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Saturday, 24 September, 2022 UTC

BAFTA-Nominated Call of the Sea Arrives On Meta Quest 2 Next Year

Bafta-nominated puzzle adventure Call of the Sea is getting a surprise VR adaptation, releasing next year on Meta Quest 2. Initially launched for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation, Call of the Sea first arrived in 2020 and was later nominated for BAFTA’s Best ... more - uploadvr

Friday, 23 September, 2022 UTC

Rec Room Studio Lets Creators Build Higher Fidelity Worlds Via Unity

Rec Room Studio is an upcoming PC-based creation tool powered by Unity which lets creators build higher fidelity worlds. The upcoming software enables creators to “quickly drop in assets and objects to existing rooms and create and share custom textures, ... more - uploadvr

Friday, 23 September, 2022 UTC

Meta Researchers Demonstrate Quest 2 Body Tracking Without Extra Trackers

Meta researchers demonstrated Quest 2 body tracking without extra trackers. Current VR systems ship with a headset and held controllers, so only track the position of your head and hands. The position of your elbows, torso, and legs can be estimated ... more - uploadvr

Friday, 23 September, 2022 UTC

Bonelab Trailer Reveals Imminent Release On Quest & Steam

Highly anticipated physics playground Bonelab releases Thursday. “Yes, this Thursday,” developer Stress Level Zero clarifies in its release date trailer. So September 29 — just six days from this writing — Quest 2 and SteamVR players can explore the ... more - uploadvr

Thursday, 22 September, 2022 UTC

Pico Is Planning A Horizon Worlds Clone For Early 2023

Pico says it is planning a world-building toolset for making content in VR much like Meta’s Horizon Worlds. In Pico’s announcement video today, immediately after confirmation that Rec Room is coming to Pico 4, the company showed what looked like conceptual ... more - uploadvr

Thursday, 22 September, 2022 UTC

Pico 4 vs Quest 2 Specs & Features: Weight, Resolution, Field of View, Passthrough & More

Today Pico 4 was officially announced with some seriously impressive specs & features. Here’s how it compares to Meta’s Quest 2: Quest 2 Pico 4 Release October 2020 October 2022 Visor Weight 470 grams 295 grams Display Per Eye 1832×1920 LCD 2160×2160 ... more - uploadvr

Thursday, 22 September, 2022 UTC

Virtual Desktop Coming To Pico 4 For Wireless PC VR Streaming

Pico 4 will have one of the most popular apps for wirelessly streaming PC VR games like Half-Life: Alyx and Boneworks. Virtual Desktop’s developer Guy Godin confirmed that his app “will be available on the new Pico 4 as well as the Pico Neo 3. You’ll ... more - uploadvr

Thursday, 22 September, 2022 UTC

Cubism Adds Level Editor To Make Puzzles In VR

Developer Thomas Van Bouwel added a level editor to his puzzle game Cubism. You can check out the level editor now in the game on Quest or Steam. The editor is offline-only but puzzles can be saved as files saved to your hard drive on PC or locally on ... more - uploadvr

Thursday, 22 September, 2022 UTC

Little Cities Attractions Update: A Fantastic Addition To A Great Game

Today, nDreams and Purple Yonder announced the Little Cities Attractions Update, available now on Quest 2. We’ve gave the update a try earlier this week and spoiler alert: we think it’s pretty neat. Released earlier this year, Little Cities focused on ... more - uploadvr

Thursday, 22 September, 2022 UTC

Ghost Signal: A Stellaris Game Is A VR Roguelite From Fast Travel Games

Fast Travel Games unveiled its next first-party title today, called Ghost Signal: A Stellaris Game. It’s coming to Quest 2 in early 2023 and we’ve already got some hands-on impressions for you. Developed in-house by Fast Travel Games, Ghost Signal is ... more - uploadvr

Thursday, 22 September, 2022 UTC

Editorial: Pico 4 Is Everything Quest 3 Should Be – Did Meta Lose Focus?

Nearly four years after Mark Zuckerberg personally announced Oculus Quest the standalone VR market for consumers may have real competition. Backed by Chinese tech giant Bytedance, the Pico 4 standalone VR system is coming to consumers in Europe, Japan ... more - uploadvr

Thursday, 22 September, 2022 UTC

Guardians Frontline Coming To Quest 2 & SteamVR In 2023, Published By Fast Travel Games

Strategic VR shooter Guardians Frontline is coming to Quest 2 and PC VR in 2023, developed by VirtualAge Games and published by Fast Travel Games. The title was originally released as Guardians VR on App Lab (and before that, SideQuest) for Quest and ... more - uploadvr

Thursday, 22 September, 2022 UTC

Just Dance VR Is Pico’s First Major Exclusive

Pico will have its first major exclusive game in 2023 with Just Dance VR from Ubisoft. The immensely popular music game franchise is coming “exclusively” to Pico next year. Though details are extremely light at the moment, the addition to Pico’s lineup ... more - uploadvr

Thursday, 22 September, 2022 UTC

Pico 4 Hands-On: Slimmer Than Quest 2, Wider Field Of View, Color Passthrough & More

Today Pico announced Pico 4, its next generation VR headset. Last month at Gamescom, we went hands-on for around 10 minutes – here are our impressions. A New Form Factor Taking in the headset from all angles, the new form factor is the most obvious and ... more - uploadvr

Thursday, 22 September, 2022 UTC

Pico 4 Ships October 18 To Europe, Japan & South Korea For €429

Pico 4 ships October 18 in Europe, Japan, and South Korea – starting at €429. Pico is no newcomer to VR – it revealed its first headset in 2016. Last year it was acquired by ByteDance, the Chinese tech giant behind TikTok. Pico has always sold to Chinese ... more - uploadvr

