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I Expect You To Die 2 will have a demo in the Steam Next Fest this month

In among all the E3 announcements and big game sales and absolutely everything else begging for our eyeballs this month, there’s the Steam Next Fest as well. That’s the new name for Steam’s limited-time demo festival, if you’d not heard. The demo bashes can be just as (if not more) overwhelming than giant sales, I’ve found. So here’s a hot tip ahead of time: the sequel to that super swell secret agent VR game is going to call in a demo. I Expect You To Die 2 is going to be one of the many options available starting on June…

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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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The future of hands in VR is absolutely filthy

Half-Life: Alyx is a fabulous VR game, in which gravity gloves allow you to use items in the environment to fight headcrabs and Combine in myriad ways. Now if only you could caress these creatures, then perhaps you could try and make friends with them… Now that would be interesting. Hand Physics Lab is a game recently released on Oculus Quest which has no monsters to caress, but it does have a cat to pet and several mini-games and other toys to tinker with. It looks to have hand physics and finger manipulation that are already more impressive than Half-Life’s,…

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Resident Evil 4 VR is a first-person take on the classic, coming to Oculus Quest 2

By Sherif Saed 15 April 2021 23:21 GMT Resident Evil 4 has been reborn on the Oculus Quest 2.One of the more surprising reveals at today’s Resident Evil Showcase was our first look at Resident Evil 4 VR, a unique port of the classic game coming to the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset.Watch on YouTubeThis VR transformation was created by Armature, Capcom, and Oculus Studios. It’s not too surprising to learn, then, that Resident Evil 4 VR is a first-person game, which works much better in VR than the classic’s standard over-the-shoulder perspective.The trailer released today showed off only a…

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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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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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Are there any VR games you’re looking forward to in 2021?

Earlier today, we got a glimpse inside Ian Hitman’s head with a trailer for Hitman 3‘s new VR support. Except we didn’t, really, because support has thus far only been confirmed for the PSVR and not for our superior PC-based virtual reality headsets. So it’s got me thinking. Is there anything to be excited about in VR gaming in 2021? (more…)

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You can now play Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 16:34 GMT Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly in VR. The team behind Microsoft Flight Simulator has added support for virtual reality headsets.In a post on Xbox Wire, the head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, Jorg Neumann, wrote that the title now supports a variety of VR hardware, including Windows Mixed Reality headsets, as well as tech from Oculus, Valve and HTC.“The flight sim community has been a very active and insightful partner in shaping how the team approached VR, and continues to be a critical partner in our continued development as…

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VR support coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator in December

Microsoft Flight Simulator will receive VR support via a new update on December 22, 2020, ahead of a big new UK update landing in January.Microsoft and developer Asobo have announced a couple of new updates that are set to arrive in its flagship simulation title, Microsoft Flight Simulator, in a developer Q&A on Twitch.According to the company, VR will be added via the free Sim Update 2 which will introduce support for all the major VR headsets.“It will be open to all devices,” executive producer Martial Bossard stated in the stream. “Oculus family, Valve family – every family of headset…

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Oculus store launches Black Friday deals for Quest and Rift

By Henry Stockdale, Friday, 27 November 2020 21:31 GMT With the original Oculus Quest being discontinued after Oculus Quest 2’s launch last month, there hasn’t been any hardware bundles going for the older Virtual Reality units this Black Friday. Honestly, we’d not seen a huge amount of Virtual Reality offers anywhere. Until now that is, as Oculus have just launched their Black Friday 2020 offers. Deals are admittedly stronger for the Oculus Rift lineup, going as high as 88% off in some instances. That said, there’s still some great offers for Quest owners too, bringing us several bundles filled with acclaimed…


Don’t expect post-launch content for Star Wars: Squadrons

It looks like whatever content Star Wars: Squadrons released with will be all that it ever gets.EA doesn’t appear to have long-term plans for Star Wars: Squadrons. The publisher revealed that the budget-priced space shooter will not receive post-launch support standard with most games these days.Speaking to Upload VR, creative director Ian Frazier confirmed that what’s there right now is likely all we’re getting, as Squadrons wasn’t designed as a service game.“Never say never, so to speak, but as far as our philosophy goes we’re not trying to treat the game as a live service,” said Frazier. “We don’t want…