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Thursday, 28 January, 2021 UTC

More Than 60 Oculus Quest Titles Surpass $1 Million In Revenue

Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth, Vice President of Facebook Reality Labs, provided an update on Quest game and app revenue via Twitter, noting that over 60 titles had now surpassed $1 million in revenue. Facebook doesn’t release statistics such as units sold for ... more - uploadvr


Thursday, 28 January, 2021 UTC

Mark Zuckerberg: Quest 2 ‘Is On Track To Be The First Mainstream VR Headset”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg offered some of his strongest comments about the strength of the company’s business in virtual reality in an earnings call with investors. Quest 2 “is on track to be the first mainstream virtual reality headset,” Zuckerberg ... more - uploadvr


Thursday, 28 January, 2021 UTC

Oculus Quest 2 More Than Doubled Facebook’s Q4 Non-Ads Revenue

Facebook’s Q4 2020 ‘Other’ revenue was more than double Q4 2019. CFO David Wehner explained the increase to investors as “due to strong Quest 2 holiday sales”. The company’s non-advertising revenue in quarter 4 of 2020 was $885 million, up from $346 ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 UTC

Green Hell VR: How Open World Survival Is A Great Fit For Virtual Reality

Green Hell is a popular open world wilderness survival game that’s getting a VR port for Quest and PC VR headsets later this year. We took some time to catch up with the developers behind the port and find out what makes the game such a great fit for ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 UTC

Watch: No Man’s Sky PSVR Update For PS5 Looks Incredible

Today Hello Games released No Man’s Sky Patch 3.15 and after spending a good bit of time with it we can confirm that there are some significant improvements for the PSVR version of the game when running on PS5. As far as we know, these updates are just ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 UTC

Oculus Quest Unlisted App Distribution Launch Likely Imminent

In another Instagram AMA, Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth, Vice President of Augmented and Virtual Reality at Facebook suggested that the launch of the new unlisted app distribution method for Oculus Quest is likely to release very soon. Bosworth frequently hosts ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 UTC

F-35 Pilot: The AR Helmet’s Field Of View Is Too Narrow

In an interview with aviation magazine Hush-Kit , an anonymous F-35 pilot complained about the field of view of the jet’s AR helmet. The F-35 is a multi-decade project by the United States & its global military allies to replace legacy “workhorse” ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 UTC

Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife Slated For Release This Spring

Fast Travel Games offered a new peek inside its upcoming VR horror game Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife and confirmed a spring 2021 release window for the title. The new trailer shows a look at “The Shadow” — a guide and narrator throughout the game. ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 UTC

Job Sim Dev Owlchemy Is Still Making Games Despite Google VR Retreat

The last few months have seen Google wind down a lot of its VR work, but the developer of Job and Vacation Simulator says it isn’t going anywhere. Yesterday brought news that Google was making its VR creation platform, Tilt Brush, open-source. Hidden ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 UTC

Ven Update Tweaks Difficult Areas, SteamVR Launch This Week

VR platformer Ven revealed a new update just ahead of its SteamVR launch tomorrow. Patch 1.2 for Monologic’s likable third-person platformer tweaks some of the game’s most difficult areas. In our review of the game we noted that long gaps between checkpoints ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 UTC

I Expect You To Die 2 Revealed, Coming 2021

Schell Games is returning to its popular VR puzzling series with I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy And The Liar, coming later this year. The surprise sequel will build on the original game’s spy-themed puzzles, in which players would solve various, often ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 UTC

Sundance Film Festival Reimagines New Frontier With Social WebXR

The Sundance Film Festival and its New Frontier program offers a venue for cutting edge artists to showcase their work and start conversations that can lead to rewarding careers. Even in normal years, though, there’s not a lot of capacity spread around ... more - uploadvr


Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 UTC

Facebook’s Bosworth On Apple VR: ‘It’s Good For Consumers’

Facebook’s Vice President of Augmented and Virtual Reality, Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth, made some comments related to reports that Apple is producing a VR headset, stating that it would be ‘good for consumers’ but also giving some skepticism about what the ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 26 January, 2021 UTC

HaptX Gloves DK2 Get Big Upgrade But The Price Is Still A Secret

HaptX just announced the new version of its state-of-the-art VR input device – HaptX Gloves DK2 . Gloves may be the ultimate goal for VR input. Some use the term “haptic gloves” to refer to finger tracking with basic vibration motors on each finger, ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 26 January, 2021 UTC

Pistol Whip’s Epic 2089 Campaign Mode Blasts Onto PSVR Today

Pistol Whip on PSVR is getting a free update today to bring over the free, new campaign mode, 2089, that debuted on PC and Quest last month. Pistol Whip 2089 deviated from previous Pistol Whip releases in the sense that it added a “cinematic” campaign ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 26 January, 2021 UTC

Google Open Sources Tilt Brush

Google open sourced its groundbreaking art app Tilt Brush, representing the latest move by the tech giant to cease development of its first efforts in virtual reality. Google acqui-hired the developers behind the art application in 2015 as hype around ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 26 January, 2021 UTC

Gorn Oculus Quest Livestream: Wireless Bloodbath!

