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‘Warhammer 40K: Space Marine VR’ Experience Revealed with New Teaser, Coming to VR Attractions This Year

The first official Warhammer VR game for out-of-home VR attractions has been fully revealed. And it wouldn't be a proper Warhammer game without an incredibly long title: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine VR – Warriors of Avarax. The experience is planned...

‘Swordsman’ Studio Secures $2.5M to Create New Free-to-Play VR Combat Game

Sinn Studio, the Toronto-based indie behind VR sword-fighting game Swordsman (2020), has secured $2.5 million in a funding round, which is slated to propel the studio as it develops a new free-to-play combat game for VR. The funding round was led by...

You Can Now Play ‘Hellblade 2’ in VR Thanks to This Indispensable Mod

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (2017) was one of the most visually amazing games to get official VR support, however developers Ninja Theory decided not to go that route with the game's recently released sequel, Senua's Saga: Hellblade II (2024). If you...
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New Trailer Shows Marvel ‘What If…?’ Gameplay on Vision Pro, Reveals May 30th Release Date

Marvel's upcoming What If...? – An Immersive Experience is due to launch on May 30th, a new trailer reveals. Coming exclusively to Vision Pro, the hour-long experience will take players between AR and full VR. Just a few months after launch,...

Meta Would “love” Discord to Support Quest: Another Reason Why It Actually Just Needs Google Play

Meta CTO Andrew 'Boz' Bosworth says the company would "love" to have some sort of Discord integration on Quest in the future, pending interest from Discord, that is—once again highlighting the fact that Quest really just needs Google Play. Meta...

Microsoft and Meta to ‘deepen partnership’ with ‘Windows Volumetric Apps’ on Quest

At Microsoft's Build developer conference the company announced it was bringing Windows Volumetric apps to Quest, which Microsoft calls a way to “extend Windows apps into 3D space.” Pavan Davuluri, head of Windows and Devices at Microsoft, announced on stage at...

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Quest Sale Brings 30% off This Week to Some of VR’s Top Games

Looking to save big on top Quest games this week? From now until May 27th, you can nab over 100 games for 30% off right now. There are a ton of best-selling titles on sale right now, with standouts including Demeo,...

Madcap UK Comedy Show ‘Taskmaster’ is Getting a VR Game Next Month, Coming to Quest & PC VR

Beloved UK comedy show Taskmaster is getting its own VR game next month featuring the Taskmaster tyrant himself, Greg Davies (and of course Little Alex Horne). Update (May 21st, 2024): Developed by Scallywag Arcade, a Draw & Code studio, Taskmaster VR...

Meta and LG Partnership Reportedly in Question as Korean Tech Giant Now “controlling its pace”

Meta announced in February it was partnering with South Korean tech giant LG to create an XR headset that was reportedly set to compete with Apple Vision Pro. Recent reports from Korean media however maintain that partnership is in...

This $1,000 App is Now the Most Expensive on Quest—At Least There’s a 20 Minute Free Trial

With previously hidden 'App Lab' apps now discoverable on the main Quest store, the $1,000 WeldVR is the most expensive app you can find on Meta's VR app store. But fret not, you can get a free trial... for 20...

‘Everybody’s Golf’ Studio Tees Up the Competition on Quest in ‘ULTIMATE SWING GOLF’

Clap Hanz, the Japanese studio behind hit golfing series Everybody's Golf and Hot Shots, released their latest VR game on Quest, called ULTIMATE SWING GOLF. The game follows in the footsteps of Clap Hanz's other iconic titles, this time featuring five outdoor...
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‘Blacktop Hoops’ Graduates from Early Access After Racking up Over 15,000 Reviews

Blacktop Hoops (2024), the popular VR basketball game, is out of early access on Quest, now serving up multiplayer and single player streetball on standalone platforms and PC VR headsets too. Developed by Vinci Games and first released in April...

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Quest 3 Finally Replaced Index as My Main PC VR Headset, and I Have Valve to Thank

After nearly five years, I've finally moved on from Index as my main PC VR headset, and Valve is the one that made me do it. Index is a great headset. Between it's tracking, ergonomics, field-of-view, crisp display, and still...

Jumpscare Puzzler ‘Silent Slayer’ Coming to Quest Next Month, Trailer Here

Schell Games announced its upcoming VR horror-puzzler Silent Slayer: Vault of the Vampire is landing on the Quest platform next month. Update (May 16th, 2024): Silent Slayer is slated to arrive on Quest 2/3/Pro on June 6th, which is now available for...

‘Rocking Legend’ is Like VR ‘Rock Band’ Without a Closet Full of Plastic Instruments

Domurosoft, an Italian indie studio, is getting ready to release the full version of Rocking Legend on SteamVR headsets soon, which includes some very Rock Band-inspired gameplay which critically doesn't require dedicated guitar controllers. Rocking Legend can't really boast any well-known music—its 30-song...

New Live Captions Feature on Vision Pro Could Lead the Way to Real-time Translation

Apple announced it's introducing a host of accessibility features to Vision Pro, which is set to include Live Captions for the deaf or hard of hearing. It certainly feels like an important first step in eventually kitting the device...

AR Content is Coming to Google Maps, But It Won’t Matter Until There’s a Headset to See it Through

Google today announced it's starting a pilot program that will soon allow select partners to create AR content and display it within Google Maps. While it seems like an important step for Google on the way to owning a...

Official Vision Pro Schematics Will Accelerate Development of Headstraps & Third-party Accessories

Apple has released detailed schematics of Vision Pro and its various parts, which will likely lead to an acceleration of third-party accessories like headstraps and protective cases for the device. Vision Pro was announced nearly a year ago and started...

Meta Just Made It Easier for Small Developers to Get Apps Into the Main Quest Store

Quest users searching the Store will now be able to more easily find games published through its early access distribution channel, App Lab, which previously weren't visible, effectively giving smaller studios a more level playing field. Meta is making its operating...
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Unpacking the VR Design Details of ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ – Inside XR Design

In Inside XR Design we examine specific examples of great VR design. Today we’re looking at the details of Half-Life: Alyx and how they add an immersive layer to the game rarely found elsewhere. Editor’s Note: Now that we’ve rebooted our Inside...

Classic Adventure Game ‘RIVEN’ Confirmed to Launch on Quest 2 & 3 This Year

Cyan Worlds announced that RIVEN (1997), the sequel to iconic adventure game MYST (1993), is getting VR support when the remake launches later this year. The studio has also now confirmed that it's launching on Quest in addition to...