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Monday, 6 February, 2023 UTC

PSVR 2 Is 7% Lighter Than The Original Despite New Features

PSVR 2 is 7% lighter than the original PSVR, despite utilizing new headset technology like haptic feedback and eye-tracking. With just over two weeks until PSVR 2 launches, Sony released a new FAQ today that seeks to address any outstanding questions ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 6 February, 2023 UTC

Gran Turismo 7 Was Always Designed for PSVR 2, Claims Director

Gran Turismo 7 was always designed with VR support in mind, confirms Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi in a new interview. Revealed during CES 2023, Gran Turismo 7 arrives later this month as a PSVR 2 launch game, and we’re slowly learning more ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 6 February, 2023 UTC

Pistol Whip Promises A ‘More Realistic Firing Experience’ On PSVR 2

Popular action-rhythm game Pistol Whip arrives on PSVR 2 this month, and Cloudhead Games recently outlined how it utilizes the new Sense controller. Joining an extensive list of PSVR 2 launch games, Cloudhead Games previously confirmed its Pistol Whip ... more - uploadvr


Sunday, 5 February, 2023 UTC

Between Realities VR Podcast ft Quinn Taber of Immerse

In this week’s episode of the Between Realities VR Podcast, Alex and Skeeva host Quinn Taber, CEO of the award-winning language learning platform Immerse. Quinn explains how Immerse is leveraging the power of virtual reality to make learning a new language ... more - uploadvr


Saturday, 4 February, 2023 UTC

Meta CTO Shoots Down Face Tracking For Non-Pro Headsets Like Quest 3

Meta CTO Andrew Bosworth said that the facial expression tracking technology in Quest Pro is still years away from making it into the more affordable line of Meta’s VR headsets. The Quest Pro launched late last year for $1500, featuring technology that ... more - uploadvr


Saturday, 4 February, 2023 UTC

Blaston Now Available On Pico 4 & Pico Neo 3

Resolution Games one-on-one arcade shooter Blaston is now available on the Pico platform for both Pico 4 and Pico Neo 3 Link. Resolution confirmed that Blaston would be heading over to Pico late last year, while also detailing an update with major revamps ... more - uploadvr


Saturday, 4 February, 2023 UTC

John Carmack’s Full Statement On Echo VR’s Planned Closure

Former Oculus CTO John Carmack responded to a request for comment from UploadVR regarding Meta’s planned closure of Echo VR. You can read Carmack’s full statement below. For those catching up, earlier this week Meta shocked fans of one of VR’s earliest ... more - uploadvr


Friday, 3 February, 2023 UTC

Between Realities VR Podcast ft Monkey See Monkey Doo Doo

In this week’s bonus episode of the Between Realities VR Podcast, Alex and Skeeva host the team behind the newly released VR game Monkey See Monkey Doo Doo. David Burnham from Continuum VR answers questions about the origins and development of their ... more - uploadvr


Friday, 3 February, 2023 UTC

Watch: Gran Turismo 7 VR Gameplay, New Details Revealed

A new hands-on video from IGN gave us our first proper look at Gran Turismo 7 gameplay on PSVR 2, alongside confirmation of some other minor details as well. You can see the gameplay in the video from IGN above, which includes snippets of PSVR 2 footage ... more - uploadvr


Friday, 3 February, 2023 UTC

Meta CTO: John Carmack Would Not Have Shut Down Echo VR

Addressing the recent announcement that Echo VR shuts down in August, Meta CTO Andrew Bosworth provided his perspective on the decision and said “John [Carmack] would not have shut down Echo VR.” During his latest Instagram AMA, someone asked Bosworth ... more - uploadvr


Thursday, 2 February, 2023 UTC

Meta One Step Closer To Completing Supernatural Acquisition

This week Meta Platforms made it one step closer to successfully acquiring Within, the studio behind fitness service Supernatural, according to a report by Bloomberg. The United States Federal Trade Commission’s effort to block the deal hit a snag with ... more - uploadvr


Thursday, 2 February, 2023 UTC

Broken Edge Details 2023 Updates, The Viking Releases February 15

Competitive multiplayer fantasy dueler Broken Edge detailed more content plans for 2023, as well as confirming a February 15 release for the next playable fighter, The Viking. Broken Edge announced The Viking during our Upload VR Showcase last December, ... more - uploadvr


Thursday, 2 February, 2023 UTC

Quest 3 Will Have Color Passthrough Mixed Reality, Meta Confirms

Meta effectively confirmed Quest 3 will have color passthrough for mixed reality. “Later this year, we’re going to launch our next generation consumer headset, which will feature Meta Reality as well,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg told investors in an earnings ... more - uploadvr


Thursday, 2 February, 2023 UTC

Samsung To Develop New XR Hardware In Partnership With Qualcomm, Google

During today’s Samsung Unpacked event, Samsung announced plans to create new ‘Extended Reality’ (XR) hardware in partnership with Google and Qualcomm. This new XR platform was far from the main focus of the event, which centered around the new Samsung ... more - uploadvr


