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.
Oculus today announced the new Rift S headset which ditches external tracking sensors in favor of a five-camera inside-out tracking system. The headset also gets a slight bump in resolution over the original Rift while moving from OLED to...
Oculus has finally taken the wraps off of Rift S, its first PC VR headset release in three years. But there's a reason the company is calling this Rift S and not Rift 2; the changes are mostly for...
HP today announced Reverb (formerly codenamed 'Copper'), the successor to the company's first Windows VR headset. Reverb's high res displays raise the bar on pixel density among consumer VR headsets. Sporting a design that's a significant departure from its...
HP today announced Reverb (formerly codenamed Copper), its new VR headset which aims to deliver enhanced resolution and comfort. With a more thoughtful design and pixel-packed displays, Reverb sets a new bar for Windows VR headsets. Having jumped into the VR space...
Today at GDC, HTC announced plans to make available a lip-tracking module for the Vive Pro. The company says it doesn't currently have plans to consumerize the device, but instead wants to make it available for research and experimentation. HTC...
OpenXR is a royalty-free standard for cross-platform VR and AR development. It's backed by many of the biggest names in the VR and AR industries and has been in development by the consortium for two years now, organized by...
According to a report by UploadVR, citing emails sent from Facebook to Oculus developers, the rumored Rift S headsets will be revealed next week at GDC. Rift S was first brought to light in a TechCrunch report last year about...
SVVR, one the leading VR community groups in the Bay Area, is hosting its 6th annual VR Mixer event during GDC next week. The event is a gathering of the VR and AR community featuring the 'demo dungeon', and...
Yesterday Rebellion Developments, the studio behind the Sniper Elite series, announced that a Sniper Elite VR game is in development in partnership with studio Just Add Water. Details have been kept to a minimum, with a full announcement planned for...
Bust out the sweat bands and tighten your wrist straps. A big update to Beat Saber yesterday added a slew of new content to the PC version. Alongside that update, the game's first paid DLC, Monstercat Music Pack Vol....
Sniper Elite is coming to VR. The gritty sniper-focused shooter developed by Rebellion Developments is known for its brutal depictions of long range sniper combat and stealthy action. Now the studio says it's working on a standalone made-for-VR title...
Zero Latency, creator of a leading VR attraction platform, is now deploying their 'gen 2' VR hardware. The revamp includes newer HP VR backpacks, Windows VR headsets, and Windows VR peripheral tracking for a more modern VR experience that's...
VR 'rhythm shooter' Audica from legendary rhythm game studio Harmonix is now available in Early Access on Steam and the Oculus Store. The studio has already pushed a v0.1.1 patch addressing early player feedback. The studio has also revealed some...
On the build up to a larger reveal at GDC next week, Oculus has been teasing some of the combat mechanics in Asgard's Wrath, the latest upcoming Oculus Studios title. The game's physics-based combat will include the ability to finish...
Audica is the intriguing upcoming VR "rhythm shooter" from veteran rhythm gaming studio Harmonix. Today we've got a preview of the game through an exclusive first look at one of the 10 tracks that will ship with the game's...
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