Indie Dev Shares His Thoughts on Crashing PAX East With an Oculus Rift and Drawing a Crowd of Hundreds

It's the kind of underdog story that the internet loves. James Andrew, developer behind Oculus Rift title Rift Wars headed to Pax East 2014 in Boston with no credentials and ended up drawing a crowd demoing the title. We speak to James about his experiences and he shares his thoughts on virtual reality at PAX East. … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 58): Technolust Kickstarter Discussion with Developer Blair Renaud

All of my 90s cyberpunk dreams come to life in a virtual reality masterpiece called Technolust. The Kickstarter is live, and the developer, Blair Renaud explains his inspiration and goals for the game in this episode of the Rev VR Podcast. … Read the full article …

New Oculus Rift SDK v0.3.1 Preview: John Carmack’s Timewarp, Improved Distortion, and More

Oculus VR has launched a preview build of their latest Oculus Rift SDK, v.0.3.1. The new SDK adds initial support for the Oculus Rift DK2, improved distortion quality, John Carmack's 'Timewarp' technique to reduce latency, and much more. … Read the full article …

VR Cinema Is Booming, Filmmakers Felix & Paul Talk Pioneering 3D 360 Venture ‘Once’

'Look Around' Video Content Set To Explode Whilst VR is generally a 360 degree experience, traditional filmmakers and production companies are exploring how 360 degree video can revolutionize storytelling and make a viewer feel more emotionally involved. … Read the full article …

Cyber-thriller ‘Technolust’ for Oculus Rift Launches Kickstarter, Unveils New Prototype (Developer Interview)

Futuristic cyber-thriller Technolust launches its Kickstarter today and unveils a stunning new prototype for the Oculus Rift. Brian Hart takes a look and speaks with its developer, Blair Renaud. … Read the full article …

New 360 Video Trailer Teleports You to Japan, Courtesy of the Oculus Rift

Polygon Window Productions are a company specialising in the capture of immersive movies. Their latest project leverages the power of the Oculus Rift to deliver a 360 video in which you can look around at will. We take a look at the teaser trailer. … Read the full article …

What’s the Mystery Port on the Oculus Rift DK2? (Update: Mystery Solved, But More Questions Arise)

The Oculus Rift DK2 includes a number of upgrades over the DK1, one of those being a conveniently placed USB port for people who want to experiment with other devices attached to the Rift, like depth cameras. Next to the USB port is another port with an unidentified function. … Read the full article …

Virtual Reality Will Go Mainstream, But Here’s a Little Perspective

Virtual reality, with Oculus Rift as the industry front-runner, is poised to become the 'next big thing,' but it isn't there just yet... in fact, there's a long way yet to go. … Read the full article …

Exclusive: ‘Totem’ VR Headset to Compete with the Oculus Rift, CEO Shares Inside Details

Road to VR talks with Bertrand Nepveu, the CEO and Founder of True Player Gear. They're working on a VR headset, which will compete with the Oculus Rift, called 'Totem.' The company created quite a buzz in the VR world since announcing their existence following the Facebook acquisition of Oculus VR. … Read the full article …

Oculus Founder on Facebook Buyout: ‘It lets us greatly lower the price of the Rift’

Palmer Luckey has been open and communicative with the VR community since founding Oculus VR Inc. Tonight he spent time responding to questions and concerns regarding Facebook's acquisition of the company. Among other bits of info, Luckey confirmed that the deal could significantly lower the price of the Oculus Rift. … Read the full article …

Facebook / Oculus VR Acquisition: Investor Webcast Highlights and Breakdown

Facebook / Oculus VR Acquisition: Investor Webcast Highlights So, while we were still reeling from Mark Zuckerberg's announcement on his own personal Facebook page of their intentions to acquire Oculus for a cool $2 billion dollars, the official press release landed. In that, everyone holding an interest in the deal should pop along via phone or webcast to hear Mark Zuckerberg and Brendan Iribe (amongst others) explain why this deal is in the offing and what their vision is for the … Read the full article …

Sightline IndieGogo Campaign Launches at 0:01 GMT 24th March (20:01 EDT 23rd March)

Sightline IndieGogo Is .. Go (Very Soon)! We just got word from developer Tomáš “Frooxius” Mariančík that his VR Jam 3rd place winner Sightline will have its IndieGogo campaign launch at 0:01 GMT 24th March (20:01 EDT 23rd March). The below link will only work after launch, so please don't click until then. Back the Sightline IndieGogo Campaign Here! And while you wait, the composer of Sightline's music 'Sakabi' (aka Ondřej Pultar) has a special exclusive preview of one of the tracks … Read the full article …