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HTC Vive, Vive Pro, And Wireless Adapter Sales...
by David Jagneaux on November 14, 2018 at 9:50 pm
Last week I attended an HTC press event in San Francisco where the company not only revealed the Vive Focus was launching in the US that day as an Enterprise-focused device, but they also presented hands-on opportunities with the Vive Focus 6DOF controller dev kit and revealed a new […]
The VOID’s ‘VR Theme Parks’ Add Wreck-It...
by David Heaney on November 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm
The VOID out-of-home VR company is adding an official Wreck-It Ralph experience to four of their locations. ‘Ralph Breaks VR’ officially opens on the 21st of November, next Wednesday. The VOID describes the experience as: Shoot retro alien spaceships, squash pixel bugs, and fend off […]
Huawei Plans To Release AR Glasses Within ‘The...
by David Heaney on November 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Chinese tech company Huawei has told CNBC that it plans to commercialize augmented reality (AR) glasses within “the next one to two years”. Huawei is China’s largest consumer electronics company and is often described as “China’s Apple” due to its focus on high […]
Age of Sail Review: Google’s Latest VR Short Is...
by Jamie Feltham on November 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Age of Sail stayed with me in a way that no other VR experience has. I mean that quite literally; as I sit here typing up my thoughts on Google’s latest Spotlight Story, I can still feel myself bobbing up and down on the rough waves that you brave alongside Ian McShane’s world-weary […]
Tetris Effect Has A Hidden Game Boy Level Because...
by Jamie Feltham on November 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Tetris Effect, the latest take on the puzzling classic, is a bombastic, hypnotic assault on the senses, and absolutely something you should be looking to get your hands on inside PSVR. But, for all of its neon-lit glory, we couldn’t help but long for the simpler days of that classic green-ish […]
Creed: Rise To Glory Adds Viktor Drago In Free...
by David Jagneaux on November 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm
VR boxing game Creed: Rise to Glory from Raw Data and Sprint Vector developer Survios is getting a free DLC update this month on November 27th. The update will add antagonists Viktor Drago and Danny “Stuntman” Wheeler from the upcoming Creed sequel, Creed II starring Michael B. Jordan […]
Astro Bot, Firewall, Tetris, And More Headline VR...
by David Jagneaux on November 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm
The Game Awards announced their official nominees for all categories in the 2018 ceremony next month, including an assortment of five different titles for Best VR/AR Game. The nominees in this category are Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, Beat Saber, Firewall: Zero Hour, Tetris Effect, and Moss. Without […]
Megalith Is A Fun Hero Shooter Meets MOBA Hybrid,...
by David Jagneaux on November 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Update (11/13/18): Megalith is now available for free in Open Beta for everyone with a PSVR. You can download it right now from the PSN Store. The beta period is expected to last for “a couple months” and will contain access to two of the five planned “Titans” or hero […]
When Will Oculus Go Finally Get Minecraft? It’s...
by David Heaney on November 13, 2018 at 11:00 pm
Yesterday, YouTube VR was released for Oculus Go. In his tweet about the release, Oculus CTO John Carmack stated that it was one of the two apps people always ask him about, and that there “is also some progress on the other one” – the other one almost certainly being Minecraft. […]
Vacation Simulator Release Date Pushed Into 2019...
by Ian Hamilton on November 13, 2018 at 10:45 pm
The release date for the follow-up to Job Simulator shifted out of 2018 and into 2019, an update today from development studio Owlchemy Labs confirms. Vacation Simulator is a larger follow on to Owlchemy’s groundbreaking game Job Simulator created for the 2016 launch of the HTC Vive. Job […]
Now On Rift: Check Out Spheres’ Breathtaking...
by Ian Hamilton on November 13, 2018 at 10:00 pm
The 3-part Spheres VR series is now available on the Oculus Rift, providing a breathtaking journey through the universe for $10. A group called CityLights purchased rights to the project after a premiere at Sundance early in the year and it was published with Oculus today. We’ve tried the […]
Until Dawn, Bravo Team Dev Working With Sony...
by Jamie Feltham on November 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm
We may just see a new VR game from the makers of Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and Bravo Team yet. In an interview with Russian site 4PDA, as translated by Google, Supermassive Games executive director Pete Samuels apparently stated that the developer was “working on several unannounced […]
You Should Definitely Buy A PSVR This Black Friday
by Jamie Feltham on November 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm
You might have noticed that we’re quite fond of VR here at Upload. In fact, we’re absolutely enthralled about it; we love to play in it, talk about it and write about it. But, when it comes to actually recommending you buy a VR headset? That’s another matter, because we know the […]
Tin Hearts Is A Charming VR Puzzler That Finds...
