Ubisoft Announces SPACE JUNKIES VR Arcade Shooter Closed Beta

Ubisoft announced that Space Junkies, an upcoming jetpack-fueled arcade shooter developed exclusively for virtual reality, will host a Closed Beta in early 2018 on Oculus Rift. To celebrate the first public hands-on opportunity at Oculus Connect 4, Ubisoft unveiled a new trailer showing off the first gameplay footage of Space Junkies. read more

ARKTIKA.1 Stunning VR Shooter Now Available Exclusively on Oculus Rift

4A Games, the studio behind the award-winning Metro series, today announced the release of ARKTIKA.1 – a visceral VR first-person shooter powered by the acclaimed 4A Engine and built from the ground up for Oculus Touch. With breathtaking detail and superior shooting mechanics, ARKTIKA.1 is set to deliver unprecedented scope, storytelling, and graphical fidelity to VR fans worldwide. read more

Famed MMO Developer MindArk Reveals New Virtual Reality Tech

Virtual Reality Platform from Veteran Virtual World Creators Introduces New Level of Social Interaction to Mundane Conference Calls GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN – Oct. 9, 2017 – Conference calls with colleagues from around the world are about to get a whole lot more exciting thanks to the latest technology from Swedish videogame developer MindArk. Businesses will soon be able to conduct virtual “avatar meetings,” allowing users to meet “face-to-face” in an interactive digital world. Coming in December 2017 to PC and Mac via HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets, and to mobile via Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream, this virtual reality platform uses 3D positional voice technology, lip-syncing and fully-tracked head and hand movements to aid avatar expression. A trial version is available now for interested customers.
“MindArk has more than a decade of experience developing and refining virtual worlds and bringing people together from around the globe, and we’re using our deep knowledge of common digital spaces to take the first step toward the future of global corporate communication,” said Klas Moreau, CEO, MindArk. “Our technology is now becoming mature enough to allow more users to step into these virtual spaces together, with a number of intriguing applications now possible by using our platform.”
With MindArk’s new virtual reality meeting space, companies can “meet” with colleagues around the globe for everyday business issues, or use modeling and interactive slides for a new level of immersive presentation to users around the world. Participants will be able to do much more than just virtually meet. From pitching and touring digitally-rendered buildings to conducting international symposiums with attendees from all over the world seemingly gathered in one place, MindArk’s new platform offers vast potential for making meetings more productive and engaging. Customizable options for MindArk’s virtual reality meeting space include:

  • Free ‘template’ rooms, with premium plans allowing customization of 3D models and assets as needed;
  • Persistent room states, allowing users to return to a room just as they left it to continue their meeting;
  • Google Drive integration enabling in-world document access.
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    WATER PLANET Spills onto VR & PC Today Via Steam

    Uncover hidden secrets, explore sunken ruins and discover a lost world in VIRGO’s debut VR experience, available now

    MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 6, 2017 — Light years away, a lost world waits to be discovered… Miami-based videogames publisher The Revera Corporation and developer VIRGO, announced today that Water Planet, VIRGO’s audio-inspired VR experience, is now available to download on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift via Steam priced at $19.99 (or regional equivalent). read more

    Rock Band Rivals Reveals Remainder of Season 2 DLC

    Boston – This week marks the penultimate week of Rivals Season Two and what better way to kick off the home stretch than with two monster hits from the 80s? “Heat of the Moment” by Asia and “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor will both be available on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 this Thursday for $1.99. read more

    EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone Launched by CCP Games

    CCP’s renowned first-person spaceship shooter bursts out of VR onto TVs and monitors with new ships, new maps and new gameplay

    London, UK – CCP Games has released EVE: Valkyrie – Warzonetaking the thrill and skill of competitive online space combat beyond VR to PlayStation 4 and PC gamers as the first fully cross-platform, cross-reality videogame. Since its initial announcement last month, CCP’s expanded first-person spaceship shooter has impressed fans and critics alike, with PCGamesN stating, “EVE: Valkyrie’s Warzone expansion turns it into Overwatch in space.” read more