L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files launched to much excitement yesterday, but it wasn’t long before it was revealed that the game explicitly blocks OpenVR-compatible headsets other than the Vive. Luckily a free, unofficial workaround has been released which adds support for the Oculus Rift and Windows VR headsets to LA Noire VR. Legendary emancipator […] The post ‘L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files’ Workaround Adds Support for Rift and Windows VR Headsets appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 16 December 2017 | 4:51 pm
Rockstar Games, the mega studio behind Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, and plenty more, has launched its debut VR title, L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files. The game is an adaptation of L.A. Noire (2011), which has had a number of its missions reworked specifically for VR. LA Noire is a unique game to say the least—designed as […] The post ‘L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files’ Now Available, Rockstar’s Debut VR Game appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 15 December 2017 | 2:32 pm
More than 6,000 German soldiers worked at the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz. Now on the cusp of 2018, the ones that are still alive are in their 90s and 100s, so there’s very few left to actually pursue. That doesn’t mean the German state has given up prosecuting those involved though, as we see […] The post ‘Nazi VR’ Documentary Shows How VR is Helping to Convict Nazi War Criminals appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 15 December 2017 | 9:48 am
Vive Focus, the first consumer-available standalone headset with six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) positional tracking, has officially launched in China. While HTC isn’t shipping Vive Focus outside the country, fresh reports of the headset’s tracking capability seem to be promising. Richard Lai, Engadget China’s Senior Editor-in-Chief, got a chance to go hands-on with Vive Focus recently, saying the headset’s ‘World Scale’ […] The post Vive Focus Hands-on Video Emerges from China appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 15 December 2017 | 7:08 am
It’s been a long while coming, but Google has finally launched a YouTube VR app on PC. The app is now available on Steam, officially for the Vive (but also functional with Rift and Windows VR headsets). Google expects YouTube VR to remain in Early Access through 2018 as they continue to develop it based on feedback. […] The post ‘YouTube VR’ Finally Comes to PC, Bringing the Platform’s 360 Videos to Vive, Rift, and Windows VR appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 15 December 2017 | 5:10 am
CCP Games (developer of EVE: Valkyrie, EVE: Online, and others) has launched Gunjack 2: End of Shift (2016), for the Samsung Gear VR on the Oculus Store. The title is the sequel to 2015’s Gunjack which had debuted on Gear VR. Initially Gunjack 2, launched in 2016, was exclusively available on Google Daydream. Gunjack 2 is similar to […] The post ‘Gunjack 2: End of Shift’ Finally Comes to Gear VR appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 14 December 2017 | 7:26 pm
Alongside today’s launch of the new iMac Pro, which the company is pitching as an ideal machine for VR creators, Apple has updated its widely used video editing software, Final Cut Pro X, with what it calls a “complete toolset for importing, editing, and delivering both monoscopic and stereoscopic 360 video.” Back at WWDC 2017 […] The post Apple Final Cut Pro X Update Adds a “Complete Toolset” for 360 Video Editing appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 14 December 2017 | 3:00 pm
Google and the NFL today announced season two of Immersed, the multi-episode docuseries following NFL players on and off the field. The first three episodes are available today on Daydream through YouTube VR and the NFL’s YouTube channel. According to Google’s announcement, the second season of Immersed aims to give football fans an even greater in-depth […] The post NFL Debuts Season 2 of ‘NFL Immersed’ Immersive Football Documentary appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 14 December 2017 | 11:59 am
Bigscreen, the social VR app that lets you mirror your monitor in virtual reality, is about to release one of its biggest updates yet. Starting today, select Bigscreen users will have access to what the company calls ‘Big Rooms’, a space that lets a room’s creator broadcast whatever they want to “dozens” of users, essentially creating a giant viewing […] The post ‘Bigscreen’s’ New Big Rooms Support Dozens of Users Simultaneously appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 14 December 2017 | 10:59 am
Interactive VR short film Asteroids!, the follow-up to Emmy award-winning VR short Invasion! (2016) is now available for Gear VR, Daydream, and Windows MR headsets. From the director of the Madagascar franchise, the full 11-minute cut continues the journey of aliens Mac and Cheez (and robot sidekick Peas) on their deep space mission. Baobab Studios announced […] The post VR Short Film ‘Asteroids!’ from Baobab Studios Now Available appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 14 December 2017 | 9:00 am
Mindshow, the app that lets you make animated movies in VR, just pushed an update that now lets you collaborate with your Steam friends to create something truly unique. The new ‘VR Sharing’ function lets you share and remix shows from inside the headset by allowing you to pass your creations back and forth between you Steam friends. It’s […] The post ‘Mindshow’ Update Lets You Collaborate on Creations with Your Steam Friends appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 14 December 2017 | 6:49 am
The Lost Bear (2017), Odd Bug Studio’s cinematic 2D VR platformer for PSVR, is making its way to Oculus Rift headsets in time for Christmas. With its charming hand-drawn style, The Lost Bear follows Walnut on her journey home through a strange and abandoned world that’s been corrupted by the toy-stealing Snatcher. Combining both 3D VR environments and 2D platforming, […] The post ‘The Lost Bear’ to Launch on Oculus Rift Before Christmas appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 14 December 2017 | 5:51 am
If you’ve been eyeing a PlayStation VR but missed out on Black Friday deals, you’re in luck—the PlayStation VR Skyrim bundle is available on B&H Photo Video for $335, saving you $115 off the MSRP. The bundle has also re-appeared at a number of major retailers at the same $350 price point as it was during […] The post PlayStation VR Skyrim Bundle Hits $335 for the Holidays appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 14 December 2017 | 2:44 am
HTC has now published the Modigliani VR experience, The Ochre Atelier, on Viveport. As a focal point at the Modigliani exhibition currently still in rotation at Tate Modern in London, the experience takes you to the early 20th century Parisian studio of famous painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani. While Modigliani’s ‘final’ studio still exists in Paris, its appearance has changed significantly over […] The post Tate Modern’s ‘Modigliani VR: The Ochre Atelier’ Experience Comes to Viveport appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 13 December 2017 | 9:58 am
Popular VR boxing title Knockout League is coming to PlayStation VR. The game has remained in Early Access on SteamVR, Viveport, and Oculus stores for almost a year, but no release window for PSVR has been confirmed. Announced at PSX 2017, the full version of Knockout League, with its 9 opponents and training modes will […] The post Arcade Boxer ‘Knockout League’ Coming to PSVR appeared first on Road to VR.
Posted on: 13 December 2017 | 8:52 am