The year was 2019 and it was an exciting time for virtual reality (VR). Before covid ruined everything and Meta still went by the name Facebook, the company released Oculus Quest. This wireless, consumer headset would be the beginning of a new revolution in VR gaming, becoming more accessible to the masses. Alas, Quest 1’s life is drawing to a close with Meta revealing that a few changes are on the way.
There are a multitude of different companies vying for dominance in the VR hardware space. But two have always gone head-to-head over the years; Meta and HTC Vive. Whilst Meta has firmly cornered the consumer market with Quest 2, HTC Vive tended to head down the enterprise route. The next battle is now going to take place in the higher end of the market, with HTC unveiling its VIVE XR Elite, the main competitor to Meta’s new Quest Pro.
Sony’s PlayStation VR 2 (PSVR 2) isn’t far away, arriving on 22nd February. There’s been plenty of hype around the new headset and customers have been able to pre-order for a little while now, but what will they be playing at launch? Well, here’s the current list of all known VR titles that’ll be available around release day as well as those in the works.
Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI), New York, will present On the Morning You Wake to Nuclear Threat: Exploring Social Impact Through Virtual Reality later this month. From 20th January to 12th February 2023, the documentary will be on view in MoMI’s Amphitheater Gallery.
It was the XR industry’s worst kept secret that VIVE was due to announce a new headset at CES this year. Following the official teasers, details leaks appeared in every corner of the internet. Today however, the company has gone full tilt, opening VIVE XR Elite pre-orders to everyone.
The New York Videogame Critics Circle (NYVGCC) has revealed the nominees for this year’s New York Game Awards. Taking place at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan on Tuesday, 17th January, 2023, the awards include a category for the ‘best AR/VR game’.
We’ve all faced the dilemma when sitting down to play a videogame and you find that the controller is dead. Whether that’s because you’ve forgotten to charge the damn thing or those cheap AA batteries you picked up only managed to last a few paltry hours. If you’ve got a Meta Quest 2 virtual reality (VR) headset then there’s always a third option for that gaming fix, hand tracking.
It’s CES this week in Las Vegas and Sony has just had its first major press conference of the year. In it, the company has revealed that next month’s PlayStation VR 2 (PSVR 2) launch will have another title featured in the lineup, Gran Turismo 7.
Sony’s PlayStation VR 2 (PSVR2) headset isn’t far away from launch. If you’re one of the lucky ones to have preordered one (congrats) then there’s even more reason to get excited. It has been revealed the 17-Bit is to bring its excellent survival adventure Song in the Smoke to the device. And not merely a port either, but a full remaster.