Gorn hits Oculus Quest later this week, but you can watch team Upload play it today in our Gorn Oculus Quest livestream at 8:30am PT/4:30pm GMT! Free Lives’ brilliantly bloody battle sim is finally making the jump to standalone VR. We’ve already been ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 26 January, 2021 UTC

Skydance Hiring For ‘Next Generation Of Games’ As TWD Turns 1

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners turned 1 this week, and in a celebration video members of developer Skydance Interactive teased they can’t wait to share “what’s next”. The two-minute video, recently posted on Twitter, has individual members of ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 26 January, 2021 UTC

Gorn Graphics Comparison! Quest vs PC vs PSVR

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Tuesday, 26 January, 2021 UTC

Valve Is Working With OpenBCI To Solve VR Motion Sickness And Increase Immersion

In a recent interview with1 News Valve CEO Gabe Newell discussed a partnership with OpenBCI to improve VR headsets, enhance immersion, and solve for VR motion sickness. The vast majority of the interview focuses on forward-looking predictions for brain ... more - uploadvr


Tuesday, 26 January, 2021 UTC

Population: One ‘Darkest Days’ Event Introduces Night Map

Today Bigbox VR announced that the upcoming Darkest Days event for Population: One will introduce a night map into the rotation, there’s a new limited-time war game mode, and likely new cosmetics for players to look forward to. Last week we streamed ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 25 January, 2021 UTC

Echo VR Adding $10 Seasonal Pass With Customization Rewards

Facebook-owned Ready At Dawn is adding a seasonal pass to its popular free-to-play zero-g sport Echo VR. The Echo Pass features a reward track available to all players that can be converted to a Premium pass for additional rewards. The Premium Pass costs ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 25 January, 2021 UTC

Developers: How To Properly Support Oculus Quest’s Party Voice Chat

Playing Oculus Quest games with friends over the past few months revealed a major system-wide flaw: most developers don’t properly support Oculus Party voice chat. That’s not to put blame on developers – Facebook’s system architecture is non-standard ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 25 January, 2021 UTC

Gravity Sketch’s Art Creation Platform Goes Free, Even On Oculus Quest

Creative tool set Gravity Sketch is free from today on all platforms for individual users. The software is available on Oculus Quest and will graduate from early access soon on Steam and the Oculus Rift stores. Becoming free on Oculus Quest, though, ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 25 January, 2021 UTC

Medal of Honor VR Was One Of Steam’s Top-Selling New Games In December

The Facebook-published Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond fought its way onto Steam’s top-selling releases list for December 2020. Valve’s monthly list of top releases recognizes the 20 games that generated the most revenue in their first two weeks after ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 25 January, 2021 UTC

Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale Is Coming To SteamVR Soon

Resolution Games will soon be serving up a sumptuous treat on SteamVR – Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale is making its way onto the platform. The studio today confirmed that the VR party game will be arriving on Valve’s digital storefront within the next few ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 25 January, 2021 UTC

New id Software VR Game Listed By Australian Classification Board

A new listing from the Australian Classification board may have leaked a new id Software VR game. The listing (pointed out to us by Twitter user GamerToTheEnd) for a project codenamed ‘Project 2021A’, was awarded an R 18+ classification for ‘high impact ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 25 January, 2021 UTC

Angry Birds VR Gets New Free Level Pack On All Platforms

Resolution Games released a new level pack for Angry Birds VR: Isle Of Pigs that brings the total number of official levels in the game to 104. The update adds Terror Peak — the fourth world in the game’s Spooky Levels collection with players trying ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 25 January, 2021 UTC

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Made $29 Million In Its First Year

Skydance Interactive’s The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners made over $29 million in revenue in its first year on-sale. The game, which first hit PC VR on January 23, 2020, also released on PSVR and Oculus Quest over the course of the last year. Skydance ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 25 January, 2021 UTC

The Walking Dead Quest Gets Trial Update Next Month

The long-awaited The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Quest Trial update arrives early next month. The update, which was recently delayed just ahead of its intended launch date, will now arrive on February 4th. The Trial adds a new horde-style survival ... more - uploadvr