The first few years of any new major technological release are always interesting. The world starts to get on board, popular media starts getting involved, and best of all, in our opinion, it draws in fresh minds willing to open the technology to its true potential. This is where we find ourselves when it comes
There’s been no doubt in anyone’s mind that VR brings a huge amount of potential to the gambling industry. Offering experiences that are both captivating and extremely immersive, it’s really the ideal gambling platform, particularly when it comes to virtualizing the casino experience. There’s been a lot of talks, a lot of experiments, but not
Samsung was the first phone manufacturer to embrace mobile virtual reality (VR) with its Gear VR headset in 2015. But when company executives announced Samsung’s newest flagship phones — the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ — at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, they didn’t even mention VR once! What is going on? There may be more to
Virtual reality has come a long way since the science fiction depictions of virtual reality simulations we saw in our television shows or books. The latest developments of VR are continuously pushing the limits of what developers can do with our favourite video games and sports. Yes, sports! In recent years, the biggest focus on
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