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Monday, 17 May, 2021 UTC

How One Hip Hop Producer Found Success With His VR Concert Series

After hosting a rooftop show in Altspace, one hip-hop artist/producer sees potential in VR live performances. COVID-19 took its toll on the live concert industry with up to $9 Billion being lost in the U.S. alone. To keep live shows going, many artists ... more - vrscout

Monday, 17 May, 2021 UTC

Oculus Quest v29: Mixed Reality, iOS Notifications, And More

Facebook’s latest update introduces several long-awaited features designed to improve how we work and play on the Oculus Quest. While many of us are still wrapping our heads around the many exciting updates introduced as part of the v28 update, Facebook ... more - vrscout

Sunday, 16 May, 2021 UTC

Legoland Resort Launches New 4D Film & AR Scavenger Hunt

Visitors can hunt for augmented reality creatures featured in the all-new 4D film. Everyone’s favorite chain of LEGO-themed amusement parks, LEGOLAND, has revealed plans for an upcoming 4D film experience complete with its own AR-powered scavenger hunt ... more - vrscout

Saturday, 15 May, 2021 UTC

‘HairTouch’ VR Controller Lets You Pet A Virtual Cat Because Why Not?

This might be the strangest haptic feedback device we’ve seen yet. Researchers based out of Taiwan’s National Taiwan University and National Chengchi University are working on a one-of-a-kind controller that uses VR technology and faux fur to simulate ... more - vrscout

Friday, 14 May, 2021 UTC

Our First Look At ‘Green Hell VR’ On PCVR

A new gameplay trailer teases a brutal survival-horror experience set in the dense, unforgiving jungle of the Amazon rainforest. Today, developer Incuvo Games offered us our first look at official gameplay from its upcoming VR adaptation of Creepy Jar’s ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 13 May, 2021 UTC

This AR Book Lets You Summon Demons With Your Voice

Use the Book of Asmodeus and your smartphone to defeat the 12 demons and bring your deepest desires to life. You’ve stumbled across a mysterious leather-bound book tucked away in the darkest corner of your home’s attic. The worn gritty cover has the ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 13 May, 2021 UTC

VR Shooter ‘Zero Caliber: Reloaded’ Now Available On Quest

The standalone port of XReal’s 2018 cooperative military shooter is now available on standalone headsets. Available now on Oculus Quest headsets, Zero Caliber: Reloaded is the official standalone port of developer XReal’s PCVR military shooter, Zero ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 12 May, 2021 UTC

VR Tower Defense Game ‘Captain Toonhead’ Coming To Quest

Teravision Games’ comically over-the-top FPS tower defense game arrives on Oculus, SteamVR, and PSVR later this summer. Columbia-based developer Teravision Games today announced that its upcoming VR tower defense game, Captain Toonhead vs the Punks from ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 12 May, 2021 UTC

Roblox CEO Interested In Possible Oculus Quest Launch

Co-founder Dave Baszucki says the Oculus Quest makes “perfect sense” for the popular online multiplayer game. Could Roblox be heading to VR via the Oculus Quest? According to CEO and co-founder Dave Baszucki, there’s a genuine possibility. First reported ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 UTC

Report: PSVR 2 May Feature 4K Visuals, Eye-Tracking, Haptics

A new report from UploadVR teases some pretty impressive specs for Sony’s upcoming PlayStation VR 2 headset According to a report by UploadVR , Sony’s upcoming next-gen VR headset, the PlayStation VR 2, will feature a 4k improved resolution, built-in ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 UTC

HTC Reveals Vive Pro 2 & Vive Focus 3 At Vivecon 2021

New hardware and business-focused software announced during the first-ever Vivecon 2021 event. During today’s inaugural Vivecon 2021 event, HTC announced not one, but two new VR headsets alongside a new suite of professional tools that promise to change ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 UTC

HTC Announces Vive Business Platform

HTC reveals a new platform designed specifically for major corporations and family-owned businesses. In addition to today’s big headset announcements, HTC has also announced VIVE Business, a comprehensive range of VR tools that includes VIVE Business ... more - vrscout

Monday, 10 May, 2021 UTC

Burger King & Rovio Partner On AR Angry Birds Game

Scan select Burger King items to access an interactive WebAR experience based on the immensely popular children’s franchise. Rovio Entertainment, the developer behind the hit mobile game series Angry Birds , today revealed a new partnership with Burger ... more - vrscout

Monday, 10 May, 2021 UTC

Researchers Simulate Walking In VR Using Foot Vibrations

A new experiment shows how haptic vibrations can have a dramatic impact on VR locomotion. When it comes to simulating movement in VR, you have two primary options: teleportation or free locomotion. New technology, however—such as Cybershoes and omnidirectional ... more - vrscout

Sunday, 9 May, 2021 UTC

Sony Teases Shadow Banning System For PSVR In New Patent

The new system would allow the company to shadow ban VR players based on their gestures and language. According to a patent submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month, Sony is working on a new system that would allow ... more - vrscout

Saturday, 8 May, 2021 UTC

NuEyes’ AR Glasses Are Made For Hardcore PC Gamers

Work and game on a 148″ augmented reality screen using the companies Pro 3e 5G smart glasses. AR company NuEyes is taking its passion for AR and gaming to the next level with the launch of the Pro 3e 5G-enabled smart glasses through their gaming division, ... more - vrscout

Saturday, 8 May, 2021 UTC

First VR Film Shot Aboard ISS Available On Oculus Venues

Watch Episode One of Space Explorers: The ISS Experience free for a limited time as part of National Space Day. In honor of National Space Day, Oculus will be streaming a 24-hour loop of developer Felix & Paul’s groundbreaking VR film, Space Explorers: ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 6 May, 2021 UTC

Researchers Are Using Laser Beams To Create 3D Holograms

A team at BYU is developing 3D holographic animations without the need for a dedicated headset or smartphone. Researchers at BYU have created a free-floating 3D hologram that uses lasers and a tiny particle floating in the air to create digital images ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 6 May, 2021 UTC

‘Demeo’ Review: An RPG Lovers Dream VR Game

Tabletop gaming meets VR in Resolution Games’ new Dungeons and Dragons -style multiplayer dungeon crawler. Resolution Games—developer behind popular VR games such as Blaston, Angry Birds VR, and ACRON: Attack of the Squirrels —today launched its latest ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 5 May, 2021 UTC

‘Overwatch’-Like PvP Game ‘Larcenauts’ Heading To VR

The class-based multiplayer shooter features a variety of game modes and characters, including a giant sentient mushroom. Impulse Gear, the developer behind the sci-fi action/adventure VR game Farpoint , today revealed its latest project, Larcenauts ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 5 May, 2021 UTC

Space Force Using Holodeck-like VR For Medical Training

SimX secures a $2.5M contract with the Air Force and Space Force. The VR company SimX has announced a new partnership with the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Space Force —yes, the U.S. Space Force—to develop VR training programs for special operations forces ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 5 May, 2021 UTC

‘Roll Or Die’ Is Basically ‘Monkey Ball’ In VR

Use a giant hamster ball to navigate vertigo-inducing obstacles in this physics-driven platformer. Available now on Oculus Quest headsets via the App Lab, Roll or Die is an indie VR game from developer BrainSlugs83 that offers a fresh take on the VR ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 4 May, 2021 UTC

The Top Five Star Wars VR Games Available Now

Celebrate international Star Wars Day right with the following Star Wars VR games. For those who may be out of the loop, today is May 4th, aka Star Wars Day, a 24-hour celebration of the legendary franchise and its incredible impact on film, television, ... more - vrscout

Monday, 3 May, 2021 UTC

Yaw2 Motion Simulator Surpasses $1M On Kickstarter

Yaw VR’s smart chair offers a 40-degree motion range for roll, 70-degree for pitch movements, and haptic vibrations. With 34 days left to go in the campaign, Yaw VR’s next-gen motion simulator/smart chair, the Yaw2, this week reached over $1M in funding ... more - vrscout

Monday, 3 May, 2021 UTC

HTC Teases Standalone VR Headset With New Visuals

New images of HTC’s “game-changing VR headset” reveal four onboard cameras and a vent to prevent overheating. Following the companies initial tease last month, HTC this week released three new GIFs of its mysterious VR headset, revealing several potential ... more - vrscout

Sunday, 2 May, 2021 UTC

‘Boneworks’ Meets ‘Fall Guys’ In ‘MarathRUN’ On Oculus Quest

Race other players across a series of VR obstacle courses in this physics-driven multiplayer experience. Available now on Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 headsets as a free demo, MarathRUN combines physics-driven VR interactions with classic platforming ... more - vrscout

Saturday, 1 May, 2021 UTC

Vive And Bandai Partner To Bring More Anime To VR

Hang out with Sergeant Keroro, Gintama, and other popular anime characters in VR. HTC VIVE is revving up its engines for a big year. In addition to launching a new facial tracking peripheral and improved sensors, the company this week announced a partnership ... more - vrscout

Friday, 30 April, 2021 UTC

May The 4th Brings Serious Deals On Star Wars VR Games

Pickup Star Wars titles like Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge , the Vader Immortal series, and Squadrons on the cheap. May the 4th, aka Star Wars Day, is right around the corner and developer ILMxLAB is celebrating the occasion with several out-of-this-world ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 29 April, 2021 UTC

Netflix’s New Anime Ambassador Is A Sheep-Human Vtuber

Netflix jumps on the virtual streamer bandwagon with N-ko, its new sheep-human anime ambassador. Netflix this week launched its own virtual streamer, aka Vtuber, in an effort to promote its growing catalog of original anime series. Referred to as N-ko ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 29 April, 2021 UTC

Commodore 64 Emulator Brings Retro Gaming To Oculus Quest

The 80’s most popular home computer arrives on Quest headsets. Back in 1982, one of the coolest devices you could own was the Commodore 64 . The C64, as it’s referred to by many enthusiasts, had a screaming MOS 6510/8500 1MHz processor with a paltry ... more - vrscout