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.
At GDC 2018 this week, Oculus revealed some additional details surrounding their high-end standalone VR headset prototype, Santa Cruz. Among those details, the company plans to replace the current controllers' trackpads with buttons and sticks, much like the Rift. Santa...
Magic Leap is hosting a sponsored session today at GDC 2018 which promises a “deep dive” on developing for augmented reality. Having released their SDK earlier this week, we’re hoping to hear the company talk more specifically about what...
Oculus Go was announced months ago, but it wasn't until this week at GDC 2018 that the company actually made the headset available to try. At the Oculus booth today we got our first good look at Oculus Go, the...
Lenovo's Mirage Solo standalone VR headset, which was announced last year and fully revealed back in January, is set to launch on May 5th, priced at $400, Lenovo tells Road to VR. The standalone headset is set to compete with...
When revealing the HTC Vive Pro back in January, HTC left one salient piece of information out of the announcement: the price. After letting impression of the headset's higher resolution, improved ergonomics, and other changes simmer for a few...
Sea of Thieves has finally arrived, and it's the first game in four years from legendary developer Rare, the studio behind some of gaming's greatest titles, like Donkey Kong Country, Banjo-Kazooie, and GoldenEye 007. And while Sea of Thieves itself doesn't support...
Two years in the making, Budget Cuts has remained almost completely off the radar after briefly surfacing back in 2016, but this week at GDC 2018 the game has reemerged with fresh details, including a May 16th release date, which,...
Today Magic Leap has launched the Lumin SDK, the toolkit which allows developers to build AR experiences for Lumin OS, the operating system that powers the Magic Leap One headset. Announced with support for both Unity and Unreal, the Lumin...
At GDC 2017 last year, LG made the surprise introduction of a SteamVR headset boasting high resolution displays and an interesting ergonomic design. After HTC's Vive, It would be the first SteamVR headset introduced by a major company and...
HTC today announced that the Vive Pro headset only (without controllers or base stations) will cost $800 and launch on April 5th; the headset is now available for pre-order. Meanwhile, the original Vive is getting a price cut of $100,...
GDC is here once again, all next week we'll have boots on the ground bringing you the latest VR/AR news. Held annually in San Francisco, Game Developers Conference has undeniably been a focal point for VR the industry, and...
If you've been eyeing a Windows VR headset, you'll be interested to see the huge discounts currently available from Amazon US on every Windows VR headset, now reaching as low as $222. Updated 3/18/18 The Windows "Mixed Reality" VR headsets launched...
Ready Player One, the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline, is getting turned into a movie by none other than Steven Spielberg, who is directing the film. As the movie’s March 2018 release date approaches, a new trailer, 'Dreamer' debuted this...
RPG dungeon crawler The Mage's Tale, a former Oculus exclusive, is set to launch on Steam for the HTC Vive on March 23rd. Developer inXile Entertainment has also confirmed that the title is in development for PSVR.  The Mage's Tale, a...
Japan-based startuped Exiii is developing a pair of haptic gloves with force feedback, aimed at making VR more immersive. The company's 'EXOS Wrist' device can rotate your hand about two axes, while the 'EXOS Gripper' providers finger stoppage to simulate...
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