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Wednesday, 28 July, 2021 UTC

Classic Point-And-Click Game ‘Shadowgate’ Coming To VR

The legendary fantasy-adventure franchise has been reimagined for Oculus Quest headsets. Back in the early days of gaming, before big-budget shooters and complex RPGs, there were point-and-click games, digital adventures in which players interacted with ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 28 July, 2021 UTC

Hologate X Takes Free-Roam VR To The Next Level

The popular location-based VR provider has revealed a new free-roam VR platform alongside a new 4D multiplayer experience. With over 400 VR systems located across 35 countries and a total of seven million players worldwide, Hologate is easily one of ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 27 July, 2021 UTC

Oculus Offering Free Quest 2 Cover, Confirms 128GB Model

Facebook is temporarily pausing Oculus Quest 2 sales after reports of skin irritation due to the foam face cover. In an official blog update, the company states that the removable foam facial interface that comes included with the Quest 2, as well as ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 27 July, 2021 UTC

I Went To Cannes XR And Saw The Future (And The Past)

Arriving in Cannes for the film festival is a remarkable experience. Everything you’ve been told about it is true, immaculately dressed people, palm trees, yachts… The French, as you may or may not know, do festivals very well. But I wasn’t here to see ... more - vrscout

Monday, 26 July, 2021 UTC

Immersive Tech Brings The Tokyo Olympics To Life At Home

From volumetric video to AI-powered motion capture , here’s how immersive tech is changing the most historic sporting event on the planet. Last Friday marked the start of the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan, kicking off nearly two weeks of jaw-dropping ... more - vrscout

Monday, 26 July, 2021 UTC

VR Technology Could One Day Be Powered By Your Sweat

Generate electricity while interacting with your favorite games and apps. Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a wearable device that generates power when touched or sweated on, potentially opening up new opportunities for ... more - vrscout

Sunday, 25 July, 2021 UTC

VR Parkour Game ‘STRIDE’ Coming To Oculus Quest

Run, jump, vault, shoot, slide, and roll your way through this fast-paced VR free running experience. After a year in Steam Early Access, developer Joy Way is bringing STRIDE to Oculus Quest headsets next month, offering standalone players a lightning-fast ... more - vrscout

Saturday, 24 July, 2021 UTC

AR Experience Introduces Three New Olympic Sports

The Washington Post uses AR and interactive video to showcase three new Olympic sports debuting in Tokyo. The 2020 Olympics are finally here after being delayed due to the global pandemic. And though we may not be out of the woods just yet, the Olympic ... more - vrscout

Friday, 23 July, 2021 UTC

How To Watch The 2020 Tokyo Olympics In VR

Immerse yourself in everything from the Opening Ceremony to seven exciting events using the NBC Olympics VR app. After significant delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Summer Olympics are finally underway in Tokyo, Japan. Over the next two weeks, ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 22 July, 2021 UTC

VR Hero Shooter ‘Larcenauts’ Update Is All About Immersion

The first major update to Impulse Gears’ team-based PvP shooter introduces new interactions like manual reloading and immersive sprinting. Last month, developer Impulse Gear released Larcenauts on Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, and SteamVR headsets. Today, ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 22 July, 2021 UTC

Here Are The Nominees For The 2021 VR Awards

This years’ VR Awards returns as a red carpet black-tie event alongside a “World Hop Experience” on VR headsets. The Academy of International Extended Reality (AIXR) has announced the finalists for the fifth International VR Awards , an international ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 21 July, 2021 UTC

Ready Player Me Launches Cross-Game VR Avatar Hub

Create a digital identity and explore a massive catalog of 260 VR games and apps. Wolf3D, the team behind Ready Player Me , today announced a new platform that allows you to bring a custom 3D avatar with you across a growing catalog of VR apps, from ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 21 July, 2021 UTC

Oculus Quest Update Makes It Easier To Party Up With Friends

The v31 software update introduces additional party features, improvements to Messenger, and new security options. Another month, another exciting Oculus Quest update. Facebook today announced the rollout of yet another software update for Oculus Quest ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 20 July, 2021 UTC

‘Lone Echo II’ Release Date & Price Announced

Join Captain Olivia Rhodes and her robot sidekick Jack on yet another VR sci-fi adventure set in deep space. After numerous delays, developer Ready at Dawn has announced a final release date for its highly-anticipated VR sci-fi adventure game, Lone Echo ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 20 July, 2021 UTC

Snapchat Says AR Is Becoming Part of the Shopping Norm

A 2021 report from Snap Inc. details how AR technology will soon be a major part of your shopping experience. We’ve seen plenty of data explaining how AR and VR technology can help us learn more in less time, develop more efficient ways to collaborate ... more - vrscout

