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Broken Edge Details 2023 Updates, The Viking Releases February 15

Competitive multiplayer fantasy dueler Broken Edge detailed more content plans for 2023, as well as confirming a February 15 release for the next playable fighter, The Viking. Broken Edge announced The Viking during our Upload VR Showcase last December, but only gave a tentative early 2023 release window. Now, we know that we’ll be able to get fighting...

Quest 3 Will Have Color Passthrough Mixed Reality, Meta Confirms

Meta effectively confirmed Quest 3 will have color passthrough for mixed reality. “Later this year, we’re going to launch our next generation consumer headset, which will feature Meta Reality as well,”  CEO Mark Zuckerberg told investors in an earnings call earlier today. Given Quest 2 is the current consumer headset, Zuckerberg was almost certainly...

Samsung To Develop New XR Hardware In Partnership With Qualcomm, Google

During today’s Samsung Unpacked event, Samsung announced plans to create new ‘Extended Reality’ (XR) hardware in partnership with Google and Qualcomm. This new XR platform was far from the main focus of the event, which centered around the new Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra phone and other hardware announcements. The company’s revived interest in the VR/AR...

Meta VR Revenue Sees Quarterly Rebound Despite Year-On-Year Downturn

Meta’s Reality Labs revenue rebounded in Q4 2022 but was still less than Q4 2021 due to “lower Quest 2 sales”. Reality Labs is the division of Meta behind Quest, smart glasses, Meta Avatars, the Horizon platform, and research & development toward future devices such as the neural wristband project and AR glasses. The division brought in $727 million...

Cradle Of Sins Unites PC & VR Players For A Co-Op Adventure

Following a temporary closure, Cradle of Sins re-opens playtesting on February 22, bringing this MOBA and co-op adventure game back to PC and VR. A cross-platform multiplayer game that lets PC and VR users play alongside each other, Cradle of Sins was previously launched in Steam early access with two different game modes, MOBA and co-op adventure....

Crumbling Looks Like A Big Nostalgia Trip On Quest and PC VR

Crumbling aims to recreate your childhood nostalgia of playing with action figures through a hack ’n’ slash VR roguelike, and it’s coming to Quest and PC VR this Summer. Created by solo German developer Ole Jürgensen, Crumbling sees you fending off hordes of plastic monsters inside toy dioramas with a third-person view. Controlling your action figure...

Guest Editorial: Echo VR’s Loss Reverberates In Reality

Six years ago I probably would’ve casually dismissed someone’s sorrow over an “end of service announcement” for a computer game. But that was then and as a friend recently reminded me, I’ve changed a lot. In April 2017 I was introduced to VR by my son and a few months later I discovered Echo Arena, a game that would impact my life in ways I never...

Silhouette Review: Hand Tracking Shadows Leave A Puzzling Mark

Silhouette is available now on Quest 2 and Quest Pro, featuring a novel hand tracking mechanic where shadows puppets are used to solve light-based puzzles. Here’s our full Silhouette Quest review. Developed by Team Panoptes, we first tried the hand tracking-exclusive puzzle game Silhouette last year at Gamescom. It’s a game that largely circumvents...

Retropolis 2: Never Say Goodbye Arrives On ‘Major VR Platforms’ This Year

Peanut Button confirms Retropolis 2: Never Say Goodbye is in development, bringing a new point-and-click adventure to “major VR platforms” later this year. Set one year after The Secret of Retropolis, Retropolis 2 continues the story of robo-detective Philip Log and Jenny Montage, an “automated femme fatale that just can’t keep herself out of trouble.”...

New VR Games & Releases February 2023: PSVR 2, Quest 2 & More

It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these, but we’re back with a killer month. Here’s a rundown of all the new VR releases coming to Quest 2, PSVR 2, PC VR and Pico platforms in February 2023.  This month is arguably one of the biggest (and most exciting) months for VR in recent history. It’s PSVR 2 launch month, with the headset releasing...

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