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Wednesday, 8 July, 2020 UTC

‘Ready Player One’ Book Sequel ‘Ready Player Two’ Arrives This November

Ernest Cline returns with a follow-up to his 2011 sci-fi cult favorite. Exciting new for all you Ready Player fans. Penguin Random House imprint Ballantine Books today confirmed that a follow-up to Ernest Cline’s breakout hit Ready Player One will be ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 8 July, 2020 UTC

Twitch Streamers & Cosplayers Team Up For Mixed Reality Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Tabletop gaming meets next-gen technology in this live action RPG series. A handful of popular Twitch streamers, well-known cosplay artists, and producers are teaming up on a brand new Dungeons & Dragons campaign which will be broadcasted in real-time ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

‘The Under Presents’ Hosting Live Theatrical Performances Of Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’ On Oculus Headsets

Interact with a live actor in this 40-minute VR reimagining of the 1692 classic. Since launching on Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest this past November , Tender Claws’ The Under Presents has featured a number of love performances a part of its ongoing immersive ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

Tim Burton’s ‘Lost Vegas’ Exhibit Brought To Life Using VR And Drone Photogrammetry

How VR allowed experiential designer Craig Winslow to visualize Burton’s outrageous public art display. There are very few public art galleries more unique than that of The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. Established in 1996, the non-profit organizations ... more - vrscout

Monday, 6 July, 2020 UTC

Virtual Music Festival ‘Lost Horizon’ Brought Glastonbury To Life In VR For Two Glorious Days

An authentic festival experience featuring live music, original art, and a general sense of lawlessness. For the first time in its iconic 50 year history, event organizers were forced to cancel the 2020 Glastonbury Music Festival due to concerns over ... more - vrscout

Monday, 6 July, 2020 UTC

‘AAA Open-World’ VR Game In Development At Rockstar Says LA Noire VR Team

Video Game Deluxe is looking for help on a new project for GTA and Read Dead developer Rockstar Games. Earlier today an eagle-eyed Redditor by the name of u/arthlands_vr shared a link to a job listing posted on LinkedIn made by Sydney-based game developer ... more - vrscout

Sunday, 5 July, 2020 UTC

Resolution Games Announces ‘Angry Birds VR’ Online Level Builder, ‘Wonderglade’ For Quest

The summer of VR continues with two big announcements from Resolution Games. If you are a big fan of Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs —and why wouldn’t you be—then this is just the kind of news your looking for. Thanks to a new kick-ass update, you now have ... more - vrscout

Friday, 3 July, 2020 UTC

Capcom Reveals VR Mega Man Game, Available Exclusively In Japan

Strap into Dr. Light’s VR headset and stop Dr. Wily from hacking the virtual world in this arcade-style experience. Another day, another incredible Japanese exclusive. This week Capcom revealed Rockman VR: Aimed At The Virtual World , a brand new VR ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 2 July, 2020 UTC

Japanese Convenience Stores To Begin Employing VR-Controlled Robots

Japanese store chain Family mart hopes to have robotic employees working in 20 branches by 2022. Imagine walking into your local convenience store only to find the usual checkout person had been replaced by a remote-controlled robot operated in VR by ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 2 July, 2020 UTC

Creators Of Pokémon GO & Sleep No More Partnering On AR Theater Experiences

Niantic and Punchdrunk to produce 10 new immersive theater experiences powered by augmented reality. When it comes to location-based AR gaming, San Francisco-based developer Niantic is at the top of the food chain. Pokémon GO proved to be a massive hit ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 1 July, 2020 UTC

PlayStation’s Dreams VR Expansion Lets You Create & Share PS VR Games

Create your own interactive games and environments, no prior experience required. Originally released this past February on the Playstation 4, Media Molecule’s ( LittleBigPlanet, Tearaway ) Dreams is a unique game creation system designed specifically ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 1 July, 2020 UTC

Hipster Bait Helps Musicians Reach New Fans Using A Pokémon GO-Like AR Experience

Discover the latest underground music by exploring your local city in this location-based AR experience. There was a time when discovering new music from lesser-known acts meant scouring local clubs or flipping through vinyl at the local record store. ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 30 June, 2020 UTC

VR Mil-Sim ‘Onward’ Oculus Quest Release Date Announced, Cross-Play Confirmed

Check out the brand new trailer for this highly-anticipated standalone port. A little more than a year after the initial announcement, developer Downpour Interactive and publisher Coatsink today revealed an official July 30th release date for Onward ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 30 June, 2020 UTC

Creating Family Memories From Across The Globe With The Alcove VR App

Travel the Earth, share family photos, and play games with loved ones of all ages in this unique social VR experience. Connecting with family isn’t always easy, especially in today’s climate. The global outbreak of COVID-19 has led to the government-mandated ... more - vrscout

Monday, 29 June, 2020 UTC

Test Your Woodworking Skills In VR With ‘Vrkshop,’ Arriving Next Month On PC VR

Measure twice, cut once. Available next month in early access, vrkshop is an upcoming VR woodworking simulator that allows you to saw, hammer, and craft realistic woodwork using a generous selection of virtual tools, including a saw and hammer, calculator ... more - vrscout

Monday, 29 June, 2020 UTC

Mixed Reality App Immerses You In The Historic Battle Of Gettysburg

Scott Eastwood narrates this educational AR 360-degree experience from QuantumERA. This Wednesday marks the historic 157th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a gruesome three-day conflict fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania ... more - vrscout

Sunday, 28 June, 2020 UTC

John Legend Performs Live In VR To Raise Awareness Towards Mass Incarceration

The GRAMMY award-winning artist just set a new standard for live VR performances. Fresh off their huge $30 Million funding announcement, virtual music platform Wave hosted an amazing live VR concert last week featuring GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter ... more - vrscout

Saturday, 27 June, 2020 UTC

Enjoy Fourth Of July Fireworks From Home With This Free AR Experience

Log into the TotalAR app on July 4th for a 12-minute spectacle delivered straight to your doorstep. Ohio-based immersive technology developer Holopundits isn’t about to let the COVID-19 outbreak stop you from enjoying this year’s Fourth of July festivities. ... more - vrscout

Friday, 26 June, 2020 UTC

First-Person Sonic VR Fan-Game ‘Virtua Sonic’ Heading To PC VR

Navigate a series of high-speed obstacles as the world’s fastest mammal in this fan-made experience. Available for demo this September at the annual Sonic Amateur Games Expo, Virtua Sonic is a high-speed VR experience inspired by everyone’s favorite ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 25 June, 2020 UTC

Bigscreen VR Announces Built-In Video Player

Share you personal videos without the need of a VR-ready PC. Since the launch of the social VR platform Bigscreen, movie fans have been jumping into VR to checkout a huge catalog of awesome 2D and 3D blockbuster flicks alongside friends and strangers ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 25 June, 2020 UTC

‘Phantom: Covert Ops’ VR Review – Dangerous Waters Ahead

Developer nDreams offers a unique stealth experience that doesn’t overstay its welcome. “Just keep paddling. Don’t look behind you. Just keep paddling.” These are the words I told myself while attempting to escape a barrage of incoming machine gun fire ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 24 June, 2020 UTC

How Researchers Are Using Machine Learning To Make VR Sword Fights More Realistic

En garde! Researchers at the University of Bath in Somerset, United Kingdom, have partnered with Cambridge-based game studio Ninja Theory ( Hellblade VR, DmC: Devil May Cry, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West ) to deliver more realistic, data-driven sword ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 24 June, 2020 UTC

Marvel’s Iron Man VR Will Feature Customizable Suits & Weapon Crafting

Explore Tony’s garage and modify your suit in hit upcoming PSVR exclusive. Marvel’s upcoming superhero simulator Iron Man VR is shaping up to be one of the most exciting releases of 2020. This July players will have the chance to step into the shoes ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 23 June, 2020 UTC

Facebook Discontinues Oculus Go, Will Allow Even More Apps On Quest

Facebook will stop accepting new apps this December as the company refocuses its efforts on 6DoF VR. Welp, we knew this day would come eventually. Earlier today, Facebook announced that they will no longer be accepting new game and app submissions for ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 23 June, 2020 UTC

WalkinVR Looks To Make PC VR More Accessible To Disabled Users

Disabled users can play SteamVR games using a new tool that offers four types of assistance. Over the past few years, Grzegorz Bendarski has been hard at work on WalkinVR, a unique software program designed to help make VR games more accessible to those ... more - vrscout

Monday, 22 June, 2020 UTC

Facebook Purchases Echo VR Developer Ready At Dawn

Oculus Studios announces yet another addition to their team of veteran developers. It seems as though Facebook just can’t help itself when it comes to purchasing accomplished developers. In an official Oculus blog post published earlier today, the company ... more - vrscout

Monday, 22 June, 2020 UTC

Newly Leaked Photo Hints At Potential VR Support For Cyberpunk 2077

Those VR treadmills look awfully suspicious… First reported by Wccftech , earlier this morning a Reddit user by the name of u/Server16ark released a photo that was supposedly taken at a Chinese press event for CD Projekt Red’s highly-anticipated action-adventure ... more - vrscout

Sunday, 21 June, 2020 UTC

After A Year In Court, Magic Leap’s Case Against Nreal Has Been Dismissed

US Courts says Magic Leap has failed to state their claims against Nreal. Back in June of 2019, Magic Leap filed a lawsuit against Nreal claiming the company stole technology and design that belonging to the Florida-based AR company. Magic Leap accused ... more - vrscout

Saturday, 20 June, 2020 UTC

J-Pop Superstar Hatsune Miku Is Getting Her Own VR Theme Park

J-pop hologram sensation Hatsune Miku is getting her own VR theme park called MIKU LAND GATE β thanks to a joint endeavor between Virtual Cast, Inc and Gugenka®. This August, fans of the virtual performer can jump into a virtual theme park where they ... more - vrscout

Friday, 19 June, 2020 UTC

First Look: ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ Gameplay Reveals A Jaw-Dropping VR Space Combat Experience

Fight for both the Empire and New Republic from the cockpit of your customizable starfighter. Earlier this week EA, Lucasfilm, and Motive Studios announced Star Wars: Squadrons , an upcoming space combat game set after the events of Star Wars: Return ... more - vrscout