Thursday, 22 September, 2022 UTC

Pico 4 Price & Details Leak: Preorders Start September 23 For €429

Pico 4 details have leaked a day early. It seems Pico attached a text transcript to its scheduled YouTube announcement, but for some reason it’s accessible even before the stream goes live. It reveals the specs, features, starting price, and initial ... more - uploadvr

Wednesday, 21 September, 2022 UTC

Microsoft Delivering First Batch Of Wide-FoV HoloLens IVAS To US Army

Microsoft is delivering the first batch of HoloLens IVAS to the US Army, Bloomberg reports. The delivery is the first in the US Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) program, which aims to equip infantry with AR helmets for situational ... more - uploadvr

Wednesday, 21 September, 2022 UTC

Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate – Episode 1 Review: A Fine Start For MyDearest’s New Adventure

Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate – Episode 1 is a promising start to this episodic adventure, building upon its predecessors where it counts with immersive gameplay and an intriguing plot. Read on for our full review. I’ve enjoyed watching the Chronos Universe’s ... more - uploadvr

Tuesday, 20 September, 2022 UTC

Quest Gets In-VR Recording Resolution & Aspect Ratio Options

Meta updated Quest headsets to offer much-anticipated recording options for VR gameplay videos. The latest v44 update to the Quest’s system software adds a range of options that may produce better gameplay video recordings, though there are trade-offs ... more - uploadvr

Tuesday, 20 September, 2022 UTC

NVIDIA Announces RTX 4080 & RTX 4090 With Performance ‘Quantum Leap’

NVIDIA just unveiled the first of its next-generation GeForce graphics cards: RTX 4080 and RTX 4090. The RTX 40 series is powered by NVIDIA’s new ‘Ada Lovelace’ architecture, built on TSMC’s 4nm process node. The previous ‘Ampere’ architecture used Samsung’s ... more - uploadvr

Tuesday, 20 September, 2022 UTC

Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite & Lumen Now Work With VR

Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite & Lumen now work with virtual reality. UE5 shipped in April after launching in Early Access last year. In April Epic confirmed there are PlayStation VR2 titles in development using the new engine. On modern PCs and next-gen ... more - uploadvr

Monday, 19 September, 2022 UTC

Meta’s Display Systems Research Director Douglas Lanman On The ‘Grand Challenge’ Of VR Displays

At the recent SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference in Vancouver we spoke with Douglas Lanman, Meta’s head of display systems research, about high-dynamic range VR seen in the company’s Starburst prototype and the ‘grand challenge’ of passing the Visual ... more - uploadvr

Sunday, 18 September, 2022 UTC

Hellsweeper: Delicious Dark Fantasy With Crazy Combat Combos

Hellsweeper is one of the biggest VR releases set to launch before the end of 2022 and after a brief hands-on experience, we can’t wait to play more. Developer Mixed Realms is best known for its popular action game Sairento and now the studio is following ... more - uploadvr

Sunday, 18 September, 2022 UTC

Between Realities VR Podcast: Season 6 Episode 2 ft Jason Parks of ROTU Entertainment

The Between Realities VR Podcast is back! In this week’s episode, Alex and Skeeva host Jason Parks, CEO of ROTU Entertainment. Jason talks about the challenges of creating ROTU’s new hand-tracking game, EOLIA. Other topics include the history of Rhythm ... more - uploadvr

Saturday, 17 September, 2022 UTC

PathCraft Lays Out A Pleasant, Puzzle-Driven Trail On Quest

It would be easy to overlook PathCraft in favour of some of the other huge upcoming VR releases. That would be a shame though, because the release of this charming puzzle-platformer has been a long time coming. Developed by DevilCow, early versions of ... more - uploadvr

Friday, 16 September, 2022 UTC

Hands-On: Colossal Cave 3D Brings One Of Gaming’s Foundation Stones Into VR

You may not have ever heard of Colossal Cave Adventure, but if you’ve played a video game in the last 45 years, you’ve walked in its footsteps. The original 1976 game was one of the first all-text adventure games and the first that got popular. Every ... more - uploadvr

Friday, 16 September, 2022 UTC

Original PSVR Games Aren’t Playable On PlayStation VR2

Original PSVR games aren’t playable on Playstation VR2, Sony confirms. On Sony’s Official PlayStation Podcast Hideaki Nishino, SVP of Platform Experience, was asked whether original PlayStation VR games could be played on PlayStation VR2. He replied: ... more - uploadvr

Friday, 16 September, 2022 UTC

Half-Life 2 Is Now Playable In VR

Half-Life 2 is now playable in PC VR headsets with a free mod. If you own Half-Life 2 on Steam you can easily add the free community-made mod here. The entire game is adapted for VR (Episodes 1 and 2 aren’t supported yet) and there’s some useful options ... more - uploadvr

Friday, 16 September, 2022 UTC

Pico 4 Official Announcement Teased For Thursday

ByteDance is teasing an official announcement of Pico 4 for Thursday. While the Chinese tech giant behind TikTok & Pico headsets hasn’t actually officially announced Pico 4, there is already overwhelming evidence for its existence. The company teased ... more - uploadvr

Thursday, 15 September, 2022 UTC

Ancient Dungeon Review – Vibrant Voxel Violence

Ancient Dungeon is an excellent roguelike and a great example of how a solid foundation means you don’t need to break the mold. Read on for our full Ancient Dungeon review for Meta Quest 2. There’s something about wandering through a diorama of voxels ... more - uploadvr