One of the most anticipated releases of 2022, Steam Deck allows you to play all of your favorite PC games right in your hands. It combines the portability of a Nintendo Switch with the power of a gaming PC. The significant difference between the two systems? The Switch is a closed system, while the Steam Deck is an open PC connecting any hardware type. So, technically you could use a VR device with it. The challenge is whether or not you’ll get the whole experience. Are VR Devices Compatible With the Steam Deck? As an open PC, you have a lot of flexibility when using
Capcom News: Resident Evil 4 VR Remake
Capcom is one of the leading names in the video game industry since 1979. they are on the gaming market, making it one of the most famous video games. From first arcade machine games to VR gaming, Capcom is successful in everything that technology puts in front of them. Resident Evil Franchise Resident Evil franchise has 17 titles, and the last one is about to launch later this year. The first sequel came out in 1993. After that, resident Evil Biohazard was for the Play Station One console and Sega Saturn. From 1993 to 2021. Resident Evil sequels followed popular gaming consoles as they got
Metroid Dread Announced
One of the most significant announcements on the E3 Nintendo Direct presentation was the upcoming action-adventure Metroid Dread, the first 2D side-scrolling Metroid game after 19 years. Although plans for the Dread were ready 15 years ago, the developers couldn’t overcome some technical limitations. However, after the successful Samus Returns 2017 game by Nintendo EPD, Metroid’s Yoshio Sakamoto was impressed with how good the game looks, runs without technical difficulties, and decided it was time to make a sequel for the storied franchise finally. Here’s Some 2D Metroid Gameplay In Metroid Dread, you will play a female bounty hunter Samus Aran exploring the planet ZDR.
Interview: Aldric Chang, CEO of Mixed Realms, Developers of Sairento VR
Sairento VR is a VR first-person action game sporting a futuristic neo-Tokyo aesthetic. It earned its place on our Top 10 VR Games of 2017 list, and because of that, we at VR World reached out to Aldric Chang to learn more about the development of Sairento and his insights on the VR industry. VRW: Can you introduce yourself to our readers? My name is Aldric Chang, CEO of Mixed Realms, the company behind Sairento VR. VRW: When was the idea for Sairento VR born? Two years ago, when we were brainstorming what concept we wanted to come up with for a VR game. We
Oculus Go: The Smartphone-VR Hybrid We’ve Been Waiting For?
Until recently, we’ve had only two options when it came to virtual reality. One of them was the big, tethered headset good for everything from shooters and racing titles to a real-time casino games and other content aimed especially at adults, and the other was the lightweight, portable headset powered by a smartphone with all its limitations and shortcomings, but a much better price. Now Oculus, the company that re-kindled the VR revolution, has come up with something in between called the Oculus Go. While it is not perfect by any means, and it still has a lot of ground to cover before it could bring
Killer Networking Wireless xtend debuts at Computex 2018
At Computex 2018, Killer Networking is debuting Wireless xTend to improve the home networking experience. Here’s what you need to know. What is Killer Networking, and what do they offer? For the uninitiated, Killer Networking is a subsidiary of Rivet Networks, focused on manufacturing gaming-centric networking hardware included in high-end motherboards, gaming PCs and gaming laptops. The main feature that attracts people to Killer hardware is in its network prioritization features. Killer hardware will prioritize gaming and other low-latency traffic over, say, large file downloads or streaming video, which don’t need nearly as much prioritization as real-time gaming does. How does Wireless xTend change things?
Oculus AR rumors abound, Rift gets Google Chrome support
Is Oculus AR just around the corner? The tech community thinks so. Thanks to a small change to its Terms of Service on April 19th, many tech journalists are convinced that Oculus has an Augmented Reality-related surprise just around the corner. There are multiple stacks of compelling evidence. The one that raised alarm was the added mention of AR to Oculus’ updated documents, but since Oculus is owned by Facebook, it doesn’t stop there. Initiatives like Facebook AR Studio show a clear interest in AR from the folks over at Facebook, and the close-knit nature of AR and VR technology makes Oculus a perfect fit.
