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 …

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 …

VRTGO 2014: CCP Games, Sony, RSI, Bossa Studios, nDreams to Speak at UK’s First VR Conference, September 11th

VRTGO is the UK's first dedicated VR Conference and is set to highlight the UK's importance in both the gaming industry at large and the fledgling industry of virtual reality. The one day event comes to the Baltic Centre in Gateshead on September 11th, Road to VR will be there. … Read the full article …

News Bits: Oculus SDK v0.4.2 Beta Released – New Firmware, Chromatic Aberration Fix, and More

Oculus VR has released an updated version of their SDK, the Oculus SDK v0.4.2 Beta. The update includes new firmware, with a fix for the Rift DK2's built-in latency tester, a chromatic aberration fix for headsets using the minimum eye relief, and more. … Read the full article …

John Carmack: Samsung’s Gear VR is a “Landmark first step” for Mobile VR

Samsung revealed their Gear VR headset this morning in their IFA Unpacked press presentation in Berlin. If you weren't able to catch the broadcast, the 10 minute Gear VR segment, with appearance by Oculus CTO John Carmack, is right here. … Read the full article …

Samsung Gear VR Specifications Reveal Sub-20ms Latency Thanks to Oculus Tracker

Samsung is launching their Gear VR headset with the subhead 'Innovator Edition'. We've got the full specifications, which include sub-20ms motion-to-photons latency. … 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 …

Leap Motion’s Next-gen ‘Dragonfly’ Sensor is Designed for VR Headsets

Leap Motion creates a gesture camera for hand tracking input. The company has been progressively pivoting their technology toward virtual reality, and now appear to be going all-in on the emerging industry with a tease of a next-generation sensor, codenamed 'Dragonfly', along with a VR Mount for the Oculus Rift and VR-focused updates to the company's SDK. … Read the full article …

$227,000 Worth of Oculus Rift DK2s Sold on Ebay Despite Oculus VR Prohibiting Resales

As with any free-market system, the law of supply and demand will drive prices up when supply is short and demand is high. The Oculus Rift DK2 is a hot commodity, and even with the company pumping out the popular VR headset as quickly as possible, some folks are willing to pay a huge premium to get one without waiting. … Read the full article …

Oculus: “We Have [VR] Experiences Running Even on Cellphone Devices Right Now…”

Despite announcing that the Oculus Rift would support Android all the way back during the company's 2012 Kickstarter, Oculus VR has been quite secretive about their forthcoming Android SDK. In an interview at Gamescom 2014 last week, the company alluded that work is still underway on bringing virtual reality to mobile. … Read the full article …

Gamescom 2014 – Oculus Talk Connect, War Thunder on Morpheus and Great New VR Games

"Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so," Douglas Adams once wrote, and it's a fitting way to summarize how fast the last 12 months have felt since I was at Gamescom in 2013. Visiting the biggest games show in Europe again this year illustrates how far the VR industry has come in that year. VR hardware is still front and centre of course, but this year it's all about the VR games. … 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 …

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 …

How to Update Oculus Rift DK2 Firmware

For those that recently received their Oculus Rift DK2, the unit needs a firmware update out of the box; we put together a quick guide showing you how to update the Oculus Rift DK2 firmware. … Read the full article …