Take-Two's CEO: „We Didn't Waste Money on VR.”
Milosz Szubert, 17 September 2020, 17:41
During an interview for Protocol, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, spoke quite skeptically about VR. He said he was happy that he hadn't shared the huge enthusiasm for the platform for years and „didn't waste any money on it”. He is also not convinced about gaming in the cloud.
Oculus Quest 2 Preorder, Prices and Reviews
Sodar, 17 September 2020, 15:37
Pre-orderss of Oculus Quest 2 have launched. The new version of the VR set made by Facebook is faster, lighter and will be available in October.
Oculus Quest Gameplays and Announcements From Facebook Connect
Bart Swiatek, 17 September 2020, 14:58
Yesterday's Facebook Connect event announced a large number of games developed for VR goggles. Some developers also presented new gameplays and trailers for upcoming productions.
Oculus Rift Will Require Facebook Account
Bart Swiatek, 19 August 2020, 13:44
Facebook plans to integrate the Oculus Rift platform with its social network. From October this year, new VR goggle owners will have to log in to the system using their Facebook account. In January 2023 the Oculus Rift system will be shut down and the only option to log in will be an FB account.
Sony Develops New VR Goggles; Not Necessarily for PS5
Agnes Adamus, 18 August 2020, 00:01
On Sony's Japanese website there was an advertisement for an engineer constructing VR goggles. However, it was not posted by the R&D department of PlayStation, which may suggest that the device will not be suitable for PS5.
Facebook Acquires Creators of The Order: 1886
Bart Swiatek, 23 June 2020, 10:54
Facebook bought the development studio Ready At Dawn, known for its action adventure game The Order: 1886 and the VR successful title Lone Echo.
P.T. - Silent Hills Demo Comes to PC as Half-Life Alyx Mod
Paul Wozniak, 05 June 2020, 18:13
Fan moved the demo of the canceled installment of the Silent Hill horror series (known as P.T.) to Half-Life: Alyx. He did it with his own modification, which he plans to expand in the near future.
Half-Life Alyx Boosted Popularity of VR on Steam for Good
Adrian Werner, 03 June 2020, 14:45
Turns out the rise in popularity of VR caused by Half-Life: Alyx wasn't short-lived. May was a record month in terms of the share of VR owners among Steam users.
Half-Life: Alyx Responsible for Record Increase of VR Users
Bart Swiatek, 04 May 2020, 16:46
In April, 950,000 more Steam users used VR goggles than a month before. VR is breaking popularity records on Valve's platform, which is probably related to the recent release of Half-Life: Alyx.
Valve Prioritizes Editor for Half-Life: Alyx
Bart Swiatek, 01 April 2020, 13:29
Valve Software's developers have announced that their priority is now to provide a level editor for Half-Life: Alyx. Unfortunately, they are unable to say when this will happen for now, but we should get more information soon.
Half-Life Alyx Without VR and With Weapons From Half-Life 2
Bart Swiatek, 26 March 2020, 14:29
By activating developer mode, some users have managed to run Half-Life: Alyx on a normal monitor. The so-called debug mode also enables us to spawn weapons from the second installment of the series.
Teacher Organized His Classess in Half-Life: Alyx
Bart Swiatek, 25 March 2020, 10:11
A California teacher decided to use virtual reality in his classes. But he did not do it in the usual way. Instead, he used the latest shooter from Valve Software - Half-Life: Alyx.
Half-Life Alyx Without VR? Valve is Sure That Mods Will Make it Possible
Bart Swiatek, 24 March 2020, 21:05
Robin Walker - one of the devs from Valve Software responsible for shooter Half-Life: Alyx - believes that thanks to the mods in the game developed for VR, it will be possible to play on a normal monitor as well.
GTA 5 VR - Mod Enables us to Play Through the Entire Game in VR
Bart Swiatek, 04 February 2020, 15:36
A mod called R.E.A.L. has appeared on the web, enabling us to play through the entire Grand Theft Auto V using VR goggles. The creator of the mod spent many months polishing his work and minimizing the risk of various glitches.
Valve Index Goggles Almost Sold Out; Half-Life Alyx Effect?
Bart Swiatek, 15 January 2020, 11:59
VR Valve Index goggles sell better than their manufacturer assumed - the device can now only be bought in Japan, and only if we decide to use only helmets and controllers - without the base station. Such great interest is most likely due to the very promising Half-Life: Alyx.
SUPERHOT VR Earns $2 Million in a Week
Milosz Szubert, 30 December 2019, 12:03
SUPERHOT VR from the Polish developer SUPERHOT team earned more than $2 million during the Christmas week. The title is available on PC and PlayStation 4.
First Gameplay From Half-Life: Alyx
Jacob Blazewicz, 20 December 2019, 14:18
A new material dedicated to Half-Life: Alyx has been released online. The editors of Tested had a chance to test the new production from Valve, and the video they published shows fragments of the game.
Half-Life Alyx Will Enable us to Spend Long, Comfortable VR Sessions
Bart Swiatek, 12 December 2019, 14:08
Robert Walker, a developer from Valve Software, who is currently working on VR Half-Life: Alyx, wss interviewed by The Verge. The topic of the conversation was mainly the game mechanics in the aforementioned production.
Ski Jumping in VR - Ski Jumping Pro VR Announced
Bart Swiatek, 28 November 2019, 14:05
Kalypso Media announced a ski jumping game employing virtual reality technology, Ski Jumping Pro VR. Two-time Olympic champion and world champion of this sport, Andreas Wellinger, is involved in the work on the title.
Phil Spencer: „Nobody's Asking for VR”; Xbox Scarlett is Not About That
Jacob Blazewicz, 26 November 2019, 12:38
Phil Spencer from Microsoft commented on the support of virtual reality by the Xbox Scarlett console. Xbox's boss said that the company does not focus on VR at the moment, as this is not what customers expect from it.
