We’ve all been to museums at some point in our lives, and usually all the main exhibits are off-limits to visitors, where we can see the exhibits from far, but we can’t really get too close or even touch them. It makes a lot of sense, but at the same time, we’re sure that the experience would be a lot better if we could get up close and personal.
Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed may be coming to Oculus virtual reality headsets. A new report claims that Facebook has inked an exclusive deal for this purpose. Not a lot of details are available at this point in time about this deal but it appears to be part of a larger push by Facebook to bring some exclusive games to the Oculus VR platform.
Massage centers structure the ambiance in such a way that you feel you have been transported beyond the hustle and bustle of your busy life to a tranquil oasis. They have largely done that through interior design, scents, and music. A massage center in Los Angeles is taking the immersive experience to new heights by strapping a VR headset to customers’ faces.
It was confirmed back in 2017 that Respawn Entertainment was working on a AAA shooter for virtual reality. The studio hasn’t said much about this title since then so you could be forgiven if you actually forgot about this. It’s still around, though, and we will find out more about this elusive shooter later this year. Respawn Entertainment will be talking more about this title at the upcoming Oculus Connect […]
Facebook’s virtual reality division Oculus is returning to San Jose, California for its sixth annual Oculus Connect conference. The company today confirmed that Oculus Connect 6 will take place on September 25th and 26th. It will certainly have a lot to talk about as Oculus has had quite the busy year since its last conference.
Unlike augmented reality which blends the real world and digital world together, virtual reality (VR) completely immerses the user into the digital word. This means that our controls need to be a lot more intuitive for users to use because with a VR headset on, they won’t be able to see what’s in front of them.
When it comes to virtual reality (VR) headsets, we have your more mainstream and well-known headsets such as the Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, HTC Vive, and the Sony PlayStation VR. However, there are some other VR headsets out there that are aimed more towards enterprise users, such as VRgineers’ XTAL.
Ahead of the Nintendo Switch reveal from back in 2017, it was reported that Nintendo was looking into ways to integrate VR to the console. It was later proven to be true when a couple of months ago, Nintendo launched the Labo VR kit which kind of brought VR to the Switch console system.
HTC continues to expand support for the Viveport VR store. The company has now confirmed that all Windows Mixed Reality headsets will be able to access the Viveport VR store starting next month. Not only that, they will also be able to access its Viveport Infinity subscription service. This will provide a boost in the content available for Microsoft’s headset platform.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.