Epic Games Share Insights: Optimizing ‘Showdown’ for 90 FPS on Oculus Rift Crescent Bay Prototype

Epic Games Share Insights: Optimizing ‘Showdown’ for 90 FPS on Oculus Rift Crescent Bay Prototype

At Oculus Connect in September, the VR company brought together experts and developers from across the world to talk VR. Among them were developers from Epic Games, creators of Unreal Engine, who shared some of the challenges and solutions to getting the visually stunning Showdown demo to run at 90 FPS on the Oculus Rift Crescent Bay prototype. … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 83): Crystal Rift with Developers Jon Hibbins and Nick Pittom

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 83): Crystal Rift with Developers Jon Hibbins and Nick Pittom

Most of you already know Nick Pittom from his successful Kickstarter for "RedOfPaw's Big Crazy Stupid VR Adventure and American Pie". What you might not know is that he is also working with developer Jon Hibbins on an amazing VR dungeon crawler game called Crystal Rift. … Read the full article …

Every ‘Oculus Connect 2014′ Video and Presentation is Now Online

Every ‘Oculus Connect 2014′ Video and Presentation is Now Online

Connect was Oculus VR's inaugural event dedicated solely to virtual reality. It was a huge success in terms of bringing like minded developers together in one space but was also home to some fascinating keynotes and presentations on virtual reality. Luckily, especially as attendance capacity was limited, Oculus filmed them all and as promised has now released all of them online so that those who couldn't make it can view for themselves. … Read the full article …

Cyberith Virtualizer Targets Mobile VR With New Bluetooth Feature

Cyberith Virtualizer Targets Mobile VR With New Bluetooth Feature

Cyberith, fresh from their extremely successful Kickstarter campaign, are clearly not resting on their laurels. They've announced that with their newest addition to their VR locomotion device the Virtualiser, they can offer compatibility with the new generation of mobile VR headsets such as Samsung's Gear VR. … Read the full article …

Nimble Sense Kickstarter Aims to Bring Time-of-Flight Depth-sensing Tech to VR on the Cheap

Nimble Sense Kickstarter Aims to Bring Time-of-Flight Depth-sensing Tech to VR on the Cheap

Today Nimble VR launches a Kickstarter campaign for Nimble Sense, a natural input controller that the company says was designed for virtual reality input. And while Nimble Sense doesn't at first appear to be much different than Leap Motion, the company says they're using 'time-of-flight' depth sensing technology, like what's used in the Kinect 2, which they say has unique benefits. … Read the full article …

This is the Beginning of VR Education, and It Will Only Get Better

This is the Beginning of VR Education, and It Will Only Get Better

At a school in the Czech Republic on October 20th, a groundbreaking experiment took place. Instead of pens and paper, students sat down with specially adapted VR headsets (Oculus Rift DK2s) that dropped them into a fascinating, immersive, educational experience that allowed them to interact naturally using natural hand gestures. This is the World of Comenius. … Read the full article …

‘Zero Point’ Is the First 3D 360 Degree Documentary for the Oculus Rift, Available now

‘Zero Point’ Is the First 3D 360 Degree Documentary for the Oculus Rift, Available now

Zero Point is the first 3D 360 degree documentary film to be released for the Oculus Rift VR headset. The film is not only shot for virtual reality, it's also about virtual reality. Academy Award nominated director Danfung Dennis talks with virtual reality pioneers about the medium as he uses VR itself to bring viewers closer than ever to the subjects. … Read the full article …

Oculus Hosting ‘Getting Started with the Oculus Mobile SDK’ Among VR Sessions at SDC 2014

Oculus Hosting ‘Getting Started with the Oculus Mobile SDK’ Among VR Sessions at SDC 2014

Next month, Samsung Developer Conference 2014 will include a virtual reality track for the first time. The track will see eight, 50 minute sessions dedicated to VR. Among them, two sessions hosted by Oculus, including 'Getting Started with the Oculus Mobile SDK' which will be of particular interest to developers hoping to work with Samsung's new Gear VR headset. … Read the full article …

After More than Doubling Funding Goal, About Face Kickstarter Has 37 Hours Left for Ergonomic Oculus Rift Accessory

After More than Doubling Funding Goal, About Face Kickstarter Has 37 Hours Left for Ergonomic Oculus Rift Accessory

About Face, an ergonomic liner for the Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2, was enthusiastically received when it launched on Kickstarter at the end of September. The campaign passed its funding goal of $12,000 in less than 24 hours. Now, having more than doubled its goal, the crowdfunding campaign has 37 hours remaining. About Face founder Eric Greenbaum talks post-Kickstarter plans and the future of About Face as a company. … Read the full article …

Road to VR’s Ben Lang and Cymatic Bruce to Moderate VR Panels at Samsung Developer Conference 2014

Road to VR’s Ben Lang and Cymatic Bruce to Moderate VR Panels at Samsung Developer Conference 2014

At next month's annual Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco, California, Road to VR's Ben Lang and Cymatic Bruce will moderate the conference's two panels on virtual reality. 2014 will be the first year that Samsung, who announced their Gear VR headset back in September, will have a track focused specifically on virtual reality at SDC. … Read the full article …

Producer of Final Destination Crowdfunding ‘Hell Mountain’, an Oculus Rift Horror Franchise

Producer of Final Destination Crowdfunding ‘Hell Mountain’, an Oculus Rift Horror Franchise

From the producer of Final Destination, the writer of Pumpkinhead, and the costume creator of Jeeper Creepers comes the first horror franchise shot specifically for the Oculus Rift headset. The campaign for the series has been released on Indiegogo and looks to raise $100,000 for the production of the films. … Read the full article …

‘Dexmo’ The VR Exoskeleton Glove with Force Feedback Launches Kickstarter Campaign

‘Dexmo’ The VR Exoskeleton Glove with Force Feedback Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Dexta Robotics today launched a Kickstarter campaign for their VR input device known as Dexmo, a mechanical exoskeleton glove designed for VR input and which offers users force feedback. … Read the full article …

Oculus SDK 0.4.3 Beta Release Brings Unity Free and Experimental Linux Support

Oculus SDK 0.4.3 Beta Release Brings Unity Free and Experimental Linux Support

Oculus just fired an email to developers notifying them of their latest SDK release, 0.4.3 Beta. The latest version seems like a significant release with numerous feature additions and stability / performance improvements. … Read the full article …

Xing Developer Goes Hands-On With Crescent Bay at Oculus HQ

Xing Developer Goes Hands-On With Crescent Bay at Oculus HQ

The Kickstarter funded Oculus Rift game Xing: The Land Beyond has continually showed promising progress since it successfully reached it's target way back in April of last year. What's more, the development team have been eager to share their experiences on the road to releasing the game. Their latest dev blog update is one that'll likely inspire jealousy in VR enthusiasts everywhere. … Read the full article …