Minecraft Earth is a Big Success
Laty, 22 November 2019, 13:15
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the release of its work, Mojang is releasing another mobile installment of the popular series. Minecraft Earth is a game based on augmented reality. Last week the application was unlocked throughout the United States.
Half-Life: Alyx - First Trailer and Release Date
Paul Wozniak, 21 November 2019, 23:00
We have just seen the first trailer of the latest installment of the Half-Life series, which will be dedicated to VR googles. The game will present the story of Alyx Vance, a character known from the previous installment. Its launch is scheduled for March 2020.
Half-Life Alyx is Really a Thing; Official Announcement This Week
Bart Swiatek, 19 November 2019, 12:11
Valve Software confirmed on Twitter that it is working on Half-Life: Alyx, which will be dedicated to virtual reality devices. The official announcement of the title will take place this Thursday.
PS5 With 8-core CPU; Wireless PSVR2 Inbound?
Bart Swiatek, 10 October 2019, 13:58
Journalists from the Japanese magazine Famitsu have confirmed an important detail about PlayStation 5 specs. The console will be equipped with an 8-core and 16 thread AMD processor based on the Zen 2 architecture. We also learned when the official announcement will take place, which will reveal details of the specification and more.
Sony on Nausea in VR: It'll Pass Once You Get Used to It
Konrad Serafinski, 17 September 2019, 13:35
Shuhei Yoshida from Sony Interactive Entertainment believes that players are slowly beginning to overcome the ailments associated with playing in virtual reality. According to WWS CEO, adaptation is the cure for „VR motion sickness”.
Release Date of Beyond Update for No Man's Sky Revealed
Michael Kulakowski, 02 August 2019, 22:07
We know the release date of the latest free update for No Man's Sky. For fans of the series there is an improved multiplayer mode, support for VR glasses, as well as numerous changes and novelties in the gameplay model.
PSVR 2 Will Not Debut Along PlayStation 5
Conrad Hazi, 26 May 2019, 18:54
Sony's PlayStation Global Head of R&D, Dominic Mallinson, revealed that PlayStation VR 2 will not debut at the same time as PS5. However, the development works are in progress and we can expect that the new version of virtual reality goggles will be a big step forward.
Official Presentation of Valve Index
Agnes Adamus, 30 April 2019, 23:00
Today, Valve announced Valve Index, the company's VR goggles. During the presentation, the price and detailed specification of the device were revealed. The equipment is to be delivered to the first customers on June 28 this year.
Firmament - New Game From Myst Devs Succeeds on Kickstarter
Adrian Werner, 28 April 2019, 21:36
The Kickstarter campaign for Firmament, a new adventure game from the developers of Obduction and the Myst series was a success.
Valve Index Hardware Requirements and Release Date Leaked
Konrad Serafinski, 02 April 2019, 17:13
First information on the release date and hardware requirements of Valve Index, the new VR set from the owners of Steam, have surfaced on the web.
Valve Index - Steam Creators Tease VR Goggles
Konrad Serafinski, 31 March 2019, 22:14
Valve published a picture on Steam, presenting a VR device called Valve Index. This confirms earlier reports that the company is working on a new VR decide. More details coming this May.
Sony Sold Over 4.2 Million Units of PlayStation VR.
Konrad Serafinski, 26 March 2019, 09:40
Sony sold more than 4.2 million PlayStation VR devices, according to a post published on the official company blog. This means that 1.2 million users have bought the device within the last 7 months.
Valve Fires Employees
Bart Swiatek, 08 March 2019, 16:19
Valve has laid off 13 full-time employees last month. Some third-party contracts were also cancelled. The reason for the layoffs remains unknown.
A Man Tries to Spend a Whole Week in VR Headgear
Bart Swiatek, 21 February 2019, 16:16
One Jak Willmot is trying to spend a whole week in VR. The self-imposed rules of his challenge prevent him from taking the device off for longer than 30 seconds and only to put on a different set.
Nintendo Switch Gets VR This Year?
Jacob Blazewicz, 17 February 2019, 20:09
The rumors of Nintendo Switch gaining VR support have revived. According to Nintendo World Report, the Japanese company plans to reveal the VR device later this year, as well as add VR support to several exclusive titles.
Sales of VR devices for PCs exceeded 4 million copies
Frozen, 07 January 2019, 16:42
During a conference at CES 2019, Nvidia announced the total sales of virtual reality headsets for personal computers.
VR is dying, sales figures show
Mathias Zulpo, 30 July 2018, 04:10
A study conducted by Digital Trends is here to prove above all doubt that Virtual Reality is dying. But HTC begs to differ and says that's not the case and things are in fact looking up – at least when it comes to Vive.
Expect some Marvel VR games soon
luckie, 08 May 2017, 14:23
Marvel is very excited about the possibilities of virtual reality in video games. The company is working on at least one VR game, to be announced soon.
Investments into VR projects decline
luckie, 24 April 2017, 15:42
VR technology has run into some trouble on its road to popularity. Because of mixed results acvieved by several big players in the industry, investors are now much more cautious about VR than they were in 2016.
PlayStation VR is a worldwide bestseller
luckie, 25 October 2016, 11:54
Everyone seems to want a PlayStation VR nowadays. The device is already out of stock in both US and UK Amazon, while other markets report sales numbers going through the roof.
Half-Life in virtual reality? Valve: We're not saying „no”
Jacob Blazewicz, 06 March 2015, 15:14
Jeep Barnett from Valve has commented on the use of VR in an interview with Kotaku, suggesting that it is possible to transfer the Half-Life franchise into virtual reality.