BIG Festival 2024 XR Award Nominees Revealed

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The BIG Festival is returning in 2024. Hailed as ‘the most important games event of Latin America’, gamescom latam has unveiled the finalists for its flagship award ceremony, the gamescom latam BIG Festival. With an award dubbed ‘Best XR/VR’, we’re sure there’ll be many XR gamers keen to know what’s up for an award this year.

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EA Sports WRC VR Support Crosses the Finish Line in April

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The latest edition of Codemasters’ EA Sports WRC arrived late last year with a mainly positive reception. Prior to launch, the studio confirmed that VR support was in the works but didn’t detail any sort of timeline. Now, in a recent update detailing Season 4 content, Codemasters notes that VR support for EA Sports WRC arrives this month.

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Bulletstorm VR So Broken Devs Are ‘Triaging’ Severity of Each Issue

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January isn’t often known as a big month for videogame releases. So when People Can Fly and Incuvo announced the launch date for Bulletstorm VR, that became a highlight of the month. Until the day of release actually arrived. Reviews have been mostly negative – some did say it was fun at points – pointing to a largely poor experience. And the teams have acknowledged how broken Bulletstorm VR is.

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Make We Are One’s Time-Looping Gameplay Your Own With Its New Level Editor

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Where possible, one of the best features developers use to create longevity in a game is with a level editor. The likes of Vertigo 2 and Synth Riders have their own editors and now so does We Are One. Developer Flat Head Studio and publisher Fast Travel Games have released the level editor as a free update for We Are One.

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DYSCHRONIA’s MyDearest Inc. Raises $7.8m To Expand its IPs

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Japanese VR specialist MyDearest Inc. is currently in the process of developing its fourth title, Brazen Blaze. The studio recently announced that to help expand its current drop of IPs – which includes its Chronos series – it has secured new funding. Thanks to a recent investment round led by led by SBI Investment Co., MyDearest Inc. has managed to raise $7.8 million USD (1.2 billion yen).

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AstroBeam is a VR Multiplayer-Focused Studio From Job Simulator’s Creator

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If there’s one game almost all VR fans are likely to have played its Job Simulator. Created by Owlchemy Labs back in 2016, the game still appears on PSVR’s monthly download charts. At the helm of the studio was co-founder and former CEO/CTO Devin Reimer, who left and has now announced his latest venture, AstroBeam. This is a new studio dedicated to VR multiplayer.

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