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 …

Why ‘Sightline: The Chair’ on the DK2 is My New VR Reference Demo

Virtual Reality is still so fresh, young and new that it's likely those VR Enthusiasts around  since the inception of the Oculus Rift still have only a handful of moments that they can point to that convinced them virtual reality is something worth shouting about. The new demo from Sightline developer Tomáš "Frooxius" Mariančík, is one of those moments. … Read the full article …

‘Pollen’ is a Sci-Fi Virtual Reality Exploration Game with Stunning Visuals

Let's be honest here. Back when the Oculus Rift DK1 was barely in enthusiast's hands, the majority of content available for this new breed of VR headset wasn't pretty. Such was the power of this new platform and the new-ness of the experience, it didn't matter that visuals would barely have passed muster had they been released as standard monitor based PC demos. But, things change and Pollen, from Finnish developers Mindfield Games represents a new breed of games whose ambition and visuals match … Read the full article …

Preview: Eden River HD Early Access Release for Oculus Rift DK2

Eden River HD launches today in early-access form. While the game is pending some optimization updates before its full launch on Steam in late August, we got an early glimpse at this serene title which is being launched with Oculus Rift DK2 support. … Read the full article …

News Bits: Second Life Viewer with Oculus Rift DK2 Support on the Way

A developer is working on an unofficial application to allow Second Life (2003) to be played with the Oculus Rift DK2. … Read the full article …

VorpX Update to Add Oculus Rift DK2 Support and More – Skyrim Positional Tracking Demo (video)

It's been a little while since VorpX, the 3D injection driver that allows you to use your Oculus Rift with many non-VR games, was released. VorpX was the first commercially available driver of its kind to be released to the public and allowed you to fire up Skyrim and wander the world in VR with head tracking and stereoscopic 3D. Now, VorpX developer Ralf Ostertag has announced that the next major release will add some cool new features, including support for the Oculus Rift DK2. … Read the full article …

We Play IRIS VR’s Technolust on the Oculus Rift DK2 (Video)

As one of the best VR gaming experiences currently available, it was no surprise that Technolust, a dystopian cyber thriller from developers IRIS VR, was one of the most requested experiences you wanted to see us try on the new Oculus Rift DK2. The game waltzed to reach double it's original target on it's recent Kickstarter campaign and as a reward, backers received access to an early beta. Recently IRIS VR developer 'anticleric' (aka Blair Renaud) released an early DK2 enabled version of the … Read the full article …

Reverend Kyle Gets a DK2, Shares Tips on Getting Games to Work (Video)

It's been a hectic couple of weeks here at Road to VR. The DK2 finally shipped and as each member of the Road to VR Collective has received their long awaited Oculus Rift DK2 VR Headsets, we've tried to share our own thoughts and experiences with you with a view to give you the roundest and best DK2 coverage possible. Continuing this trend, Reverend Kyle shares his initial thoughts on his new VR plaything and shares tips he's accumulated to get games that proceeded the 0.4.0 SDK release to … Read the full article …