Sony is backing out of this year’s Game Developers Conference due to concerns over the coronavirus. This comes a day after the company said it wouldn’t be attending PAX East because of the virus either. Facebook also announced it won’t at GDC 2020 for the same reason.
The second dose of virtual Vader is now live for Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift. Vader Immortal: Episode II continues the players’ journey into the heart of Darth Vader’s fortress on Mustafar. It’s filled with lightsaber battles, force powers, and, like everything else these days, Maya Rudolph.
The $500 million verdict Zenimax won against Facebook over the Oculus Rift was cut in half yesterday by a U.S. District Court, Bloomberg reports. The parent company of Bethesda had sued the social media company claiming its VR headset was developed using intellectual property stolen by former employee John Carmack.
The HTC Vive is now $599, receiving its first official price drop since the virtual reality headset launched last year at $799. That puts the Vive at $100 more than the Rift/Touch combo, though the latter is current on sale for a limited time for $399. (Updated with latest Rift pricing)