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HP Reverb G2 Will Begin Shipping in November, New Orders in December

HP announced today that its upcoming Reverb G2 headset will begin shipping in “early November” to those who pre-ordered, and new pre-orders starting today will ship in December. Reverb G2 is HP’s highly anticipated upcoming headset which brings a range of improvements and refinements over its predecessor. Sporting the highest resolution of any major...

10 New Games We Can’t Wait to Play on Quest 2

Quest 2 is on the horizon, and with its October 13th release date inching ever closer, you might want to know what new games we’re looking forward to playing on the company’s next standalone headset. Many of the games below were first announced at Facebook Connect last week, however there’s a few on the list that we’ve been waiting to hear about...

‘Solaris Offworld Combat’ Impressions – Virtual Laser Tag with Competitive Ambitions

Launching today, Solaris Offworld Combat is a team-based VR arena shooter from First Contact Entertainment, the studio behind the lauded Firewall: Zero Hour (2018). This time around, the studio wants to deliver a fast-paced experience that anyone can pick up and play. My preview of the game reveals strong technical merit, but a potential clash between...

Unofficial Quest App Store ‘SideQuest’ Raises $650,000 From Oculus Founder & Others

SideQuest is an unofficial app store for Facebook’s Oculus Quest headset which offers an avenue for developers to distribute apps without being subject to Oculus’ approval process. The team behind the project has raised $650,000 in seed investment, including funding from departed Oculus founder Palmer Luckey. Despite being pushed out of Facebook...

Team Shooter ‘Frostpoint VR’ Heads into Open Beta Soon with “Play to Own” Offer

Thirdverse and inXile Entertainment today announced that Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds, the upcoming team-based multiplayer shooter, is going into open beta starting next week. You could also get it for free when it launches. The game’s open beta runs from September 28th until October 19th, available for download through Steam and the Oculus Store...

‘Gnomes & Goblins’ Review – A Beautiful World Hiding an Inscrutable Game

Four years after the release of a preview of the game, Gnomes & Goblins is finally here. Pitched as a “fantasy adventure VR simulation” with direction by film director Jon Favreau, Gnomes & Goblins delivers a beautiful appetizer with a rotten main course. Gnomes & Goblins Details: Available On: Oculus PC, SteamVR, Viveport Release...

Report: Facebook Acquires Varifocal Startup Lemnis Technologies

It’s come to light that Lemnis Technologies, a startup creating varifocal optics for use in VR headsets, has reportedly been absorbed by Facebook in an ‘acqui-hiring’ move. Lemnis co-founder and CEO Pierre-Yves Laffont released a blog post in mid-August stating that the company would be “embarking on a new adventure,” however at time it was unclear...

Microsoft to Acquire Bethesda’s Parent Company ZeniMax for $7.5B

Microsoft today announced that it’s entered into an agreement to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of game studio Bethesda Softworks. According to TechCrunch, the price was set at $7.5 billion. The acquisition is slated to include all of ZeniMax’s properties including Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames,...

Osso VR Secures $14M Investment to Further Develop VR Surgical Training Platform

Osso VR today announced it has raised $14 million in Series A funding to further develop its VR surgical training platform. The financing round was led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures, with participation from SignalFire, GSR, Scrum Ventures, Leslie Ventures and OCA Ventures. According to Crunchbase, the Series A brings Osso VR’s overall funding to...

Someone Remade ‘Among Us’ in VR and It’s Strangely More Fun Than the Original

Thought playing the unofficial Fall Guys remake in VR was fun? Now you can sample some of the traitorous mayhem in the hit social game Among Us (2018) in VR too—and it’s strangely more fun than the original in a few ways. If you’ve never played Among Us, here’s the jist: it’s an online social party game that puts you and up to 10 players on a space...

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