Currently there are two broad categories of VR headset: Dedicated, premium devices that plug into a PC or console and feature full positional tracking, and light-weight mobile headsets that are essentially shells for your smartphone to slip into. If you don’t happen to use one of the select few smartphones that work with the GearVR
Bethesda, in particular, seems extra enthusiastic about VR this year. Following the announcement earlier in the week that Fallout 4 and DOOM were getting full VR versions this year, the publisher also revealed yesterday that another classic, Skyrim, has a VR version in development.
The highly anticipated Oculus Rift exclusive Lone Echo finally has a concrete release date: July 20th. The story-heavy single player game sees the player floating around in zero gravity, sidestepping the whole problem of virtual locomotion by having players move by grabbing objects and propelling themselves forward. Think The Climb, but with gravity switched off! It’s a
With Sony now having sold over a million PSVRs, and the PC VR industry seeing loads of new games being developed, it seems odd that Microsoft are keeping so quiet about a possible VR headset for its Xbox gaming console. Microsoft are clearly more interested in mixed reality on the whole, and their only in-house
Perhaps the most exciting of the many E3 announcements from Bethesda today, it has been revealed that both DOOM and Fallout’s highly-anticipated VR versions will be arriving later this year. Both will be full standalone games that aim to re-imagine DOOM and Fallout IV in VR. It’s been possible to play the 2D versions of
The Science Museum is offering a new attraction – a 360 VR recreation of Tim Peake’s descent from space back to earth It lasts for 12 minutes, and offers visitors the closest they’ll ever get to being an astronaut without having to wee through a tube or eat that weird freeze-dried space ice-cream that they sell in gift
For those used to running dual monitor setups on their PC, VR experiences can often feel somewhat constrained. Despite all of that mind-blowing immersion, when you need to look something up online or check your e-mail you typically have to take your headset off and break completely out of the experience. Playing any reasonably complex