HTC's June gross sales spotlight the necessity for its latest layoffs

HTC cannot catch a break. The firm has introduced that in June its gross sales fell “nearly 68 percent,” according to Reuters. Earlier this week, the company revealed it might cull some 1,500 staff from its Taiwan manufacturing division in its chase for profitability. The final a number of years have not been type to […]

No, Nintendo Switch isn’t getting a VR headset

No, Nintendo Switch isn’t getting a VR headset

Sorry, everybody. While there’s a narrative floating round immediately a couple of “VR” or “pseudo-VR” headset coming quickly for Nintendo’s Switch, it’s not true. Even by the loosest definition of the phrase, digital actuality isn’t coming to the hybrid console any time quickly, and it is a good alternative to elucidate why. Today’s headlines are […]

Unreal Engine brings Legend of Zelda boss battles to VR

Unreal Engine brings Legend of Zelda boss battles to VR

Nintendo could have deserted digital actuality gaming after its Virtual Boy flopped in 1995, however that hasn’t stopped followers from imagining how its well-known franchises would look in VR. Independent developer Aklar_45 went a lot additional than mere creativeness, utilizing Unreal Engine four to re-create a few of The Legend of Zelda’s most memorable boss battles. […]

HoloSuit promises full-body VR tracking and haptics by November 2018

HoloSuit guarantees full-body VR monitoring and haptics by November 2018

If you’ve ever felt that your physique could be a greater controller in digital actuality than a joypad or wand, you’ll perceive why Kaaya Tech’s HoloSuit just reached its funding purpose on Kickstarter. Offered in a number of variations, the wearable haptic controller makes use of a substantial array of sensors to manage VR apps, […]

Virtual Fighting Championship is a first-person VR Street Fighter

Virtual Fighting Championship is a first-person VR Street Fighter

Competitive players have dreamed a couple of compelling first-person preventing recreation ever since Capcom redefined side-scrolling preventing with Street Fighter II. Now Australian indie developer L&L Studio says it would launch a promising contender known as Virtual Fighting Championship (VFC) by way of Steam Early Access on July 13 — step one in creating an esport-worthy first-person VR […]

Oculus Medium is changing into a greater VR sculpting instrument

For essentially the most half, Medium 2.zero appears a lot simpler to make use of than its predecessor. With a revamped file system and UI, it is simpler so that you can discover the weather you need rapidly. And because of a brand new rendering engine, which makes use of Vulkan, it could additionally take […]

Walmart check lets clients store a curated, digital house

Walmart introduced this week that it is introducing a brand new solution to store on its web site. Starting at the moment, clients can take a virtual shopping tour of an house that features round 70 objects bought by the retailer. The numerous merchandise, from each nationwide manufacturers and Walmart’s personal labels, are famous by […]

Marvel Powers United VR arrives July 26, and Black Panther is playable

Marvel Powers United VR arrives July 26, and Black Panther is playable

Nearly one 12 months after unveiling Marvel Powers United VR, Disney introduced as we speak that it will launch the digital actuality superhero sport on July 26 — and it’s coming with new hero Black Panther. Preorders are now open for the Oculus Rift unique, which Sanzaru Games and Oculus Studios developed. Marvel Powers United VR now […]

HTC demonstrates Vive Focus tetherless PC VR and teases 5G devices

HTC demonstrates Vive Focus tetherless PC VR and teases 5G units

Having bought off key smartphone assets final yr, HTC now focuses considerably on Vive digital actuality units, so it’s utilizing the 2018 Mobile World Congress Shanghai for 2 main pushes: increasing the capabilities of its standalone Vive Focus headset and teasing the prospect of future 5G cellular-enabled merchandise. Currently out there solely in China, the Vive Focus will […]

White Elk’s Covert lets Oculus Go VR and phone gamers heist together

White Elk’s Covert lets Oculus Go VR and cellphone avid gamers heist collectively

Virtual actuality catches flack for isolating customers, however an upcoming title from White Elk Studios and Oculus goals to deliver VR and smartphone avid gamers collectively for a typical function: robbing a museum. The corporations right now announced Covert, a “couch co-op heist game” that has two mates collaborating asymmetrically to steal a mysterious artifact […]