Enjoy On-Demand VR Theatre With the new LIVR app

There are a range of virtual reality (VR) apps covering all sorts of entertainment. From Oculus Venues with content from SXSW 2019, NextVR with an abundance of sports, or how about TheWaveVR showcasing events from musical artists. There’s something for everyone, and now theatre lovers can get in on the immersive action with the launch of LIVR.

Arriving for iOS and Android devices first, LIVR specialises in providing an immersive platform for theatre and the performing arts. Just as with any experience of this type, viewers are transported into the audience to view a mixture of live performances, with over 100 productions already captured. Eight new shows will be released every month, from new works by emerging artists to critically acclaimed productions, LIVR aims to cover all tastes. Continue reading

Feel Like a Sorcerer as The Wizards – Enhanced Edition Appears on PlayStation VR

Today sees the launch of The Wizards – Enhanced Edition by Carbon Games, bringing the spell conjuring experience to PlayStation VR for the first time as well as updating the original PC version of the title.

The Wizards Enhanced Edition

Originally released for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in March 2018, the new The Wizards – Enhanced Edition has been expanded upon, with the studio increasing the size of the campaign by adding an additional level and cutscene. Also included are checkpoints, character customisation, and other features and accessibility options which have been polished or added at the request of the PlayStation VR community. Continue reading

Become the Controller as Vicon Debut Shadow Shifter at GDC 2019

The Game Developer Conference (GDC) 2019 is only a week away and it’s set to be an exciting year for virtual reality (VR). Today, motion capture specialist Vicon has announced it’ll be at the event in San Francisco to showcase two new updates, one for its location-based VR (LBVR) system Origin, and the other for its upcoming motion capture technology  Shōgun 1.3.

  Vicon Origin

Vicon launched the Origin system last summer during SIGGRAPH, offering a complete tracking solution for VR enterprises, employed by companies like Dreamscape Immersive and VR Arcade. To showcase the latest refinements to the system, at GDC 2019 Vicon will challenge guests to play Shadow Shifter, an experience developed specifically for the event. Continue reading

Wild West Shooter The Arcslinger Rides onto PlayStation VR This Week

Originally a Google Daydream View title in 2016, Big Red Button Entertainment then brought The Arcslinger to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in the early part of 2018. Soon it’ll be the turn of PlayStation VR, with the studio confirming a launch date for this week.

The Arcslinger

The Arcslinger is your classic dual pistol western-themed first-person shooter (FPS), with a small sprinkling of futuristic cyber technology. Keeping with the original gameplay, the experience is a gallery-style FPS, where it’s all about being quick on the draw to defeat the waves of enemies looking to stop you. Continue reading

Nominations are now Open for the VR Awards 2019

For the last three years, the VR Awards have been recognising and celebrating the best in virtual reality (VR), from the latest videogames and hardware to the studios and companies that build them and more. Today, the nominations are now open for this year’s awards, with a range of categories to fill.

VR Awards 2018

Overseen by The Academy of International Extended Reality’s (AIXR) independent VR Advisory panel, the VR Awards 2019 features the following 12 categories:

  • VR Hardware of the Year
  • VR Game of the Year
  • VR Experience of the Year
  • VR Film of the Year
  • VR Marketing of the Year
  • Rising VR Company of the Year
  • Innovative VR Company of the Year
  • VR Social Impact Award
  • VR Enterprise Solution of the Year
  • VR Education & Training of the Year
  • VR Healthcare of the Year
  • Out-of-Home VR Entertainment of the Year

“Celebrating innovation and outstanding achievement at the VR Awards is key to ensuring that pioneering projects are recognised and given a platform for their achievements. We’re presenting the very best virtual reality has to offer and year on year the quality of nominations exceed our expectations,” said Daniel Colaianni, Chief Executive of AIXR in a statement. Continue reading

The Woods: VR Escape the Room is the Latest Brain Teaser from Blue Entropy Studios

Blue Entropy Studios has quite the catalogue of virtual reality (VR) titles under its belt, with the developer probably best known for its ‘VR Escape the Room’ series. Having previously released The Cabin: VR Escape the Room and The Ruins: VR Escape the Room in 2017, and Submerged: VR Escape the Room last year, most recently the studio has announced The Woods: VR Escape the Room.

The Woods: VR Escape the Room

For this fourth instalment in the series Blue Entropy Studios has put players inside a locked cage, hung way up in a tree and swinging around rather precariously. Having gone out for a nice gentle stroll and found yourself in this predicament without any memory of what happened you need to discover the secrets of the forest, solve a lot of puzzles, decipher ancient texts, and hopefully make it out. Continue reading