Virtual Reality

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Gran Turismo 7 might make you into a VR believer

If it doesn’t, I don’t know what will. This PS VR2 launch title is simply incredible. VR is definitely seen as a bit of a luxury, in some quarters a gimmick. I think the former is true, what with the high cost of entry (and even more if you want a headset connected to a PC or console), but it’s absolutely not a gimmick. Seeing is believing in the case of VR, so the launch of Sony’s PlayStation VR2 headset and controllers has sparked yet another wave of “it’s impossible to explain how good VR is” chat. That is true…

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PS VR2 is almost as entertaining for watchers as it is players

If you’ve got kids that think you are a big idiot, PlayStation VR2 games televised in the living room will only enforce that view, in hilarious ways. I was Ryas, or was Ryas me? I don’t know. The point is, when I donned the PSVR2 headset and started Horizon Call of the Mountain, I was immersed. It’s an overused term, but I think you can get away with saying it when you’re talking about VR. At one point, pretty early on, something happened that made me semi-scream and I was almost knocked off my feet. My son couldn’t stop laughing,…

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The ‘Mutes’ Of Virtual Reality Are Upending The Metaverse Without Saying A Thing

In this virtual world, you can dance in zaps of electricity, or in the clouds. You can mold your body to your liking, and watch as cats or Hatsune Miku pour you a drink at the bar. The social virtual reality game VRChat is defined by this freaky free rein, allowing people to build original, expansive worlds of music, sex, and imagination. Players can inhabit whatever body they desire. They can do what they want, made braver by the fact that virtual reality’s consequences are comparatively nonexistent to IRL, and yet VRChat’s approach to conversation is run-of-the-mill. The game has…

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Sony won’t say whether PSVR2 will come out this year, or whether it’s backwards compatible

Following yesterday’s reveal of the PSVR 2 specs, Sony won’t say whether or not the hardware is actually backwards compatible – or what its release date is. Sony shared new details on its upcoming successor to the PSVR – the aptly-named PSVR 2 – during a CES 2022 press conference yesterday. Despite showing off some big details about the hardware (it’ll boast 4K HDR, 110-degree field of view visuals with foveated rendering), there was little information about the headset’s release date or more specific features. In a tweet, Axios journalist Stephen Totilo noted that he had asked Sony whether or not…

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The best VR headset deals: Oculus and HTC discounts

Once the most prestigious of luxury tech, VR headsets have become both cheaper and more popular over the last few years. A combination of competitive pricing, more user-friendly devices, and more fleshed-out VR games like Half-Life Alyx has seen headsets push deeper into the mainstream within the last 12 to 24 months. Read more

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November PlayStation Plus line-up confirmed

Sony has confirmed the November PS Plus line-up which leaked earlier in the week. Sony has announced the PlayStation Plus games for November. Much of what’s on the list won’t come as a surprise, considering the content was paritally leaked on Tuesday. The games which leaked, and are now confirmed are The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners (VR), Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, First Class Trouble, and Knockout City. Two other games made the list, and both are PlayStation VR titles. One title is Until You Fall, where fantasy and synthwave collide in a rather physically active sword fighting game. As…

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Red Dead Redemption 2 VR mod is here from the creator of GTA 5’s VR

By Sherif Saed 21 May 2021 10:19 GMT The developer behind the critically acclaimed GTA 5 VR mod has created a similar experience for Red Dead Redemption 2.Luke Ross, the creator of the celebrated GTA 5 VR mod released last year, has returned to do the same for Red Dead Redemption 2.Watch on YouTubeAvailable now in early access through Ross’ Patreon, the mod lets you play the entirety of Red Dead Redemption 2 in first or third-person, completely in VR. The video above from UploadVR shows off Red Dead Redemption 2’s opening minutes played entirely in VR.The only way to…

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HTC have just announced two new Vive VR headsets

Today is clearly the day for all the new PC hardware announcements, as HTC have just unveiled not one, but two new Vive headsets for VR: the Vive Pro 2 and Vive Focus 3. The former is the consumer-focused successor to their original Vive Pro headset, adding a new 5K resolution display and a super smooth 120Hz refresh rate to the mix, while the latter is an all-in-one headset that’s aimed at business types, offering the same 5K display but a lower 90Hz refresh rate. Read more

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PSVR 2 includes 4K panel, foveated rendering, gaze tracking, haptic motors – report

By Dom Peppiatt 11 May 2021 10:31 GMT PlayStation‘s PSVR 2 could be a massive upgrade as a new rumor suggests the hardware comes with a 4K panel, foveated rendering, gaze tracking, and haptic motors.As per a new report from UploadVR, the next-generation PlayStation VR headset that’s confirmed to be in development at Sony may be set to include a 4K panel, resulting in a total resolution of 4000×2040 (meaning you’ll be treated to 2000 x 2040 per eye).For anyone keeping track, that’ll put the headset fairly high up in the pecking order of VR headsets, with the PSVR 2 coming in with…

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Oculus Quest 2 will soon support wireless VR play on PC

By Dom Peppiatt 14 April 2021 10:51 GMT Oculus has announced that its flagship Oculus Quest 2 headset will support wireless PC streaming and a 120Hz refresh rate, thanks to a new update rolling out soon.As per an announcement on the Oculus site, the headset will soon enjoy a suite of upgrades that’ll allow you to use it untethered from your PC – meaning you can enjoy virtual reality with no strings attached, so to speak.Previously, it was only possible to play games wirelessly with an Oculus Quest 2 if they were installed natively on the device. When this new…

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New PlayStation patent suggests a future where viewers could mess with PS VR players

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 29 January 2021 17:34 GMT But whether this will see the light of day is another matter.A new patent filed by Sony shows tech that will let spectators participate in virtual reality content.As reported by IGN, the snappily-named “Integrating Audience Participation Content into Virtual Reality Content” was filed by the PlayStation giant last October, but was first published yesterday (Thursday, January 28) and details a method by which people not wearing virtual reality headsets will be able to change the game world for those in VR.This definitely sounds like the building blocks of some interesting multiplayer…

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Doom Eternal VR may have been revealed by Australian ratings board

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 25 January 2021 18:00 GMT The Australian game classification board has provided a rating for a game that may well end up being Doom Eternal VR.Doom Eternal may finally be out on the Switch, but now it looks like iD Software and Bethesda could be targeting yet another platform for the game.A new listing from the Australian classification board (thanks, PCGamesN) has rated a mysterious title called ‘Project 2021A’. As per the listing, this interesting, unannounced title is classified as ‘virtual reality’, and is listed under the authorship of iD Software (with Bethesda on publishing duties)….

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Kinetic is making Phasmophobia even scarier

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:34 GMT As it couldn’t get any scarier.Ghosts in Phasmophobia can now hear you, thanks to the latest update to the game by Kinetic Games.Now, when talking or taunting the ghost before a hunt, it will now appear and interact in the game. Plus, the ghost can now locate you via your own microphone sound. Yikes. Basically, the Ghost can now hear non-VR players when hunting in single-player without you using push to talk. And, it can now open locker doors similar to normal doors.So much for hiding in a locker. Well, you…