Google’s Jump VR Platform Shuts Down Next Month

Google has confirmed that its Jump VR platform will be shut down by the end of next month. It has now started informing users that they have until then to download their data before the service shuts down for good. Google launched the Jump VR platform back in 2015.


YouTube Is Coming To The Oculus Quest

The Oculus Quest virtual reality headset will be shipping on May 21st and those who have pre-ordered it will be delighted to know that Google has confirmed it’s bringing YouTube to this headset. The YouTube VR for the Oculus Quest will offer an experience not unlike the one you get with the app on headsets like the Oculus Go and the Samsung Gear VR.


NYPD Will Be Using Virtual Reality For Training Drills

When it comes to training, nothing beats going into the field and experiencing it first-hand. However, sometimes it’s not always feasible to do so, or it could be expensive as well, which is why we have seen how some companies such as Walmart and Google explore the idea of using virtual reality (VR) to train their employees.


Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey To Get VR Support For Nintendo Labo

Last month to everyone’s surprise, Nintendo announced a new Labo kit that basically introduced virtual reality (VR) features to the Switch. Given that the last time Nintendo attempted anything VR was with the Virtual Boy, it did come out of the blue. For those who need more reason to pick up the Labo kit, Nintendo has announced some updates for their existing games.


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HTC Vive Focus Plus Will Go On Sale In April For $800

Back in February, HTC announced the HTC Vive Focus Plus virtual reality (VR) headset. For those who are wondering when the headset is expected to go on sale, you’ll be pleased to learn that HTC has announced that the Vive Focus Plus will be going on sale starting in April for $800.


TDK Chirp SonicTrack Power 6-DoF in The Best VR Systems

Ultrasonic fingerprint readers have made their mass-market debut, but there are other uses for ultrasonic technology in today’s gadgets. For example, TDK subsidiary Chirp Microsystems is powering a number of Virtual Reality (VR) systems, including the HTC Vive Focus and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR.


Oculus Rift S Unveiled, Arriving This Spring For $399

There were reports recently that Facebook-owned Oculus might launch a new virtual reality headset and it has done just that today. The company announced its Oculus Rift S virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference today. The new headset costs $399 and will be available for purchase this spring.


Nintendo Labo VR Kit For The Switch Announced

Last month it was reported that Nintendo could be working to bring virtual reality (VR) to the Nintendo Switch soon. The good news is that it looks like they have in a rather interesting way in the form of the Nintendo Labo VR Kit. As you can see, this is a VR headset that is reminiscent of Google Cardboard where the Switch will act as the display for the VR […]


HTC Unveils Vive Focus Plus With New Motion Controllers

HTC has unveiled a new version of its standalone Vive Focus headset. The Vive Focus Plus comes with an updated pair of HTC’s motion controllers which the company first launched as developer hardware in October last year. The original controllers had three degrees of freedom support while the new ones have support for six.


Nintendo Could Be Planning To Make A VR-Related Switch Announcement Soon

Is Nintendo interested in virtual reality? The company has in the past confirmed that they are exploring it, and there have even been patents that suggests that the company is looking into it. In fact, there have been rumors in the past that one of the reasons why the Nintendo Switch was delayed was because Nintendo was trying to integrate VR into it.


Facebook Apparently Thought About Buying Unity

Facebook acquired Oculus to make sure that the company became a major player in the rapidly growing virtual reality scene. A new book reveals that not long after that acquisition, the company also thought about making another multi-billion dollar acquisition of Unity to further its VR ambitions. Unity, as some of you will be aware, is a popular game engine that’s used in almost half of all gaming titles.


Oculus Rift S Headset Hinted At In Software Code

It has been a while since the Oculus Rift headset has been refreshed. This is versus headsets like the HTC Vive which has seen several variations launched to date. There were talks about a Rift 2, but as Engadget points out, a report from TechCrunch back in 2018 suggested that the company might be looking to release a lightly-refreshed Rift S headset instead.


Disney Is Working On Another VR Short Film

Movies have largely been non-interactive but it seems that filmmakers are starting to explore the possibility of films being more than just moving pictures. We’ve seen Netflix attempt an interactive movie with Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, and now it seems that Disney is interested in a new film in virtual reality.


Ford Testing Using Virtual Reality To Design Its Cars

Designing has come a long way from the early days where designers pretty much only had pen and paper. These days there is software that helps designers draw, someone of them also offer up 3D modeling that helps a designer get a better overall picture of what the end product is supposed to look like.