercoaster horror game to PlayStation VR called Until Dawn: Rush of Blood. Sony’s said its VR headset should launch sometime next year. »
Whenever PlayStation VR launches next year, it’ll have Volume: Coda, a spin off of this year’s slick stealth game, as a launch title. Set after the events of Volume, it features 30 levels and brand-new characters. The original game is being modified to work in VR, too. »
In its latest annual earnings report, Square Enix talks about revitalizing its lineup by taking “IP developed for earlier game consoles and [recreating] it for the latest consoles, while also developing versions for play on smart devices.” The company also mentions plans to explore “VR and other new platforms.”
QUOTE | “It doesn’t matter what it will cost. If it costs too much this week it will cost the right amount a year from now.” - Oculus head of worldwide studios Jason Rubin, talking about why he’s a great believer in the future of VR despite the initial costs. »
You won’t be shocked to learn that watching Bernie Sanders shout about email is not virtual reality’s killer app. I watched Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate on my Gear VR, using Next VR in the Oculus store, and the aesthetic experience was markedly worse than watching the debate on TV, like a normal… »
At Oculus Connect today, the company announced video apps, including Netflix and Twitch, and confirmed Minecraft is getting proper VR support in 2016. An updated Gear VR, compatible with all 2015 Samsung phones, hits in November for $99, but no word on a price or release date for the Rift...yet. »
PlayStation VR may be the only way I ever want to play Final Fantasy XIV—so long as they work out some of the real world kinks. »
Ghost in the Shell has always been about futuristic stuff, so seeing it in 3D in a planetarium-like dome was rather fitting.
At Gamescom a few weeks ago, I had an appointment to see Oculus to try out the soon-to-be-released retail version of the Rift, which I was interested to see but not exactly zinging with excitement about.
Want to experience VR without waiting for an Oculus Rift? Google Cardboard can turn your Android phone into a DIY virtual reality headset, and you can get your own from eBay today for just $5. Once you’ve locked in your order, start downloading some compatible apps! [Google Cardboard Valencia VR Headset, $5] … »
Oculus has a incredible product: a headset that can make you feel like you’re in another world. With its upcoming motion controllers, Oculus Touch, you can even reach out and grab virtual objects. But a competing headset, the HTC Vive, will let you walk around in VR too—and it’ll ship this year, before Oculus can make… »