Sat.Apr 29, 2017 - Fri.May 05, 2017

Unity CEO: VR Will Get Huge, But Devs Need to Survive and Avoid Hype Until it Does

Road to VR

At VRLA 2017, Unity CEO and games industry vet John Riccitiello dumped a little cold water wisdom on the hype surrounding the red-hot VR industry.

Unity 284

Sony’s Streaming Service Crackle Jumps Into VR

VRScout

The free streaming TV network is creating VR content for original programming like Snatch , along with immersive sponsorships for advertisers. Rupert Grint, known for playing Harry Potter’s witty ginger haired sidekick, Ron Weasley, has left the world of magic behind for the world of VR.

Sony 211

More Than 5 Percent Of Facebook’s Employees Are Working On VR

UploadVR

Two pieces of information from Facebook sources have given us new insight into the division of labor inside the social media giant.

Sony and Grammy Award winning Selfie fanatics The Chainsmokers colab for FREE Playstation VR interactive musical experience.

Cats and VR

Grammy winning dance music duo, The Chainsmokers have a free Playstation VR app out now. A collaboration between Sony and The Chainsmokers, the free Paris.VR

New Unity Tools Bring Interactivity and Real-time CGI to 360 Video, Now in Beta

Road to VR

360 video combined with real-time CG and interactive elements was demonstrated on stage at today’s Vision VR/AR Summit 2017 keynote. Using two layers of video with 3D elements in between, it is a simple way of enhancing standard 360 video footage to make it interactive.

Unity Vision VR/AR Summit 2017: Courtside for the Convergence of Realities

VRScout

Virtual Reality continues to evolve, Constrained Reality is a Renowned Biologist’s take on the mind’s VR “software,” Mixed Reality is bringing it all together—and Vision Summit 2017 is where the industry’s ideas and the innovators came together.

Unity 208

More Trending

Star Wars HoloChess inspired Augmented Reality Game HOLOGRID: MONSTER BATTLE now has a VR version launching for Gear VR and a tournament to celebrate May the 4th.

Cats and VR

Award-winning independent game studio HappyGiant and Tippett Studio today announced their ground-breaking augmented reality game HoloGrid: Monster Battle has made the transition to virtual reality , and is coming out on the next-generation Samsung Gear VR.

Why the Closure of Oculus Story Studio is Good News for VR Filmmakers

Road to VR

Oculus just officially announced that they’d be winding down Story Studio, the company’s internal VR film studio which produced first-party VR shorts like Lost , Henry , and Dear Angelica.

Oculus 269

VR For Awareness Takes Over Tribeca Film Festival

VRScout

This year’s festival features a huge selection of immersive experiences spotlighting some of the world’s most pressing issues. So far, the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival has been a chaotic whirlwind of innovative filmmaking, groundbreaking immersive entertainment and masterful storytelling.

VR’s Excellent Animation Tool Tvori Gets Better With Major Update

UploadVR

We were particularly taken with Tvori when we first saw it last year. This Vive app offers a comprehensive suite of animation features, essentially allowing you to record your own stories in VR. As promising as its beginnings were, though, Tvori was in need of a brush up.

Tools 285

Will Tekken 7 Playstation VR mode be fun? Here are Tekken 7 producer Katsuhiro Harada's thoughts.

Cats and VR

At an event last week, Tekken 7 producer Katsuhiro Harada spoke a little about Tekken 7's exclusive PlayStation VR (PSVR) content adding he does not think it will be fun in the traditional sense for Tekken players but will still have some value. "If

Top 5 VR Racing Sims for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Road to VR

As one of the first game genres to embrace VR, sim racing has been successfully transitioning from the ‘very early adopter’ stage (using Oculus development kits) to the ‘early adopter’ stage (the first-generation consumer headsets).

HTC 259

Hugging and Smelling Trees in VR

VRScout

All in the name of art. The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival has officially come to a close and I’m still trying to wrap my head around all the incredible VR projects I was lucky enough to experience. However, one exhibit in particular stands out in my mind.

