Cyberith Combines Virtualizer VR Treadmill with PrioVR Motion Input Suit (Video), Kickstarter Nearly Funded

Cyberith is powering ahead toward their $250,000 Kickstarter goal to bring the Virtualizer VR treadmill to market. A new video from the company shows the unit combined with the PrioVR motion tracking suit for some truly awesome full body VR gameplay. … Read the full article …

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

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

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 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 …

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)

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 …

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

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

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 …

Oculus VR Updates ‘Best Practices Guide’ for VR Development With Positional Tracking Section as Rift DK2 Begins Shipping

Oculus VR's 'Best Practices Guide' collects the latest research on comfortable VR game design into one place to give developers a head start. As the first Oculus Rift DK2 units are shipping out, the company has updated the guide with a new section focusing on positional tracking. … Read the full article …

Vanguard Valkyrie Kickstarter Launches with DK2-ready Demo for All Backer Levels

Today Zero Transform, Justin Moravetz's new VR-dedicated indie studio, have launched a Kickstarter for one of the coolest games I've yet seen in VR, Vanguard Valkyrie. A demo for the Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2 is available today for all backer levels, including the $1 tier! … Read the full article …

Exclusive: First-look at Vanguard Valkyrie Gameplay – Zero Transform Brings High Impact Arcade Action to Virtual Reality (video)

While simulating familiar experiences in virtual reality is interesting in its own right, the technology is also capable of creating experiences that are otherwise impossible—for instance, plummeting to Earth in a futuristic EVA suit while fending off an alien parasite. Vanguard Valkyrie, the first title from Justin Moravetz's VR-dedicated studio, Zero Transform, is making it clear that the arcade action of decades past will come blazing into the VR realm. … Read the full article …