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Awhile ago, I put out an article about the future of virtual reality and how I thought it was going to be this massive money pit, a passing phase among gamers. But after a few months of observing the world with their first VR devices, I think it’s safe to say I was very, very wrong.
If you were one of the people who dreamed of a future filled with flying cars and virtual reality, well your dreams weren’t too far off from where we are in 2016. While companies like Terrafugia are knee-deep in development of real-life flying cars, virtual reality is just beginning to take off, and not just in video games.
Crytek's Climb VR virtual reality game is currently available on the Oculus Store as an Oculus Rift exclusive. The new app sees players donning their headset and climbing around various objects and locations. The new launch trailer showcases the beautiful and terrifying challenges players will face.
It’s already a given that the future of virtual reality will extend far beyond gaming and into the realm of travel and tourism. So it’s no surprise that a new VR project from The Farm 51 will include a virtual documentary about the totally forbidden and uninhabitable Chernobyl.
Some of the IGN staff managed to get some hands-on time with a virtual reality demo of Paranormal Activity VR from VRWerx. Their reactions playing the demo for the very first time in VR were recorded and broadcast for the entire world to see.
While movies and tv is still trying to jumpstart VR, gaming has gotten a pretty good handle on it. But what else will virtual reality affect? We’ve got quite a list of things in everyday life that will more than likely become a virtual reality experience in the future.
Insomniac Games has been on a roll lately with announcing their VR content, such as their upcoming brawler Feral Rites, and now they’ve released a new teaser for the third-person VR adventure game, Edge Of Nowhere.
If being a real-life wizard in the world of Harry Potter seems like a hopeless endeavor, Insomniac Games may have a very simple solution for you. They recently announced one of two of their Oculus Rift-exclusive games, The Unspoken, which will have you dueling with your magic.
It wasn’t long ago that we heard the HTC Vive would be demoing in retail stores, but now PlayStation has announced that their VR system, PlayStation VR, will also be heading to stores as a demo for the public to try for themselves starting this summer.
Virtual reality is expected to be big business in the coming years, granting gamers with an opportunity to explore and expand their horizons with immersion the likes of which we haven't seen before. One way of being able to dive into the VR space is by creating your own games.
CinemaBlend previously reported on this story about the “hack” someone had discovered which allowed players to play “exclusive” Oculus Rift games on its competitor, the HTC Vive, rendering them no longer “exclusive.” Now Oculus is stepping forward calling the process a total hack and that a software update will not allow this madness to continue.
Just in case you picked up an HTC Vive and were bummed you wouldn’t be able to play Oculus Rift exclusives, there’s already a program available that makes at least some of those games for the latter playable on the former.
Oculus has finally spoken up about why it’s taking so long to get Rift VR headsets out the door, explaining that a shortage of components is to blame for the rocky launch of the new piece of hardware.
Over the past week or so, a lot of chatter has been kicking up about the Oculus Rift and its privacy issues. What kind of privacy issues? Very invasive privacy issues. Well, one U.S. Senator is not standing by idly while Facebook gleans personal information off its VR users with the Rift.
It’s no surprise that virtual reality has been a very popular platform for emerging horror games. We’ve heard about indie games like Visage being over-funded in Kickstarter with VR capability and major games like Until Dawn getting its own VR treatment. And now, Resident Evil: Bio Terror was announced at a film and comic book convention in Dubai and it will be hopping on the VR bandwagon.