News Bits: GTA V Publisher on VR Support “.. we’ll be first in line to give it to [customers]“

Take Two Interactive, publishers of the phenomenally successful Grand Theft Auto franchise have gone on record stating that if there is customer demand for virtual reality support in their games, it's ready to provide it. … Read the full article …

Play ‘The Worst VR Game Ever’ and Support a Great Charitable Cause

It's not the moniker most developers would relish being attached to their work, but in the case of  the developers at Shiny Shoe, creators of Desert Bus VR, it's entirely appropriate. … Read the full article …

VR Dungeon Crawler ‘Crystal Rift’ Launches Kickstarter Campaign

It's interesting to see genres and themes returning in an entirely new and yet familiar form. Grid-based dungeon crawler Crystal Rift is built from the ground up for virtual reality, yet draws on some very traditional game mechanics. The two-man development team behind the game have now launched a Kickstarter campaign. … Read the full article …

News Bits: Latest iRacing Update Adds DK2 Positional Tracking

iRacing's recent Season 4 update finally brought with it Oculus Rift DK2 support, but it was missing something fairly crucial - positional tracking. In the latest update available now, the world's most popular online sim racer has now addressed that omission. Positional tracking is of course vital to battling one of VR's biggest enemies to a pleasant experience, motion sickness. Despite iRacing's gameplay being decidedly fixed in terms of seating position, making it ideal for VR, it's … Read the full article …

Proto Award Winning ‘Synthesis Universe’ Teases Breathtaking Visuals – Hands-On

Synthesis Universe is a rare thing, a virtual reality game which has been in development for over 3 years. Paul James goes hands-on with the neon infused, futuristic teaser experience for the Oculus Rift DK2 and comes away wanting more. Much more. … Read the full article …

News Bits: RiftMax Kickstarter Cancelled, Dev Asks Backers to Donate Instead

RiftMax has been on the cutting edge of virtual reality telepresence and broadcasting for some time now so it made sense that the developers behind the project would attempt a crowd-funding campaign. Unfortunately, that Kickstarter has now been cancelled. … Read the full article …

News Bits: Oculus 4.3.1b SDK Update for Unity Apparently Fixes Judder and Unity 5 Support

As we've written before, Unity was been the platform of choice for most VR development from the very beginning of Oculus VR's release of the original development kit (DK1). Which subsequently means there is a lot of Unity based games and demo out there. Therefore, the latest Unity SDK Integration update from Oculus which claims to fix judder is very welcome indeed. … Read the full article …

VR Dev Storms Comic-con with Z0NE and an Oculus Rift, Here’s His Video Diary

There's absolutely one constant with virtual reality, it's a medium that provides an experience that cannot be adequately described. You have you be shown to understand what good VR feels like. It's a sentiment developer of VR shooter Z0NE took to heart when he headed to Comic-con armed with an Oculus Rift DK2 and a healthy dose of front. … Read the full article …

Former Call of Duty Developers Working on Mutiplayer VR Shooter

Developer Reload Studios, made up of former Infinity Ward employees, creators of the mighty Call of Duty franchise, has shared details of its plans to produce a VR focussed first person shooter targeting VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift. … Read the full article …

Kickstarter Roundup: Nimble Sense Passes Goal with 38 Days Remaining, Riftmax Theater Moves On to 7th Stretch Goal

Nimble Sense and Riftmax Theater both launched Kickstarter campaigns recently and both are going well. Nimble Sense has passed its goal with plenty of time remaining, and Riftmax Theater is closing in on their 7th stretch goal. … Read the full article …

‘UniverseVR’ Lets You Visualize 20 Million Galaxies in the Oculus Rift

A developer named Markus Lipp has created a spectacular space demonstration for the Oculus Rift that can help you wrap your head around just how big the universe really is. It's called UniverseVR and utilizes data taken from the Millennium Simulation Project to recreate the vast expanse that is our own universe. … Read the full article …

Review: ‘NewRetroArcade’ is a Must-play Homage to Video Game Culture Old and New

I just stepped out of what may as well have been a time machine. NewRetroArcade uses gaming's newest technology to take players back to a classic arcade of yore, replete with playable arcade machines buzzing and blinking in a battle for your attention, mini games like bowling and darts, and an attention to detail that works synergistically with the transportive power of the Oculus Rift. Did I mention that this all comes at the compelling price of completely free? … Read the full article …

‘NewRetroArcade’ is a Brilliantly Detailed 80′s Arcade That Will Take You on a VR Nostalgia Trip

Developer Digital Cybercherries has just released NewRetroArcade, a brilliantly detailed 80's arcade that's built in Unreal Engine 4. Inside, players are taken on a nostalgia trip, able to play any one of many working arcade machines representing classic titles. The game supports the Oculus Rift as well as standard monitors. … Read the full article …

This is the Beginning of VR Education, and It Will Only Get Better

At a school in the Czech Republic on October 20th, a groundbreaking experiment took place. Instead of pens and paper, students sat down with specially adapted VR headsets (Oculus Rift DK2s) that dropped them into a fascinating, immersive, educational experience that allowed them to interact naturally using natural hand gestures. This is the World of Comenius. … Read the full article …