Thursday, 2 February, 2023 UTC

Meta VR Revenue Sees Quarterly Rebound Despite Year-On-Year Downturn

Meta’s Reality Labs revenue rebounded in Q4 2022 but was still less than Q4 2021 due to “lower Quest 2 sales”. Reality Labs is the division of Meta behind Quest, smart glasses, Meta Avatars, the Horizon platform, and research & development toward ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 1 February, 2023 UTC

Crumbling Looks Like A Big Nostalgia Trip On Quest and PC VR

Crumbling aims to recreate your childhood nostalgia of playing with action figures through a hack ’n’ slash VR roguelike, and it’s coming to Quest and PC VR this Summer. Created by solo German developer Ole Jürgensen, Crumbling sees you fending off hordes ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 1 February, 2023 UTC

Cradle Of Sins Unites PC & VR Players For A Co-Op Adventure

Following a temporary closure, Cradle of Sins re-opens playtesting on February 22, bringing this MOBA and co-op adventure game back to PC and VR. A cross-platform multiplayer game that lets PC and VR users play alongside each other, Cradle of Sins was ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 1 February, 2023 UTC

Guest Editorial: Echo VR’s Loss Reverberates In Reality

Six years ago I probably would’ve casually dismissed someone’s sorrow over an “end of service announcement” for a computer game. But that was then and as a friend recently reminded me, I’ve changed a lot. In April 2017 I was introduced to VR by my son ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 1 February, 2023 UTC

Silhouette Review: Hand Tracking Shadows Leave A Puzzling Mark

Silhouette is available now on Quest 2 and Quest Pro, featuring a novel hand tracking mechanic where shadows puppets are used to solve light-based puzzles. Here’s our full Silhouette Quest review. Developed by Team Panoptes, we first tried the hand tracking-exclusive ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 1 February, 2023 UTC

Retropolis 2: Never Say Goodbye Arrives On ‘Major VR Platforms’ This Year

Peanut Button confirms Retropolis 2: Never Say Goodbye is in development, bringing a new point-and-click adventure to “major VR platforms” later this year. Set one year after The Secret of Retropolis, Retropolis 2 continues the story of robo-detective ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 1 February, 2023 UTC

New VR Games & Releases February 2023: PSVR 2, Quest 2 & More

It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these, but we’re back with a killer month. Here’s a rundown of all the new VR releases coming to Quest 2, PSVR 2, PC VR and Pico platforms in February 2023. This month is arguably one of the biggest (and most ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 1 February, 2023 UTC

Onward Dropping Quest 1 Support After July 31

Downpour Interactive announced that Onward will drop support for the original Quest Quest after July 31, 2023. Onward released July 2020 for the original Quest headset. Meta acquired Downpour Interactive, the studio behind the title, almost a year later. ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 1 February, 2023 UTC

Hubris Update 1.2 Promises Improved Combat & New Enemies

Cyborn dropped a new Hubris update yesterday for PC VR, promising combat improvements and new enemy variants. Update 1.2 marks the second major Hubris patch since releasing last month, and it follows previous balancing and quality-of-life changes in ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 31 January, 2023 UTC

Echo VR Shuts Down In August As Ready At Dawn Focuses On ‘Next Project’

Meta-owned Ready At Dawn shocked fans of Echo VR with the announcement that the game will shut down. The multiplayer game’s servers will be turned off this August, ending support after six years as Ready at Dawn moves onto its next project. The shutdown ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 31 January, 2023 UTC

Colossal Cave Review: A VR Reimagining Completely Misses The Mark

The recently released VR remake of Colossal Cave attempts to translate the original 1970s text adventure into a brand-new medium, while retaining the design of the original. Unfortunately, we can’t recommend the end result. Read on for our full Colossal ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 31 January, 2023 UTC

Is Demand For PSVR 2 Below Sony’s Expectations?

A new report from Bloomberg suggested Sony is “disappointed” with early pre-orders for its upcoming PSVR 2 headset, leading the company to reduce shipments ahead of launch. Bloomberg’s report suggests Sony reduced projections “dramatically” for its initial ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 30 January, 2023 UTC

Horizon Call Of The Mountain Drops New Story Details Ahead Of PSVR 2 Launch

Horizon Call of the Mountain arrives soon as the most high-profile PSVR 2 launch game, and Guerilla Games just revealed new story details. While it was already known that Aloy isn’t the protagonist, even though she will appear, Horizon Call of the Mountain ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 30 January, 2023 UTC

Apple Reportedly Plans Easy To Use Tools For Making AR Apps

According to a new report from The Information, Apple is developing software for its upcoming mixed reality headset that would let consumers and professionals build AR apps and experiences. This new set of tools would allow Apple headset owners to build ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 30 January, 2023 UTC

Espire 2 Gets Public Matchmaking This Week On Quest 2

Digital Lode confirms Espire 2 will receive update 1.3 later this week, which adds public matchmaking to the stealth action game on Meta Quest 2. Following a co-op voice chat update last month, Digitial Lode didn’t wait long before moving onto the next ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 30 January, 2023 UTC

Steam Next Fest 2023 Celebrates PC VR With New Demos

Steam Next Fest is back once again, kicking off 2023’s first celebration with new demos for upcoming PC VR games next week. Highlighting upcoming games through various demos, Steam Next Fest – February 2023 edition spans all areas of PC gaming, and virtual ... more - uploadvr