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.
Initially released in early access on Steam in 2018, VR roguelite COMPOUND is slated to get a Quest 2 version following its 1.0 version on PC, its developer says. And that 1.0 version is coming "soon," developer Bevan "NotDead" McKechnie...
While Oculus doesn’t offer much publicly in the way of understanding how well individual games & apps are performing across its Quest 2 storefront, it’s possible to glean some insight by looking at apps relative to each other. Here’s...
In an industry as young as VR there's scarcely any original IP that's had the time to become truly iconic. But if there's one today that looks well on its way, the world of Moss is a strong contender....
Magic Leap 2 isn't available just yet, but when it hits the market later this year it will be directly competing with Microsoft's HoloLens 2. Though Magic Leap 2 beats out its rival in several meaningful places, its underlying...
Gambit is a VR co-op shooter from the studio behind well known multiplayer VR shooter Zero Caliber. The forthcoming title has been in the works for at least two years now and today saw the reveal of its first gameplay...
Developer Pocket Money Studios today revealed that Twilight Zone VR is set for a July 14th release date on Quest 2 and released an action-packed gameplay trailer. Based on the iconic anthology series, The Twilight Zone VR is said to feature three self-contained...
Party game sensation Among Us is getting a full-blown VR version, and now the studios behind the game released a new gameplay video that shows off some of its day-one launch features. Update (June 9th, 2022): Innersloth, Schell Games, and Robot Teddy...
Having received a strong reception on PSVR back at the end of March, Moss: Book II from developer Polyarc is now set to release on Quest 2 starting next month. Update (June 9th, 2022): Polyarc today announced during UploadVR's Summer Showcase that...
Deep Rock Galactic is a cult-favorite PC co-op game where teams of up to four players dive into perilous caverns in search of precious minerals while battling hordes of alien bugs along the way. And now the game is...
In an ongoing shift away from a somewhat proprietary development environment on its first headset, Magic Leap has committed to bringing OpenXR support to its Magic Leap 2 headset later this year. Although Magic Leap 2 is clearly the successor...
Lumus' latest waveguide, dubbed Maximus, is now even more compact thanks to 2D image expansion. With impressive image quality and a more compact optical engine, the company is poised to have a leading display solution for truly glasses-sized AR...
Today during Apple's WWDC 2022 keynote, the company announced that iOS 16 will allow users of modern iPhones to scan the shape of their ear to create more accurate spatial audio. Likely implemented as an HRTF, creating custom HRTFs...
Sony today revealed the first gameplay trailer for Horizon Call of the Mountain, an exclusive title headed to PSVR 2. While it wasn't clear initially if the title would be a full blown game, the latest reveal suggests it will...
Announced today during the PlayStation State of Play event, Resident Evil 8: Village has been confirmed for PSVR 2, and signs point to the game being fully playable in PSVR 2 with motion controls.  Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was the first...
HTC's compact VR headset, Vive Flow, launched late last year targeting a different kind of VR user. The company says that feedback since launch has consistently been around two features, both of which it plans to address. Vive Flow is...
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