Star Wars Ray-Tracing Demo and Google’s Maps API at GDC
In this Stories You Might’ve Missed segment, we’ll be covering the final week of March, from the 25th to 31st. Quite a few interesting stories broke in this time, so buckle up while we run you through them. (Also, Skyrim VR launched for PC yesterday if you’re interested in checking it out.) Unreal Engine shows off a stunning Star Wars real-time ray-tracing demo If the video above looks visually-pleasing, get this: it’s rendered in real-time. Visuals like this used to take hours, if not days, to render. So how is this possible? Through a technology called real-time ray-tracing. Nvidia is pushing real-time ray-tracing for its
Indeed shows increasing demand for VR and AR game development
Indeed.com boasts itself as the world’s #1 job site, and many people would agree with you. Because of Indeed’s size and scale, you can make a lot of interesting points by analyzing job posting and hiring trends through Indeed. A blog post from Indeed themselves has highlighted a number of gaming-centric trends on its site, but especially AR and VR. According to Indeed’s blog post, virtual reality and augmented reality jobs have shot up by 93% since 2015. This is a staggering increase over just three years, and with the release of Ready Player One and constantly-improving VR hardware, this number is sure to increase.
Oculus patents haptic gloves for VR
Featured Image Credit: UploadVR Everyone is trying to take input in VR to the next level. When the HTC Vive was introduced, its primary advantage over the Oculus Rift was its included motion controllers, providing a then-unprecedented VR gaming experience. While Oculus would later ship Oculus Touch controllers in response, they were still late to the punch in VR motion controls. Judging by the look of these patents, though, it looks like Oculus doesn’t want to be late to the punch again. Oculus has patented new designs for haptic gloves to be used in VR, which will enable a realistic sensation of touch for its
SteamVR adds resolution scaling feature for HTC Vive and other headsets
A common staple of PC gaming is the ability to change resolution and other graphical settings in accordance with your own machine’s performance levels. Despite how common this is in PC gaming, it’s actually surprisingly scarce in VR gaming (PC and console alike) due to the way that most VR titles are made to target a specific hardware configuration. A new feature for SteamVR hopes to alleviate this by adding a resolution-scaling feature to SteamVR. Screenshot credit: TechRadar.com The implementation of this feature opens up possibilities in two different directions. In one direction are people on the lower-end of the VR spec (GPU especially), who
VR Square, a VR theme park, is opening in Seoul
Image Credit: Korea Bizwire In Seoul, South Korea, a new VR theme park is opening. It’s called VR Square. We’ve covered a great number of stories concerning VR parks, but what sets VR Square apart is that this one is smack-dab in Seoul- its Hongdae neighborhood, in particular. The South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and the Korea Creative Content Agency are responsible for making this project happen, likely in hopes of drawing people from all over the world to their VR facilities. VR Square has a lot to offer, from basic VR headset setups to full room-scale experiences like the one seen
Researchers using eye-tracking to exploit saccadic suppression in VR
Story and Image Source: RoadToVR At Nvidia’s GTC 2018 conference, researchers from Nvidia, Adobe, and Stony Brook University showed off a new system for redirected walking. This redirected walking uses quirks of human vision to get a user to think they’re walking in a larger VR space than the room they’re in would allow. The way this system works is by exploiting saccadic suppression. Saccades refer to rapid eye movements, and saccadic suppression refers to the period of blindness we experience when this happens, which can be counted in milliseconds. With high-end eye-tracking technology, this saccadic suppression can be detected and used to rotate the
Stories You Might’ve Missed: HTC 5G VR, CLOVR and more
