Road to VR is running a survey with our partner Gamer Network to better understand our audience. Your participation is entirely optional and anonymous, but we’d be thrilled if you’d share your responses with us. You may recall that Road to VR announced a partnership with Eurogamer parent company Gamer Network last year. In an era […] The post Road to VR Readership Survey 2018 appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 22 May 2018 | 12:53 pm
Star Trek: Bridge Crew (2017) just got its first big content expansion, now including the late ’80s, early ’90s-era U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701D—the very same captained by Jean-Luc Picard in the iconic TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994). Created by Ubisoft’s Red Storm Entertainment, the TNG expansion is a free DLC which includes two new mission types—Patrol and Resistance, […] The post ‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’ TNG Expansion Lands on PSVR Today, ’90s Retro Launch Trailer Here appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 22 May 2018 | 11:59 am
Oculus first announced that Boggle and other Hasbro board games would be coming to Oculus’ mobile VR platform back at F8, Facebook’s developer conference. Now the day has arrived, at least for Boggle, as users on Gear VR and Oculus Go can already play the mind-boggling word game for free in Oculus Rooms, the company’s […] The post Oculus Brings ‘Boggle’ to Social VR App ‘Rooms’, More Hasbro Games ‘coming soon’ appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 22 May 2018 | 9:54 am
Microsoft appears to be seeing strong traction with HoloLens in the enterprise space, and the company continues to expand its “Mixed Reality” platform in that sector, promising businesses time and money savings. Two new applications to address this, Remote Assist & Layout—announced at Microsoft Build earlier this month—are now available in free, limited-time previews. Update […] The post Microsoft Releases Free Preview For ‘Remote Assist’ & ‘Layout’ Enterprise AR/VR Apps appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 22 May 2018 | 9:30 am
Lucid, maker of the stereoscopic point-and-shoot LucidCam camera, is partnering with RED, the professional-use camera company, to produce a 180-degree stereoscopic camera for 8K video and image capture. The camera is said to give users the ability to capture 8K video and picture, and convert to RED’s four view (4V) “holographic” file format in real-time […] The post Lucid & RED Partner to Build Next-Gen 3D Camera With Dual 4K Sensors appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 22 May 2018 | 7:32 am
Ahead of SID Display Week, researchers have published details on Google and LG’s 18 Mpixel 4.3-in 1,443-ppi 120Hz OLED display made for wide field of view VR headsets, which was teased back in March. The design, the researchers claim in the paper, uses a white OLED with color filter structure for high density pixelization and an n‐type […] The post Google & LG Detail Next-Gen 1,443 PPI OLED VR Display, ‘especially ideal for standalone AR/VR’ appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 22 May 2018 | 6:41 am
Rec Room, the free multiplatform social VR app, is getting a new multiplayer battle royale shooting game soon. Starting June 7th, you’ll be able to engage in some PUBG-style shootouts in what the developers Against Gravity dub Rec Royale. Rec Royale will pit 16 players against each other in a national park setting, including “summer camps, mountains, forests, […] The post ‘Rec Room’ to Get New Battle Royale Shooter Next Month, Open Alpha Starts This Weekend appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 21 May 2018 | 12:18 pm
Ever since WipEout Omega Collection (2017) added support for PSVR back in March, it became the de facto gold standard of anti-grav VR racing on the platform. Now, users looking to pop their head in to see what all the fuss is about should have their eyeballs pointed to PSN starting tomorrow, as Sony is tossing out a free […] The post ‘WipEout Omega’ For PSVR & PS4 is Getting a Free Demo Tomorrow appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 21 May 2018 | 10:57 am
AntVR, the Beijing-based VR headset company, recently blew past the $50,000 Kickstarter funding mark for its MIX AR headset, which means the campaign is fully funded. Now well on their way to $150,000 (currently at ~$138,000), the company says their first stretch goal will be a light-blocking visor that will allow for the headset to […] The post AntVR Announces First Stretch Goal For MIX AR Headset, a VR Visor Add-on appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 21 May 2018 | 9:06 am
Training autonomous drones to fly around complex indoor environments inevitably means crashes, not to mention a constant cycle of repair and replacement. To remedy this, MIT engineers created a VR training system that allows drones to “see” virtual imagery while flying around a physically empty test facility. Dubbed “Flight Goggles,” MIT engineers say in a […] The post MIT Researchers Build VR Testing Ground to Safely Train Autonomous Drones appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 21 May 2018 | 8:10 am
OSSIC, the headphone company known for its massively successful 3D headphone crowdfunding campaigns, is shutting down due to lack of capital. The company says in an update announcing its closure that the OSSIC X 3D headphones required “significantly more capital to ramp to full mass production,” which effectively leaves tens of thousands of pre-orders unfulfilled. OSSIC received […] The post Crowdfunded 3D Headphone Startup OSSIC is Shutting Down, 99% of Orders Go Undelivered appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 21 May 2018 | 6:08 am
Google is allegedly developing a standalone augmented reality headset that aims to offer users a tethereless AR experience, German tech publication WinFuture reports. WinFuture maintains they’ve obtained documents proving the existence of the Google AR headset project, which internally carries the code name ‘A65’. The headsets is said to rely on processors built by Qualcomm, and much like […] The post Report: Google is Developing a Standalone AR Headset to Rival HoloLens appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 19 May 2018 | 10:11 am
NextVR, the VR video streaming platform the brings live events to headset users, is introducing the 2017-2018 season NBA MVP highlight reel on the NextVR app. The VR highlight reel brings headset users courtside with this season’s MVP favorites, including epic shots, dunks and assists of this season from MVP contenders James Harden, Lebron James, […] The post NextVR Introduces NBA 2017-2018 MVP Highlight Reel in Virtual Reality appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 19 May 2018 | 8:59 am
Humble Bundle just started their big Spring Sale, which is now offering between 10-75% off on over 20 top VR titles. Notable games at $20 or under include Superhot VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, GORN, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, Werewolves Within, and The Gallery Episodes 1 & 2. Links are below. Remember: the Humble Bundle Spring Sale […] The post Humble Bundle Spring Sale Offers up to 75% Off Top VR Titles, Ends May 24th appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 18 May 2018 | 10:32 am
Vertigo Games is hosting a free access weekend starting now for their VR RTS Skyworld, which will be available through both Steam (Rift, Vive, Windows VR) and the Oculus Store (Rift). Starting now and going through May 20th at 1PM PT (local time here), you’ll be able to play Skyworld for free. Vertigo is also putting the […] The post Play VR RTS ‘Skyworld’ This Weekend for Free on Rift, Vive & Windows VR appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 18 May 2018 | 8:35 am