HTC today started selling the long-awaited Vive Pro headset and SteamVR 2.0 base station hardware bundle, making it the first instance of the 2.0 tracking hardware coming to market. The new hardware bundle, which includes the Vive Pro headset, two 2.0 SteamVR tracking base stations and two of the ‘pro blue’ controllers, costs $1400 USD. Update […] The post Vive Pro Bundle With 2.0 Base Stations & Controllers Now Available at $1400 appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 23 April 2018 | 12:56 pm
Samsung today launched ‘Pilot Season’, a new initiative aimed at putting original episodic VR video content into the Samsung VR Video service. The initiative, which aims to foster the VR filmmaker community and generate exclusive content, has given financial grants to indie filmmakers to create original VR episodes. Filmmakers taking part in Pilot Season were […] The post Samsung Funds Episodic VR Videos, Filmmakers Use Company’s $10K ‘Round 360’ Camera appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 23 April 2018 | 10:10 am
Today 360 camera marker Insta360 announced a new extension for Adobe Premiere Pro CC which will bring complete 360 post-production workflow into the video editing program. For filmmakers shooting with the Insta360 Pro camera, the company promises faster editing and better quality thanks to the plugin. Premiere Pro is one of the most popular pieces of […] The post Insta360 Extension to Make Editing 360 Video in Adobe Premiere Faster, Higher Quality appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 23 April 2018 | 9:59 am
While Oculus holds their own annual developer conference (coming later this year), parent company Facebook has in years past had plenty of exciting news to share at their own F8 developer conference. With F8 just around the corner on May 1st & 2nd, we take a look at what might be revealed. Buzz is building […] The post What to Expect in AR and VR at Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 23 April 2018 | 9:13 am
Skydance Interactive, the studio behind arcade mech shooter Archangel (2017), officially announced today that their next update, Archangel: Hellfire, will bring an off-rails multiplayer mode to the base game, which at launch was exclusively an on-rails, single player experience. Archangel: Hellfire will add all-new maps, new classes of the game’s six-story tall mechs, and two new game […] The post ‘Archangel: Hellfire’ Update to Bring Off-rails Multiplayer June 28th, Beta Starts May 25th appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 23 April 2018 | 8:59 am
Campfire Creepers is a live-action, 360 anthology series inspired by iconic 1980s horror shows Tales from the Crypt (1989), Creepshow (1982), and the creations of Wes Craven. The first two episodes are now available for both Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. The first two episodes of Campfire Creepers—’Midnight March’ and ‘The Skull of Sam’—make their debut at […] The post ‘Campfire Creepers’ Delivers Classic ’80s Horror in VR, Now Available on Oculus Rift & Gear VR appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 23 April 2018 | 7:35 am
Pimax, the China-based VR headset manufacturer known for their recent record-breaking “8K” VR headset Kickstarter campaign, today announced that backers should expect more delays due to an ongoing lens design issue. According to the company’s blog, the latest prototype has “fixed all the issues” of the fifth prototype version, although Pimax is still in the […] The post Pimax ‘8K’ Sees Further Delays Due to Lens Design, Pre-production Headset Pushed to May Release appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 23 April 2018 | 6:20 am
Andreas Hauber, a German VR enthusiast, claims to have just beat the Guinness World Record for longest VR marathon, a bar that was previously set by Australian Jack McNee last year at a grand total of 36 hours, two minutes and 16 seconds in VR painting program Tilt Brush (2016). As reported by German VR […] The post 42 Hours in ‘Skyrim VR’ – The Latest World Record Attempt for Longest VR Marathon appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 21 April 2018 | 3:15 pm
COMPOUND is an intriguing VR hobby project from developer Bevan “NotDead” McKechnie which drops players into a “rogue-lite, free-roaming shooter” for VR, with a totally unique and authentic pixel-art feel. We’ve had our eyes on the game since 2017, but with no official announcements from McKechnie in nearly nine months, the fate of the title was […] The post ‘COMPOUND’ Creator Drops Details on Upcoming Update and Early Access Launch appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 20 April 2018 | 10:00 pm
With the impending launch of Oculus Go, the company’s first standalone headset, Oculus has shared with developers a handy cheat sheet for bringing Gear VR applications to the Go. Oculus writes in a new post on their developer blog that Oculus Go is binary-compatible with Gear VR, and most applications can be launched on the headset without […] The post Oculus Offers Up Developer Quick-start Guide for Bringing Apps to Go appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 20 April 2018 | 7:55 pm
As an official partner of Ready Player One, HTC has been using the film to highlight its VR wares. In addition to releasing several VR experiences inspired by the movie, the company has released a behind-the-scenes short showing how immersive virtual reality was used in the production process. As blockbuster films increasingly rely on CGI, filmmakers […] The post ‘Ready Player One’ Behind-the-scenes Shows How Spielberg Used VR in Production appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 20 April 2018 | 5:59 pm
If you’re still rebounding from Steam’s Winter sale a few months ago, well, your wallet is in for some ‘Spring cleaning’ as both Steam and Viveport have put out some heavy discounts on top VR titles. On Steam, some notable VR games at steep discounts are (prices shown with discount applied): Star Trek: Bridge Crew ($20) […] The post Steam & Viveport Spring Sales Feature Big Savings on Top VR Titles appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 20 April 2018 | 11:10 am
It looks like PSVR owners have a few more games to browse through on their next digital shopping spree. Now it appears at least nine games have gotten between a 25%-50% off their permanent prices. First spotted by ShackNews, the following list contains some pretty big titles including the newly supported Wipeout Omega Edition. This comes shortly after […] The post 9 PSVR Titles Just Got Permanent Price Drops, Between 25-50% Off appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 20 April 2018 | 9:10 am
Google recently pushed out Chrome 66, the latest update to the company’s web browser. Unbeknownst to the VR community, Google also quietly included WebVR integration for OpenVR-compatible headsets including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets. Although initial WebVR integration has been a part of beta versions of Chrome for about two […] The post Google Brings WebVR to Chrome, All Major PC VR Headsets Supported appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 20 April 2018 | 8:28 am
After launching the Vive Focus standalone headset in China in late January, the company announced in March that the headset would be launching in the US, EU, and other Western markets later this year, beginning with the launch of a dev kit. With the device appearing in the FCC this, the device is one step […] The post Vive Focus Hits the FCC, Suggesting Dev Kit Soon to Launch in US appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 20 April 2018 | 7:34 am