Just a couple of weeks ago HTC was confidently rebutting claims about VR dying a huge and monstrous death with record sales of their Vive headset. Now, in a rather more desperate-seeming move, they’ve announced their Viveport subscription service will shortly be available on arch-rival headset, the Oculus Rift. Who’s winning the race for total VR domination? You decide! Set for a launch on September 4, HTC’s line is that, by opening up Viveport to Oculus peeps, it will double the potential audience for developers and players alike, giving everyone the ‘best in both worlds’ as handily signposted in the header image above. All developers need to do is choose to opt-in for Oculus Rift support, after which the Rift will then appear as a ‘compatible headset’ in the Viveport listing tab. That all sounds well and good, and will no doubt be a nice extra for Rift owners. It does, however, rather suggest that Viveport isn’t doing nearly as much … [Read more...] about Vive’s subscription service will shortly arrive on… Oculus Rift?
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Today Ninja Theory announced that Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will get a virtual reality mode on July 31st. According to the press release, the VR edition will be compatible with both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and it won’t be just a separate mode or an addition. It’ll be the whole game playable in virtual reality. The good news doesn’t end there, as the VR Edition will be completely free to those who already own the Steam version of the game, or purchase it in the future. Unfortunately, the mode won’t be available on PlayStation VR, but that isn’t very surprising, considering that Ninja Theory recommends a GTX 1080 graphics card as a requirement for your rig running the game in virtual reality. We also get a developer’s diary video showcasing the VR Edition and explaining how it came to be. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is currently available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. If you’re unfamiliar with the game, you can check out our … [Read more...] about Hellblade VR Edition Announced for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive; Free with Steam Version
Today Insomniac and Oculus has announced that they’re working together again, this time on an open world FPS named Stormland. To go with the announcement, they’ve released a trailer for the game. In the game you play as a robotic gardener who tends to the world. You’re killed by a faction of androids known as The Tempest, but thanks to some luck and the plants you cared for you’re brought back to life and given a second chance. Your goal? Save the other robots by defeating The Tempest. The trailer itself doesn’t contain too much gameplay, but it does show off a bit of shooting and exploration. You’ll get to see the main character using a jetpack to explore, along with attaching various limbs to their body to upgrade themselves. Eventually, they get into a fight, which sees the player throwing grenades, deploying energy shields, and using an assault rifle with various fire modes. At the end of the fight, they then revive another robot. On a blog on … [Read more...] about Insomniac Announce Stormland, An Open World FPS for Oculus Rift
A brand new open world sci-fi project for Oculus Rift was teased by Insomniac Games and Oculus Studios last week. Today, they officially unveiled the game, which is titled Stormland. With Stormland, the game’s developers are trying to bring the traditional structure of first-person open world games into VR. Players control a android gardener from an alien planet whose body is destroyed by something called The Tempest at the beginning of the game. After that happens, players must set out on a journey, freeing other robot and upgraded themselves along the way. Movement controls are very dynamic; players will be able to glide and fly through slipstreams and can easily scale large cliffs. When it comes to combat, players will have access to a variety of explosives, can create makeshift weapons, and even harness electricity in order to gain an edge in battle. Stormland will include both single-player and multiplayer, adding to the game’s lofty ambitions. Check out the … [Read more...] about Stormland Announced Exclusively for Oculus Rift by Insomniac Games
Today, 20th Century Fox announced that its iconic movie franchise Planet of the Apes would receive a virtual reality game in the form of Crisis on the Planet of the Apes. According to the company, Crisis on the Planet of the Apes will cost $14.99 and launch for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation 4 via PSVR on April 3. Set in-between the films “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” Crisis on the Planet of the Apes will allow players experience the world of the franchise’s reboot universe from the perspective of an ape who is being held captive by humans and must escape from their research facility. In addition to being the first VR game for the Planet of the Apes franchise, Crisis on the Planet of the Apes will also be the first virtual reality game developed by Foxnext VR Studio, a subsidiary of 20th Century Fox’s Foxnext digital content division dedicated to creating virtual … [Read more...] about Crisis on the Planet of the Apes Announced for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PSVR