Ben Lang

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Based in Silicon Valley, Ben has held editorial positions across several technology publications for eight years. He founded Road to VR in 2011 to explore the immense possibilities of virtual reality, augmented reality, and human-computer interaction. Having seen the individual pieces but never the entire puzzle, he set out to map VR’s current state-of-the-art and to understand how far it is from a perfect simulation of reality (a la Matrix). Beginning with tracking the consumer VR space nearly a year before the Oculus Rift Kickstarter, Ben has spent the last several years actively documenting and promoting the industry as it experiences an explosive resurgence.
VRsenal, maker of out-of-home VR products including an officially licensed Beat Saber arcade cabinet, has pushed back on fraud allegations raised in an indictment filed by a Colorado court last month. On August 9th, a Larimer County, Colorado grand jury—which...
VR hack-and-slash roguelite Until You Fall launched in Early Access in late August with support for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The game has been updated with preliminary support for other SteamVR headsets, including Index and Windows VR, for...
In his talk at the DigiPen Institute of Technology, Valve VR developer predictably didn't share any specifics on the company's yet to be revealed VR game, but he did offer a glimpse into his approach to VR game design as...
Following an update earlier this summer which added a New Game+ mode, mini-game challenges, and online leaderboards, a new Blood & Truth update today adds a Hard Mode, a handful of new shooting challenges, and some new trophies for completionists...
HTC's latest VR headset, Vive Cosmos, is just around the corner. This week Road to VR got a preview of the headset ahead of its October 3rd launch. In a meeting at HTC’s Vive office in San Francisco this week,...
HTC announced today that its new Vive Cosmos headset will be priced at $700 with a release date of October 3rd. Pre-orders for the headset are open starting today. HTC is finally spilling the beans on Cosmos. The company has...
Alongside opening pre-orders for the headset, HTC today revealed that Vive Cosmos will support SteamVR Tracking with an optional faceplate 'Mod', one of several which the company says will expand the headset's functionality. Today HTC revealed the price, specs, and...
Germany-based startup Vality is developing a VR headset that aims to offer near-retina resolution in a compact form-factor. This week, Road to VR got an exclusive hands-on with an early prototype of the Vality headset. Vality wants to rewrite the definition of...
In development by NetEase Games, NOSTOS is an online RPG due to launch later this year on PC with optional VR support. The game recently had a closed-beta period which gives a good look at how things are shaping up with...
Virtual reality drumming app Paradiddle recently accepted submissions for VR drummers to show off their skills. One drummer, who says they've never played drums in the real world, submitted a killer cover of 'Assassin' by MUSE. Yet another case for the power...
IRIS VR this week launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for LOW-FI, an atmospheric cyberpunk virtual reality game and so-called spiritual successor to TECHNOLUST (2016). The campaign has reached its funding goal with 26 days remaining to reach toward stretch goals. Update (September 6th,...
VRChat announced today that it has closed a $10 million Series C investment to continue expanding its immersive social platform which is steeped in user-generated content. VRChat is an immersive social platform that allows VR and non-VR users to socialize...
Ubisoft, which has released five VR titles to date, confirmed that it's building a large, 50 person team to develop an "unannounced AAA project" using one of the company's well known IPs. Ubisoft has confirmed to VRFocus that it's spinning up a...
For those with both an Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest, 'cross-buy' games mean that you can buy a game once and play it on both headsets. Because the Oculus store doesn't explicitly label which games are cross-buy and which...
Schell Games' latest VR title, Until You Fall, launched in Early Access on Steam last week to strong reviews, but currently the game only officially supports the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Come October, the developers expect to add support...
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