Rust’s Garry Newman says Valve VR makes the Rift “feel like a torture device”
During the Steam Dev days developers were ushered into a room to test out Valve’s prototype VR system and feedback that was coming from the event was very positive.
Steam Dev Days made VR enticing, now it needs to be convincing
Thanks to the information that’s been flowing out of Steam Dev Days since last week, we have a much clearer idea how two big names will be approaching virtual reality on PC.
Oculus VR releases “Best Practices” guide for developers
As ever more developers dive into the realistic 3D sensory pool of virtual reality, it might be a good idea if a company were to collate a series of helpful tips for developing on VR hardware.
Tripwire’s David Hensley says Valve’s VR felt “like a holo deck”
The full presentation of Valve’s VR prototype (which Steamdb thinks could going by the name ‘Vortex‘) will take place later today at Steam Dev Days, but Tripwire’s David Hensley has already had a go with it and has tweeted a series of extremely positive impressions.
Oculus Rift dev kit 2 will be as close to consumer version as possible
Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey and VP of Products Nate Mitchell were keen to share the latest Oculus Rift Crystal Cove developments at CES in an interview with Reddit and there were some pretty interesting nuggets of information.
Valve to release VR SDK at Steam Dev Days next week
Valve has stormed into the new year with their Steam Machines and there’s more to come with Valve’s Steam Dev Days event takes place next week on 14-15 January in Seattle.
Oculus Rift “Crystal Cove” prototype brings new features
The team working on the much talked about Oculus Rift have been working hard at improving the VR experience and the latest prototype has just been shown at CES for the first time.
World of Diving splashes into multiplayer waters
Recently Greenlit title World of Diving is a game which makes practical use of the Oculus Rift headset.
Steam VR category added to listings
There won’t be that many gamers with an Oculus Rift or a VR device of any sort but Valve are keen to show which games support VR on Steam with a new category.
Oculus VR raises $75 million in funding from Netscape founder
Oculus Rift is really catching the imagination of the tech industry and the company has raised $75 million in another round of funding.
Sharks don’t like VR or the Virtuix Omni – Investment opportunity declined
UK TV viewers will be aware of the Dragon’s Den and in the US they have a similar show called Shark Tank.
Grand Theft Auto 4 in VR comes with face punching – Cyberith demonstrates
Grand Theft Auto 4 in VR has been demonstrated in a new video by the developers of the Cyberith Virtualizer treadmill.
John Carmack resigns from Id Software, continues role at Oculus
It’s the end of an era at id Software, as the studio announces John Carmack’s resignation.
Oculus Rift horror Alone doesn’t get funded, team dissolved
Oh dear. Oculus Rift horror game Alone didn’t manage to hit its Kickstarter target of $25,000, garnering only 356 backers and just over $9,000.
Obduction Oculus Rift support added by Cyan – Game reached 1.3m in funding
Cyan’s new adventure Obduction recently hit its base Kickstater funding goal of $1.1 million and this evening it reached it’s final milestone.
Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty Ghosts VR support coming
While Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts don’t support the Oculus Rift natively, through the wonders of vorpX, the two games will soon be playable in VR.
Oculus Rift support revealed as Obduction’s first stretch goal
Funding continues on Cyan’s new adventure Obduction with $648,493 of the $1.1m they are looking for secured so far with 18 days to go.
Oculus Rift second dev kit confirmed – Consumer version late 2014
Oculus Rift consumers wanting to get their hands on a final version of the VR headset may have to wait until late next year as Oculus c0-founder Palmer Lucky has confirmed a second developer kit will be released.
Oculus Rift horror Alone being fleshed out on Kickstarter
I talked about a spooky little Oculus Rift game called Alone on the podcast the other day.
Virtual space: Elite Dangerous gets Oculus Rift support
If there was one type of game that lends itself to VR it would be anything where you’re sitting down in a cockpit.
VorpX beta lets you play old games with Oculus Rift
VorpX is now on sale to the public, adding Oculus Rift support to over 90 games.
Star Wars trench scene recreated in VR with Oculus Rift
It’s an iconic moment in Star Wars, Luke skimming down the Death Star trench and attempting to target a tiny vent.
Enemy Starfighter shown on Oculus Rift and more gameplay footage
You gotta love the fact that space sims are having a bit of a revival at the moment, but one game that’s been in the works for some time now by former Bungie dev Mike Tipul and his Marauder Interactive is Enemy Starfighter.
CCP reveals VR dogfighter EVE: Valkyrie
CCP Games have released a reveal trailer for EVE: Valkyrie, a “multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter” that makes use of virtual reality tech and is set in the EVE universe.
Oculus Share – Oculus Rift ready games can now be self published and tried
Simpy called Oculus Share, a new site has popped up from the VR headset creators to get the word out on all the Oculus Rift supported games.
Seeing the future: John Carmack joins Oculus Rift team
Gasp and shock! John Carmack, id Software’s famed tech man, has joined the Oculus team as their new Chief Technology Officer.
Everquest Next Oculus Rift support hinted at in new video
There’s been a lot of buzz about EverQuest next since it was revealed over the weekend and a new behind the scenes video takes fans beyond a locked door to meet the dev team.
Oculus Rift support now added to Strike Suit Zero
One of Born Ready Games’ goals was to add support for the VR headset the Oculus Rift and today they have finally added support for the device to the space shooter Strike Suit Zero.