by Jamie Feltham on November 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm
When I heard that Tin Hearts, the debut VR game from UK-based Rogue Sun, was essentially Lemmings in VR, I’ll admit my heart sank a little. It’s an idea that’s been done before but found little use inside headsets and I’d hoped a team comprised of ex-Lionhead developers […]
inXile Is Still Working On Its Big VR RPG and...
by Jamie Feltham on November 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Yesterday, we reported that The Mage’s Tale developer inXile Entertainment was set to be acquired by Microsoft, becoming a member of its Microsoft Studios family. Given that the Xbox-maker currently doesn’t have its own VR headset for consoles (and only partners with others on its PC […]
PSVR’s Overwatch Contender, Megalith, Gets A...
by Jamie Feltham on November 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Disruptive Games’ promising PSVR-exclusive shooter, Megalith. Turns out you’ll actually be able to play it from today. The hero shooter, which looks a heck of a lot like a VR version of Blizzard’s Overwatch, is getting a free […]
Sketchfab Passes 1 Billion Views Of Its 3D Models
by Jamie Feltham on November 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm
3D model hosting website Sketchfab announced today that it’s passed one billion page views. Sketchfab consists of an online library of user-created 3D content, including a large portion of models and works made inside creative VR applications such as Tilt Brush and Oculus Quill. Users are […]
YouTube VR Is Finally Available on Oculus Go
by David Heaney on November 12, 2018 at 10:10 pm
Google’s YouTube has now made their app available on Facebook’s Oculus Go standalone headset. The app was previously available on Samsung Gear VR, which uses the same store as Oculus Go, but Go was blacklisted until today. YouTube VR launched on Gear VR back in July, but no word was […]
Trinity Is A Sci-Fi VR Odyssey That Meshes...
by Jamie Feltham on November 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm
What’s the future of VR movies? Is it the simple accessibility of 360-degree video? Or do new technologies like volumetric capture present a more compelling experience? Or will it be a mix of the above? UNLTD’s Trinity suggests it might. Set to premiere later this week both on Steam and […]
Oculus Quest vs Vive Focus vs Lenovo Mirage Solo...
by David Heaney on November 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm
UPDATE: article updated with information from Vive Focus release announcement and our hands on impression of the Vive Focus 6DoF controllers dev kit 6DoF is relatively new to standalone VR. HTC was first to deliver it with the China release of its ‘Vive Focus’ in January, and Lenovo […]
Echo Combat Costs $9.99, Launch Trailer Revealed
by Jamie Feltham on November 12, 2018 at 4:59 pm
The long-anticipated expansion to Echo VR is nearly here, and we now know how much it’ll cost. Oculus and Ready At Dawn today confirmed that Echo Combat will cost $9.99 when it launches on the Oculus Rift on November 15th at 12pm PST. You’ll be able to purchase the expansion as a DLC […]
Review: Official Oculus Go Case Is The Way To...
by Ian Hamilton on November 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm
In the months since I purchased Oculus Go I lost the controller and found myself repeatedly unable to enjoy the headset because it was out of power. The official Oculus Go hard-shell carrying case should help with both these problems, in addition to its main job of protecting the device itself. […]
Ubisoft’s VR Party Game Werewolves Within Is...
by Jamie Feltham on November 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Remember Werewolves Within? It was one of Ubisoft’s earliest (and, arguably, best) experiments with VR, bringing a classic party game concept into headsets and making human body language and tone a mechanic unto itself. It’s one of the few apps that really tried to capture the power of […]
One Of VR’s Best Artists Is Making An Oculus...
by Jamie Feltham on November 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Oculus Quest might not ever get the extensive creation mode found in its professional Rift art app, Quill, but it is getting a beautiful adventure made inside of it. Announced last week, The Last Oasis is a new VR experience from Goro Fujita, a Facebook Art Director responsible for countless […]
Astro Bot Rescue Mission Tops October PSVR Charts
by Jamie Feltham on November 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Sony’s Astro Bot Rescue Mission was, quite deservingly, the best-selling PSVR game on the PlayStation Store in October. The third-person platformer, which was developed by the company’s Japan Studio, topped the charts in both the US and EU for October. We don’t know the actual […]