Monday, 19 July, 2021 UTC

‘Fruit Ninja VR 2’ Available For Early Playtesting

Go hands-on with the highly-anticipated follow-up to Halfbrick Studios’ VR hack-and-slash game before its launch later this year. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the classic mobile game turned hit VR experience, Fruit Ninja VR , would be receiving ... more - vrscout

Monday, 19 July, 2021 UTC

Oculus Quest 128GB Headset Supposedly In The Works

A new listing indicates that Facebook could be replacing its 64GB device in favor of a base model with more storage. This past December, we talked about the pros and cons of the 64GB and 256GB Oculus Quest headsets and which one to buy depending on your ... more - vrscout

Monday, 19 July, 2021 UTC

VR Art App ‘Brushwork’ Available Free, No Download Required

Sunset Division’s browser-based immersive painting experience lets you craft beautiful works of art in VR, no additional downloads necessary. We’ve seen a number of immersive art apps make their way to VR headsets over the past few years. Titles like ... more - vrscout

Sunday, 18 July, 2021 UTC

XR Poised For Mass-Market Appeal At Cannes Marché Du Film

The Marché du Film is the business counterpart of the Cannes Film Festival and one of the largest film markets in the world. In more recent years, it’s grown to include XR as a core part of its programming. Like many festivals this year, the Cannes Marché ... more - vrscout

Friday, 16 July, 2021 UTC

How Astronauts Are Using VR & AR Aboard The ISS

From maintenance work to physics experiments, XR technology is playing a major role in the operations of the Expedition 65 crew . Thanks to jaw-dropping VR films like Space Explorers: An ISS Experience and educational games such as Mission: ISS , anyone ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 15 July, 2021 UTC

Can You Play VR Games On The Steam Deck?

Valve’s handheld $399 gaming device boasts impressive specs, but is it enough to play your favorite VR games? Earlier today, Valve revealed the Steam Deck, a new handheld gaming device capable of running AAA PC games on the go. The Nintendo Switch-like ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 15 July, 2021 UTC

Fantastical VR RPG ‘A Township Tale’ Now On Oculus Quest

Fight, craft, trade, explore, cook, mine, chop, and loot your way through an epic fantasy adventure in this multiplayer VR role. The popular PC VR RPG experience A Township Tale has finally arrived on Oculus Quest headsets, and the game is already creating ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 15 July, 2021 UTC

Hyper-Realistic Sim ‘Kayak VR’ Looks Absolutely Gorgeous

Race through checkpoints in Time Attack or kick back and enjoy the scenery in Free-Ride mode. We’ve seen some visually stunning VR experiences released over the past few years. Games such as Half-Life: Alyx and Microsoft Flight Simulator have shown just ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 14 July, 2021 UTC

Arcadia Is A Mixed Reality Competition For Athletes & Gamers

The “world’s first stadium-size mixed reality arena” will begin searching for its first-ever ‘Arcadia Champion’ later this year. After three years of secret development, Arcadia, an ambitious stadium-size mixed reality competition, will soon host its ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 13 July, 2021 UTC

Looking Glass 8K Holographic Display Is Absolutely Massive

Looking Glass Factory adds second-gen 4K and 8K systems to its growing lineup of glasses-free 3D holographic interfaces. After years of watching sci-fi television shows and movies, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the day I could purchase my very own Minority ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 13 July, 2021 UTC

‘Rec Room’ Adding Player-Created Animated Costumes

Earn real-world cash by designing your own full-body, animated costumes and selling them to other players. Since launching its Creator Compensation program this past February, mega-popular social VR platform Rec Room has been making it increasingly easy ... more - vrscout

Monday, 12 July, 2021 UTC

Feel Rain Fall In VR With Full-Body TESLASUIT

Somnium Space and TESLASUIT partner to bring full-body haptics to social VR with the Somnium X TESLASUIT DK1. Ever since Ernest Cline’s book Ready Player One was released and then followed up by Speilberg’s movie version, VR enthusiasts have been seeking ... more - vrscout

Monday, 12 July, 2021 UTC

‘XR Casino’ Brings Cross-Platform Gambling To VR & AR

Bet on games of Blackjack and Roulette in this blockchain-powered virtual casino coming soon to major VR & AR devices. XR Casino, Inc (“The Company”) has announced an official release date for its cross-platform gambling experience which allows users ... more - vrscout

Sunday, 11 July, 2021 UTC

Harry Potter Store Gets Two Location-Based VR Experiences

Explore Hogwarts and fly a broomstick in these social VR experiences coming soon to the Harry Potter flagship store . Last month, Warner Bros. launched the first official Harry Potter Store in NYC, offering fans of the long-running book and film franchise ... more - vrscout

Saturday, 10 July, 2021 UTC

New Deal Could Bring VR & Gaming To Netflix

Shonda Rhimes and Netflix ink a new deal that could VR and gaming content to the continually growing entertainment platform. When Shonda Rhimes signed a history-making deal with Netflix in 2017, it made her one of the highest-paid showrunners in TV and ... more - vrscout