Haptic 175

Racket: NX Is Trying To Turn VR Into A Sport With Gorgeous Mixed Reality

UploadVR

There is a lot of discussion surrounding VR as a spectator sport. Some folks are even trying to brand the term ‘vSports” as an update to “eSports” for professional VR competition that can attract spectators. But there are serious roadblocks to this evolution.

Unity 285

International Mobile Gaming Award winner Wands releases its Eastern Realms update.

Cats and VR

Wands®, the award winning, action-packed VR game is now releasing a new content package called ”Eastern Realms”. Eastern Realm is packed with new mind-blowing content such as new arenas, wielders, spells, clothes, masks, and more.

Hands-on: IMR’s Wireless VR System Aims to Untether Today and Tomorrow’s VR Headsets

Road to VR

IMR is one of several companies creating technology to enable a future where high-end VR headsets can break free of the tether that keeps them connected to the host PC.

Milwaukee Is Being Sued Over Mandatory Augmented Reality Permits

VRScout

Apparently developing an AR game in Wisconsin isn’t as simple as it seems. Friday was a historic day for virtual and augmented reality.

Talk To The Hand Gesture In Rec Room Fights VR Harassment

UploadVR

The developers behind popular social VR experience Rec Room posted a video showing users how players can easily block someone who is antagonizing them with a simple gesture. Harassment in VR is a tough subject as developers grapple with how to stop it.

Multiplayer collaborative block building game Perplexigon is now on Steam Greenlight.

Cats and VR

Perplexigon is a multiplayer collaborative block building game out on Steam Greenlight looking for a chance to come home to your VR hearts.

Google Brings Native ‘Tango’ AR Support to Unity

Road to VR

Google has announced that its augmented reality platform Tango will be getting native integrated support for Unity later this year.

Unity 258

Mozilla Pushes Game-changing WebVR to Bring VR to the Masses

VRScout

The web has democratized once unattainable products to people across the globe — and virtual reality is no exception. More accessible VR content hosted on the internet will only spur further adoption of the tech.

Unreal 148

How Virtual Reality Can Be Used To Fight Racism And Prejudice In Society

UploadVR

I always thought I’d be more prepared for “the talk” than my parents were. It would be a priority of mine to have historic references on hand, pull from life experiences, maybe even pick out an educational video from the library – you know, make things easier on myself.

Syria 229

New Gear VR hidden object game based on Lionsgate's Now You See Me franchise out today.

Cats and VR

Now You See Me: Back to Macau is the first major hidden object game in VR and features 6 challenging, adventurous missions. The game is based on the global blockbuster Now You See Me film franchise from Lionsgate.

Microsoft Shows Windows in VR, Gives Acer VR Headset to Vision Summit Audience

Road to VR

Brandon Bray, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, took the stage at Unity’s Vision VR/AR Summit 2017 to show a little more of what Microsoft has planned for the VR side of things when the first Windows Holographic headsets come later this year.

How This Gamer Turned His Nintendo Switch Into A VR Headset

VRScout

Since its initial reveal back in October, gamers have speculated wildly about what Nintendo’s plans were regarding their latest console, the Nintendo Switch, and virtual reality. Unfortunately all the information we’ve received since has only added to our collective confusion.

This Week’s Episode Of Silicon Valley Finally Addresses Virtual Reality

UploadVR

**Warning: Spoilers for the currently airing Season 4 of HBO’s Silicon Valley below. Continue at your own risk! **. This past Sunday, April 30th, Episode 2 of Silicon Valley’s 4th season aired and virtual reality occupied a minor side plot throughout the episode.

PenPal Schools launches a VR field trip for students to promote Pakistan

Hypergrid Business

Students from around the world can now travel to Pakistan and learn more about the country — virtually.

Google Announces New Tools to Develop High-performance Daydream Apps

Road to VR

Tools 254

How This Gamer Turned His Nintendo Switch Into A VR Headset

VRScout

Since its initial reveal back in October, gamers have speculated wildly about what Nintendo’s plans were regarding their latest console, the Nintendo Switch, and virtual reality. Unfortunately all the information we’ve received since has only added to our collective confusion.

AMD Debuts a VR Experience Around Big India Movie Release

UploadVR

Baahubali is one of India’s biggest films, and it is getting a sequel, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion , which is one of the most technologically sophisticated films ever made.

India 217