Xing switches to Unreal Engine 4, “Unreal Engine 4 is awesome” Says Dev Team (Screenshots)

In their latest update to Kickstarter backers, the Xing team have announced that they're in the process of migrating Xing: The Land Beyond to Unreal Engine 4 and have posted candid details and screenshots on he process. … Read the full article …

‘Grave’ Promises Surreal Survival Horror and Oculus Rift Support, Kickstarter Entering Final Week

Grave, by developer Tristan Parish Moore, asks its players to survive a hostile, desert environment teaming with creatures armed with nothing but light. It's a surrealist twist on a familiar format and it ships with Oculus Rift support. … Read the full article …

Indie Dev Shares His Thoughts on Crashing PAX East With an Oculus Rift and Drawing a Crowd of Hundreds

It's the kind of underdog story that the internet loves. James Andrew, developer behind Oculus Rift title Rift Wars headed to Pax East 2014 in Boston with no credentials and ended up drawing a crowd demoing the title. We speak to James about his experiences and he shares his thoughts on virtual reality at PAX East. … Read the full article …

New Oculus Rift SDK v0.3.1 Preview: John Carmack’s Timewarp, Improved Distortion, and More

Oculus VR has launched a preview build of their latest Oculus Rift SDK, v.0.3.1. The new SDK adds initial support for the Oculus Rift DK2, improved distortion quality, John Carmack's 'Timewarp' technique to reduce latency, and much more. … Read the full article …

Cyber-thriller ‘Technolust’ for Oculus Rift Launches Kickstarter, Unveils New Prototype (Developer Interview)

Futuristic cyber-thriller Technolust launches its Kickstarter today and unveils a stunning new prototype for the Oculus Rift. Brian Hart takes a look and speaks with its developer, Blair Renaud. … Read the full article …

New 360 Video Trailer Teleports You to Japan, Courtesy of the Oculus Rift

Polygon Window Productions are a company specialising in the capture of immersive movies. Their latest project leverages the power of the Oculus Rift to deliver a 360 video in which you can look around at will. We take a look at the teaser trailer. … Read the full article …

What’s the Mystery Port on the Oculus Rift DK2? (Update: Mystery Solved, But More Questions Arise)

The Oculus Rift DK2 includes a number of upgrades over the DK1, one of those being a conveniently placed USB port for people who want to experiment with other devices attached to the Rift, like depth cameras. Next to the USB port is another port with an unidentified function. … Read the full article …

Virtual Reality Will Go Mainstream, But Here’s a Little Perspective

Virtual reality, with Oculus Rift as the industry front-runner, is poised to become the 'next big thing,' but it isn't there just yet... in fact, there's a long way yet to go. … Read the full article …

‘RiftUp!’ Promises to Bring 1080p Upgrades to Your Oculus Rift DK1, IndieGogo Campaign Now Live

"Hmmm, upgrades!" The first Oculus Rift Developer Kit will hopefully be viewed fondly in retrospective articles of the future citing its, at the time, revolutionary impact on the gaming industry and it's resurrection of a abandoned tech dream. One thing that's unlikely to remembered fondly however, is the panel Oculus were forced to adopt in those DK1 units shipped to Kickstarter backers and early adopters. Owners know well the issues; motion blur, poor contrast and colour saturation, low … Read the full article …

Oculus Founder on Facebook Buyout: ‘It lets us greatly lower the price of the Rift’

Palmer Luckey has been open and communicative with the VR community since founding Oculus VR Inc. Tonight he spent time responding to questions and concerns regarding Facebook's acquisition of the company. Among other bits of info, Luckey confirmed that the deal could significantly lower the price of the Oculus Rift. … Read the full article …