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 as augmented reality continues to heat up, we expect it to be increasingly important for AR […] The post What to Expect From Top AR/VR Companies at GDC 2018 appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 18 March 2018 | 7:32 am
There’s something magical about building in VR. Imagine being able to assemble weightless car engines, arrange dynamic virtual workspaces, or create imaginary castles with infinite bricks. Arranging or assembling virtual objects is a common scenario across a range of experiences, particularly in education, enterprise, and industrial training—not to mention tabletop and real-time strategy gaming. Guest […] The post Exclusive: Scaffolding in VR – Interaction Design for Easy & Intuitive Building appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 18 March 2018 | 5:45 am
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 just a few months ago, but you can already pick one up with some […] The post Steep Discounts Continue for Windows VR Headsets, Now Down to $222 New appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 18 March 2018 | 5:27 am
Described as the “first affordable and foldable motorcycle simulator,” LeanGP is a dedicated gaming controller and chassis for bike enthusiasts, compatible with various VR-supported gaming platforms. Valencia-based startup LeanGP reached their Kickstarter goal within the first 48 hours of the crowdfunding campaign. Unlike the breadth of hardware available for car simulation, the selection of consumer-grade […] The post LeanGP Home Motorcycle Sim Doubles Crowdfunding Goal With 3 Weeks to Go appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 18 March 2018 | 1:04 am
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 week. Ready Player One follows the story of Wade Watts, an orphan whose life is centered […] The post New ‘Ready Player One’ Trailer Debuts as Release Buzz Builds appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 16 March 2018 | 6:16 pm
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 the likes of the Oculus Go and Pico Neo. Update (3/16/18, 1:26PM PT): Lenovo has confirmed […] The post Lenovo Confirms May 5th Launch and $400 Price for Mirage Solo Standalone VR Headset appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 16 March 2018 | 4:33 pm
Lone Echo nabbed our 2017 Oculus Rift Game of the Year Award for many reasons—amazing visuals, intuitive locomotion, and a strong story, to name a few—but one of the game’s unsung innovations is its virtual touchscreen interfaces. While many VR games are still using less than ideal laser pointer interfaces, developer Ready at Dawn created […] The post Exclusive: Designing ‘Lone Echo’ & ‘Echo Arena’s’ Virtual Touchscreen Interfaces appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 16 March 2018 | 3:51 pm
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 VR dungeon crawling RPG title from the makers of The Bard’s Tale, launched initially as an […] The post Oculus Exclusive ‘The Mage’s Tale’ Comes to Vive March 23rd, in Development for PSVR appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 16 March 2018 | 2:51 pm
Payday 2 (2013), Overkill’s 4-player bank heist co-op shooter, has offered a VR mode in beta for the past few months, but now it’s off the beta branch and pushed out as a free DLC to the main game. Payday 2 VR offers users with Oculus Rift or HTC Vive access to the entire game […] The post ‘Payday 2 VR’ Exits Beta, Now Available as Free DLC to Main Game appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 16 March 2018 | 11:20 am
Project Santa Cruz, Oculus’ in-development standalone VR headset first teased back at Oculus Connect 2016, doesn’t even really have a proper name yet, but at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) the company will be dedicating an hour-long talk to the fundamentals of developing for the new platform. Giving developers more insight into the headset’s […] The post Oculus to Talk Developing for ‘Santa Cruz’ Standalone Headset Next Week – a Step Closer to Launch appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 16 March 2018 | 10:49 am
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 the grabbing of virtual objects. Exos Wrist The Exos Wrist uses a mounting point around the […] The post Exiii is Developing Two Haptic Gloves with Different Approaches to Force Feedback appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 16 March 2018 | 6:03 am
After years of teasing, Magic Leap late last year finally offered a glimpse of the AR headset it’s been developing, the Magic Leap One. Details on what the headset can actually do are still light, but come next week, four of the company’s top creatives are promising to offer a “deep dive on developing for spatial […] The post Magic Leap to Offer “Deep Dive” on AR Game Design at GDC appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 15 March 2018 | 5:53 pm
Hot on the tail of Survios’ latest release, Sprint Vector (2018), the studio today announced their next VR project, Creed: Rise to Glory, a VR boxing game being developed in partnership with MGM as a complement to the upcoming Creed II movie. While there’s a handful of VR boxing games already available, Survios is promising something called ‘Phantom Melee Technology’, […] The post Survios’s Next VR Title is ‘Creed: Rise to Glory’, a Boxing Game with Ambitious Mechanics appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 15 March 2018 | 1:45 pm
Bigscreen is a unique social VR application which lets users bring their desktop screens and all the capabilities of their PC into VR with them. That means friends can come together virtually for LAN parties, streaming sessions, and much more. In Q2, Bigscreen will come to mobile VR headsets for the first time, allowing the mobile VR crowd […] The post ‘Bigscreen’ Coming to Mobile VR in Q2, Gear VR Alpha Test Starts Today appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 15 March 2018 | 9:59 am
Between HTC’s Vive X accelerator and the VRVCA investor consortium that it heads, the company is already very active in the VR investment space. But today the company announced a brand new investment fund of some $160 million in a joint venture between HTC and the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government. HTC today announced that the jointly […] The post HTC & Shenzhen Government Team Up for $160 Million Investment Fund appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 15 March 2018 | 6:07 am