Tag Archives: VR

Battle of the VR systems: Who will win?

Sony’s announcement of the pricing and release date of the PlayStation VR, a virtual reality (VR) gaming system, has set the scene for tough competition among tech giants offering VR products. A report by market researchers SuperData estimates VR gaming software and devices generating $5.1 billion in revenue in 2016. This week, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House revealed the ... Read More »

PlayStation VR to debut in October for $399

Sony’s version of virtual reality will cost a few hundred dollars less than competitors when its headset is released in October. The company announced a $399 price tag and October release date for PlayStation VR on Tuesday during the Game Developers Conference, an annual gathering of video game creators. “We’re proud of the price point we’ve been able to achieve ... Read More »

Ubisoft’s just-announced Assassin’s Creed VR experience isn’t a game

Assassin’s Creed is coming to virtual reality. The film, not the game. But not really the film? It’s all sort of confusing, just like every single one of these VR “experiments” by non-gaming companies. Last night, Fox took to the stage at AMD’s press conference to announce Assassin’s Creed VR Experience, a collaboration between the studio and its visual effects ... Read More »

Battle of the VR systems: Who will win?

Sony’s announcement of the pricing and release date of the PlayStation VR, a virtual reality (VR) gaming system, has set the scene for tough competition among tech giants offering VR products. A report by market researchers SuperData estimates VR gaming software and devices generating $5.1 billion in revenue in 2016. This week, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House revealed the ... Read More »

VR just got serious and you should be paying attention

If you haven’t been paying much attention to virtual reality, now might be a good time to start. In a series of announcements at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, some of the biggest names in smartphones, consumer electronics and social media have given the technology a major boost. It’s too early to tell whether the new cameras, smartphones, ... Read More »

Steam debuts a VR performance-check utility for PCs ahead of HTC Vive rollout

The SteamVR-powered HTC Vive virtual reality headset is officially up for preorder on February 29 , and Valve wants to help make sure your PC is ready for it. Valve recently published a free program on Steam called the SteamVR Performance Test that will automatically check your system specs to see if they make the grade for Steam’s virtual reality ... Read More »