VRTGO 2014: RSI – ‘Supporting VR in Star Citizen’, Live Blog @14:00 GMT

Star Citizen is of course the space combat game funded by a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign, which has pledged support for the Oculus Rift. With VR still a developing technology, many games may opt to support VR rather than build solely for it from the ground up. Star Citizen is attempting to do just this and this talk covers the wins, pitfalls and lessons learned from this approach. Speaker: Jon Dadley, Designer, Star Citizen Paul James will be live blogging the talk direct … Read the full article …

VRTGO 2014: CCP Games – ‘EVE: Valkyrie – The Making of a Cross-platform VR Exclusive’, Live Blog @9:45am GMT

EVE: Valkyrie is a VR-exclusive, fast-paced space dog-fighting game from EVE: Online creators CCP Games. As one of the first games to showcase the incredible possibilities of VR technology in games, EVE: Valkyrie has played a pivotal role in VR’s recent ‘coming of age’, helping to convince an initially sceptical gaming world that VR is the future of games. This groundbreaking title, developed at CCP’s Newcastle studio, has been widely acclaimed as one of VR’s ‘killer apps’. EVE: Valkyrie … Read the full article …

Guide: Play Minecraft on Oculus Rift DK2 Using the Minecrift Mod

As the world's best selling game, there's serious demand for Minecraft in virtual reality. While developer Mojang is busy with things other than VR, some enterprising folks have been unofficially adding Oculus Rift support to the game since the DK1 with the excellent mod Minecrift. Now the team has made available a preview build supporting the Oculus Rift DK2, including full positional tracking. … Read the full article …

Gamescom 2014: Hands-On With Pollen from Mindfield Games and Developer Interview (Video)

Pollen from Helsinki based developer Mindfield Games is an immensely promising 'Oculus Rift Optimised' story driven adventure set on Saturn moon Titan. I got a chance to catch up wit of the Mindfield team at this year's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany and try an early version for myself and also sit down for a chat to find out more. … Read the full article …

New DK2 Enabled Senza Peso Featured by Epic Games at Pax Prime, Download it Now

I took a look at a very early version of a DK2 enabled Senza Peso demo recently (see the above video) just after Oculus' second VR Headset shipped and it remains one of the most impressive VR showcases out there. Seems Epic Games thought so too as they chose Kite and Lightning's VR mini opera to showcase Unreal Engine 4 at this year's PAX Prime in Seattle this week. … Read the full article …

SundayVR With Cymatic Bruce – Ep. 30: Live for Speed, SubLevelZero, Half-Life VR, and More VR Gaming

Hey Rifters! Missed the last episode of SundayVR? No worries, catch the video recording and written recap here! Live for Speed steals the show, we see some incredible Descent-like action from SubLevelZero, and I (finally) got Half-Life VR up and running. … Read the full article …

News Bits: HL2VR 1.4 Mod Released, The Best Half-Life 2 Experience Just Got Better

Back in October 2013 Road to VR's Ben Lang described HL2VR, a Half-Life 2 mod specially crafted to make playing in VR as cool as possible, as "The best way to experience Half-Life 2." The new version (1.4) is out and brings Oculus Rift DK2 support and the ability to play through both Episode 1 and 2 of Half-Life 2. … Read the full article …

Oculus Rift DK2 Positional Tracking “adds Significantly to the Sense of Immersion” in Second Life with CtrlAltStudio Viewer Update, Official Support on the Way

David Rowe continues to develop the unofficial CtrlAltStudio Viewer, the first viewer to bring Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2 support to Second Life. The latest alpha release of the viewer supports positional tracking on the Oculus Rift DK2, which Rowe says "adds significantly to the sense of immersion." Today Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg also confirmed that DK2 support is in the works for the official Second Life viewer. … Read the full article …

VorpX Update Released – DK2 Support, Early Positional Tracking, DX11 G3D Support and More (video)

The new version of VorpX, the 3D driver that lets you play non-VR games on your Oculus Rift, has just been released and it adds early support for the DK2, Geometry 3D support for DirectX 11 games and positional tracking for Skyrim. … Read the full article …

Preliminary Oculus Rift DK2 Support Comes to Second Life and OpenSim

David Rowe, the developer behind the unofficial CtrlAltStudio Viewer for Second Life and Open Sim, has released a preliminary build to give Oculus Rift DK2 users their first glimpse into the popular virtual world. … Read the full article …

Download 13 Beautiful Unreal Engine 4 Examples for the Oculus Rift DK2

While Unity was arguably the engine of choice for indie Rift developers early on, Unreal Engine 4's recent change to crazy-reasonable pricing and impressive new graphical capabilities has it catching on like wild fire. A VR enthusiast as taken 13 beautiful Unreal Engine 4 demos and compiled them with the latest version of the engine with support for the Oculus Rift DK2. Low-end PCs need not apply! … Read the full article …

One of the Best Early Examples of Educational VR Experiences Now Updated for Oculus Rift DK2

Titans of Space is one of the classic Oculus Rift DK1 experiences. It takes users on a tour through the solar system, with a particularly amazing star size comparison at the end which is unlike anything you've ever seen in an astronomy book. It was also one of the first Rift experiences to support positional tracking, thanks to a clever use of the Razer Hydra controller. Now, this go-to Rift experience has been updated for the DK2. … Read the full article …

Half-Life 2 and Steam Get Oculus Rift DK2 Support, Here’s How to Make it Work

Today Valve has released an update for SteamVR, the virtual reality mode for the popular game distribution service. The update enables Oculus Rift DK2 support for Half-Life 2 and the Steam Big Picture mode. Here's a detailed guide to get it working. … Read the full article …

Q.U.B.E 2 Heading to PS4 with Support for Project Morpheus

Toxic Games, the makers of Q.U.B.E, a first-person puzzle game for the PC with Oculus Rift support, have announced today that a sequel for their game is in the works for the PS4. Q.U.B.E 2 will also support Project Morpheus, Sony's VR headset. … Read the full article …

9 Oculus Rift DK2 Demos Added to ‘DK2 Compatible’ Section of Oculus Share

New users are eager to test out the Oculus Rift DK2 have been bugging Oculus to add a DK2 compatible section to the official Oculus Share database since the headset was released at the end of July. The section has been added and starts with 9 demos with support for the Oculus Rift DK2. … Read the full article …