‘Ready Player One’ Book Sequel Coming November 24th

‘Ready Player One’ Book Sequel Coming November 24th

Ernest Cline’s breakout novel Ready Player One is getting a sequel on November 24th, which is slated to delve back into the massive multiplayer VR world of the OASIS.Released in 2011, Ready Player One casts a dim vision of the year 2044.

Top VR Media Players for Android and iOS

Top VR Media Players for Android and iOS

A reliable player that satisfies the average user’s needs should have the following features:Compatible with various video formats;Capable of accessing media from various sources, such as local storage and URLs;Allow the user to set various parameters for an optimal viewing experience;Good head tracking with reduced latency.

Best VR Hand Tracking Games for Oculus Quest in 2020

Best VR Hand Tracking Games for Oculus Quest in 2020

However, game developers imagined something better: games in which players only have to move their empty hands, and the movement is tracked and has effects in the virtual world.Please note you may need to install the SideQuest application in order to play some of the hand tracking games.

Getting real with immersive sword fights

Getting real with immersive sword fights

Now a team at the University of Bath, in collaboration with the game development studio Ninja Theory, has found a solution to the challenges of creating realistic VR sword fights: Touche -- a data-driven computer model based on machine learning.

WalkinVR on Steam

WalkinVR on Steam

Players can also adjust the movement sensitivity of their virtual reality controller that is translated from their physical controller.In such configuration external sensor is tracking player's pose and transfers that position into Virtual Reality.

‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ Gets First Gameplay Trailer, October Release Date

‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ Gets First Gameplay Trailer, October Release Date

Star Wars: Squadrons developer Motive says that the game is built around the “spiritual core of the best Star Wars flight games of the past.” Today the studio revealed the first gameplay trailer which offers a full breakdown of the game’s ships and modes.

VRWorkout on Steam

VRWorkout on Steam

Play with your own music in Freeplay mode* Put on some music in the background (maybe using the nullnMusic player) and hit the blue drum in the main menu to the beat of the music.

‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ Will Have VR Support On Both PC And PS4

‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ Will Have VR Support On Both PC And PS4

Considering Star Wars already has a significant presence on Oculus platforms, thanks to the Vader: Immortal series (which was not published by EA), I can't see Squadrons being completely incompatible with the Rift S or a link-cabled Quest either.

Optimization techniques for porting Unity SteamVR games to Oculus Quest

Optimization techniques for porting Unity SteamVR games to Oculus Quest

You should pay special attention to patch plugins that add: Post-processing effects for a camera Additional cameras New CommandBuffer or commands for a camera In our product, we found that a 3rd party plugin for decals added an additional CommandBuffer for the player’s camera, which significantly decreases performance on Oculus Quest but doesn’t affect the PC SteamVR version.

News - All News

News - All News

- Added limited ammo enabled by map makers or community server console command (cannot force on custom game modes).- Added Revolver cylinder spinning mechanic when flicked back into place.- Enhanced how community servers and lobbies are viewed.

‘Phantom: Covert Ops’ Preview – A Compelling Take on VR Stealth, but Comfort Challenges Could Muddy the Waters

‘Phantom: Covert Ops’ Preview – A Compelling Take on VR Stealth, but Comfort Challenges Could Muddy the Waters

I’m still looking forward to Phantom: Covert Ops because of all the stuff it’s doing right so far, and I hope nDreams might able to find some solutions to improving smooth turning comfort ahead of the game’s June 25th release date on Rift and Quest.

Porting basic Unity SteamVR game's functionality to Oculus Quest

Porting basic Unity SteamVR game's functionality to Oculus Quest

So the hardest part is to heavily optimize the project to have it running on Oculus Quest (which is based on the Android mobile platform).The next step is to activate developer mode on the Oculus Quest device which is required to build and install custom apps and games.

VIVE Walks You Through Pre-and-Post Launch Marketing in Fourth GDC Webinar

VIVE Walks You Through Pre-and-Post Launch Marketing in Fourth GDC Webinar

The talk, given by VIVEPORT Senior Manager Thomas Gratz, shared “Lessons Learned from Marketing 100+ VR Games.”.VIVEPORT allows four basic models for monetizing games: Subscription, Pay & Download, LBE/Arcade, and In-App Purchases.

Survival GREEN HELL Will Be Playable in Virtual Reality; Developed at LAYERS OF FEAR VR Studio

Survival GREEN HELL Will Be Playable in Virtual Reality; Developed at LAYERS OF FEAR VR Studio

In other Green Hell-related news, the long-awaited co-op mode will finally be available in-game on April 7, 2020, allowing the player to do whatever it takes to survive in the vast jungle with up to three other gamers.

Synth Riders’ Fitness Update Rolls Out ‘Synth Sundays’ Live Workout Classes

Synth Riders’ Fitness Update Rolls Out ‘Synth Sundays’ Live Workout Classes

In addition to Synth Sundays, the Fitness Update for Synth Riders will expand the multiplayer limit from 5 to 10 players per room, add a non-Stop play mode for a continuous workout, offer a larger play area modifier for more body movement, enable players to be represented by avatars in the lobby and gift players bonus song “Phoenix” by Raizer (FiXT Label).

