Proton Pulse is Back and Better Than Ever with an Oculus Rift DK2-ready Demo

Proton Pulse is Back and Better Than Ever with an Oculus Rift DK2-ready Demo

Proton Pulse was one of the Rift's earliest demos, and also one of its best. After a successful Kickstarter, backers were refunded as the game mysteriously ceased production. After a long absence, Proton Pulse has returned with a new demo for the Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2. … Read the full article …

Minecrift Update Bringing Support for Oculus Rift DK2 to PC’s Best Selling Game

Minecrift Update Bringing Support for Oculus Rift DK2 to PC’s Best Selling Game

Minecrift is the impressive Oculus Rift mod for the ever-popular Minecraft (2011). The mod has supported the Oculus Rift DK1 on Minecraft version 1.6.4 for some time. Now, developer StellaArtois has received the DK2 and is working to update Minecrift to support both the Oculus Rift DK2 and the latest version of Minecraft. … Read the full article …

Trinity Magnum Interview and Hands-on: Oculus Source Says DK2 IR Camera Will Work for Tracking

Trinity Magnum Interview and Hands-on: Oculus Source Says DK2 IR Camera Will Work for Tracking

The Trinity Magnum is the latest VR motion controller to enter the arena. Following devices like STEM and PrioVR, the Magnum aims to bring an optically tracked solution to the market and one that's significantly less expensive. Recently I got to try the Magnum for myself and sat down with TrinityVR's Chief of Product, Julian Volyn to learn more. … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 73): Reverend Kyle’s “Project Torus” Kickstarter Begins

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 73): Reverend Kyle’s “Project Torus” Kickstarter Begins

That is correct. I have launched a Kickstarter for Project Torus, my multi-platform VR game. I invited Nick Pittom, a fellow game developer, to discuss the Kickstarter process and the current state of VR. … Read the full article …

The Oculus Rift DK2, In-Depth Review and DK1 Comparison

The Oculus Rift DK2, In-Depth Review and DK1 Comparison

The long wait is over, the next generation Oculus Rift is here and it's a giant leap over what has come before. The second iteration of Oculus VR's VR Headset, the Development Kit 2 represents the culmination of many months of cutting-edge research and progress since the company released its DK1 to Kickstarter backers back in March 2013. The DK2's enhancements include a higher resolution panel, up from 1280x800 to 1920x1080 (1080p) and moved to a pentile matrix, OLED panel for display duties. … Read the full article …

We Play Elite: Dangerous in the DK2 – In-Depth Hands-On Video

We Play Elite: Dangerous in the DK2 – In-Depth Hands-On Video

A couple of days ago, I asked you - our dear readers - what you'd most us to try once we received our Oculus Rift DK2s (mine arrived yesterday). Elite:Dangerous has been consistently among the highest requested games you guys would like to see played using that glorious OLED panel and positional tracking. Your wish is our command! After some tinkering, and a little help from an anonymous source, I managed to get Elite: Dangerous running with full positional tracking - and let me tell you, … Read the full article …

Announcing the Virtual Reality Awards Event, Coming Live to Riftmax Theater November 28th

Announcing the Virtual Reality Awards Event, Coming Live to Riftmax Theater November 28th

Devs, start your engines. Now that the Oculus Rift DK2 is reaching the hands of excited developers around the globe, the VR media community is ready to unveil the Virtual Reality Awards, coming live to Riftmax theater. … Read the full article …

News Bits: Warner Bros. Promotes ‘Into the Storm’ With Oculus Rift DK2 Mixed Reality Experience at Comic Con (video)

News Bits: Warner Bros. Promotes ‘Into the Storm’ With Oculus Rift DK2 Mixed Reality Experience at Comic Con (video)

A number of Oculus Rift experiences have popped up at this week's annual Comic Con event in San Diego. At least one, a promotional demo for Warner Bros. new film Into the Storm,  is confirmed to use the just-released Oculus Rift DK2 VR headset for a promotional mixed reality experience. … Read the full article …

Oculus Rift DK2 Unboxing Video

Oculus Rift DK2 Unboxing Video

As promised, Road to VR's first DK2 has arrived and, despite my strong urge to rip open the carton like a maniac, I managed restraint long enough to film this short (and somewhat rushed) unboxing video. Apologies for some out of focus moments here - I've added annotations to the video where I missed info or blatently forgot what I was talking about. There's already a more detailed photo based unboxing to come which will also include my first impressions on the DK2. Early preview: it doesn't … Read the full article …

News Bits: First Report of Oculus Rift DK2 Arrival Comes From China

News Bits: First Report of Oculus Rift DK2 Arrival Comes From China

The production version of the Oculus Rift DK2 is officially in developer hands. The first report of an Oculus Rift DK2 delivery comes from China. … Read the full article …

Oculus SDK 0.4.0 Beta Now Available for Windows, New Display Option Reduces Latency

Oculus SDK 0.4.0 Beta Now Available for Windows, New Display Option Reduces Latency

After delaying the shipment of the first batch of Oculus Rift DK2 units, to afford an extra week of SDK polish, Oculus VR has now made available the latest version of the Rift SDK. The new Oculus SDK 0.4.0 beta adds the all-important positional tracking support, a separate Oculus Runtime package, and more. … Read the full article …

Pittom Pivots: Developer of Spirited Away and Totoro VR Aims to Explore CG VR Filmmaking

Pittom Pivots: Developer of Spirited Away and Totoro VR Aims to Explore CG VR Filmmaking

Nick Pittom, the mind behind the nostalgic VR recreations of famous Studio Ghibli films, is shifting his focus from game development to CG VR cinema. In the meantime, he's launched a zany Kickstarter campaign to pay his way to the Oculus Connect Conference and to build an Oculus Rift compatible experience based on his trip. I recently caught up with Pittom to learn more about his ongoing virtual reality development plans. … Read the full article …

We’ll Have Our Oculus Rift DK2 Within 24 Hours, What Would You Like Us to Try?

We’ll Have Our Oculus Rift DK2 Within 24 Hours, What Would You Like Us to Try?

Well, it seems Oculus Rift DK2 fever is upon us. As we reported yesterday, the first batches of Oculus VR's 2nd development kit are now shipping to lucky pre-order owners across the world. It seems that DK2's have been sat waiting in fulfilment centres just waiting for the nod from Oculus engineers who wanted to ensure the latest SDK that supports the DK2 was ready for prime time. … Read the full article …