Today in stories you might’ve missed, we’ll be covering stories that broke from March 1st to March 8th that we didn’t cover in their own articles. Big names like HTC and Intel made headlines this week, and even a Kickstarter project called CLOVR got a day in the limelight as well. To find out why, keep reading! HTC CEO believes that 5G can turn any compatible smartphone into a VR powerhouse Cher Wang, founder and CEO of HTC, believes that 5G networks can turn any entry-level VR device into something comparable to an HTC Vive. Considering HTC’s authority in VR- especially with their aforementioned Vive
Stories You Might’ve Missed: Microsoft CLAW VR, AMDFLAWS and more
In the second week of March, from the 9th to the 16th, more stories broke. Microsoft, AMD and Bose were all in the news for vastly different reasons, but all of these reasons were relevant to the world of VR. Or, in Bose’s case, AR. This segment, Stories You Might’ve Missed, is for news stories that broke but weren’t given articles on our site. Let’s see what we missed. Microsoft shows off prototype CLAW VR controller One of the most interesting stories to break in March was the debut of the CLAW VR controller from Microsoft. In their blog post and YouTube video (embedded above),
Pluto wants to be Discord for VR
Is the world of virtual reality missing a Discord equivalent? The boys over at Pluto seem to think so. Discord is popular as a gaming-centric communication application, thanks to features like Rich Presence and in-game overlays. It’s also a free alternative to services like Mumble, while still being more feature-rich than Skype. Discord has quickly become the most prominent communication app for gamers, so how does Pluto hope to do this for VR? Put simply, by providing an in-game overlay. A big downside of virtual reality as it is now is that there aren’t many options for social networking unless you’re in an app strictly
Stories you might’ve missed: $150 HTC Vive alternative, VR Twitch and Hero Vision
There are fast news days, and sometimes there are fast news weeks. Earlier this month, VR stories were coming out so quickly that we couldn’t keep track of all them! Now that we’ve caught up, we’re going to catch you up, too: here are three big VR stories you might’ve missed from earlier this month. Zeiss provides a $150 HTC Vive alternative While VR headsets have a lot to offer, the price barrier to most good VR experiences is undeniable. For PC VR, you pretty much need to shell out for a Vive or Rift…and even at their best, those headsets cost $300+. Zeiss’s entry-level VR
Want to get PlayStation VR? PSVR is $100 off until March 3rd
From now to March 3rd, 2018, the PlayStation VR headset will be on sale for $100 off. This includes both the headset alone (which costs $300), as well as various bundles including certain VR games. Here’s a quick rundown on the best bundles available, as well as what to expect after the sale is over. Why is this happening? Short answer: nobody knows. Longer answer: it’s possible that Sony is gearing up for a new PSVR headset launch, or potentially their new motion controllers. While PS Move controllers provide an…acceptable VR experience, their inadequacy when compared to solutions made for VR, like the Oculus Touch controllers, has
Developers are receiving HTC Vive Pro kits
Since earlier this month, VR developers have started receiving HTC Vive Pros so they can start optimizing around the new headset. After the HTC Vive Pro’s announcement at CES, news on the headset has been trickling out steadily. Most of this news is developer-centric: prior to this story, we learned that some developers are using the new Vive Pro hardware to enable hand-tracking applications. We've been eagerly awaiting this moment to share with you all. Announcing the arrival of the newest member of our VR HMD family… It's a Vive Pro! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/5lkK5sqh0G — Owlchemy Labs (@OwlchemyLabs) February 16, 2018 Owlchemy Labs, developers of Job Simulator
Get Humble’s Not-so-Humble VR Gaming Sale
Humble entered the scene of PC gaming with Humble Bundles in 2010. These were pay-what-you-want bundles of indie games, with the choice to split your payment between the developers and charities. While Humble has since grown into a more traditional Humble Store, it still has a reputation as a great place to get cheap games…and their newest VR sale is nuts. Remember our Top 10 VR Games article? Well, it turns out games from that article ended up in this sale. These games are: Fallout 4 VR – 31% off for $41.99 SUPERHOT VR – 33% off for $16.74 GORN – 25% off for $14.99 Sairento