GRIP: Combat Racing on Steam

GRIP: Combat Racing on Steam

GRIP delivers one of the fastest and most unique racing experiences ever as you scale walls, ceilings and anything else you can get your ride onto.Battle it out with online team racing and deathmatch modes.Be the best, beat in-game rivals and rise to the top in the single player campaign.

Save 50% on Onward on Steam

Save 50% on Onward on Steam

And lastly I also plan to have deeper steam integration in terms of ranks and achievements.” What is the current state of the Early Access version?“There will be an increase in price after Early Access.” How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

Could Realistic, Advanced Physics be the Gameplay Differentiator to Take VR Mainstream?

Could Realistic, Advanced Physics be the Gameplay Differentiator to Take VR Mainstream?

Visually placing you in an environment is one thing in VR, but when you’re placed in a space and then each object you touch, grab or swing reacts as you expect, and has its own physicality and weight, it’s amazing how your brain can be tricked into believing that what is in front of you is somehow real and actually there.

Petition · Bring true free-locomotion to Half Life: Alyx in a future update · Change.org

Petition · Bring true free-locomotion to Half Life: Alyx in a future update · Change.org

Half Life: Alyx will include 3 different options for locomotion at launch: Teleport Dash Continuous Unfortunately, the game lacks a true free-locomotion option where the players view is persistent and uninterrupted as it would be in any traditional game (or most modern VR games).

Watch Half-Life: Alyx Gameplayer Trailer & New Footage

Watch Half-Life: Alyx Gameplayer Trailer & New Footage

This Half-Life: Alyx gameplay footage shows more headcrab zombie combat and the crafting machine at work.

The Best Upcoming VR Games in 2020

The Best Upcoming VR Games in 2020

With stunning visuals and an exciting story, full of surprises, Half-Life: Alyx will certainly become a top favorite among fans of VR games in 2020.Until the official launch, take a look at the announcement trailer of Half-Life: Alyx:.

Stress Level Zero Brings ‘Boneworks’ to the Rift Platform

Stress Level Zero Brings ‘Boneworks’ to the Rift Platform

Alex Knoll: Boneworks’ physics-based foundation represents the culmination of everything we had learned and discovered in VR development throughout the years.Players are encouraged to progress through or replay the game as creatively as possible, taking advantage of the physical nature in any way they see fit.

Survival Horror Into the Radius Arrives on Oculus Store Tomorrow

Survival Horror Into the Radius Arrives on Oculus Store Tomorrow

Recently CM Games released a major, content-rich update adding new gameplay features as well as rebalancing the shop and loot system.Player base and shop look and feel improvements.

CrashCourse: The VR Experience That Teaches Young Football Players About the Dangers of Concussion

CrashCourse: The VR Experience That Teaches Young Football Players About the Dangers of Concussion

To this end, they created CrashCourse, a VR experience where users can safely learn about the causes and symptoms of concussions.The VR experience developed with the input of a team of neurosurgeons from Stanford University immerses the users into a typical football game.

Months After Its Expected Launch, the ‘Oculus for Business’ Program is Still “Available Soon”

Months After Its Expected Launch, the ‘Oculus for Business’ Program is Still “Available Soon”

Back at the end of April, 2019, Oculus introduced “the new Oculus for Business” program, an enterprise-focused program which would see Oculus headsets sold with customized software aimed at large scale device management and business and commercial use-cases, along with specialized support and warranties.

Dev Story: The Future of VR is Social

Dev Story: The Future of VR is Social

We’d been struggling to finish up the multiplayer portion of the game and yet felt that many of the core mechanics existed and were available for players to experiment with.As people played Starblazer, the feedback was consistent, but loud and clear – you need multiplayer for this game to be great.

Save 40% on Pavlov VR on Steam

Save 40% on Pavlov VR on Steam

Siege mode will be developed during early access with the help of the community.”.“The full version should be bug free, balanced and with a couple more maps and weapons.Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

‘Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency’ Now Available on the Rift Platform

‘Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency’ Now Available on the Rift Platform

When Budget Cuts launched in 2018, Road to VR hailed it as “one of the smartest VR games to come out in recent memory.” Fans of the game’s humor and mechanics are in luck because Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency is now available on the Rift Platform!.

‘Boneworks’ Review – A Rich Sandbox with a Side of Game Design

‘Boneworks’ Review – A Rich Sandbox with a Side of Game Design

There was more than a handful of times in the game where frustration sets in due to the game’s commitment to physical simulation over satisfying gameplay.

Drive to Survive in ‘Death Lap’ on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform

Drive to Survive in ‘Death Lap’ on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform

“We spent a lot of time creating an innovative control scheme that doesn’t make people uncomfortable while driving,” says OZWE Games CEO Stéphane Intissar.Take the wheel in Death Lap, now available on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform.