Guest Lineup , Attendance Instructions, and Live Stream – Road to VR Live Roundtable Happens Tomorrow, July 18th at 11:30am EST

Guest Lineup , Attendance Instructions, and Live Stream – Road to VR Live Roundtable Happens Tomorrow, July 18th at 11:30am EST

Tomorrow (Friday the 18th), Road to VR is hosting a live roundtable discussion inside of virtual reality. Anyone is welcome to be part of the live virtual audience, whether you have access to VR hardware or not. We will be joined by guests from the VR world representing different topics of discussion. … Read the full article …

Latest UE4 Release Includes Time-Warping, Couch Knights Demo and is DK2 Ready

Latest UE4 Release Includes Time-Warping, Couch Knights Demo and is DK2 Ready

Unreal Engine 4 has only been on general release since March but has made quite an impression on developers. Its low cost of entry, wealth of supporting documentation, tutorials and its 'no coding required' approach to game development has given developers of all budgets and abilities access to cutting-edge 3D game technology. Epic, the company behind Unreal Engine 4 have just announced the latest iteration. Version 4.3 promises over 500 updates. Amidst the tweaks and technology improvements … Read the full article …

Exclusive: Eden River HD Preview – Tranquility Amidst a Sea of Action-packed VR Games, Launching August 8th (video)

Exclusive: Eden River HD Preview – Tranquility Amidst a Sea of Action-packed VR Games, Launching August 8th (video)

Just because VR is more immersive doesn't mean its only use is to get your adrenaline pumping. Aaron Lemke is one of only a few developers getting serious about relaxing and meditative virtual reality experiences. Eden River's peaceful gameplay and hummable music provide a beautiful respite from not just the stressful real-world, but also from the usual conflict-driven gaming tropes. Lemke today is announcing that Eden River HD, an update to the original Eden River demo, will launch on August … Read the full article …

Radial-G Just Earned Itself a Spot in My Oculus Rift Demos Folder (video)

Radial-G Just Earned Itself a Spot in My Oculus Rift Demos Folder (video)

As a fan of the Wipeout series, I absolutely had to try Tammeka Games' Radial-G, a low-grav arcade racer with Oculus Rift virtual reality support. While I've long enjoyed the frenetic action-packed racing of Wipeout, could a similar title work in VR—with a cylindrical track no less—without also being a vomit simulator? I was delighted to find out that Radial-G is not only fun in virtual reality, but it somehow dodges simulator sickness with the same ease that its ships hover above the track. … Read the full article …

First Oculus Rift DK2 Shipment Delayed to Polish New SDK

First Oculus Rift DK2 Shipment Delayed to Polish New SDK

Oculus VR today has made an official announcement about the shipping status of the first batch of Rift DK2s. The shipment, which the company previously said would be leaving distribution facilities on the 14th of July, has been held to provide Oculus with more time to polish and test the latest version of the Oculus SDK. … Read the full article …

News Bits: Oculus Now Accepting Registration for Connect Developer Conference

Early last week, Oculus VR announced its first official developer conference, Oculus Connect. Registration for the conference was expected to open on the 10th, but was delayed indefinitely. Today, Oculus has opened registration for the Connect VR developer conference. … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 72): While We Wait For Our DK2, A Talk with VR Chat Developer Jesse Joudry

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 72): While We Wait For Our DK2, A Talk with VR Chat Developer Jesse Joudry

It is the week of July 14th, as the first shipments of the much anticipated Oculus Rift DK2 are expected to head to developers, and the VR community has one thing on their mind: when are they going to get an email, or a statement, or something to indicate where their DK2 is? Jesse and I have decided to be patient, and instead talk about a few other subjects to keep our minds off of it. … Read the full article …

Valve’s SteamVR, Now with Support for Mac and Linux, Is the Best VR Web Browser Yet for the 2D Web (video)

Valve’s SteamVR, Now with Support for Mac and Linux, Is the Best VR Web Browser Yet for the 2D Web (video)

While there are a number of people and projects currently working on what the future of VR on the web might look like, the question remains: how do we use the internet—as we know it today—in VR? One of SteamVR's best features has nothing to do with gaming—its built-in web browser is the best way to view the 2D web in VR. … Read the full article …

Join Road to VR for a Live VR Roundtable Discussion in Virtual Reality—Friday at 11:30am EST

Join Road to VR for a Live VR Roundtable Discussion in Virtual Reality—Friday at 11:30am EST

This friday, the 18th of July, Road to VR will be hosting a live roundtable discussion about VR, in VR. The entire team will be assembling across half the globe inside the Riftmax virtual reality software to talk VR. Anyone is welcome to be a member of the live audience. … Read the full article …

Review: Infinity Runner—The Game Nobody Thought Would Work with the Oculus Rift (for good reason)

Review: Infinity Runner—The Game Nobody Thought Would Work with the Oculus Rift (for good reason)

Today Wales Interactive launches Infinity Runner, which is exactly what it sounds like—an infinite running game like many found on mobile platforms. The team appears to have successfully ported the genre from mobile to PC, but does it work as a virtual reality game for the Oculus Rift? … Read the full article …

News Bits: Xing: The Land Beyond – ‘Rainforest’ Demo Released

We've been waiting for a playable slice of White Lotus Interactive's Oculus Rift enabled title 'Xing: The Land Beyond' since the team teased it might be on its way shortly after this year's E3 expo. The game, which successfully completed its Kickstarter campaign last year, is a first person, puzzle / adventure title, very much influenced by the classic Myst series on PC. The 3 person team have wowed visitors at recent expos, and stands as one of the most promising title in development for … Read the full article …

Aerometrex Combines Impressive 3D Mapping with VR for Intense Flyovers

Aerometrex Combines Impressive 3D Mapping with VR for Intense Flyovers

Flying in virtual reality, a commonly held wish by enthusiasts since the dawn of the technology. The prospect of swooping over virtual landscapes, your mind convinced your body has taken flight is an extremely enticing one. Now that virtual reality technology is becoming a more and more accessible with the advent of the Oculus Rift, attention turns on how best to achieve this experience. There's one thing you'll certainly need for that realistic touch, convincing virtual terrain. Australian … Read the full article …

VRelia Partners with ImmersiON to Offer VR Headsets and Content

VRelia Partners with ImmersiON to Offer VR Headsets and Content

VRelia, a Spanish company recently formed with the aim of providing users with high resolution VR Headsets, has announced a partnership with ImmersiON, a startup formed from the key players behind TD Vision, a company with a history in 3D technologies and video codecs. We first covered VRelia back in February, at which time they were planning to offer not one but three different VR headsets to compete directly with Oculus VR's Rift. Since then, it looks like the company has returned to the … Read the full article …

Altspace Raises $2.5 Million From Google Ventures, Formation 8, and More for Shared VR Browsing Environment

Altspace Raises $2.5 Million From Google Ventures, Formation 8, and More for Shared VR Browsing Environment

Altspace (formerly Qualia3D) is announcing that they've raised $2.5 million in venture capital to develop a shared virtual reality browsing environment. Investors include Google Ventures, Formation 8, Dolby Family Ventures, and more. Altspace is developing a shared VR environment with a heavy focus on browser-based interactivity. … Read the full article …

News Bits: ‘Aliens, Trolls and Dragons’, 12 Minutes of Oculus Rift Enabled Action Adventuring (Video)

Virtual Reality is still and emerging (perhaps re-emerging) technology and gaming platform. As such, new surprises and interesting uses of the technology are never far away right now. 'Aliens, Trolls and Dragons' is an Action Adventure game with native Oculus Rift support that offers VR enthusiasts an over-the-shoulder 3rd person view on the the gameworld. Lucky's Tale blew some minds at E3, not necessarily because it looked particularly world shattering in terms of either gameplay or … Read the full article …